Spider-Man Unlimited (Vol. 3) #8 (Story 2)

 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Frank Man (E-Mail)


Spider-Man Unlimited is a book with two stories that showcases up-and-coming writers and artists. It's like "Operation Greenlight" for writers and artists. Well not really but kind of.

Starting from Issue 6's "Thug #1" this Spider-man Unlimited book feels more like the Tangled Web stories that hit back in 2000. They've been stories told about Spider-man but from the perspective of other people. Some stories are good, some decent and others bite.

Let's see what we have in store for us with this issue...

Story 'Everything'

Mary Jane is doing a modeling shoot in San Francisco. Peter shows up just as it wraps up. They kiss and began to plan their day together until an earthquake hits. After assuring Peter that she'll be okay he runs off doing the "open shirt" superhero costume change thing. The story narrates how everything was perfect until the earthquake hit and "everything was gone."

Spidey swing into action saving a guy who's painting the Golden gate bridge. When he lands he helps pull a lady out of a car wreck and takes her to the hospital.

The narration goes on to mention that the narrator is named Angela. Just as Spider-man hands the car wreck victim over to the medical staff, Angela is shouting about how her husband went into the building in search of their baby. The building is evacuated and nobody is allowed in. "What floor's the maternity ward?" Spider-man asks as he swings into the hospital with determination.

This is where my review ends. To finish it would take away from the power of the writing. This story needs to be read by anyone who's a fan of Spider-man.

General Comments

I don't understand how they can pair up to Spider-man stories like this. One story was of goofy retardedness and one a masterpiece. It worked out well, I guess. Reading "Fanboyz" ill prepared me for the emotion that was in "Everything".

"Everything" was a beautiful story told with beautiful words and beautiful pictures. I'm not ashamed to say that the last couple of page were read through blurry eyes. In fact, I actually had to put the book down and pick it up again after I had settled down. It must have something to do with my being a parent.

Overall Rating

Five webs. A lovely, lovely story.

 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Frank Man (E-Mail)