Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 Review: Come On Ride That Train

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Is Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 the scariest Marvel book ever, as promised on the cover? We find out as we delve into the new book from Saladin Ahmed and Juan Ferreyra.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 Review:

Peter Parker wakes up one more and nobody remembers him. Even worse than that, he’s stuck on a monster-filled subway ride (aka a regular subway ride in New York City). So is it the scariest Marvel comic of all time?

The three hosts of the show thought they may have oversold it a bit, but they enjoyed the comic anyway. Pete LePage thought the art was “really impressive… Artistically, it’s quite an achievement.”

Zalben noted that an actually scary Spider-Man book is the classic graphic novel Spider-Man: Hooky. But this book is closer to “If you took Peter Parker and threw him in The Goon, is what it feels like.”

The reviewer also lamented that the story isn’t a done-in-one, Tales From The Crypt style story. “I’d be up for six creepy tales involving Peter Parker,” Zalben said.

Justin Tyler was also surprised the story is continuing, but in particular, thought the subway scenes were “well done… drawn in a way that was… creepy.” He also thought it sustained that tone, which “is really hard to do with a jumpscare style reveal that we have in this issue… I’m not saying it was the scariest thing in the world, but I thought they lived up to the cover enough for my taste.”

Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 Official Synopsis:

Terror continues for the Web-Slinger! After a fight with SPIDER-CIDE, Spider-Man gets taken on the most terrifying ride of his life. If you think you’ve already read the scariest Spider-Man story ever, you may stand corrected after this one!

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