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Spider-Man vs the Mayor of New York vs the Mayor of Under York
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So last issue review I was pretty down on this story. And overall I didn't find this plot particularly good as far as it being entertaining (though Spidey winning the day with a total bluff was nice!). But it is clear Taylor wanted to tell a sort of unsubtle allegory about accepting refugees and avoiding isolationism. Those are admirable sentiments but the fantastical nature of it meant you can't really get into much nuance about it (although maybe that is intentional if he wants to do a political story that isn't overly polarizing). Under York unfortunately is not any more fleshed out this issue in regards to who these people really are and where they came from. We just move on, though I assume Marnie will continue to feature in the book and we might learn more about her particularly. I like the neighborhood-Spidey vibe and would like to see a story that is a little more street level as opposed to 13 miles below street level. Of course now we are moving into dealing with Aunt May's sickness so it is about to get real. If we need some humor to cut through the sadness, I hope we get some more Boomerang. There wasn't enough Boomerang in this issue at all.
Best Comics of Week 28
X-titles: Excalibur #22 by Tini Howard (3) and Marcus To (3)
Non-X titles: Extreme Carnage--Scream by Clay Chapman (1) and Chris Mooneyham (1)
In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year