erich's Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1 - Women Love Him, Men Want To Be Him review

Venom has seen better days

This book is so weak on so many levels i feel like marvel released it just because spider-man hasn't had a "dark" tile yet.  The story is about the same as any other Venom story.  He kills someone and the eats them (just an arm this time). Norman Osborne has the exact same angry boss roll as in Dark Reign: Hawkeye.  There is a lame new character named the "Redeemer".  All in all, poorly written.
1 out of 5 for writing

Then...there's the artwork.  I have never been a fan of Chris Bachalo but this is his worst. It's not that the book is poorly drawn, Bachalo is very talented. The problem is the vision.  Sometimes the close-ups are so disorientingly close that it's just a panel of color and shapes.  The people are so caricature-y that i feel like it belongs on the editorial page of the newspaper. I know that's his style but it's irritating!  Trey Parker and Matt Stone have a specific style but they don't put it in major comic book titles! And what's with everybody spitting bubbles when they talk?  There's always bubbles floating around in his artwork!!!
 0 out of 5 for art

OVERALL  ½ out of 5

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