MOONSTONE MONDAY-TIPPIN’ HANCOCK’S HAT to THE SPIDER #1 by Powell and Marcos!
TIPPIN’ HANCOCK’S HAT-Pulp Reviews by Tommy Hancock
THE SPIDER #1-Death Siege of the Frankenstein Legion
written by Martin Powell
Art by Pablo Marcos
Colors by Jay Piscopo
Cover by Dan Brereton
NOTE-This review only covers THE SPIDER story in this issue, not the Operator 5 story.
Nita Van Sloan, on a visit to a friend, runs into monstrous trouble and troublesome monsters and amateur criminologist Richard Wentworth sheds his humanity, so to speak, and becomes the ultra violent vigilante, The Spider, and jumps feet first and guns blazing into a nightmarish adventure.
Yup, that’s it. That’s the plot. And it’s masterfully told and illustrated in twelve nonstop, frantic, frightening pages by Powell and Marcos. This story starts on the run and even when its over, has the reader breathing hard, looking over his/her shoulder, and still wanting more. Even though there’s a spot or two where storytelling could be just a little tighter, Powell wins a major battle here. He fits a tale that easily could be a novella or a couple of comic issues into twelve pages and makes it complete, whole, and more than satisfying. Marcos compliments Powell’s story telling well with aggressive pencils, expressive figures, and control of the single panel unmatched by most.
You like your SPIDER the way it should be? Then buy this comic when its available in a few weeks. You will not regret it.
FOUR OUT OF FIVE TIPS OF THE HAT-This is a fantastic kickoff to a series that in just twelve pages is already running all out no holds barred!