by Nick Walden, CMRO Contributing Writer
Written by Dan Slott & Christopher Yost, Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Published: May 2012
Spidey in space. This is always a fun idea. To start, I really like the idea of teaming Spiderman with the Human Torch. They both have a similar attitude that allows for fun dialogue and a lot of inter-character banter. Plus as a bonus we get a good look at John Jameson and his ranting and raving.
Slott has done a really nice job of making a classic comic book story. We have bad guys with a villainous plan complete with bad guy speeches. We have good guys who have to figure out another way to win because the environment is not conducive to what they do best. Then of course we have wise cracks. It finishes off with the standard, “Why that idea is so crazy that it just might work!” Who doesn’t love that!
The art was really good. Space is always a fun medium for background and while normally I am not much of a big fan of Camuncoli, his work here seems different and more refined. I thought he did a bang up job and honestly the flow was much better than I expected from him. Spiderman was a little more lean and mean and the Torch looked great. Some of the blurriness added to the background gave an interesting impression of the effects the lack of air was having on the scene which was excellent.
Overall I am rating this book at a solid 9 out of 10 much like the last issue. As the story goes along with Slott and Yost at the controls I find myself more intrigued for a Spiderman title than I have in a while which is a good thing.