Review: Marvel Action: Spider-Man No. 1 is a new take


Marvel Action: Spider-Man No. 1 provides a new take on Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy and it makes for a fun all-ages comic.

There are spoilers ahead for Marvel Action: Spider-Man No.1. 

Marvel Action: Spider-Man No. 1 kicks off the IDW and Marvel collaboration on an all-ages comic. Delilah S. Dawson is leading the charge as the writer on the series with Fico Ossio on art and Ronda Pattison on colors. The story is one that is easy to jump right into, making it a great comic for anyone who might be new to these characters.

I’m not typically reading all-ages comics, but when it comes to Spider-Man, I’ll read whatever they throw out there. Some all-ages comics can be enjoyable for fans of any kind and that’s how I feel about this new series. We’re only one issue deep, but it’s a solid start.

Right off the bat, we know that Peter and Miles both have powers in this series. Miles is out of costume when he uses his, though. It’s not clear just yet if this Gwen Stacy is meant to be the one who has powers from Earth-65. She’s more interested in journalism in this first issue and while she isn’t afraid of facing dangerous situations, there’s no sign of her having powers in those moments. However, she is in costume on the cover, so that will likely develop more in future issues.

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The art also fits in well with this series. Fico Ossio has a style that suits an all-ages comic. Ossio’s art is brought to life even more with the coloring by Ronda Pattison. The two of them team up to bring us a good-looking book that gets the fun across even in the imagery.

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While hardcore Spider-Man fans might not like the idea of making these heroes all the same age, this is a good iteration on the story. Miles and Peter might differ more in age in other comics, but this gives them the chance to interact in a different way. It’ll be interesting to see how it continues to play out.

Grade: A