Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man V2 #8
Marvel Comics (January 2011)WRITER: Paul Tobin PENCILER: Rob Di Salvo INKER: Terry Pallot COLORS: Sotocolor LETTERER: Dave Sharpe COVER: Patrick Scherberger & Edgar Delgado
Peter has two concerns this issue: a new secret identity and Chat’s sister. Thinking that his Spider-Man persona is not a fan favorite, he tries a new identity as he tracks down a third concern, an arsonist with superpowers. With help from Chat and Emma/The Silencer, Spidey is able to take Cinder down, but what about Chat’s sister? Emma solves that problem.
What they got right: I like the subplot about Peter trying to come up with a new identity that doesn’t come with Spider-Man’s “baggage”, and Emma using her powers to battle evil is nice to see. The chemistry between Peter and Chat is good and I like the “Mace” costume design.
What they got wrong: The cover is kind of bland and the other subplot with Chat’s sister is really unnecessary and really goes nowhere. It’s resolved in a way that makes the entire subplot pointless. I would rather have had more time on the “Mace” and “Cinder” plots, especially Cinder which should have been the main plot of the story. It just makes trying to fit too much into too small a space.
Recommendation: They should have focused more on the villain and less on Mace (and not at all with Chat’s sister), but it was still a good read.
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