Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spider-Verse Team-Up #3 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

I mentioned in my review of "Amazing Spider-Man" #13 that we hadn't seen Karn for a while.  He appears in this issue in a big way, when a group of Spiders convinces him to betray his family with the promise that he'll no longer need to feed off Spiders.  To be honest, I'm not sure how the Spiders managed to convince him of that, since they themselves have no evidence that they can actually make that happen.  We've already seen in the "Spider-Man 2099" and "Scarlet Spiders" tie-in issues that Miguel and Jennix, respectively, have failed to find an alternative food source of the Inheritors.  As a result, it seems cruel to promise Karn something that they really have absolutely no idea that they can deliver.  Are they going to constantly have to send five or six Spider-Men to him so that he can feed off them at the same time?  But, Karn's betrayal and the possibility of an alternate food source now seem to be the turning points that'll help the good guys win in "Amazing Spider-Man" #13.  In other words, you should probably buy this issue, even if you haven't bought other tie-in issues.  (You can skip the second story.  It amounts to Spider-Girl simply raging against Uncle Spider-Ben for...some reason.  She's an angsty teen?  He failed to save his family like she did?  I don't know.  It doesn't really matter.  Just read the first story.)

** (two of five stars)

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