Friday, July 10, 2009

Comic Review: Sinister Spider-Man #1 Out of 4 (Marvel Comics)

Sinister Spider-Man #1 Out of 4 (Marvel Comics)

Just what I’ve been hungry for

Sinister Spider-Man #1 (out of 4) is on hell of a comic book. I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. Sometime after Norman Osborn had became the most powerful man in the country Gargan had bonded with the symbiote and became “The New Spider-Man”. Norman also gave him a position in his own team of Avengers. Long story short: He fights crime..... And then eats them.

You may know Gargan as the low-life who Spider-Man fought and put in the can, or you could know him as the genetically engineered super-human, The Scorpion. But none of that matters to him anymore because he kind of digs this new spider-man thing. And the best part is the fact that he can eat on the job, get the ladies and have fun, all while getting paid for it.

This comic has everything! It starts out when a swastika-wearing criminal dressed in a wolf costumes robs what looks like a bank. Gargan catches him and well, eats his arm. After some more of that, he has some more fun by picking up a hooker. After some more excitement a new character is introduced. The Redeemer, who looks similar to the punisher. The Redeemer wants to hunt down Gargan and (Duh) redeem him.

In my opinion this comic takes it just a little bit over the top, and has some much unexpected plots twists in it. I like that. It makes me sad to think that I’m only going to buy and read here more of these. $3.99 US/CAN is not a bad price, but it’s not all that good either. The point is that it doesn’t cost any extra than another standard comic book. Its rated T+ so don’t read this to your children.

This was just a great comic and I’ve already had a few dreams about issue two. I recommend this, even if you don’t like Spider-Man (if that’s the case you should go stick your head in a hole and get stuck there with your hands tied behind your back).

8.5 Out of 10

Review by Oliver Copeland

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