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Edge of Spider-Verse #3 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

What is the secret of Dr. Aaron Aikman, aka, Spider-Man? Who are the villainous Red Eye and Naahmurah? And can Aaron possibly live through Morlun’s arrival?

Publication Date
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Print Length
21 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    The best Spider-Verse issue yet with an interesting Spider-Man origin and costume. Heck, even the issue has a conclusion, which the first two did not have, and adds to the overall event too!

  • 86

    Nerds On The Rocks

    This book is a very fun read with both great art and writing. Definitely a Spider-Man I’d like to see more of.

  • 80

    Unleash The Fanboy

    Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is a comic book that’s a joy to flip through. It may not be wholly original but it entertains from beginning to end, while still pushing the stakes for what’s to come. Recommended.

  • 80

    Pop Culture Uncovered

    This issue has everything a one shot should have. There was action and romance, some suspense, and most importantly a villain worthy to be written about in the pages of Spider-Man. Dan Slott created an idea and is allowing others to run with it. It’s almost reminiscent of a giant “What If” story, but a reality for the 616 universe, the best part is, Peter doesn’t even know about it yet.

  • 70

    Comics: The Gathering

    My complaint is that I wish Weaver had more time to develop some of the characters introduced, as well as more of the new Spidey’s rogue gallery rather than just focusing upon just the select few in this tale. Regardless, Weaver does well in giving us a new Spider-Man for our interdimensional voyage, but ultimately seems to pace the narrative too quickly, which makes for a story that seems to end rather abruptly. The costume choice is also a little too conflicted for me, as it seems too much an amalgam between the traditional cloth costume interwoven with some technological components, while not wholly lending itself to either. This does little to detract from Weaver’s art, and story as a whole though, and this is a more than welcome entry in the Spider-Verse continuity.

  • 60


    Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is an interesting follow-up to the series’ previous two entries. Featuring Aaron Aikman, The Spider-Man, it’s certainly a visually compelling read. Weaver’s costume design is great and conceptually, it’s an interesting take on an alternate version of Spider-Man. The problem lies in Weaver’s lack of experience as a writer. The raw talent is certainly there. Aikman and his supporting cast are interesting characters and the story itself is a good one. Unfortunately, Weaver’s lack of writing experience leads to a LOT of exposition and a good deal of telling rather than showing. He blatantly spells out character relationships in the form of captions and spends most of the issue recapping information the reader needs to understand his story. This ultimately leads to a very well-drawn story that falls flat. It’s so busy trying to be approachable that it forgets to be engaging. Dustin Weaver has the potential be a great writer. Fortunately for us, he’s still a great visual storyteller, and Edge of Spider-Verse #3 has those talents on display in full.

  • 60

    Comic Spectrum

    Overall, the beautiful art isn’t enough for me to recommend this issue. Given more time and future issues, Dustin Weaver may have been able to be more patient, slowly building this character up, allowing him to capture the reader’s respect and attention. Instead, Weaver throws a lot at the reader and doesn’t allow any one idea or concept to really connect. Weaver’s art is beautiful throughout, packing the pages full of detail, but unfortunately his writing fell short for me and at the end of this third issue I wasn’t connected with this version of Spider-Man.

  • 20

    There’s no compelling story for this Spider-Mech to be involved in though. An overabundance of exposition, a lack of clear setting, and various extraneous elements all worked to push me between bewilderment and weariness. There are things to like in Edge of Spider-Verse #3, but they’re lost in the confusion of this comic.

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