The Spider #5

Writer: David Liss Artist: Colton Worley Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Anput has New York City and the Spider at her mercy, but she's not done yet. As she unveils her final plot, Wentworth must pay an extraordinarily high price for justice and his life will change forever. Friends will fall and foes will risk everything to escape the clutches of the Spider! From the corridors of power to the skies above the city, it's the thrilling, pulptastic conclusion to the first arc!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 1, 2012

    The Spider's always taken a back seat to pulp heroes like The Shadow and Doc Savage, but this series is a great step toward changing that and bringing him up to the front lines. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Dave Berg Oct 2, 2012

    The Spider reads a lot like Matt Wagner's Sandman Mystery Theatre. It has a noir feel to it, as well as the pulp hero feel. Like the grotesque villains of Sandman Mystery Theatre, Anput is a mosnter herself and her scheme is not just diabolical, it has a horror angle to it. Colton Worley's Richard Wentworth resembles actor Dale Midkiff from Time Trax. The story is brilliantly divided between The Spider's adeventure and Richard's dilema with his father, the family business and his relationships. The book doesn't just rest on mystery and gun-blazing action. It's a good, solid book. Only time will tell if The Sider has legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Sep 26, 2012

    This issue we get the finally to the first arc which involves the Spider taking down a fairly creepy villain who has been using various gas mixtures turn the city populous into zombies. The action was dark, violent and carried a tone that remained incredibly serious through out. This not only played to the strength of the action scenes but also helped sell a lot of the drama involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Oct 4, 2012

    In the end, my problems with the book are minor quibbles about an overall delightful story. I'm no expert on the genre, but I love these pulp titles Dynamite is putting out and they've yet to make a misstep that would stop me from coming back for more. If you like The Shadow or even the more pulpy aspects of Batman, then you should give The Spider a try if for no other reason than the issue number is low and it's easy to get caught up on the whole run. This issue closed out an arc, so issue No. 6 would be a great place to start picking it up regularly. Four stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - George Shunick Sep 27, 2012

    As a villain, Anput feels all to generic. While her motivation isnt ridiculous and her identity isnt rooted in Western Islamophobia (on the contrary, Liss political commentary within this series has leaned decidedly to the left), she still is just another one-dimensional bad girl with an over-the-top, if amusing, scheme to zombify New York City. There are also one or two lines that seem a little too self-conscious, even if they do elicit a chuckle. But none of it takes that much away from the quality of the book, thanks to the superb writing and solid artwork. Im looking forward to where this series goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2012

    The Spider #5offers a good ending whileyieldinga solid read with some truthfully stellar art. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    hatmasta Nov 25, 2012

    This review sums up the first five issues, which I just read back to back. They were all so good that I couldn't put them down!! Bottom line: get this series. It is probably the MOST underrated book on the shelves currently. The art by Colton Worley is phenomenal. David Liss does a brilliant job at crafting a deep, sarcastic, yet caustic main character. The series has action, sexual tension, great characterization and a very interesting plot. GET THIS BOOK.

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