Marvel Comics and Amazing Spider-Man #18 Spoilers and Review follows.
HUGE Dark Web Event Turning Point!
What To Expect.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
ZEB WELLS (W) • ED McGUINNESS (A) • COVER BY JOHN ROMITA JR.
Classic Homage Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS
As if the normal run-of-the-mill demons of Limbo weren’t enough…
Spider-Man finds himself facing a small army of demonized versions of his rogues’ gallery!
Can he make it home to stop Chasm and the Goblin Queen?!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
In addition the main cover and solicitation above the title has a few variant covers below.
Amazing Spider-Man #18 Spoilers and Review.
ASM #18 picks up directly from where Dark Web: X-Men #3 (of 3) left off (full spoilers here).
Madelyne Pryor aka the Goblin Queen and a clone X-Men’s Jean Grey has had a change of heart and no longer wishes to causes harm to humanity.
She advises her partner Ben Reilly aka Chasm fka Scarlet Spider and a clone of Peter Parker the Amazing Spider-Man that she’s out.
His girlfriend Janine Godbe aka Hallows’ Eve sees this as her and Ben being alone again.
She uses her new found super-powers, from the Goblin Queen, to steal her scythe.
She is gives it to Ben who begins the new Goblin King or as he’d like to called King Chasm.
Elsewhere, Peter Parker the Amazing Spider-Man, with Rek-Rep, continue to tangle with the demons of the Insidious Six.
There skirmish is interrupted by the new amped up Chasm and Hallows’ Eve.
However, Spider-Man and Rek-Rep are no match for this twosome.
They all leace Limbo headed back to NYC.
That allows Spider-Man and Rek-Rep to meet up with the one-time Goblin Queen and the X-Men.
Looks like its team-up time.
Only two more issues to go for this event per the Dark Web checklist with both on shelves next week.
The strength of this issue, as has the previous ASM issues for Dark Web, has been the pencils of Ed McGuinness. However, its nice to see that at least one of the Dark Web tie-ins (the 3-part Dark Web: X-Men) was actually relevant to main story. Lots of action and emotion in this issue. I’m saddened by the trauma Ben Reilly is experiencing, but hoping Chasm will get onto a redemption story. Intrigued by the final two parts of the Dark Web event. 7.5 out of 10.