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It’s the penultimate chapter of the Sitting in a Tree crossover event, this time with even more dimension hopping shenanigans.

Spider-Man #14 (Marvel Comics)

Observations

  • Hate to admit it, but I’m on Ganke’s side with regards to the desired info, here.
  • “…y’ever been flushed down a toilet?”
  • Gwen’s frustration with her dimensional teleporter feels eerily similar to how I often feel about my phone.


Get bent, Siri…

  • Argh! Random flashback!
  • New fighting move: Dimensional Jumping Roundhouse Kick.
  • Hey! It’s that guy!
  • Oh man! Throwback to one of my favorite Marvel events/universes ever…
  • …I might like this one even more, though.
  • Oh, c’mon.

The Verdict

I was ready to completely love this issue until the very end. The last page could end up being a brilliant springboard for a great ending, but it could also just as easily undo a lot of the great narrative work that came before it.

And even though the chemistry between Miles and Gwen continues to be great, I’m not entirely sure how we’re going to end up at the wonderful point where the series began—especially when you take into account the way one of the dimensions they visit suggests that it might (MIGHT) all end up being for show…which would make me very sad.

That being said, the art and dialogue is still superb. It was a real treat to see Sara Pichelli various corners of the Marvel multiverse, particularly one that will be near and dear to the hearts of folks who read a lot of early Ultimate Universe titles.

Let’s hope the last act of the story Miles is telling his roommates provides them—and us—with a conclusion as enjoyable as the rest of the narrative has been.

Spider-Man #14
Is it good?
A fun romp through multiple dimensions is soured a bit by an ending that threatens to undo the previously wonderful narrative.
The dialogue and chemistry between Miles and Gwen is great.
Sara Pichelli's artwork is fantastic, particularly in regards to how she takes us through various dimensions.
The last page could end up being a brilliant springboard for a great ending, but it could also just as easily undo a lot of the great narrative work that came before it.
And even though the chemistry between Miles and Gwen continues to be great, I’m not entirely sure how we’re going to end up at the wonderful point where the series began—especially when you take into account the way one of the dimensions they visit suggests that it might (MIGHT) all end up being for show.
7
Good
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