REVIEW: ‘Marvel Action: Spider-Man,’ Issue #3

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Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 is published by IDW Comics, written by Delilah S. Dawson, with standard cover art by Fico Ossio, alternate cover art by Nick Roche and Josh Burcham, edited by Denton J. Tipton, with artwork by Fico Ossio, colors by Ronda Pattison, and lettering by Shawn Lee.

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 focuses on the team having to thwart a possible epidemic that could be unleashed on the city. The trio of Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacey join forces to help prevent that but also encounter one of the most iconic villains in the Spider-Man universe.

The dialogue in Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 is really believable as it perfectly fits the tone in which Spider-Man is known for including really corny quips and one-liners, and the whole team seems to share that “talent.” Due to this, some of the dialogue does come off as very cheesy, but since they’re all young, smart, and awkward superheroes, it’s naturally fitting for this to happen. I did like that each character felt unique but also shared some similarities as well.

Peter, Miles, and Gwen are quite a good team. They seem to be able to work with each other without any type of clashing for leadership. They also seemingly understand science very well and when it feels more like family than strangers. Also, it’s nice that they have Peter being around the same age as Gwen and Miles. This helps to keep them on the same plateau compared to Peter being an adult, like in the Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse movie, where the chemistry was a bit weirder and forced until later on in the movie.

The overall plot of the issue was very easy to follow but the pacing could’ve been a little slower. Some of the scenes could’ve been a little more fleshed out to give a more impactful feel to the trio being heroes. Even with that said, the story as a whole was quite easy to understand and enjoy.

Ossio’s art is amazing. It has that perfect Spider-Man vibe that I enjoy a lot. The main villain is drawn as well as the trio. However, I did at times not like how Spider-Gwen’s hood would be drawn because it made her head and neck look very weird. But, the amount of content within each panel is amazing.

Pattison did an amazing job with the coloring. The saturation of colors is simply spectacular.  The colors are vibrant and full where they need to be. The detail on even minor aspects in the actions sequences is colored very well. All of this made the scenes even more believable.

The lettering which is handled by, Shawn Lee, is pretty good. I do wish it was written a little bigger as the panels have a lot of space to accommodate that. Even with that minor issue, the lettering was done well where I could follow the story without issue. The pages didn’t feel cluttered at all with the bubbles and though I wish they were bigger, it flowed well within the panels. I also do enjoy how the internal thoughts are done, they’re squared and have the colors of the costume as a drop shadow.

Overall, Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 was a fun read. I would recommend fans of Spider-Man and fans of Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse to check this out as it features Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacey protecting the city from evil. The dialogue is genuine and the story enjoyable, with a solid cliffhanger, that does have you excited to see what will happen in the next issue.

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 is available everywhere comics are sold now.

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TL;DR

Overall, Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3 was a fun read.