Avenging Spider-Man #6

#1 Posted by inferiorego (24714 posts) - - Show Bio

The Good

I never should have thought of this book as "just another on-going Spider-Man title" because it's so much more than that. This series is just as good as Amazing Spider-Man. It should be thought as it's equal, not it's lesser.

What an amazing creative team on this issue! It's written by Greg Rucka and Mark Waid and has Marco Checchetto on art, featuring the colors of Matt Hollingsworth. It's a high quality team on a high quality comic, who could want more?

Checchetto's art is fantastic here. It's perfect sense to put him on this book because he's worked on Amazing Spider-Man, the current Punisher run, and the end of the last Daredevil run. I love the tweaks he made to Daredevil's costume in this issue. A few little creases here and there and obvious places where the suit was sewn together make it so much cooler looking than the traditional spandex. I'm also loving grizzled old Punisher with his gauzed up eye and beard.

Aside from the character designs, the art is so cool. Lots of interesting angles and positioning for each panel, and the individual panels are insanely detailed. On one page, Punisher and his assistant are jumping from a building. Of course, there's great detail in the two characters and the building they're jumping from, but in the background, the moon is large and full, and you even get to see Spider-Man leaning out of a window. Is that needed? Nope. But it adds to the panel and it's nice to see detail like that.

Some great action sequences in this issue has ninjas galore want to get a hold of that Omega drive. The story and the action are balanced perfectly, and the action, itself is incredibly awesome. Each character is balanced and highlighted well, and they all seem to be working together, which is really cool.

The Bad

My only problem is that to continue reading this story, you have to buy Punisher 10 (coming out 4/18/12) and then Daredevil 11 (4/25/12) which is great for people that read all three books, but if you don't, it's a bit annoying. If you don't read Avenging Spider-Man, then you may be pretty ticked that the story will cut into Punisher or Daredevil, depending on what you read. While it's cool to see this creative team all come together, I'd rather see the story contained within a singular book.

The Verdict

Avenging Spider-Man really doesn't Avenge anything, but who cares? This book is awesome. It has a great creative team behind the issue, and the story is a ton of fun. Checchetto does a great job with giving tweaks to a few characters, and his overall artwork is wonderful.

Panel composition and panel set up is cool and refreshing and will keep you interested throughout the issue. There's a lot of great detail within the panels, and you'll love the action sequences.

The only problem I had with the issue is that it's going to run into two other Marvel series which may be a bummer for people not reading Avenging Spider-Man. At the same time, if you want to complete this story, you have to read Punisher and Daredevil.

Overall, I highly recommend this issue, and I'd even suggest picking up Punisher and Daredevil to finish the story.

#2 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

Rucka, Waid, Checchetto, and Hollingsworth definitely made this issue better. Enjoyed every bit of it.

#3 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (889 posts) - - Show Bio

Agree with everything you said, I absolutely loved reading this issue. I follow Punisher, but picked this up since I knew it would be bleeding over in a week, and I'll be picking up Daredevil as well this month.

#4 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Really enjoyed this issue, still slightly annoyed I had to pay $4 for a book I don't follow/care about to get the full story. But the creative team involved certainly makes it sting a little less. This should be a really fun crossover.

#5 Posted by monsterduc (86 posts) - - Show Bio

When it is a creative team as good as this, I will gladly pay an extra few bucks for an issue that I regularily do not get.

#6 Posted by inferiorego (24714 posts) - - Show Bio

@monsterduc said:

When it is a creative team as good as this, I will gladly pay an extra few bucks for an issue that I regularily do not get.


#7 Edited by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonesDeini: Ha I knew you give in and get it lol. Good ol Rucka and Waid

#8 Posted by longbowhunter (7091 posts) - - Show Bio

I already read Punisher and DD monthly so picking this up wasnt that big a hassle. Plus its the crossover I've been wanting to see since the two books launched. Reading this issue made me remember how much I've missed Marc Checchetto on Punisher lately. Good read, looking forward to the next two issues.

#9 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooooo, isn't Omega Effect TM by DC?

#10 Posted by cobra88king8 (345 posts) - - Show Bio

Kind of bothered about the fact that I'm gonna have to remember to pick of DD and Punisher but I'm happy that I'm not gonna have to wait for 3 issues of Avenging to read the whole story.

#11 Posted by sparty-dbq (803 posts) - - Show Bio

You should be reading Punisher and Daredevil anyway. They're both awesome, ESPECIALLY Daredevil.

#12 Posted by mattwing87 (433 posts) - - Show Bio

My 3 favorite Marvel characters together!

#13 Posted by Mokey (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Loving Big Bos-- The Punisher in this.

#14 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

I trade wait all my Marvel comics. I am concerned about how they collect this. Hope I don't have to miss this story because it is collected with stories that I don't want to read. (for example, Venom 6-8 is only being published in the Spider-Island trade)

#15 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Excellent issue and creative team. I loved the change on Daredevil's costume and Punisher's "current" look. But my only gripe, as you mentioned, is that the event isn't situated into one title but separated into three.

Regardless, great review.

#16 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

Love all three of these books and this issue was killer!

#17 Posted by remogunz (15 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome issue and cant wait 2 make the jump to the other books

#18 Posted by deadpool1fanjon (449 posts) - - Show Bio

this was very interesting

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