Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19

Writer: Peter David Artist: Pat Lee Publisher: Marvel Knights Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 26, 2005

    I might have looked upon this comic a tad more favourably if the art had been slightly less hostile to human perception, and if Marvel had had a better sense of decorum and professional courtesy than to hire Pat Lee, but at best it would have got only a bullet or so more; the story doesn't so much grow here as flounder about a bit before having a lie down, making for a rather forgettable issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 26, 2005

    This issue shows to just what extent bad art can cripple a good writer, but to be honest I think that Peter David is at fault here too, as his MJ story just lacks any kind of excitement or intrigue to hook in readers who have come to this title looking for a good book about Spider-Man. The entire issue seems an inconsequential diversion, and even if David aims for a little poignancy with MJs final speech about how Pete may have a death wish, it just doesnt ring true. Its an interesting point of view, but one which runs completely counter to handfuls of examples which have shown Petes triumph of will against overwhelming odds in the past, and its difficult to contradict such a fundamental tenet of the character with such a flimsy premise (although I liked the section which queried why Pete wouldnt have built some kind of web-fluid meter into his web-shooters). The overwhelming reaction to this issue is that its something dull to get through before we can get to the good stuff Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul T. Semones Oct 26, 2005

    Well, at least theres fully 24 pages of ads to pick up the slack. Will Marvel please fire the person responsible? Read Full Review

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