- Publisher: DC Comics
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 164mm x 248mm x 12mm | 299g
- Publication date: 3 November 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1401224903
- ISBN 13: 9781401224905
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations, frontispiece
- Sales rank: 16,372
Written by Warren Ellis Art by Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos and Keith Akin Cover by Geof Darrow Spider Jerusalem learns of the vicious murder of political consultant Vita Severn, one of the few people that he liked, in this new printing of the trade paperback featuring #19-24 and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #2-3. Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 - 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
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By 365 Graphic Novels 18 May 2013
This title is changing and growing. Like a rebellious teenager you might not like what it is becoming. It is getting more mainstream. The narrative is clearer, easy to follow and loses its anarchic punch. Spider is - unfortunately - also becoming more relatable, and even in danger of being a nice guy. Being kind to small children seems a step too far. But it is still an enjoyable tale with Spider making some real enemies.
The art is great and there is a wonderful conversation with Spider and the president, reminiscent of the Frost/ Nixon conversation, which is wonderfully lit and superb to look at.
It is better than other writers can do but not as good as Ellis is capable of. No need to jump ship just yet though. It does promise to get even more interesting.
There are also two short Christmas stories. Thumbs Up!