Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#22 -SPIDER-MAN - TORMENT: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya?!?!?!

So I’m doing some random comic shopping at my local shop when I come across a set of 23 Spider-Man comics for $10, JACKPOT. First five books are the miniseries Torment by one of my favorite writers/artists Todd “Spawn” McFarlane, sweet. Unfortunately this is where the good news ends because I read the story the other night and I have one word for you. FAIL!!!
Okay so it starts off with Spidey just loving life while elsewhere in New York the Lizard is on a killing rampage. Upon realizing Connors is behind these massacres Peter sets out to figure out why he’s all of a sudden so violent. This leads to a vicious battle between the two where Pete realizes that he is not acting on his own and is in fact under a spell of some sort. After being poisoned by a clawing from the Lizard our hero finds himself under a similar spell that plays havoc with his spider-sense and causes him to hear a rhythm which I’m not really sure of the purpose. Turns out Connors was being controlled by a voodoo enchantress infatuated with Kraven the hunter and hell bent on killing Spider-Man. After losing control of Connors causing an explosion the witch disappears.
I bet you’re wondering why I said it fails well for one the whole rhythm thing who is he facing Gloria Estefan!?!?! Repetition was another annoying quality constantly repeating “rise above it all.” Finally while her beloved husband is knocking at deaths door Mary Jane is out partying wtf!?!? I’m a big McFarlane fan but this story has me disappointed. Well that’s all for now as usual this has been Hector Ramirez and until next time friends keep clashing.