Spider-Man: Fever #1
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Spider-Man: Fever #1

Writer: Brendan McCarthy Artist: Brendan McCarthy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 7, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

One of comics' most innovative and original voices, Brendan McCarthy, brings SPIDER-MAN: FEVER -- a truly unique and surreal story evoking the classic Silver-Age psychedelia of Steve Ditko's Dr Strange. In FEVER, Spider-Man is abducted by a depraved tribe of spider-demons to a bizarre dimension, where he is to be eaten alive. Dr. Strange goes on a perilous occult quest to rescue his friend -- and tangles with some very peculiar characters along the way... Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 7, 2010

    There's a raw imagination to each page of "Spider-Man: Fever" that blows away the cobwebs of every dreary, by-the-numbers superhero title you've read in the last five years. It actually makes me nostalgic for the days when Marvel published books this interesting and unusual as a matter of course. Admittedly, if every comic was like this it might get exhausting. But right now, there's more than enough room for it on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 7, 2010

    McCarthy's writing isn't quite as precise as his visionary cartooning. An early gag involving a gangbanger's angry reaction to Spider-Man and the Vulture bringing the cops to his door fell kind of flat and stuck out like a sore thumb amidst the more inspired set pieces. And because he's able to draw you so effortlessly into this world through his images alone, McCarthy's writing in the hallucinatory sequences consists mostly of the demon characters repeating the same annoying and ambiguous phrase over and over. But again, the real draw here is the art, and the chance to see such a remarkable talent pay homage to the legendary Ditko. In those regards, it's worth every penny of its cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 9, 2010

    If you’re a traditional comic fan who has become bored with the day-to-day battles of supeheroes and want something a bit left of center, I’d definitely recommend this title. It’s like taking a time machine back to the olden days of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of the stoned-out hippies and college students who were reading them back in those days. Naturally, it’s a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 6, 2010

    Perhaps McCarthy is trying to evoke the simpler style of Silver Age Marvel storytelling, but even those early Spider-Man and Dr. Strange stories managed to couple their weird and wonderful ideas with characterisation that made you care about the heroes, and dialogue that had a bit of an edge to it. This just ends up feeling flat and unremarkable, and for a series that deals with such a wealth of fantastical visuals, that's a huge shame. Art lovers will probably be able to overlook the problems with the writing in favour of McCarthy's distinctive visuals, but everybody else might find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Apr 8, 2010

    Going into this, I didn't think this book was going to be great, but I had no clue it was going to be this awful. A lot of times, if I read a comic I don't like, I can still say, "At least the hardcore fans of that character will like it!" No dice here. This is a book that should be avoided because it simply isn't worth your time nor is it worth your money. Do yourself a favor and pick up the book next to it and buy it because that has to be better than this.0.5/5 Read Full Review

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