Writers: Christos Gage and Dan Slott
Penciller and Inker: Jorge Molina
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Jorge Molina
Variant Cover Artists: Javier Garrón and Maate Gracia; Inhyuk Lee; Julian Totino Tedesco; Mark Bagley, John Dell, and Dave McCaig; Pasqual Ferry and Chris Sotomayor; Jay Fosgitt; Mike McKone and Jesus Aburtov; David Nakayama; Todd Nauck and Rachelle Rosenberg; Gerald Parel; Will Sliney and Frank D’Armata
After defeating the Vulturions, Miles Morales/Spider-Man is visited by a few different Spider-People from the multiverse, in desperate need of his help. Along the Pacific Coast, Otto Octavius is using Inheritor tech for a secret, “superior” purpose, but not knowing that what he’s doing could very well doom the Earth. Can the Spiders stop him in time before the enemies they sealed away long ago finally return?
I’m between a rock and a hard place with this book and I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. To start off, the art is very well done. Molina does a fantastic job sketching up the panels and making sure each Spider-Person looks unique. There are some legitimately well-written and humorous lines from Miles and the rest of the gang and watching Otto be a cold and calculated wordsmith is always enjoyable.
Peter Parker of Earth-616 is surprisingly not in this issue, which leads me to worry about whether or not we’ll have the same problem Spider-Verse had, which was a blurred line of who the main character was. However, they do sort of hype up Peter as the one Morlun has a score to settle with, so I’m hopeful that mistake won’t be repeated. Right off the bat, there are deaths of certain Spider-People, which was one of the big selling points about this event. While I do like consequences that matter, these deaths were done far too quickly and were clearly done just to “set the stage,” so take that as you will.
In the end, I would say that its a good issue and that I definitely liked it a lot; however, it didn’t feel like a first issue. Strangely, it felt like another zero issue, despite so many players being involved. I’m looking forward to reading the forthcoming issues as well as all of the tie-ins, but so far, Spider-Geddon is off to a bit of a lukewarm start.