When the comic book scholars of the future look back on Spider-Verse they may view the crossover as a disappointment. I can see that. There really isn’t much meat on the bone here. Most issues are generally the same:
introduce or revisit a Spider-Man from an alternate dimension
multiversal Spider-Men show up to help
some live, some die, the survivors escape
Inheritors move onto the next dimension in search of another meal
Pretty standard and repetitive stuff. But to take this view, is to miss the whole fun of Spider-Verse. The interaction of all these Spiders new and old amongst themselves and the Inheritors. Checking in on old favorites. Seeing the fate of Spider-Men you grew up watching on TV. I’m sure we’ll have Spider-Man multiverse crossovers again in the future (*cough*Secret Wars*cough*) but likely never to this degree again.
Ok, maybe not. (Editor’s note: Jimmy, definitely not since this news is months old.) But Texas band Married With Sea Monsters have actually recorded a version of the soon to be hit song played by the Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacey lead band The Mary Janes from Edge of Spider-Verse #2. Yes, this is a little old, but is new to me and is relevant again this week with the launch of the new Spider-Gwen solo book. (The song and band even get a mention in the thank yous that take up what will be the letters column space of issue #1.)
Continuing my seldom read (hey Johnathon!) run down of three new comics I’ve read this week. I keep the variety rolling with Multiversity and…hmm….two Spider titles. I really need to branch out my interests.