Spider-Man: India #1

Writer: Nikesh Shukla Artist: Abhishek Malsuni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 14, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Just in time for his big role on the silver screen, Spider-Man: India returns for his first miniseries in almost twenty years! Pavitr Prabhakar is back, fresh from "The End of the Spider-Verse" in in his own universe's Mumbai. But things aren't exactly simple. There's a science professor promising results, activating people's "lizard brain" along with a ruthless businessman who may be more than he seems? Don't miss the break-out Spider-Character of 2023!
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  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jun 14, 2023

    Spider-Man India #1 takes great strides in differentiating the character from that of his 616 counterpart. The art steals the show with it being a fun homage back to the best art of the 90s. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker Jun 15, 2023

    I dont know why I do this. I cant save them all.… These two statements seem like they are going to be the central theme for this run. This Pavitr is struggling with his why, and I think this run will see him finding it. While there isnt much physical conflict in this issue, quite frankly it doesnt need it because it does a wonderful job of setting up the mental and emotional conflict that this series is going to tackle. Whether you read the original run almost 20 years ago or just found out about this iteration from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, I think that there is something for every Spidey fan in this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 14, 2023

    Fans unfamiliar with this version of Spider-Man are in for a treat. The creative team is firing on all cylinders capturing his uniqueness, leading us into his world with a good introduction, and setting up a new villain that's a fun twist on a classica well-written issue from cover to cover. Don't pass up on this fun twist on Spider-Man that totally deserves an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jun 21, 2023

    Spider-Man India #1 kicked off the series with a compelling introduction to the story. It left me impressed and engaged. However, moving forward, I hope the creators maintain the character's distinctiveness and avoid relying too heavily on predictable choices. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 19, 2023

    A simple-yet-fun look at another Spider-Man follows common storytelling without feeling too rote. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jun 14, 2023

    Now is just about the best time ever to bring back Spider-Man India following the juggernaut that is Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse. Unfortunately, the Pavitr Prabhakar here lives in a world that doesn't feel close to as alive and vibrant as his cinematic counterpart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Jun 14, 2023

    Spider-Man: India #1 is an overly familiar and fairly disappointing start to a new adventure for a character who had so much personality and visual distinction on-screen only so recently. Read Full Review

  • 10
    mukundp24 Oct 31, 2023

    This is such an amazing comic-book -- it is a feel-good story, with lots of good references to India and its beautiful culture. I must also mention that the artwork is lovely.

  • 8.0
    ComicWorm Jun 14, 2023

    The story was entertaining even if the twist was predictable.

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Jun 14, 2023

    I quite enjoyed this is a basics/classics kinda way.
    Hard not to compare to the incredible visuals and character we saw on the big screen just last week, but Nikesh Shukla and Abhishek Malsuni imbued the book with enough charm that I am hopeful to see where it goes.
    But Marvel, now would be the time to start planning a serious re-vamp if we want this character to succeed beyond a miniseries...

  • 6.0
    Mout Jul 1, 2023

    Nothing special about this one

  • 6.0
    thecimmerian Jun 16, 2023

    Haven't seen the new Spiderverse and don't know Pavitr at all. That being said this is just Spider-Man in a new setting and we've seen it hundreds of times. I think we all know that going into it so it's hard to rate this book when you know everything that could or does happen in it. It was fine for what it was but at times the dialogue felt disjointed and while the art was ok the colors felt a bit washed out. We also got a Ben Shapiro/Jordan Peterson version of The Lizard that was drawn well and seemed quite violent. Good job on that as well as Sahib who feels very Osborn like. A decent replica of that villain. This is a Meh comic book that I can do without on my pull list but I hope will get better with time.

  • 6.0
    BillyBat Jun 15, 2023

    The problem is that the indian Spider-man of Across the spider-verse is better designed, much interesting, much fun... it's not fair, but this character suffer of the comparison with his animated counterpart in every aspect.

  • 5.5
    KittyNone Jun 15, 2023

    This comic was pretty disappointing for me, in no small part because Malsuni's art is stiff and inexpressive when Pavitr is out of the mask. I often enjoy these multiverse takes on characters, but unlike the movie, this didn't really offer anything new except weak dosa jokes. Once the villain shows up things pick up a bit, but I don't know if that's enough for me to stick around for a second issue.

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 22, 2024

  • 1.0
    TheBest Jun 14, 2023

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