*** (three of five stars)
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Spider-Verse Team-Up #2 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)
This series hasn't really produced the sort of fun team-ups that it should be producing, but I was pretty happy with the Spider-Gwen story in this one. She meets a Peter Parker who killed the Green Goblin after the "bridge incident" and who subsequently took over the Goblin's identity. In trying to convince him to join her, Spider-Gwen tells him that she understands how he feels, given that she feels responsible for her own Peter's death. It's really a touching moment (not surprisingly, since it's scripted by Gerry Conway), and it seems to help both of them process their grief. I complained in my review of "Amazing Spider-Man" #11 that I wanted to see exactly this sort of conversation happen between our Spider-Man and Gwen. I still want that conversation to happen, but it was nice to see a form of it here. Moreover, the other story, featuring Miles Morales and two animated Spider-Men, was worthwhile if only for the gag about a potentially racist Peter "Mad Men" Parker from the animated '67 series.