Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Guillermo Sanna
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: A twisted, tragic tale from Spidey’s past will find a connection to the horror awaiting him in the future.
The tragic life of Detective Stan Carter is revealed as the man himself relives the tragedies that turned him into a costumed vigilante meeting out his own brand of violent justice. As he recalls the people who made him the man he became, the events that brought him to his fate are laid out and become clearer the more he remembers them.
After Stan discovers the tragic truth about where he is and what brought him there, Kindred arrives to give the vigilante known as the Sin Eater a gift and point him in a direction that will bring him face to face with Spider-Man again.
The Story: A dark, serious story that is laid out really well by Nick Spencer. The plot is tragic and engaging both in its characters as well as its tone. It’s a slow build of a nightmare and that is what makes it work. You don’t know what’s going to happen next, you when Kindred is revealed, you get the sense that something dark and menacing is coming for Peter’s world and there might be no stopping it.
The Art: Guillermo Sanna does an excellent job with the art in this issue. Spider-Man’s adventures are usually bright and full of details, this story called for a sense of darkness and foreboding that Sanna’s art brings to each panel right up to the dark ending.