Really busy right now so a short review from me..
I read so many Spider-Man comics as a kid, was a big fan, homemade Spider-Man costume one Halloween and everything. When they came out with this web shooter in the mid-'70s, I begged my parents to buy me one. Pleaded for one! In K-Mart!
They said no, dammit. No?! But then I found a five dollar bill on the floor in the books aisle (romance section) as I wandered up and down the aisles cursing them and their penuriousness. My father was a God-fearin' man, and he said to take that money and buy that web shooter was to make a deal with the Devil. I said I'd call that a bargain. The best I ever had! Web shooters! Take that, Faust!
At some point though, I just burned out on the sheer number of robberies foiled, hoods webbed up, JJJ apoplectic fits, and girl troubles. And Spider-Man is one of those characters where I'm too invested in the books I read as a kid--in my case the '60s and '70s, also heavily influenced by the 1967-1970 cartoon run which I still love and own the DVD set of the complete episodes. Those Ditko issues, those John Romita issues. Early Marvel Team Up. I love those.
Dan Slott bores me a little once again here, but I think the Spider Island idea would make a fun cartoon. Dan Slott should write cartoons. Caselli does a decent job here, hopefully the dynamic style will work well with a city full of webs and web-slingers. (Hate the FF suit though. There's no reason for a group as currently diverse as the Future Foundation to dress alike anyway, and the new designs are el sucko.) Slott's writing just drags for me, I don't mean to be rude about it, he's just not my cup of tea. I will be buying the Cloak & Dagger tie-in issues though, out of fondness for the characters.
Good but not great, I can see how this might go either way, fun or lame.6.75