The Spider #1
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The Spider #1

Writer: Martin Powell Artist: Pablo Marcos Publisher: Moonstone Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 22, 2011

    It's nice to see a tale with such bite, such unwavering loyalty to a true picture of what it was like to live in the United States during a period of chaos. We like to think that all of America unified behind the single idea to destroy the Nazi regime. We did, eventually, but that mindset didn't spontaneously generate. The genesis was much messier, and Powell's and Marcos' story is a reminder to beware of false prophets using scapegoats and persuasive words in a time of economic turmoil. I almost wish that they hadn't pulled the plot twist and kept the Operator 5 story pulp trappings free. Still, up to that point, the story is remarkable for its unsettling truth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Mike McLarty Mar 15, 2011

    All in all, this is not a bad comic. If you're looking for some pulpy zombie noir and are willing to leave your brain at the door, this is worth thumbing through. The Spider #1 earns 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 16, 2011

    The idea of having two tales with two characters jammed into one title is a great idea, so long as both tales stand up to their own scrutiny. They are put on a shorter narrative form and need to be able to deliver. "The Spider" is decent fun, though it wraps up too easily. It's a surprisingly violent tale that harkens back to an era of comics wiped out in their time. "Operator #5" ends on a high note but didn't do much to get there. There are certainly places to go with this comic but it has some work to do to get there. For now, this is a pulpy delight that earns a spot in the canon of these characters. A shame it doesn't then manage to update and improve on what has come before. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 21, 2011

    I really want to support this pulp revival, but the writing is making it difficult. Read Full Review

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