And my long journey through this terrible run is over. To understand the extent of my dislike for this consider: there are only two issues left in this run/series/arc and I have no desire whatsoever to track them down to finish it off. I don’t think I’ve actually done that before. I’ve always finished a story even if I didn’t like it just to see what happens; but with this one, so long and bye-bye. No interest at all.
In fairness some of the art is rather good and I did like looking at it. But a lot of pages are just ridiculous words in fancy little boxes rambling on and on about nothing. I suppose it is attempting to be deep and thoughtful, it fails.
It is confusing and boring. Even the fight scene – which remember is a superhero fighting a giant spider – should be fantastic, but it’s just two panels of guys with scared looks on their faces.
Look, I’m not going to belabor this anymore than I have to. This is not good.
Contrived, cliché and overly complicated. That’s how I described it in the intro and I don’t think I can do better. If you want to read Animal Man go find Grant Morrison’s run you’ll be better off.
FYI: some spiders have claws, not exactly talons but close enough I guess.