Spider-Man Velocity #5 Review

Writer: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum

Art: Emilio Laiso, Rachelle Rosenberg, VC’s Travis Lanham, and Skan

Price: $3.99

Release Date: December 18, 2019

Well, this is it, our last issue. After reading City at War, I got excited about this mini-series. My issue with City at War, it basically just showed us the cut scenes from the game. Nothing new at all. At least with this mini-series, it is a new story. But now, how does Hopeless do with writing a book that he has no cut scenes or a story to copy off of? Let’s dive in and see what we have here…

Last we saw Spidey and Haley, it was a race through Times Square. Peter does his best to try and slow her down. Like over and over again, which takes up half the issue! Seriously, why is this one thing taking up half the issue? It is the final issue after all, every page and panel counts!

Finally, Petey gets her to slow down and actually informs her on some good news. He has found a cure for her. But for some odd reason, he destroys the cure. I get it, that this is not the same Spider-Man we are used to, but he is still Peter Parker. Peter Parker would never do that! That is full-on out of characteristic. His reasoning is that her powers could be useful and save lives. What if she didn’t want those powers. That is not up to Peter to decide one bit.

Pretty sure part of Hopeless’s contract was each issue must have Mary Jane in it because her scene is very pointless and makes no sense as to why they even have it in here. Just a useless scene. But we do end with finding out Mary Jane published her article to let the world know the truth. As well as for Pete to drop off Haley’s costume… guess she had a sudden change in heart.

Final Thoughts:

Well, the overall concept is actually really awesome when you think about what Dennis was trying to do. But the execution of the concept actually was handled very poorly. The dialogue was very awful! So much unneeded pages and panels that could have been used for something else. The issue should have been cut in half. At least the artwork is pretty good. Guess Hopeless needs to copy the script and cut scenes of a video game for his comics.


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