Symbiote Spider-Man #1: Capsule Review


Title: Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer: Peter David

Penciler: Greg Land

Inker: Jay Leisten

Colorist: Frank D’Armata

Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino

Flashback: Sequence: Iban Coello & Frank D’Armata

Cover Artist: Greg Land & Frank D’Armata;

Variant Cover Artists: Rom Lim & Israel Silva; Nick Bradshaw & John Rauch; Skottie Young; Todd McFarlane & Jesus Aburtov; Alex Saviuk & Chris Sotomayor

Review:  ★★★★☆

What exactly does Marvel think they are doing by dragging us back into a Symbiote Spider-Man? They employed Peter David and Greg Land to do the job. The book is a step back to at the symbiote from a different point of view. The focus falls squarely on Spidey baddie Mysterio. The guy was out for one last score. Things don’t go exactly as planned. Mysterio is brought on board to give the character further back story and well plug the movie coming in July.It’s a clever look back at those weird times when Venom wasn’t in the picture. We get at look at Peter’s anger that was attached to the symbiote. Greg Land and Iban Coelli both provide solid artwork for the story. It’s nice to Spidey back in black. Granted we know where the suit eventually ends. Fortunately, we have Peter David driving the wheel and he usually doesn’t disappoint. Mysterio does get a little added information to help his crime spree. Let’s hope we get attached to this story.

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