Monday, July 31, 2017

[Comic Book Review] Spider-Man: Family Business by Mark Waid, James Robinson, and Gabriele Dell'Otto

Someone has Spider-Man in their crosshairs and the only person in the Marvel Universe who can save him is Peter Parker's sister?! As the web-slinger meets family he never knew, will she end up becoming his greatest ally or the one who damns him? And what does the Kingpin have to do with it?



This is a relatively short comic so I suspect that my review will also be short. Overall, I enjoyed some of the plot and dialogue from this comic but a lot of it had me really bored.

I loved the art and I think it was the best part of the whole volume. It's super striking and at times vibrant. Like I say with most of the art I love from comics or graphic novels, I wish I could frame some of these panels with how gorgeous they are.

The idea of Peter Parker having a sister was cool, I was a bit bummed we got like 90% Peter Parker with family drama and like 10% snarky fun Spider-Man. The family aspect dragged on and some of the plot got muddled. I felt myself going in and out of concentration, which meant a lot of re-reading pages and it taking me a long time (for a comic) to finish. The writing didn't really keep me hooked, I kind of felt uninterested throughout most of it.

Overall, if you're a Spider-Man fan and you want to read something new I say give it a try. Unfortunately it wasn't for me, but I love reading Spider-Man comics and there are enough of them out there that I will find others that are more up my ally.

Thanks for reading!