REVIEW: Latke Laughs in Spider-Bot #1
In the first episode of the new Spider-Bot Infinity Comic on Marvel Unlimited by Jordan Blum, Alberto Alburquerque, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Clayton Cowles, Spider-Man sends his Spider-Bots on an incredibly important mission: to pick up a take-out sandwich for Mary Jane after he forgot her birthday!
With a funny, breezy storyline, some incredible Marvelous cameos, and even a latke joke, this Infinity Comic is one you must check out!
This story reminded me a bit of two other Infinity Comics! The first is Pizza Dog, the first episode of which saw Lucky tracking down a pizza that didn’t get delivered to him and Hawkeye.
The second is It’s Jeff, which follows Gwenpool’s pet landshark, Jeff. Just like Spider-Bot, both of these comics feature stories that revolve around low-stakes issues like securing delivery food. This isn’t exactly an Avengers-level crisis, and that’s just perfect for these Infinity Comics!
Next, I enjoyed the Marvelous cameos, which included The Ever-Lovin’ Thing and Fin Fang Foom.
It’s no surprise that a comic written by Blum would have amazing cameos – in fact, Fin Fang Foom even appeared in the very first episode of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., which was also written by Blum.
I also enjoyed the fact that this episode included multiple references to Seinfeld, including a restaurant that looks just like the exterior of Monk’s Diner and a chef who looks just like Larry Thomas, who played Yev Kassem in the episode “The Soup Nazi.”
And finally, The Thing makes a latke joke… in a comic released during Hanukkah! My Kiddush cup floweth over, Marvel Blog True Believers! I’m looking forward to the next episode of this delightful and fun Infinity Comics series.
Latke Laughs with Spider-Bots
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