Spider-Man is generally considered a solo act. And yet, many of us love to see him fighting side-by-side with other heroes. Whether it be the brotherly relationship developed between Peter and Ben during the Clone Saga, the friendship between Peter and Hobie Brown, his "workmate" Avenger pals, even simple Marvel Team-Ups - we love seeing Spider-Man and a friend.
But there was a time, my friends - a time long ago, a time called the "Late 90s," when we first saw glimpses at what it might mean for there to be a team title in the Spider-Universe.
It was beautiful!
Ricochet - Johnny has a murdered mom, a bad relationship with his dad, and mutant powers that allow him to instantly defend himself from danger.
Prodigy - Ritchie wants to be a hero so bad, but he has anger issues, confidence issues - he has issues, super-strength, and a cape that does... something.
Hornet - Eddie is a nerd and struggles with people as much as with his disabled arm - until he's given the supersuit that allows him to fly and be free.
Dusk - Oh, god. How has she come back?! Don't you know what happened to her?
Four teenagers, given costumes once created by the Amazing Spider-Man by Black Marvel and Mephisto himself.
What did you expect would happen?
There's a lot to talk about.
Which character was your favorite? Which plot line? What do you miss?
Maybe most importantly, how could you see it coming back?
Isn't it time we had a Spider-Group title once again?!
-Pav, who got back into comics after a long hiatus when he saw Ricochet in a Runaways Vol 2 preview...