Web of Spider-Man #103
Issue(s): Web of Spider-Man #103
So what's going on? Oh, this again.
I should be thrilled about a full scale war between Marvel super-heroes and villains in New York City. But the pacing, and the sheer length, has killed it.
We don't get the Avengers or the FF or SHIELD or even Daredevil, but we do get Nightwatch.
Quality Rating: D
Crossover: Maximum Carnage
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showAunt May, Black Cat, Captain America, Carnage Symbiote, Cletus Kasady (Carnage), Cloak, Deathlok (Michael Collins), Demogoblin, Doppelganger, Eddie Brock (Venom), Firestar, Flash Thompson, Iron Fist, Liz Allan, Mary Jane Watson, Mary Parker Duplicate, Molten Man, Morbius, Nightwatch, Normie Osborn, Richard Parker Duplicate, Shriek, Spider-Man, Venom Symbiote
And there's Nightwatch. My mistake.
Posted by: mquinn1976 | October 26, 2016 3:26 PM
Fnord, it's interesting that you note that your lack of enthusiasm comes in part from your realization that these events would have no lasting repercussions for the Marvel Universe... That's the feeling I've had when reading some of Marvel events from the last few years. For instance, world-wide destruction was happening during "Fear Itself" - and did it matter in the long run? No. Similarly, New York got destroyed during "Infinity" - and, again, did it matter? Not at all.
Superhero comics need to cut down on this kind of catastrophes that have no lasting repercussions - otherwise, the stories have no weight whatsoever...
Posted by: Piotr W | October 26, 2016 4:10 PM
I absolutely agree with that. That ruined my enjoyment of the Infinity trilogy of the 90's. Good stories but it had no effect on the MU. This is the same shlock
Posted by: mquinn1976 | October 26, 2016 4:14 PM
Why weren't the Punisher & Ghost Rider featured? They're usually the go-to guest stars.
Posted by: clyde | October 26, 2016 4:18 PM
I think their agents negotiated a brief hiatus.
Posted by: mquinn1976 | October 26, 2016 4:22 PM
I was going to ask that too, but I was going to wait for the end to verify that Punisher, Ghost Rider and Wolverine never appeared.
Posted by: ChrisW | October 26, 2016 4:34 PM
@Clyde: The reason the Punisher didn't appear in this crossover is that the instant he showed up he would have just shot Carnage dead on the spot, not spent 14 chapters uselessly equivocating over the morality of lethal force :P
Posted by: Ben Herman | October 26, 2016 7:00 PM
No, Spider-Man would have spent 14 issues stopping him from killing Carnage alongside Venom while uselessly equivocating over the morality of lethal force :D
Posted by: Morgan Wick | October 26, 2016 9:09 PM
Not if Garth Ennis wrote it! Of course, if Garth Ennis had his way, we'd probably gte a comic book where the Punisher killed Galactus :P
Posted by: Ben Herman | October 26, 2016 10:17 PM
Nightwatch is the only Spider-Man ally who fought in this crossover not to get an appearance in the Maximum Carnage video game. Can't imagine why such a compelling and unique character was left out.
Posted by: Mortificator | October 29, 2016 3:19 AM
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