Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 11, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 49
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

By choosing to keep the symbiote, Spider-Man let himself become a monster. Now, with the help of Mary Jane and the Fantastic Four, he's managed to reclaim control. But if the symbiote can't have Peter, then it will just have to take the rest of the Marvel Universe. The shocking finale of this bold new approach to "What If..?" stories!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 11, 2021

    Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow #5serves as the perfect conclusion to Marvel's latest alternate reality story, and proves that Chip Zdarsky is one of the better Spider-Man writers in the buisness. WithWhat If?premiering this week on Disney , I highly suggest giving this series a look if you're looking to read more alternate universe versions of Marvel's heroes. It also serves as a great horror-themed story, tapping into the innate scariness of the symbiote. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 13, 2021

    Overall, this is pretty great and I really enjoyed where this book went overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 11, 2021

    Between the action, the world-building, and the pure heart, this is a fantastic issue that caps off a truly great Spidey story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 15, 2021

    Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #5 was a good read that had a few surprising twists. Chip Zdarsky is one of the most underrated writers in comics. Everything he touches is met with a level of quality and care that you don't see in other writers. The pencils and colors are both done well and compliment the story. This series has been a nice surprise and a well added addition to the What If? mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Sep 6, 2021

    Overall, this has been an interesting “What If” mini-series, as I've said above I would have preferred an all-out evil dark Spider-Man but the usual power and responsibility elements of character bring it down back to reality. The epilogue sets up an interesting sequel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Aug 12, 2021

    Generally, this series had a difficult time matching the chaotic energy of the first few issues, but the conclusion here was satisfying enough to make it an overall success. I appreciate the attempt to break from the classic mold to try something new, and even though it could have use a bolder exploration into its own concept it does bold well for the future of the 'What If?' comic. Read Full Review

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