COMIC TITLE: Edge of Spider-Geddon #1 (2018)
Alberto Alburquerque– Artist
Gerard Way, Zac Thompson, and Lonnie Nadler– Writer
August 29, 2018
I have always been a big fan of discovering new characters especially in Marvel and the Spider-Verse which has tons of different Spider-Men/Women. My favorite part is seeing the creativity that spawns when creating alternate versions of famous Spider-Man characters as we’ll see in the prelude to the big Spider-Geddon event in Edge Of Spider-Geddon #2. At one point, all the different Spider-Verse characters like Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen (now repackaged as Ghost Spider), Spider-Ham, and Earth-14512’s SP//dr which is Peni Parker who was created by My Chemical Romances Gerard Way. Now something fishy is going on in the Marvel universe and we already saw Spider-Punk (excuse me Spider-Man)’s story in the first issue and now it’s time to check out Peni’s story in the second issue which was written by Zac Thompson (Cable), Lonnie Nadler (Hellraiser: Anthology) while it was illustrated by Alberto Alburquerque (Wakanda Forever: X-Men). Peni meets a new girl in school known as Addy Brock (get it Eddy Brock) and she tells Peni that she isn’t special. This bothers Peni moving forward and especially when she sees that Addy was being built the VEN#m suit. It doesn’t matter much when M.O.R.B.I.U.S. shows up looking to suck all the power out of the city.
I am definitely having a lot of fun with this comic series because we get to see inside these various versions of Earth. Peni’s story isn’t exactly as special as some of the other Spider-People only because she operates a robotic suit that does bond with her, but it’s definitely a different take on the story like Spider-Man Noir. One of the interesting parts of the story was trying to figure out how the symbiote in the VEN#m robot was an alien life form as in the other universes. Usually it bonds with it’s host so I was interested to see how it work in this one and it doesn’t disappoint at all. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this all plays out when the Spider-Geddon event gets here because I want to know who the main villain is and what does he or they have in store for our various favorite spiders. I definitely enjoyed the artwork a little more in the first issue, but that is not me condemning this one. Alberto’s artwork is enjoyable to see and I like his action sequences, it’s just the quality of the first was better. I definitely say that if you love Spider-Man then hop aboard and let’s go for the ride. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+