Sinister War #4
Written by Ed Brisson and Nick Spencer
Art by Mark Bagley, Dio Neves and Marcelo Ferreira
Inks by Andrew Hennessy, Andy Owens, Dio Neves and Marcelo Ferriera
Colors by Brian Reber and Andrew Crossley
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Spider-Man faces off against an army of villains and not everyone will make it out alive.
With the odds against him, Spider-Man is on the run from an army of his villains including some he can barely remember facing before. With each attack and hit, Kindred watches Peter fight for his life and look for an escape. When the opportunity to hide and regroup arises, Spider-Man finds himself surrounded by villains led by Morlun who can sniff him out. When the creature tries to end Peter once and for all, an unexpected assist saves Spidey, but at a cost. Seeing the sacrifice, some of the villains decide that Kindred’s deal isn’t worth it and fight with Spider-Man.
As Kindred seethes at his opportunity to kill Peter slips away, Doctor Octopus sits back and watches the villains fight it out as he forms a plan of his own. One that will make Kindred’s deal null and void. As things get darker for the webslinger, two beings watch the events with opposing hopes for the outcome.
The Story: Brisson and Spencer bring this story to a satisfying close. There weren’t any really big events or reveals in the story, but the surprise moments were entertaining and unexpected. The tension throughout the story serves it well and I hope that this arc ends with the same intensity and emotion. A satisfying story from start to finish that did a good job of making Spidey’s influence mean something.
The Art: All three artists bring great energy, drama and action together on every page. There are some emotional moments that come across great visually and I enjoyed how all the styles meshed with and complemented each other.