Has anybody noticed that in the middle of the unstoppable juggernaut of publicity that is the new DC#1s or the ubiquitous Fear Itself tie-in fest, there is a really good little Spider-Man story going on?

Spider-Island is being done exactly how cross-overs should be done: it has a solid, clear story in the main book and optional cross over books that can be read or dismissed as one wishes. Comprehension of the story is not contingent on purchasing 40 other cross-over titles (I’m looking at you Final Crisis and Blackest Night). It is every accessible for new fans.

There is a great supporting cast and a very solid surprise main villain. If you aren’t picking this one up you really should.

Anthony Falcone
Anthony Falcone

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12 years ago

Dan Slott has done a fantastic job with the story. I just can’t stand the art, it looks too childish for my taste.

11 years ago

I kept looking at Spider Island with decent interest. I just always need someone else’s approval of the series before I go and blow money on a cross-over. They usually have way too many issues/titles involved to just start off and test the waters.

Might pick these up if I can get the right price.