So, a bunch of guys in a lab are looking at a spider and one of the is talking and the other looks worried. Then the spider gets loose. Oh, noes.
This guy in a Deadpool suit breaks in and steals some stuff from the lab, and the spider hitches a ride in his pack. Double oh noes.
Then there’s this kid and he’s walking with his mom and dad and they go and play bingo. Then they look happy so I guess they won, but they didn’t have cards or those stamp things.
Then the kid goes and hangs out with this guy in a hat and gets bit by a spider. He has a real bad reaction cause I guess the spider had the rabies.
The kids wakes up and his dad is there. His dad and the dude in the hat get in a fight and the kid runs away. Then the kid starts turning invisible. Whaaaaas?
What’s on the cover?
Wrapped in a white bag, the cover has a spider man decked out in a black suit with red webbing swinging through the streets.
How’s the pictures?
The art in this is really good. It looks a lot like Bagley’s run from the previous Ultimate Spider-Man, but the angles are less harsh and more “real.”
What really happened?
This is not really a reboot, but more of a passing the mantle story. The issue does a bunch of introductions and sets up that yet another spider escaped from the Osborne lab and bit a teenager who must then... something. This story only gets up to the bit part.
Did I like it?
This first issue is intriguing, but all it really made me do was miss Peter Parker. I am still unsure about whether it was right to kill him off as this book could have easily gone alongside the flagship book. My main reason for believing this is that it not only stopped Parker’s life, but it stopped all the lives around his. That hurts in a way to be forced out of all these interesting individuals that we spent 160 issues with. But I have hope in this book. As I said above, it is just getting started and the art is great, so we shall see.