Writer: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Art: Emilio Laiso, Rachelle Rosenberg, VC’s Travis Lanham, and Skan
Release Date: October 23, 2019
Well, we are more than halfway done with this sequel mini-series that was based on the Playstation 4 Spider-Man video game. And, I’m not going to lie, but the run hasn’t been all too thrilling. The City at War run has at least had great scenes but this run really hasn’t so much. One thing that isn’t getting me psyched for this book is its cliffhangers. None of the cliffhangers so far are making me want to read more. Let’s dig in and see what we have here…
We start this issue with a fight, well more like Spider-Man getting dominated, which I did enjoy because this is the first time in a very long time that we have seen Spidey tackle a speedster. So, this is something new and different, making it a huge plus for this book! But, Peter’s new suit comes in handy as we see what the new suit can do. It’s about time! But with every new revolution of technology, some type of flaw happens, which has been a bit annoying.
Another thing Dennis did a good job on was seeing how smart Peter is and that is exactly what we see in this issue. The only downside was with the art. It should have been a bit more clear. if it was more clear, then the one panel with him upside down would have been beautiful!
Next up, we see MJ giving Ben a heads up on the situation as well as getting a hunch to check it out. We might actually get to find out who our mystery speedster is! However, just when we find out who she is, Ben gets attacked by her. It turns out, it was the guinea’s daughter, Haley.
Later, we are informed on our speedster’s backstory by her mom while she is talking to her school teachers, which was very odd. It was two pages long but the info we got really wasn’t that great.
We see MJ finding Haley’s mom and getting some info for herself but it seems like the mom is on the up about Haley and willing to protect her daughter. I “think” Haley comes to the rescue but I’m not quite sure by the ending…
It might be the first issue that I thoroughly enjoyed! Was it perfect? No, far from it but it had moments that were great and it progressed the story well while including a cliffhanger that I actually want to read about! Art was pretty solid and I would easily recommend this issue to anyone!