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Spider-Verse #6

Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ze Carlos
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Maturity Rating: T
Release Date: March 4th, 2020

Spider-Verse #6 wraps up the miniseries series with a bang, and a potential promise to revisit the multiverse for another round of adventures.

 

An Epic Finale in Spider-Verse #6

All good things must come to an end, and the end is certainly here with Spider-Verse #6. This issue wraps up the miniseries and, along with it, Miles’ quest to save the Web of Life. This has been a brilliant and fun quest. It’s really given Miles a chance to shine in the context of the much larger universe that is Spider-Verse.

Throughout this entire series, Miles has been flung from one universe to the next, all in the hopes of mending the wounds of the Web of Life. But solving those moments hasn’t solved the bigger problem: whatever is creating the pain and chaos.

Spider-Verse #6 (Marvel Comics) cover by Dave Rapoza
Spider-Verse #6 (Marvel Comics) cover by Dave Rapoza

One highlight of this series (besides the obvious) is the amount of attention given to the fans. Each and every issue concluded with the inclusion of several fan-made Spidersonas. That is to say, Spider-oriented characters designed by the fans. It’s a sweet touch. One that also allowed us to see some of the cool characters out there.

Writing

It’s hard to believe that this miniseries is over already; yet, I have to admit that Jed MacKay did a fantastic job wrapping up the plot. With a few surprises thrown here and there, of course. After all, we really had no idea what was going to be in store for Spider-Verse #6.

As with any dramatic conclusion to a Spider-Verse series, this issue brings with it dozens upon dozens of Spidersonas. It’s always so much fun to see so many characters interact. And obviously, it’s even more fun to see what new variants are going to make an appearance. This plot was no exception, proving to be fun and interesting all at the same time.

That isn’t to say that it wasn’t an issue full of tension. There certainly were some dark and worrying moments. It’s more accurate to say that this issue was perfectly balanced. The dark and the light complemented one another.

The conclusion to this issue was sweet—but it also left the door open for more. Fans always love seeing something such as “never the end”, rather than “the end”. Especially for these larger plots with endless potential. Therefore, it was a nice touch, and the perfect ending (not ending).

Art

Spider-Verse #6 was a fun and brilliant issue, both in regards to the writing, and the artwork. It must be such a challenge to portray so many characters at once. A blast, I’m sure, but still a challenge. Yet that was done here, and it was done well.

There was honestly so much to look at in this issue, and even more to appreciate. There’s one element, in particular, that is noteworthy, but hard to mention without including a major spoiler. Let’s just say that the visualization of certain elements was intriguing, and I look forward to seeing more along that vein.

All of the credit for the intense and fun visuals should go to the artists behind it all. Ze Carlos was the lead artist, with Chris Sotomayor providing the coloring, and VC’s Joe Sabino covering the lettering. Together they created something truly memorable (and entertaining!).

Conclusion

Spider-Verse #6 was an entertaining conclusion to a series full of dynamic and interesting moments. I personally really love that they left the door open to do more plots in this vein, especially considering some of the new developments they’ve begun to hint at.

Regardless of whether we see more or not, I really enjoyed this miniseries. From start to finish it was something unique and memorable, giving Miles Morales a chance to really show us what he’s worth in the multiverse.


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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