Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense is on overdrive. It’s driving him insane. And Electro has always been one to listen when opportunity knocks…
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AIPTSpider-Man #9 continues to show that Slott and Bagley have the best handle on Spider-Man at Marvel right now. From the complicated family life to the zip-pow ideas and great art, there are tons to love in this series.
Comic WatchSpider-Man #9 is a continued return to familarity, but not quite form. Hidden within the nostalgic writing and visual stylings of Dan Slott and Mark Bagley is a fun, down to earth Spidey tale that hits on well-missed characters notes in a particularly strong and conceited way.
ComicBook.comDan Slott and Mark Bagley's Spider-Man has succeeded in capturing the tone of a classic Spider-Man adventure, with the artwork dialogue, and premise coming together beautifully at times. There are other times however where the book's tone and dialogue shift from classic to dated, and while Spider-Man #9 has plenty of stellar moments, the ever shifting balance of those two tones can't help but take you out of the story. For instance, Electro absolutely shines in every scene he's in, and early conversations between Peter and Norman Osborne are a delight as well. The core concept of an all encompassing spider-sense really clicks in the book's second half, with Slott finding fresh new ways to explore the concept while also starting to work in Spider-Boy in a significant way. The main issue though is the dinner sequence, which takes up major page real estate while not moving any of those narratives further in a substantial way. Coupled with some awkward dialogue, the issue is unfortunately hit and miss, and there aren't enough hits to complete ignore the misses. Hopefully, Spider-Man #10 can get back on track, because when the book is clicking, there's quite a bit to love.