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Delayed due to the global pandemic, the fourth issue of Spider-Man from J.J. Abrams and son Henry hits shelves, bringing zombified versions of The Avengers to the pages of this 5 issue mini series, drawn by Sara Pichelli and arriving 9 months after the 3rd issue back in 2019.

Soon after finding the former Iron Man, the heroes run into the Avengers, or at least what used to be the Avengers. Cyborg zombie versions of Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, and the Hulk appear on the scene and attack the group of heroes. This ambush is especially horrific for Tony, as these undead monsters were once his teammates. Just as things are looking bad for Ben, Faye, and Tony, however, Riri Williams arrives in her Ironheart armor to turn the tide of the battle.

Although the zombie Avengers are easily defeated, they serve as a unique and unexpected inclusion for fans to enjoy. The series does leave some unanswered questions about how they ended up in their current state though. The circumstances that led to the Avenger’s demise remain a mystery and as well as how Cadaverous acquired their corpses. It’s possible that Mary Jane was not the only big-name character that Cadaverous murdered. The Abrams’ story has one more issue to go and Ben Parker has quite the adventure ahead to save his dad. Spider-Man #5 is set to release in October.

You can read my review of the first issue over at Starburst Magazine.

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