The issue itself is a lot of fun, with each world brought to life by a different illustrator, and drawing styles referencing comic traditions from black-and-white manga to Heavy Metal-style grit. In the issue’s final pages, Marvel even shines a spotlight on some Spidersonas created by fans of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
How can Miles be surfing the multiverse in one comic while he’s getting venomized in another? The magic of comics, baby!
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? I’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor, me, enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” Let’s get started!
Spider-Verse #1 positions the story as one that’s about a new generation of Spider-people stepping up to guard the multiverse, and introduces Spider-Zero, the new keeper of the Web of Life and Destiny. I love her already.
The Immortal Hulk #24
In this week’s Immortal Hulk, Bruce Banner ends the universe by eating the embodiment of its collective sentience, I guess????
Runaways is a very good book right now that you should be reading if you like fun — and also Andrés Genolet draws a very expressive deinonychus.
Die, a comic about messed up adults getting trapped in their teenage RPG campaign, again, is spending its second arc drilling in on its characters. This week’s issue, about Matt, whose powers are derived from his ability to feel grief, is particularly good.
House of X #6
I reported on the Three Laws of Mutants and Sabretooth’s sentencing, but I would be remiss if I did not mention the equally large fan reaction to the sexual tension in this panel of Jean Grey, Wolverine, and Cyclops.
Lois Lane #4
Rucka’s Lois Lane is still quietly kicking ass. It wouldn’t sell a lot of copies, but I’d read a whole book of conversations like these.
Young Justice #9
Young Justice is a very superhero-y book, so when the comic slowed down to shine a spotlight on the origin story of new hero Teen Lantern, it punched me in the gut. Bendis and Araújo sell so much so quietly in this sequence.
The Dreaming #14
Speaking of art that does a lot without a lot of talk, I cannot express how much I love the sullen look Bergara puts on this massive beast-demon who’s suddenly realized that the insignificant creature does have something he cannot resist.
Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2
We barely had enough time to recover from Nicola Scott’s latest Nightwing butt, and just look at her Booster Gold. Look at him.