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Spider-Force #1 (of 3)

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Based on 5 critic ratings.


The deadliest task in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he’s sure will be a suicide mission. But he can’t do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth?

With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine’s team is complete and their first mission may be their last!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
Amazon ASIN

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Although this issue reads very much like an introductory one, it does so without the problems that a lot of introductory issues have. It finds a great middle ground between character-first plots and dialogue, and a tightly scripted serious overarching focus that offers up a lot to chew on with dark, dynamic art to boot.

  • 87

    Graphic Policy

    You know those movies that drop you into the action and when things look really bad they rewind to show you how things went sideways and who everyone is? That’s Spider-Force #1 in a nutshell. Writer Priest has delivered a blockbuster action issue full of excitement, humor, and action. (…) The art from Paulo Siqueira, ink by Oren Junior and Craig Yueng, color by Guru e-FX, and lettering by Joe Sabino is fantastic. There’s an energy to the visuals that matches Priest’s style. Though this is a spin-off from an event, the visuals don’t fall into the “B team” trap so many comics like it do. It feels like a main event story visually and the worlds we’re jettisoned off to are interesting with some solid designs for the new characters.

    Great dialogue, solid action, cool story, Spider-Force #1 is another win for the Spider-Geddon event.

  • 71

    Multiversity Comics

    Overall, “Spider-Force” sets the tone for one of the darker tie-ins to the “Spider-geddon” event. The artwork looks great, with a combination of solid designs and sets from Paulo Siqueira and great color work from Guru e-FX, and the story hits the ground running while introducing readers to the characters in a natural way. It may not be everyone’s cup if spider-tea, but if you go in knowing what to expect, you may enjoy it too.

    A good “Spider-geddon” tie-in, with good character work, story progression, and art. Just don’t go in expecting a happy tale.

  • 60

    Comics: The Gathering

    Spider-Force is fine. Honestly, I’m surprised I wrote as much as I did about it, because after reading it I really didn’t think I had that much to say. It’s not offensive in anyway, but this #1 doesn’t hook me in anyway. I don’t feel like much consequence is going to come from this suicide mission, which is probably one of the worst thing you could say about such a story. The line work is great but at the same time never does anything to amaze you, but maybe it would look better if the colors weren’t so depressing.

  • 40

    Finally back with Marvel to write a Spidey title, Christopher Priest’s highly anticipated return ends up falling flat. Tying into the larger Spider-Geddon event happening right now, Spider-Force #1 often times felt quite convoluted as an ensemble cast of web-slinging characters — each with nearly the same skill set — travels from Earth to Earth. I’m sure there are plenty of readers out there that will find another Spidey book intriguing, but this just isn’t my cup of tea.

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