Written by Dan Slott
Art by Mark Bagley
Inks by John Dell and Andrew Hennessy
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Peter’s inability to save a life will drive him to a dangerous decision.
A building is on fire and rescuers are unable to reach some of the residents. Spider-Man saves as many people as he can, but one person dies and Peter takes the loss personally. Unable to deal with both that loss and the recent loss of his alternate world and family, Peter decides to conduct an experiment that will boost his spider sense.
At the same time, Electro has a plan to make some big money and proceeds to put it into motion while Spider-Boy struggles to find his way in a world where he never existed. A world where he knows Peter’s plan is going to lead to more danger for him.
The Story: Slott crafts an interesting story that speaks to everything that is engaging about Spider-Man as a character and the tragic personal nature of his need for responsibility. The story has some great action and I enjoyed the fact that Peter’s need to save everyone leads him to make some desperate and dangerous choices. It’s going to be interesting to see where the story goes next.
The Art: Bagley delivers some thrilling and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The imagery is fun, bright and visually thrilling.