Peter Parker finds himself in the most terrifying haunted house possible. Who took Peter’s powers? Who took Peter’s friends and family? Who stands the best chance at taking Spider-Man down PERMANENTLY?!
The Comicbook DispatchDan Slott’s recent series freed Peter from Spider-Man duties, which allowed him to devote more time to his family and career. By stripping away his spider powers and identity, Saladin Ahmed frees Peter from any responsibility to himself and others. Yet even while fighting for his life in Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #2, Peter grasps opportunities to help others.
ComicBook.comSpine-Tingling Spider-Man's debut was an unexpected delight, with writer Saladin Ahmed kicking things off with Juan Ferreyra's stunning twist on classic Spidey and then twisting that classic scenario into the frightening landscape that Peter is now desperately trying to escape. That shift isn't really present in Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #2, as things just go from bad to worse as Peter makes his way through this haunting and mysterious world. The questions continue to mount and the stakes continue to rise, and the sense of isolation permeates the book as things move along. One of the biggest shocks happens relatively early on, shaking up your perception of what can happen as Peter moves forward. The end does seem to move into predictable territory, though the journey there is far from typical, so hopefully more twists are coming in issue #3. If the series can continue to subvert expectations, Spine-Tingling Spider-Man will thrive, so while I enjoyed the debut more, the series is still on the right track.