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Review: Spider-Verse #1

Previously in Spider-Verse Team-Up #1

Spider-Verse #1 Cover

Like the Spider-Verse Team-Ups, the Spider-Verse issues feature short stories from this new universe and their multiple worlds. However, unlike the Team-Ups, we’re not getting snippets of how various Spider Totems are working together, but snapshots of what it’s like for various Totems who are unaware they’re in danger.

In this first issue, we get four stories: Enter the Spider-Verse, Spider Clan: The Many, Steampunk Lady Spider, and Penelope Parker. Instead of reviewing each story, I’ll hit the highlights:

  • One of the most interesting aspects of the Spider-Verse is how vastly different and similar they can be. How subtle changes can alter the story we know drastically. What if Uncle Ben tagged along on Peter’s field trip and was bitten instead?
  • I love any panel that gives us a look at The Great Web of Life and Destiny.

The Web of Life and Destiny

  • Earth-803: New York City, 1895. Steampunk Spider Lady. Yes, she’s as amazing as she sounds. Bitten by a spider in her father’s office, she fashioned her Spider suit out of car parts since her mother insisted that women shouldn’t drive. So, she chose to fly.

Lady Spider

  • Each story is unique not just because of their settings, but the artwork and the writing styles change to match dimension. Late for a Date reads like a Sunday comics from the newspaper when I was a kid. It also shows Morlun successfully killing a Spider-Man.

Spider-Man Late For a Date

  • And we get a look at one of The Master Weaver’s acts of rebellion as he hides one Spider-Verse in its own pocket of reality, keeping it safe from The Inheritors.

Master Weavers Trick

Score | 8.5/10If you’ve noticed I’m moving through these fairly quickly – with, hopefully, a new review up every other day – it’s because I’m anxious to get back to where I left off in Spider-Woman (Spider-Verse). Also, Silk’s new series starts today!

See you next time with The Amazing Spider-Man #10. 

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Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

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