Posted - July 20, 2014 | Updated : August 27, 2015

Marvel Knights Spider-Man #21
The Other Part Eight

I've been waiting for them to rotate Pat Lee out of drawing Marvel Knights Spider-Man but they've been switching writers instead. This time its J. Michael Straczynski.

What a total yuckfest of an issue (no, I'm not referring to the art). Why not get the full ride and add the tactile feel of this issue by getting some of these . Yup, it's gonna be like that.

Part of an early panel in the issue is self-explanatory.

mj hugs aunt may

Yes, we get to see what's it like AFTER the death of Peter Parker.

It's not so cut and dried for the super-hero set as Tony explains.

tony stark talks to mj

Tony goes through - wih MJ - some morbid options about crushing this, burning that. Necessary disfigurements to disguise a super-hero's - in this, case Peter's - true cause of death and therfore, to protect his identity to the very end. It takes a full page and, man, it is some ghastly dialogue.

One shock is followed by another. Here's Wolverine.

mj slaps wolverine

Naturally, MJ slaps the hell out of him. Here's why he did it.


Talk about self-inflicted injury. You didn't have to "care" for MJ that much Logan. This is why society invented the phrase "please accept my condolences". How a person takes the death of his or her loved ones is that person's watch. And yes, I say this with full knowledge that someday it's going to be me that has to suffer a loss.

As you can tell by now, this is not your typical super-hero issue.

I'm beginning to appreciate the unique kind of hero Captain America is. Aunt May has been devastated but Steve Rogers is there for her.

steve rogers
					comforting aunt may

Now the issue starts to creep up the gross-o-meter. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves, its Peter Parker's corpse

peter parker's 

With a huge, unexplainable gash right in the middle of it.

The room Peter was in was initially believed as having been broken into but Cap has a different analysis.

steve rogers

We end the issue with a totally yucky, slimy, maybe even smelly(yuck!) cocoon under the bridge.

yucky cocoon

Pass me the barf bag and I'll see you next issue.

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