I remember back in ‘aught four picking up a new series called Marvel Knights: Spider-man. I’d read a couple issues of other characters under the banner, but mostly I picked it up because I enjoyed Spider-man, and I was still a good two months away from spending every penny I earned on a new computer, high-speed internet, and a little MMORPG called City of Heroes.
Anyway, the title ended up being pretty solid. Late last year, I was excited enough to see the return of the banner (and the actual Peter Parker) that I picked up the first issue of this new limited run.
The story can be summed up very easily. An exhausted and drugged Spider-man is forced to fight his way through a gauntlet of foes. That’s it. It doesn’t get any simpler, folks. And yet, simple ideas often allow for particularly exciting execution.