Edge of Spider-Verse #4

Edge of Spider-Verse #4

Writer: Clay Chapman Artist: Elia Bonnetti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• A radioactive spider bites a high school nerd who is already something of a monster.
•  Novelist Clay Mcleod Chapman (The Tribe) takes you to a universe where the story you know becomes as horrific as possible.
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 2, 2014

    So far Edge of Spider-Verse #4 is perfect way to start the month of October in reading scary stories. Not everyone will enjoy this as horror is not for everyone or for how different it may be in contrast, but if you enjoyed Edge of Spider-Verse so far and want to see how this connects to Spider-Verse then I highly suggest you go and buy Edge of Spider-Verse #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 1, 2014

    This doesnt add much to the mythos nor build of SPIDER-VERSE, but thats not really what its here for. Its here to be a single serving of another take on the Spidey we all know and love (and in this case: are glad we dont know and probably kinda hate). I especially got a little fanboy glee when the climax of the issue was revealed and just flat-out loved the horror comic aesthetic of the rest of the issue. Whether or not youre interested in the overall event, this is worth checking out if you want a solid one-shot horror comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Oct 2, 2014

    Taking the traditional Spider-Man tale and turning it eerily on its head, Edge of Spider-Verse #4 offers up a macabre interpretation of the wall-crawler that will leave you haunted and more than a little creeped out. The writing is bold and evocative, as is the artwork, making for a comic that will appeal to both Spidey fans and horror comics connoisseurs alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 5, 2014

    The Bottom Line: This story has a definite goal in twisting our familiar story into one of horror, and it does so quite effectively. It's not a story I'd naturally gravitate to, but I give credit where credit is due. Some attention is given to hint at the larger story regarding totem energy, but it holds its own as a creepy, disturbing tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Tres Dean Oct 2, 2014

    This book isn't the strongest in the Edge of Spider-Verse series, but it's still a pretty fun pre-Halloween scarefest. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Oct 3, 2014

    The weakest issue of Edge of Spider-Verse yet, you could probably get away with skipping it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    dropkick Oct 22, 2014

    Having read the complete series #4 has been the one to exceed my expectations. The sense of the comic was such a departure from the Parker will all know that my sensibilities wanted to reject the book outright. This is exactly what I loved about the book. Chapman's conduct disorder evolving to an anti-social Patton is written perfectly. He accomplishes a terrific and complete story that will leave you feeling eerie, wrong, and shocked. Garry Brown does an amazing with the cover and I hope we get to see more from him. Elia's work is a departure from the cover but is beautiful executed and belays the tone of the book fully. My advice is to not read this once but twice to rally let these characters sink in. Best

  • 9.0
    RSnoRSno Apr 29, 2016

    This was a great addition to the Spider-Verse. I actually squirmed while reading this book. This is true horror; edge of your seat, macabre, grotesque horror. The art is beautiful and once the Spider-thing starts to show its true form in this issue, I promise you will be delighted and disturbed. If I had one nitpick, and this is being extremely picky, I can't say I enjoyed the main character before the transformation. I understand that this social outcast and introvert lends well the the revenge style plot, but the way he talks just annoyed me. Once the bite happens, however, it becomes a terrifying tale that sticks with you well after you finish this book. And if the Spider-thing doesn't get to you, just wait until the next day when something emerges from our girl next door. Have fun squirming around in bed tonight.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 19, 2014

    A different story than you'd expect. However, don't expect this 'Afterlife with Archie'-esque art that you see on the cover.

  • 9.0
    eVanDiesel Jan 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    Hydrahead Oct 13, 2014

  • 8.0
    Sploska Feb 16, 2016

  • 7.5
    Aegis May 27, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Oct 12, 2014

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