Writer Dan Slott
Penciler Humberto Ramos
Inker Victor Olazaba
Colors Edgar Delgado
Letterer Chris Eliopoulos
They found a way for me to buy another Spider-Man comic! As far as I know, this is the only benefit of Kitty being in Original Sin 2. Just like Nova 18 that has Magik as one of the background characters, now Kitty is in this issue. I had to add that Nova issue to my wishlist.
Thanks to my pal, a0040pc, over at the X-Books forum of Comic Book Resources, for hipping me to the fact that Kitty was in this issue. Also, thanks to the nice gal at Hastings who actually knew enough about the comic section to be able to pull a copy for me!
Spider-Man asks Kitty Pryde to tell the other X-Men that he was mind swapped with Doctor Octopus. So that’s how the Superior Spider-Man era is going to be summed up by Peter. That is the best way to do it.
I want that scene of Kitty having to tell maybe three other X-Men about Spider-Man and having them shrug their shoulders like they don’t care. I guess she should just tell the other X-Men who were with her during Avenging Spider-Man 16 as that’s been her only interaction with SpOck.
But all of those X-Men are now Jean Grey School peeps, so she should also not waste time talking to any of them.
Before we get to the awesome page with Kitty there is some story to enjoy.
I’m not sure if that is Kitty under Thing’s right hand but in case that is her, there’s the image!
Thankfully there is a recap page as the issue just swings in. Previously – when Doctor Octopus was enjoying Peter’s body as the Superior Spider-Man, he finished Peter’s doctorate and started a company entitled – Parker Industries. Also, a relationship with Anna Maria Marconi, who I know the Internet has really enjoyed.
Apparently now, Anna knows that Doctor Octopus was in Peter’s body so I imagine they are no longer romantic. That must have been a pretty big blow to her.
Issue opens at Parker Industries over on Pier 64. I imagine the number 64 is from the year Spider-Man debuted. Actually that would have been 63, but Doctor Octopus is 1964 so that’s probably that. His legacy! Actually that was issue three and came out in July 1963, so that’s what I get for assuming things.
Also previously, Black Cat is mad at Peter now – she probably doesn’t know about the mind swap.
The scientists are experimenting on Anti-Electro Netting. The other co-workers don’t know he’s Spider-Man, so I wonder how Peter/Otto covered the research being Spider-Man villain based. Otto wouldn’t have cared so I wonder if Peter just goes with it too.
Peter gets summoned by the Avengers, Code Omega. Even though this means it is a giant threat, he is happy that the Avengers are willing to listen to him and have him participate again as SpOck really ruined his friendships within the hero community.
We get to the pages from above.
Spider-Man is shown that the spider that bit him on that fateful day, bit someone else! A lady someone else!
We also see that Ezekiel approached her like he did Peter, back during JMS’ Spider-Totem days. Which I remember as the last good Spider-Man era.
Spider-Man takes off like we saw in Original Sin 2. He heads to Ezekiel’s old building.
There is an editorial note from Knowledgeable Knick, that states that it was way back in Amazing Spider-Man : Coming Home trade, which I would recommend. That fight with Morlun was intense! Also, Morlun seems to be the Big Bad of the upcoming Spider-Man Mega Crossover – Spider-Verse.
During Spider-Island, Madame Web told him that if he ever decided to stop being Spider-Man, there was one who would replace him. This is the one.
As soon as Spider-Man has made his way into the building, an automatic message from Ezekiel starts playing. Which must have been super awkward for him to record this. In the case that he died but Morlun didn’t kill Peter. Reminds me of Classic Magneto from the first 25 issues of X-Men from the 60s.
Spider-Man calls out for Cindy Moon, he knows her name thanks to the Secret Bomb (which was one of Utau the Watcher’s eyes).
She tells him not to open the door as that will signal Morlun. He does it as he is under the impression that Morlun is dead. Which I can’t recall how that story actually ended.
He opens the door, she comes out mad as she told him not to do that.
Far, Far Away. Morlun senses the Spider-Bride. uh oh
While Cindy attacks Spider-Man, he notes that her speed is faster than his. He believes he is stronger. Her reflexes / spider-sense is better than his.
Cindy is ecstatic that she is free now that she knows Morlun is dead. She starts heading outdoors and Spider-Man tells her to stop as she isn’t covered up. She gets it, she needs a super hero costume. She webs herself up and already has a name … Silk. Not horrible but that make shift costume needs work.
It appears that her webbing is organic and she has full control over it.
They start webslinging across the city. She’s aware of him and his moves.
Over at Parker Industries, Black Cat is taking pictures of how the place operates. She’s trying to obtain all of their secrets.
Spider-Man’s spider-sense is guiding him to her.
Silk has made to to her parents’ home but they no longer live there. I can’t tell if she has always been in that box since the day she was bit or was that a relative new situation.
Both of them have lost family due to that darn spider’s bite!
Silk wants to know how long she didn’t have to stay in the bunker. Spider-Man tells her that he fought Morlun twice and both times Morlun died, which seems right to me. I thought he had killed Morlun (something to do with electricity) and that he had returned to torment Peter some more. After the first fight, Peter was so tired that he went home and slept with his costume on. Prior to the fight, Peter went around giving his good byes so his aunt came over to check on him and that’ s how she learn that Peter Parker and Spider-Man were one and the same.
Silk starts slapping Spider-Man, if he’s died twice then he can come back a third time and thus, she should never have come out of the bunker!
Silk’s webbing, the tip of it is barbed.
So she is mad at him and hitting him, then they just start making out as the issue ends.
I highly doubt that the next issue has Original Sin flashbacks so this ends my Spider-Man revisit but it was a fun romp.
Morlun first fought Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man Volume Two issues 30 through 36.
Amazing Spider-Man Volume One’s fourth issue was Sandman’s first appearance. That’s the problem with these renumberings – taints all of these famous first appearances. Amazing’s second volume’s fourth issue had Sandman and the Fantastic Four – see that at least respects the original numbering and how scared it all should be.