Comic Book Review 25 - Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Digital Comic #1

With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 web-slinging his way to the top of the box office, I felt it only appropriate to review and discuss the official prelude comic book tie-in to the Web-Head’s big new adventure. This digital exclusive is presented in Marvel’s “infinite comics” format, for a widescreen reading experience. So THWIP on over with your Friendly Neighborhood Review-Guy, and check out Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Digital Comic #1.

Peter & Gwen

Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Digital Comic #1 is a $2.99 digital exclusive comic book, published by Marvel Comics, and originally released on April 9, 2014. The issue is written by Tom Cohen, featuring art by Andrea Di Vito and storyboards by Daniel Govar, with colors by Laura Villari, and letters by VC’s Joe Sabino. This comic was also a digital exclusive release.

The events of this issue take place between The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The story opens with Peter Parker perched atop a building looking forward to a night of action as Spider-Man and forgetting study dates with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacey. Once Spidey is on patrol, he comes across some hoods loading up stolen boxes into a van. After quick work of them, he gets a tip on some Russians making a larger raid on a warehouse in Brooklyn. When our hero arrives at the warehouse, he makes quick work of the men on the outside before heading into the building to take down the rest of the gang. I won’t give away one of the biggest set pieces of the issue, but long story short, Spidey gets his costume torn to shreds while stopping the last of the bad guys. On the train home, Peter has an idea, the results of which you get to see on full display in the new movie. The writing was good, and the dialogue between Peter and Gwen felt natural. Spider-Man was his usual web thwippin’ fast quippin’ self.

Off to the art department! Mr. Andrea De Vito handles the art duties competently. No doubt, aided by the story boards by Daniel Govar, the action and visuals have a nice flow to them. One minor knock, for me, was that he did not make Gwen Stacey and Peter Parker didn’t look more like Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. The color work by Laura Villari is damn good. She helps add great depth and definition to the art, and I loved the touch of adding the grid pattern in Spidey’s suit throughout, so it looks like how it does in the movie.

Overall, I liked Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Digital Comic #1. It’s really cool that Marvel is using these prelude and tie-in comics for the movies, not just to tell a comic book story with the movie versions of the characters, but also to fill in minor tidbits and answer minor questions, such as - where was War Machine during Avengers or what happened to Spidey’s suit from the first Amazing Spider-Man. If you are a fan of the films, it really gives you a real reason to want to read the tie-in comics. The infinite comics format is a great fit for these movie tie-ins; I like to call them “widescreen comics”.

I give Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Digital Comic #1 3 Long-boxes out of 4.


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