Web of Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #73

 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Kerry Wilkinson (E-Mail)

Story 'Head Quest'

  Web of Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #73
Summary: Human Torch, Namor Cameo, Headmen
Arc: Part 1 of 'Art Attack' (1-2-3-4)
Editor: Jim Salicrup
Writer: John Byrne
Pencils: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Keith Williams
Cover Art: Alex Saviuk

MJ and Pete are at an art exhibition with Kristy, Aunt May and her new 'bit of rough' Mr Lumpkin. Actually Lumpkin is just her mailman. A blind girl Alicia – who is married to Johnny Storm - has made a sculpture of the Fantastic Four. Namor (The Sub Mariner) turns up and Alicia shows him the sculpture she has made of him.

The party is interrupted by some big Gorilla-type thing bursting through a wall. Big gorilla-type creatures lurching through a wall at an art exhibition to tend to put a dampener on things, I guess. For some reason, this guy, called Nagan, is looking for Spider-Man. After a quick clothes switcheroo, Pete gives him what he wants.

Next, this other guy – Ruby – shows up. He has an extendable neck and arms … like you do, I guess. There's also this other guy with a floppy neck. The three of them go after Spidey. Johnny Storm isn't much use, by the way. These three weirdoes are apparently some characters from She-Hulk.

After much confusion and a lot of pages that all look strikingly similar, Spider-Man and Johnny Storm eventually web up the bad guys.

Overall Rating

Crossovers do not a story make, and there's not much else to work with. This ain't good stuff. But we've just begun, there's three more issue to go!

 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Kerry Wilkinson (E-Mail)