The previously rolling Spider-Verse stuff is starting to grind a little bit as we stall for the story to actually begin...
You know what I don’t like? When the story of Miguel building a life for himself in the present day is interrupted so we can have a crossover.
7 - Edge of Spider-Verse #5 (last issue - 10 out of 10 books)
So this is another interesting idea that gets interrupted before it can really be explored. This time, though, we didn’t even get an entire (but truncated) story the way we did with Spider-Gwen or the murder mystery.
6 - Ms Marvel #9 (last issue - 3 out of 9 books)
Kamala exploring her inhumanity is kind of a tedious sideshow, but Kamala deciding that she’s responsible for her community is everything right with superhero comics. But that tedium...
5 - Hulk #7 (last issue - 7 out of 11 books)
I really enjoyed Skaar getting a real chance at a life, the idea that Doc Green really can possibly be curing people of a curse rather than depowering bona fide heroes. With two Hulks off the map, what happenes next, knowing that there are at least two Hulks who aren’t going to be kind about things?
That’s what I really want to find out. This book excels at being an okay narrative that makes you really want the next part.
4 - Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #6 (last issue - 2 out of 11 books)
There are some interesting ideas about Spider-Men, Goblins, and who lives and dies that could very well make things a lot less interesting when our heros find themselves in danger. But I think there’s one more curveball coming.
3 - Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead #3 (last issue - 6 out of 11 books)
It’s a story as old as time itself, enemies that come together to face someone more annoying than one another. One Knight of Solomon and one Swordsman of Abraham (do we think those are the sigulars?) find themselves facing down an honest-to-gosh god of death. Or at least, they will next issue.
2 - Axis #2 (last issue - 2 out of 7 books)
An interesting thing happened after Civil War. Tony Stark became the center of the Marvel Universe. Then a funny thing happened, they stopped that part of the MU’s history, but Tony Stark has remained the fulcrum of everything through it all. And now we get a POV story that shows how sociopathic Tony Stark can be, calls him out on it, and then shows it doesn’t work.
Oh, and for a second issue in a row, Remender gives us the good guys bringing it together only to fall short. He loves messing with us, eh?
1 - Superior Foes of Spider-Man #16 (last issue - 2 out of 10 books)
A plan comes together, and this has been a story about Boomerang going after the score that would get him what he really wants deep down the whole time. And it’s not having the best super-gang, it’s not underworld superiority, and it’s certainly not obscure treasure that can’t be spent. What it is is perfectly in character and wonderful. There’s not much more to say about this than that it’s a perfect issue to close out a comic.
Of course, it’s not the last issue, because Boomerang can’t finally get what he wants. Right?