Edge of Spider-Verse #3

Edge of Spider-Verse #3

Writer: Dustin Weaver Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
6.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

• What is the secret of Dr. Aaron Aikman, Spider-Man?!
•  Who are the villainous Red Eye and Naahmurah? And can Aaron possibly live through Morlun's arrival?
•  Rising star Dustin Weaver (AVENGERS, INFINITY, SHIELD) makes his Marvel Comics writing debut in the most wildly imaginative story of the year!
Rated T+

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 24, 2014

    The best Spider-Verse issue yet with an interesting Spider-Man origin and costume. Heck, even the issue has a conclusion, which the first two did not have, and adds to the overall event too! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Sep 25, 2014

    All in all Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is a fun read and a must have for all readers who are excited for Spider-Verse. Dustin Weaver proves that he is both a good writer and good artist and I hope to see more of his stories some time in the future. Like the last issue it gives readers more then what we expected to happen during the build up to Spider-Verse. This mini-series is showing that it's not just these versions of Spider-Man that will have an importance to Spider-Verse. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Sep 25, 2014

    This book is a very fun read with both great art and writing. Definitely a Spider-Man Id like to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2014

    Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is a comic book that's a joy to flip through. It may not be wholly original but it entertains from beginning to end, while still pushing the stakes for what's to come. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 26, 2014

    Perhaps feeling limited by the space, Weaver packs a lot of story into "Edge of Spider-Verse" #3, and pushes the exposition right up to the edge of "too much." Aaron Aikman and Ikegami are not afforded the space for their relationship to organically blossom, nor does Weaver have the chance to let readers discover the world around Spider-Man. Letterer Clayton Cowles handles all of that with crisp, clean, well-appointed caption boxes, weaving them in and around Weaver's dynamic storytelling and detailed drawings. This is an astonishingly thick read that gives readers just enough to know they should want to see more of Aaron Aikman and the rest of Dustin Weaver's adventures on the "Edge of Spider-Verse." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Lee G Sep 25, 2014

    This issue has everything a one shot should have. There was action and romance, some suspense, and most importantly a villain worthy to be written about in the pages of Spider-Man. Dan Slott created an idea and is allowing others to run with it. It's almost reminiscent of a giant "What If" story, but a reality for the 616 universe, the best part is, Peter doesn't even know about it yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 24, 2014

    While Dustin Weaver may have a few rough edges to smooth out in terms of his writing chops, it's obvious that his talent as an artist has opened the door for another chance. Edge of Spider-Verse continues to impress thanks to its murderer's row of stellar artists and intriguing concepts - it just so happens that this issue is more of the former and less of the latter. It's all good - it's just another sign that Spider-Man as a concept is fertile ground for different interpretations. If the worst I can say is that this issue doesn't tap all of its potential, that speaks volumes to Weaver's burgeoning talent not just as an artist, but as a writer in his own right. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Z Sep 28, 2014

    Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is a great issue with amazing artwork, visuals and a cool new world with its own interesting characters. While the writing aspects may not be quite up to snuff, some leniency must be given to Weaver, who still does a commendable job for his first time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Nov 29, 2014

    My complaint is that I wish Weaver had more time to develop some of the characters introduced, as well as more of the new Spidey’s rogue gallery rather than just focusing upon just the select few in this tale. Regardless, Weaver does well in giving us a new Spider-Man for our interdimensional voyage, but ultimately seems to pace the narrative too quickly, which makes for a story that seems to end rather abruptly. The costume choice is also a little too conflicted for me, as it seems too much an amalgam between the traditional cloth costume interwoven with some technological components, while not wholly lending itself to either. This does little to detract from Weaver’s art, and story as a whole though, and this is a more than welcome entry in the Spider-Verse continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Sep 25, 2014

    While Aikman's story has its compelling aspects, there's simply too much crammed into Edge of Spider-Verse #3 for readers to feel very invested in this new character or his plight. The art is great, and the concept is pretty intriguing, but the delivery doesn't quite nail it the way the other issues in this mini-series have. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Sep 25, 2014

    The problem lies in Weaver's lack of experience as a writer. The raw talent is certainly there. Aikman and his supporting cast are interesting characters and the story itself is a good one. Unfortunately, Weaver's lack of writing experience leads to a LOT of exposition and a good deal of telling rather than showing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 1, 2014

    Overall, the beautiful art isn't enough for me to recommend this issue. Given more time and future issues, Dustin Weaver may have been able to be more patient, slowly building this character up, allowing him to capture the reader's respect and attention. Instead, Weaver throws a lot at the reader and doesn't allow any one idea or concept to really connect. Weaver's art is beautiful throughout, packing the pages full of detail, but unfortunately his writing fell short for me and at the end of this third issue I wasn't connected with this version of Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 25, 2014

    Weaver's art is exceptional throughout though, and his Spider-suit design is downright spectacular. Hopefully we get some resolution to all that was set up here, and hopefully that resolution is better than this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Sep 24, 2014

    The Bottom Line: The comic takes too long to figure out what it wants to be, and what it wants to be isn't very engaging after all. The writing relies too much on exposition and awkward dialogue, gives us no reason to invest in these characters, and wraps it all up in some fairly dated presentations. There's only a few flashes of suspense, and some very lovingly detailed art, but overall it's just too dated, too ponderous, and too uninteresting. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 24, 2014

    Theres no compelling story for this Spider-Mech to be involved in though. An overabundance of exposition, a lack of clear setting, and various extraneous elements all worked to push me between bewilderment and weariness. There are things to like in Edge of Spider-Verse #3, but theyre lost in the confusion of this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Brother Sep 24, 2014

    Great comic! I loved the depth of this version, and the awesome nods to old Marvel handbooks and trading cards. Weaver knows his stuff, and I'd like to see more from him and this character! My only gripe is that it ended too soon!

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2014

    Great story, art and unique storytelling elements. This series has been amazing so far, can't wait for the Spider Verse to come.

  • 7.0
    RSnoRSno Apr 29, 2016

    How do you rectify not having the strongest characterization in a book? Have an amazing Spider-Man suit! I loved the technology and look of the Spider-Man incorporated in this issue. Unfortunately, that's about all I liked. The character who takes up the Spider-mantle in this issue is meh. The supporting cast is blah. The villain is too predictable. 7 may seem like a high score for a weak story, but I'm telling you, that suit is awesome. Iron Man meets Astro Boy meets Spider-Man. Good stuff.

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Oct 3, 2014

  • 8.5
    eVanDiesel Jan 6, 2015

  • 7.5
    Sploska Feb 16, 2016

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Sep 30, 2014

  • 7.0
    Aegis May 27, 2015

  • 6.0
    Hydrahead Oct 13, 2014

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