Edge of Spider-Verse #1

Edge of Spider-Verse #1

Writer: Fabrice Sapolsky Artist: Richard Isanove Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  The Peter Parker of the 1930's finds himself not only up against Mysterio, but knee-deep in the Spider-Man event of 2014!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 10, 2014

    Id love to see another long-form story with this character, and this is a great promise of that. Im saying this as a fan of the character and especially of the setting, but I think the book does JUST enough to bring the reader into this world, though at that point its more in service of the greater Spider-Verse storyline. The art, though, is good enough to stand on its own and if youre either a fan of this version of Spidey or want to know more about one of Ocks most unusual soldiers against the threat recently introduced in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, this is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Sep 11, 2014

    Hine and Sapolsky start Edge of Spider-Verse with a fantastic issue that will not disappoint new and old fans. They provided a perfect example of a jump on point into an established universe. This issue will also increase your desire to continue reading Spider-Verse and finding what the next part of this story is. Isanove's art is gorgeous and he truly brings the Noir world alive. A must have if you're a comic fan! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 10, 2014

    A really fun intro issue that makes me want to read David and Fabrice's Spider-Man: Noir series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Sep 13, 2014

    The Bottom Line: It looks like the Spider-Verse will be a fun ride, if the story allows each Spider-Man to really showcase his/her unique flavor, as this issue does. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Sep 11, 2014

    Overall Edge of Spider-Verse is off to a solid start. It gave readers an introduction to a character they may not have known about and still acts as a way to bring back a cult favorite. If the rest of these one shots is of this quality then this event has a bright future. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Buccieri Sep 12, 2014

    I have enjoyed what has been going on in The Spider-Verse and think they will continue to grow onthis in a way that hopefully makes sense. This 5-issue series will have time to grow along with SuperiorSpider-Man in the upcoming months and personally I am ready for it. Marvel is saying this series will addnew Spider-Men to the universe and bring all of the old ones back by the end of this. Edge of Spider-Verse was a great 1st issue and Spider-Man Noir should get its own series later on. If youagree comment down below and let us know what ideas you would like to see come to life in the NoirSpider- Verse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Sep 11, 2014

    This issue is a solid recommendation for any Spider-Man fan, Spider-Man Noir fan, or for anyone who’s looking for an intro into the Spider-Man Noir universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Sep 12, 2014

    A fan favorite character is reintroduced, his world expanded upon, and has a full-issue story told before being propelled into the chaos of Spider-Verse. Edge of Spider-Verse #1 manages a lot, and does it well to make for a strong beginning to the min-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 12, 2014

    "Edge of Spider-verse" couldn't have kicked this off in a better manner. Perhaps the best is yet to come, but this issue will help toward pulling you down the rabbit hole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 12, 2014

    Edge of Spider-Verse #1 is a rousing beginning to what promises to be a unique but entertaining excursion into the various versions of everyone's favorite wall-crawling menace. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Sep 12, 2014

    There are several reasons I liked this book. First of all, it featured one of my favorite alternate versions of Spider-Man, the noir version. Second, it gave the right amount of story and plot development mixed with the right amount of setup. I enjoyed going into depth on Earth 90214, instead of having the whole book just be Superior Spider-Man traveling between dimensions recruiting Spider-Men. I worked for me as a standalone story, but also as the first issue of an event, as the conflict is shown and the main players are introduced. I'm on board and look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Z Sep 14, 2014

    Edge of Spider-Verse #1 is a great opening issue, and a neat Spider-Man Noir story. The art is great, but spotty at times, and a little momentum is taken from the story by making it a Spider-Verse crossover. It would be nice to see another Spider-Man Noir miniseries that would continue the story going on here. Spider-fans should be really excited for what's to come in the Spider-Verse. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 10, 2014

    If you like Spider-Man Noir you will love this issue, but those looking for more of an event book might be disappointed. There's nothing revealed here you didn't already know if you read Superior Spider-Man #32 as it serves more of a origin/recap of Spider-Man Noir. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Sep 10, 2014

    There is nothing shocking for longtime fans of the previous Spider-man Noir series, or those looking for further insight into the upcoming multi Spider-Man fight. However, what this issue does well is provide an easy to understand launching point to go back and pick up the prior series. It also is a fun escape for those who do not want to get involved in the bigger crossover. No prior knowledge necessary to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2014

