Spectacular Spider-Man #22

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Talent Caldwell Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
6.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Once he was the Mindworm, arch-nemesis of Spider-Man! But now he's a lonely, forlorn beggar, trapped in an infernal triangle of poverty, booze and dementia. How can Peter Parker help his one-time foe -- and is Spidey himself responsible for his pitiable condition?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 22, 2004

    Talent Caldwell has a polished style that does a pretty good job of telling the story in an easy-to-follow manner, and while his art doesn't really jump off the page, I did enjoy the greater clarity that comes with his presence on the title. The art also does a good job on it's big impact visuals, from the credit page shot of Mindworm, to the one-page spread where Mindworm lashes out at his attackers. The art also deserves credit for the sheer effectiveness of the scene where we see one of his attackers is run down by a elevated train, and the art does a nice job capturing the raw emotion of the final page. I also have to give the art full credit for the cover visual, as it's an engaging image that left me curious about the story inside. My only problem with the art is that it's does seem like the art on this title is a little obsessed with the idea that whenever there's a battle it has to be raining, and frankly I've become a little bored with this visual element. Read Full Review

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