Spider-Verse #1

Spider-Verse #1

Event\Storyline: Spider-Verse Writer: Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Robbie Thompson, Kate Cook Artist: Humberto Ramos, Jake Parker, Denis Medri, Katie Cook Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

•  Dive deep into the Spider-Verse event with the most Spider-filled anthology ever!
•  ASM team DAN SLOTT & HUMBERTO RAMOS kick it all off!
•  Skottie Young (ROCKET RACCOON) & Jake Parker (ALL-NEW X-MEN) tell a Mangaverse Spidey story!
•  Robbie Thompson (writer of television's Supernatural) and Dennis Medri introduce a Steampunk Spider-Woman!
•  Katie Cook (Marvel animal variants) introduces a new Spider-Character for the ages!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 12, 2014

    If you want storyline and character development, this may not be the book for you. However, if you want a bizarre concoction of storylines and characters all based around everyones favorite wall-crawler, this truly is the book for you. There's an incredible level of creativity and imagination on-display here and it shows the many, many different directions a character can go while still having a strong, central theme. Clearly the book is constructed around having this many creators on it, but it's still admirable that with so many creators, the core of the issue is as strong as it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 13, 2014

    The other three stories are great too. The first is a short one that shows a world where Uncle Ben is bitten by the spider instead. The second one is a spoof on old snack ads, and the last one even have Morlun commenting on how silly to have superhero comic on newspapers. Master Weaver event attempt to save the newspaper universe. It's unknown why this universe in particular, and it's also unknown if this act will come to hurt him in the future. Overall, while this book didn't actually touch the Spider-Verse conflict (confusing title), it does feature a lot great mini stories here and there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Nov 13, 2014

    Not so bad an issue after all. It kind of doesn't add much to the event itself, but it is a good read still. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 12, 2014

    Spider-Verse #1 is a very strong anthology that fleshes out even more of the Spider-Verse. While it does not necessarily strengthen specific characters like Edge of Spider-Verse did, it really drives home the core concepts that make a Parker a Parker. While I can't really say this is essential reading to understand the Spider-Verse event, at least as we currently know about the event. Spider-fans will find a lot to enjoy in these pages, but those looking for the kickoff of an event will be much happier grabbing last week's Amazing Spider-Man. You aren't going to find Spider stories from these talented creators anywhere else, and that alone makes this comic something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 13, 2014

    Spider-Verse #1 doesn't deviate from the format of previous tie-ins. It doesn't even contribute much to the larger Spider-Verse conflict. But it does offer a fun selection of stories that play with the familiar Spider-man mythology in new and interesting ways. The three core features are balanced out with some delightfully twisted short stories from Slott, leading to a well-rounded Spider-package. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Nov 17, 2014

    This week he told me a story, he told me a lot of stories, about that blooming bloody spider, about all the blooming bloody spiders, on all the blooming bloody webs under all the blooming bloody suns who may fall under the blooming bloody rain but always climb up the web again. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 12, 2014

    While the issue as a whole is a fun read and interesting, don't expect much in the way of progress when it comes to Spider-Verse. Instead enjoy it for what it is – a celebration of Spider-Man! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Nov 14, 2014

    Overall, "Spider-Verse" #1 is a fun addition to a crossover that's already off to a great start. If you like the 'Spider-Verse' story so far then dig in. If not, I don't know how the words "Steampunk Lady Spider-Woman" could have failed you. If anything, it's you who have failed us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Nov 13, 2014

    More of a continuation of Edge of Spider-Verse than anything different or noteworthy in its own right, Spider-Verse #1 nevertheless collects an enjoyable array of Spider-stories that occasionally tie into the story that's been building in the pages of Superior Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 16, 2014

    Having said all that, Katie Cook's story is so different and fun and off-beat that it works, and it compliments perfectly the interstitial little one-page stories Dan Slott provides in between each of the main features. These little stories are the best parts of the book, as the event crosses over into versions of Spidey that will be hilariously familiar to any long-time comic book reader. They are tiny slices of meta-fictional heaven, and along with Katie Cook's story they save the book from being totally familiar and irrelevant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 13, 2014

    "Spider-Verse" #1 makes a nice supplemental read to the events going on in the "Spider-Verse" mega-arc, and gives readers some back story on "that character shown in that one panel of that issue where that thing happened." As tie-ins should be, "Spider-Verse" #1 is not essential to the enjoyment of the saga, but the more you know, the more it increases enjoyment potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Herald - Bill Zeiders Nov 14, 2014

    Overall, if you just want to follow the main story, you can easily skip this. It's uneven and out of six stories, which is really only five plus a prologue, I thought two were really strong, two were so-so, and one was just out of place. If you're only interested in the main story, so far it looks like there really isn't much going on outside of Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

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