    Unfortunately, this issue actually suffers from being a Spider-Verse tie-in. There's a hefty amount of exposition in the script as the writers work to establish the cast, set up the showdown between Spider-Man and Mysterio, and eventually connect the dots to Spider-Verse. In the end, the conflict is left hanging so that Noir Spidey can deal with the Morlun situation. This comic leaves you wanting more, which is both good and bad in this case. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Sep 10, 2014

    It was weird to see what is usually a mini being condensed into a single issue. I wish there had been more time to explore certain things like where to Peter and Felicia stand now, Mary Jane and Peter's relationship as well, maybe more easter eggs and cameos. I love how Marvel started the event by going to the past first, and fans of the Noir-verse who have been seeking another round with Spidey will get their fix, even if it's just for a little while. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Sep 11, 2014

    The artwork is fitting for the time period, maybe thats because Isanove just had a run on Savage Wolverine also taking place in that era. The artwork isnt my favorite, but it still is a nice looking issue, I certainly didnt hate it. And every issue for this mini-series has a different artist so I look forward to seeing some other art styles on the books. I really liked the Spider-Man Noir costume in this issue; it reminds me a lot of Peters Symbiote costume (or better yet, Agent Venom) just without the big white spider sprawled across the chest. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 12, 2014

    By the end of the issue, the creative team has accomplished their two-pronged goal: introduce readers to one of the variant Spider-People set to swing through the pages of the "Spider-Verse" story and open the door to "Spider-Verse." It's not remarkable, flashy, nor particularly memorable, but it gets the job done. Spider-Man Noir is one of the more visually distinct Spider-Folk, and it helps to provide a backstory as this issue does. "Edge of Spider-Verse" #1 is not a particularly memorable read, but it does move along nicely. As the second of ten comic books listed on the "Edge of Spider-Verse" checklist, it gives readers a chance to sample portions of the Spider-Verse that may be more appealing without locking them in to a long-term, slow-moving story. This series is set to be a quintet of one-shots, and by choosing to devote an entire issue to each character's backstory Marvel has put the onus on the readers to ingest only as much as they want to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Terry Firth Sep 15, 2014

    The first book in the five part mini-series Edge of Spider-Verse sees a return for David Hine and Carmine Di Giandomenico's character Spider-Man Noir. The story is set six years after the event of the 2010 mini Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face in 1939 and sets to serve as a prelude to the forthcoming Spider-Event Spider-Verse. It would appear that the feature of the mini series is to give a prologue into how five of the featured Spider-People become embroiled into the main story arc which starts in November in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #9. This Spider-Man Noir storyline is penned by previous Noir scribe's David Hine & Fabrice Salpolski but unfortunately there is no return for former artist Carmine Di Giandomenico, instead the pencilling duties are taken up by Richard Isanove (Savage Wolverine) which is a bit of a let down as whilst Isanove's gives a good impression of a Noir feel, it never quite matches the level set by Di Giandomenico's tone. The story however does it's job superbly as it gives the reader a glimpse into what's been happening in the lives of 1930's Peter Parker, Mary Jane and Aunt May. the writer's manage to keep to the narrative imposed by their remit, as this is more of a re-introduction to the character before the main event type thing but they do it well enough that this vignette of a story doesn't really lose focus and when the "Surprise" save happens it never feels contrived or forced. Whilst a non essential pick up for Spider-Verse it's still a good indicator that this level of story-telling will continue in the other four books in the series. 7.0

  • 6.5
    RSnoRSno Apr 28, 2016

    Certainly not a bad start to the Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries, but I don't imagine I'll be looking at this issue anytime soon again. While Spider-Man Noir is a cool looking character, and while I understand these issues are more like teasers, there just isn't enough substance for me to give it a rating in the 7's or higher.

  • 5.0
    Michael71 Sep 23, 2014

    It was interesting to read another iteration of Spider-Man. I am not that familiar with the Spider-Verse other than the original Peter Parker. A lot of the primary characters and villains are the same despite being set in 1939. The setting did not do much for me, which I suppose is the whole reason for Spider-Man Noir. Maybe in the future there might be a whole H.P. Lovecraft element to it. I could get behind that. For now, the story and artwork left me feeling rather indifferent as to whether I read another Spider-Man Noir comic or not. I could go either way and not really care. Thus the 5.0 rating. Not good, not bad.

  • 8.5
    Tamère Sep 16, 2014

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Sep 23, 2014

  • 8.5
    eVanDiesel Jan 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Sep 20, 2014

  • 8.0
    Hydrahead Oct 13, 2014

  • 8.0
    Sploska Feb 15, 2016

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Sep 21, 2014

  • 7.0
    Aegis May 27, 2015

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