Review: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #308


The Sandman returns in a more solemn issue of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. Read on for our spoiler-filled review.

Peter Parker and his friends have been pretty busy recently. They’ve had to travel back in time, team up with their past selves, travel back to a very distorted future, get back to their own future and stop the Vedomi. Yeah, I would call that “pretty busy.”

This issue’s story was a major turn from the suspenseful action that has been going on in Spidey’s life recently. Instead of fighting a super villain or traveling through time, Spider-Man’s here to help ex-villain, Flint Marko (aka Sandman) not be alone in his supposed last moments.

A beach boy

Flint turns up in the city, not being able to control his ability to manipulate sand. He’s not trying to hurt anyone, so he is taken to the hospital, where Peter, wearing his Spider-Man mask, visits him. Spidey gives him the choice to go anywhere he wants, and he ends up taking Sandman to the beach, where most of his best childhood memories took place.

C-. . Chip Zdarsky, Chris Bachalo, Townsend, Vey, Faucher, Livesay, VC’s Travis Lanham. . Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #308

Spider-Man offers to reveal his identity to Flint, but he declines, as he’s always seen him as just “Spider-Man” and no one else. He thanks Spidey for not leaving him alone, before evaporating into tiny pieces of sand. Throughout this comic, Sandman experiences some sort of flashbacks where he sees himself as an alien that apears to be made of glass. Soon, this unknown person starts to talk to Flint through his head, before stating that since Flint’s life is over, it’s his turn.

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I thought that this issue wasn’t terrible, but it definitely wasn’t even in my top favorite Spectacular Spider-Man issues. I liked how they brought Sandman back and the mystery of who the man made of crystal is, as well as the emotional intensity of this comic. I feel like it was a little too focused on Sandman and not Spider-Man, which made it seem a little slower to me as Sandman is not one of my favorite characters. However, as Chip Zdarsky is leaving this series soon, I’m sure he’ll end his run with something amazing!