Avenging Spider-Man #7 Review

Posted by Spiderfan001 15 June 2012

The Immonen siblings take over Avenging Spider-Man for this feline infested team up!


The Story - Wadjetmacallit?!

After Spider-Man and She-Hulk take down a giant fish monster that's been terrorizing sewer workers, She-Hulk realizes she's late for an appointment. Curious and hungry, Spider-Man asks She-Hulk where she's going and if she wants company. She-Hulk tells Spidey that her law firm is sponsoring a new Egyptian Exhibit centered around an ancient cat statue. Remembering how he used to visit Egyptian exhibits with his Uncle Ben, Spidey insists that he tag along, but She-Hulk brushes him off.

Unwilling to take no for an answer, Spidey follows She-Hulk to the exhibit, where he notices two mysterious cloaked figures sneaking in. Inside the exhibit, She-Hulk notices them as well, and follows them to the back, where she runs into Spider-Man. Together, the two of them confront the cloaked figures, who are attempting to steal the cat statue. After easily dispatching the would be thieves, She-Hulk picks up the statue and it begins to glow. Troubled by this, she hands it to Spider-Man, who points out to She-Hulk that she has just grown a cat tail! What's more, hundreds of cats begin entering the exhibit.

As people begin to panic and leave, Spidey and She-Hulk head outside and attempt to control the chaos. All of a sudden, the Egyptian goddess of cats, Bastet, appears and claims She-Hulk as her servant. Thinking quickly, Spider-Man grabs a cow's head from the exhibit and poses as the servant of Neith, the goddess of war and hunting. He is able to trick Bastet into returning to wherever it is she came from, and everything returns back to normal. Spidey then heads to his favourite gyros restaurant.

Thoughts

You would think an Egyptian goddess would be able to tell whether she's actually talking to another one of her peers, or someone who's faking it. I love goofy fun Spider-Man stories as much as the next guy, but this ending was a little too bizarre for me. Aside from that, this was a decent, if unremarkable team up. The banter between Spidey and She-Hulk was fun, and Stuart Immonen's art was good (though not quite as eye popping as his previous work). Sadly, I would probably advise most fans to avoid paying full price for this one.

On the other hand, Spider-Man does provide several interesting bits of trivia on Egyptian culture that you can use to impress your friends at parties. Who says reading comics rots your brain?

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