Thursday, October 10, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #4

Writer: Robert Rodi
Penciler: Michael del Mundo
Inker: Michael del Mundo
Colorists: Michael del Mundo and Marco D'Alfonso
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 9th, 2013

Well, I liked this issue a bit more than the last but it wasn't anything incredible. I am definitely missing Chris Yost's work on this book because the writing that Rodi is doing just feels too uneven. The first issue seemed to just trudge along while this second issue seemed to rush the conclusion. It also made it insanely hard to care about Fulmina because she came out of no where, her abilities weren't ever really explained and she was just there. It was also a little difficult to tell that if in the end she even survived or not.

There were a few things that were done well in this issue. First, I liked how it dived into some elements that helped create the Superior Spider-Man. I enjoyed how Otto forced Fulmina into his own mind to prove his point and even mentioned how he used to have a passenger so this was nothing new. There was also a cool moment where Fulmina tried to strike Spidey and there was an after-image of Otto.

The one thing about the book that does stand out, is the art. Mundo really seems to have a grasp of Spidey and his world so he is able to bring the pages to life. As mentioned before, the mind sequence was a fun moment and it was more enjoyable by the way Mundo put everything together.

The last thing that needs to be mentioned is that the connection to Infinity in this book is nominal at best. Yes, there are aliens attacking the Earth, but that is all. The fact that Thanos is on the cover seems to be false advertising let alone the fact that it touts the Infinity banner. Oh well, this arc is complete. We are moving into the Superior Six arc next issue and Chris Yost is back behind the wheel. I am sure he will bring me back into this title that I normally enjoy quite a bit.

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