Review by: PaleRiderOfDoom
WRITER: Joe Casey, Tom Defalco & Fred Van Lente
PENCILS: Ron Frenz, Jim Mahfood & Philippe Briones
COVER BY: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Size: 48 pages
Price: 3.99

I am one of those people who is without a good shop close to where I live and use DCBS, so it is rare that I read a book the week it comes out.  So why would I pick this book, this week?  Basically, a good friend of mine, Justin Stewart, does the coloring on the third story of this issue and I wanted to support him.  That said, I don’t normally read any Spider-Man titles so basically I was lost through most of the three stories in this issue.  The Kraven story was unimpressive and related a tale involving things that probably relates to the story in the proper Spidey book, but here just seems out of place and very much forgettable.  The middle story about Spider-Girl is I guess as exciting as a Spider-Girl tale gets.  How this abomination of a title continues to be published is beyond me. It also amazes me how a comic in 2010 can characterize the mafia and Italian-Americans in such narrow-minded, offensive way.  The final story is an awesome overly short story by Casey, Mahfood, and Stewart that is a throwback tale from before Brand New Day about Peter and MJ during some awkward times.  It is short and sweet and the colors make it pop like no other mainstream book does.  Overall, it is the reason to buy this book and gives you a place to start when it comes to looking for Justin Stewart’s stuff.  He will be at C2E2…give him a look see.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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