Writer/Co-Inker: Karl Kesel
Penciller: Mike Wieringo
Co-Inker: Gary Martin
Colorist: Joe Rosas
Letterer: Bill Oakley
(Cover Date: April 1996)
Back in 1996, when Marvel and DC got together to give us “DC VVersusMarvel/Marvel Versus DC” the series was so popular that there two companies decided to do something special. They canceled all the books there were going to ship for the last week of April and put out a series of one-shots under the “Amalgam Comics” banner- which saw all their characters merged together and this was something special for the time period. So this week, I’ll be reviewing Spider-Boy # 1
With Spider-Boy, which merges the Post-Crisis Superboy with Spider-Man and the results were just flat-out perfect, especially when you have a stellar creative team like Karl Kesel and Mike Wieringo (R.I.P.) at the helm of this comic. Blending Spider-Man’s history and background, especially with the iconic “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” line along with Superboy’s quest for fame as well as his super-heroics is top-notch entertainment and I even like who Kesel worked in both characters’ experience with Clones (S.B. is a clone of that world’s Peter Parker, who dies in a fierce explosion waking up S.B. who’s in a tube); I also got a kick out of seeing such villains as King Lizard ( A creation of Dr. Curt Connors) and Bizarnage (Bizarro meets Carnage) and the story itself didn’t feel so overcrowded with two villains appearing. And might I add that Mike Wieringo is a master artist! His expressions and sequences are just amazing to look at and he definitely makes the story more enticing. Overall, this is a fun comic too add to your collection.
Next week I’ll review something that caught my eye a few weeks back so be on the lookout for that and I’ll recap the latest happenings at the comic forum this Sunday. Thanks for sticking around and I’ll see you next time, in the meantime, take care & be safe.