The Superb Spider-Man #10
- Zeb Wells
- Nick Dragotta
- VC’s Joe Caramagna
- Cowl Artist:
- John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, Marcio Menyz
- Launch Date:
- Marcio Menyz
Cosmic judgment has by no means been a brand new idea for the Marvel universe. In some ways, it is a mean Tuesday for Marvel’s caped crusaders at this level. However when accomplished on a localized scale, reminiscent of with the case of the continuing A.X.E: Judgment Day arc, it holds potential for some customized storytelling. Spider-Man virtually looks like the right selection for this. He is a hero completely crushed below the load of guilt and duty who troopers on with solely his ethical compass to information him. Nevertheless, Superb Spider-Man #10, written by Zeb Wells with art work from Nick Dragotta, colours from Marcio Menyz, and letters from VC’s Joe Caramagna, seems like little greater than a pressured tie-in to an ongoing Marvel occasion.
Superb Spider-Man #10 ties into the continuing A.X.E. occasion, the place the X-Males and Eternals are at warfare, with the Avengers and the world caught within the center. Their antics have awoken the traditional Celestial referred to as the Progenitor, who summarily offers humanity in the future to justify their continued existence. Progenitor judges characters throughout the marvel universe individually, showing as important folks of their lives to deem them worthy or unworthy. Sadly, in Peter’s case, his chosen decide is the long-lost Gwen Stacy — a scenario that places Peter in some of the uncomfortable locations he has ever been, as his present life is already extremely difficult.
Zeb Wells has navigated the editorial mandates with a fast wit and a few very participating storytelling. Wells has saved his playing cards near his chest whereas revealing tidbits right here and there to maintain the story participating. Sadly, all the pieces involves a little bit of a standstill on this difficulty. The tie-in forces everybody, particularly Peter, to behave out of character. Having Gwen Stacy because the determine of judgment in Peter’s life undermines the event he is skilled through the years when he has come to phrases along with his guilt. Whereas Peter does have some heartfelt interactions with the solid and crew of his life, some selections will go away the reader questioning why extra wasn’t accomplished.
One other unlucky facet of the guide is Nick Dragotta’s artwork. Taking a visitor look rather than Romita Jr.’s common work, Dragotta’s artwork type solely compounds the sensation of uncertainty that this guide already holds. His facial expressions, specifically, are weird, with unusual proportions on eyes, noses, and mouths dragging consideration away from the story and onto these peculiar options. That is extra obvious as this difficulty is centered round quiet moments between characters reasonably than motion items, and sadly, Dragota’s type is not the suitable match for the story they had been making an attempt to inform right here. Marcio Menyz’s colours are on level with this difficulty, along with his washed-out muted tones becoming the general narrative properly for probably the most half.
Superb Spider-Man #10 is a missed alternative to have a tie-in that enhances each the story of the sequence it is being linked to and the principle Marvel occasion. Sadly, this feels extra like a pressured advertising and marketing mandate, the place any real potential for heartfelt storytelling feels stunted by a myriad of shortcomings. There are first rate character moments because of Properly’s deep understanding of Peter and his solid of characters, however the cookie-cutter story and strange artwork nonetheless handle to depart the reader wanting extra.