'One More Day' Part 1- Review - 0l4f
After months of hype, "One More Day" is finally upon us. Was the hype justified? Judging by the first issue I'm going to have to say no.
I think I would have enjoyed this issue more if the climax, and focal point of the story (the confrontation between Peter and Tony Starks), hadn't been offered up as a preview for this issue countless times over the past few months. The fight looks great, and we've been waiting for these two to face off ever since Civil War, but reading this issue marked what was likely the fifth time I'd seen this particular skirmish.
Outside of the well publicized Peter/Tony throwdown, little else happens in this issue. In fact, the issue leaves Peter in almost exactly the same prediciment he was in at the begining of the issue. The story progressed, but only slightly which is kind of frustrating seeing as this issue devotes 11 pages to the 'History of Spiderman', a gallery of his costumes over the years, and 'Making of' segment that shows one of the pages in its various stages of development. These 'extra features' take up most the added space of a 48 page issue, meaning youre essentially paying $3.99 for a $2.99 issue and some info you could have EASILY pulled of wikipedia.
The art in this issue looked good, but the story failed to live up to the hype. Still, you have to give Marvel credit. Because OMD has been touted as such a major chapter in the life of Peter Parker, it is unlikely any fan of the character is going to let bad reviews deter them from picking up the book, and most fans will likely read the 4-issue arc in its entirety because its been deemed so important.
Lets just hope this first chapter isnt an indicator of how the arc will go.