Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Ken Lashley, Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 29
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8.3User Rating

A terrifying new villain is causing major problems for Spider-Man and his neighborhood. What does he want with your favorite wall-crawler? PLUS: The secret history of THE RUMOR!
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  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 4, 2019

    Learn the secret origin of Marnie and her connection to the new villain Helminth inFriendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Tariq Sims Aug 1, 2019

    Tom Taylor continues to deliver in his phenomenal Spider-Man run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 31, 2019

    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9 is all about The Rumor, and it was a story worth telling for a secret past you would never have known like this without her help. Things got a little more interesting for those who thought that Marnie was just your average person who woke up one day to discover she has powers. Her story was rich with history, culture, and twists as we also came to understand Hellminth in the process. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Aug 2, 2019

    Both artists capture the tone of each segment with extremely well rendered acting, facial expression and body language. Lashley's more erratic and irregularly sized panels work nicely in the more action heavy scenes, while Cabal opts for a more measured approached to page design in the flashbacks. Overall this is an extremely effective visual collaboration. The varied and contrasting styles follow Taylor's narrative prompts with absolute precision, keeping the narrative tempo lively and the plot unfolding in a consistent progression while working the backstory into the overarching story. Taylor's talent as a storyteller in undeniable, he has steadily proven himself while creating one heck of an impressive resume. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has proven to be a perfect fit for his energetic style of storytelling and I for one hope he sticks around on the title for a good long time. 4/5 Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jul 31, 2019

    To be honest, I'm not really enjoying this arc"I feel it's trying a bit too hard"but the comic still "feels" like a classic Spider-Man series and offers an alternative to those not enjoying the flagship Amazing Spider-Man series. Read Full Review

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