The primary purpose of the Hunted storyline in Amazing Spider-Man is to make Marvel a boatload of cash by pumping out upwards of 25 Spider-Man comics in a single month, but a side effect of the storyline is that it may be turning some of Spider-Man’s villains into sympathetic characters. Just look at the preview for this week’s Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU, one of the spinoff issues that couldn’t fit in the regular-numbered issues of the storyline. In the preview, we get a flashback to the lovable loser’s childhood, where his simian appearance caused The Gibbon to be the victim of school bullies…
But Gibbon’s torture didn’t end there. Now, thanks to the diabolical plans of Kraven the Hunter, the Gibbon is being hunted for sport by 1%ers.
Well, we do have to admit that a stuffed super-villain hanging above your mantle would make for a good conversation starter.
Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU hits stores next Wednesday. Will The Gibbon make it out alive?
Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Greg Land
• Spider-Man’s most dangerous villain, THE GIBBON, is back and –
• He’s not Spidey’s most feared foe? Then why are we? You want me to read the script?
• Oh man. That’s insane.
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019