This stand alone issue of Web of Spider-Man tries to give a new spin on the Shocker. However it’s so insecure about its story that it splits the cover between that and the prologue for the next issue, and throws in a more EXTREME hero than Spidey for good measure. I brought along my friend Sean McFeeley for this one to help unpack this one full story, one story prologue and one of the most random interludes I’ve ever seen in a comic book.
Listen to Episode 5: Web of Spider-Man #109.
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And now here are your choice page samplings of this book from the issue, with the main story written by Joey Cavalieri and art by Rurik Tyler. The secondary story was written by Terry Kavanagh with art by Alex Saviuk, who also did the cover art.
Introducing: the Night Monologuer!
Look at that last panel an try not thinking “I’m a sad pineapple.” I challenge you!
Gaze into my breasts!
Here it is! The EPIC showdown promised by the cover that will go down as one of the all time- oh, it’s over.
And while Sean might not have had anything to plug I DO want to bring your attention to Erica Dreisbach, who was generous enough to compose the brand new 90s Comics Retrial theme music that you heard at the beginning and end of this episode. You can find more of her work at her website right here.
Finally, we’ll end this post with the vital design tips that we all know were the REAL selling point of any Spidey story.
Better Homes and Webbing.