Updated on 16 October, 2021
Recently, the Spiderman web series from IDW Publishing has been turned into Sinister Six by writer Kurt Busiek and artist Frank Miller. What makes this new Sinister Six series so interesting is that it takes place in the Marvel Universe, and it introduces a brand new villain to the world. This Sinister Six series picks up after the events of the last Spiderman comic, written by Brian Bendis. Here we'll take a look at what we can expect from this six-issue miniseries.
The six original Sinister Six are: Baroness Christoph, Doctor Octopus, Mad Man, Scorpion, and the Green Goblin. They were all raised as children by a master of science, obsessed with the occult. Years later, they were each given a chance at revenge against their evil counterparts. This is what makes the story of Sinister Six so intriguing. They are given an opportunity to exact some revenge on Spiderman, while at the same time get a taste of their own medicine.
If you enjoy having super heroes, this is a book for you. While the story may seem a little far-fetched compared to what you've come to expect, Busiek does a fantastic job of making the characters believable. There's more than enough in this book to make you think you've seen it all. And when you have a good book like this one, you don't even realize how much potential there really is. It's a fun book with a lot of entertainment potential.
Spiderman is back in action, but this time, he's facing a foe he hasn't tackled in years. When a freak accident causes Peter Parker to lose his glasses, he sets out to get them replaced. However, he's not alone. With the villains now possessing glass duplicates of their favorite Spiders, Spiderman has to utilize his newly found skill to battle his evil counterparts. The series opens with a great introduction by introducing the concept of the Sinisters.
What separates this comic from others is the fact that it tackles the sin issue in a realistic way. People aren't made to feel bad about committing the same mistakes over again. People are made to feel guilty for not being able to forgive those who have done them wrong. So instead of the usual "good guy bad guy" formula, this story puts Spiderman in the spotlight. That makes for a more engaging read.
It also showcases what Peter Parker has become. After getting past his tragic experience in high school, he's a changed man with a very interesting mask and no ounce of guilt. He can't help himself from heading to the neighborhood pub to drink every night, but he knows it's wrong.
Speaking of wrong, the writer shows us this through the majority of the storyline. You might as well call it a soap opera if you want to be as concise as possible. The story basically revolves around two very different people, Spiderman and Betty Brannigan, who are brought together by circumstance. One is a teen girl whom Peter Parker knows, and is seen by him frequently. The other is an alcoholic who runs the bar. Their unlikely relationship opens up a can of worms that eventually leads to a chain of deaths and injuries, and a war that is about to break out between them.
If you've never had the opportunity to check out Spectacular Spiderman, I highly recommend giving it a shot. You'll find yourself hooked on this interesting comic after a few issues. It's worth it.
What I really like about this title is how it deals with death. There is a lot of talk about death in this title, as most stories about superheroes deal with it to some degree. However, there is at least one comic book character who deals with his or her death in a very honest and brave manner. In the end, you can't help but root for this man, who is fighting for what is right. He doesn't have any super powers, but he has a strong resolve.
The artwork is quite colorful and stands out among other titles. The background is crisp and detailed, while still being easy to read. The pages are often filled with funhouse mirrors, which is just a clever way of adding a little more character to a small scene. The story is action-packed, but still wrapped up nicely. There isn't a lot of fluff, and that's a good thing.
Overall, I enjoyed this title. It may not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. It's a modern take on an old story, but one that I think is very enjoyable. The story is entertaining, while still being thought-provoking. Sinner Comics definitely lives up to their reputation as a top comic.