Review Shooter: Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6
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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Adam Kubert
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6 concludes the time-traveling adventures of Spider-Man and (you guessed it) Wolverine.
I don’t think there could have been a better ending to this book. It’s kind of a much smaller tale than the other issues in the mini, but for a conclusion, it works well. Plot wise, and this is something I like about time travel in general, we get to references to the events that our heroes have witnessed in the past, and see the start of a chain of events that leads to the futures we see in the book, which was really awesome from the point of view of someone who thinks about time travel a lot. This story has been a blast to follow, and this issue is no exception. Anyway, moving on, I don’t want to ruin the specific circumstances, but we also get to see some really touching moments between Spidey & Wolverine, and Spidey and a love interest, which help the end leave you with a bittersweet taste in your mouth.
The moments of real emotion, like the before mentioned stuff, wouldn’t work nearly as effectively if we didn’t have someone as talented as Jason Aaron writing the book. The man clearly knows how to make you care about his characters and get you invested enough in a new romance to care about the outcome of it. I tip my hat to this fine gentleman for telling an awesome tale with real emotion.
On the art front, the ever awesome Adam Kubert continues his streak of great work on this book. Much like Aaron’s writing gets you invested; the detail in Kubert’s art does a fantastic job of making you care. Plus the dude is just an all around great artist, even on the pages that don’t need/ use emotion.
New Reader Accessibility Rating: 1. As fantastic as this book is, I find it hard to recommend if you haven’t been following it for at least a couple of issues. I highly recommend checking the whole mini-series out, but since issue one came out last May, I doubt you’ll find all the issues so I advise waiting a month or so for the trade.
Recommendation: BUY IT if you’ve been following the book for a couple of issues (at least) or TRADE WAIT so you can get the full story and have a blast reading it.