If you’re looking for fun, classic, and straightforward, then this is your book. But if you want something more—if you want a book that gets into Spider-Man’s psyche, or explores deeper themes, or pushes the boundaries with art—this isn’t for you.
In the new miniseries ‘Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow,’ writer Chip Zdarsky and team consider: What if Peter Parker had kept the alien costume? Recently, Marvel has been all-symbiotes-all-the-time. But maybe make room on your pull list for one more symbiote story.