Spider-Man Red Sonja #1 Dynamic Forces variant,
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Penciled by MEL RUBI
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The wise-cracking Wall-Crawler collides with the She-Devil with a Sword! Longtime Marvel readers know that these two legends have met before -- but that was just the warm-up! They may be from two different eras, but Spider-Man and Red Sonja have both faced the maniacal mage known as Kulan Gath. Now the sadistic sorcerer makes a play for power that will once again bring these two famous heroes together -- but will it be as friends or foes? Writer Michael Avon Oeming (OMEGA FLIGHT, Red Sonja) and Mel Rubi (Red Sonja) – plus series cover artist Michael Turner (CIVIL WAR) – answer the eternal question: What's better in a fight, the proportional strength and speed of a spider, or cold, hard steel and a chain–mail bikini?
"A de-spoiler, first: Venom isn’t in this issue. If that’s what’d make you buy it, maybe wait ‘til next issue. For those who don’t care about Venom (both of you), picking this up will get you a solid, if unspectacular (uh, no pun intended) Spidey team-up that reads like pretty much every Spidey team-up before it. Michael Avon Oeming does a passable job hitting all the Spidey wisecracks and knows his Kulan Gath backwards and forwards, so the story reads quickly and easily. Too bad the art trips it up. Mel Rubi’s a good artist, but the lack of an inker really exposes his art’s flaws. I suppose it doesn’t matter too much, though: you all clicked 'BUY' the second you saw that Michael Turner cover, right? "
THIS BOOK GETS 6 GRAHAMS OUT OF 10