Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Script: Peter David
Pencils: Sal Buscema

Peter Parker narrates a trippy comedy in the Nightmare Realm.

He's stuck in a bad dream that he can't wake up from. The Hulk is having the same problem in the same dream. What do you think the Hulk dreams about? That's right – beating-up on poor old Spider-Man.

The imagery throughout this is weird, without ever letting go of the bizarre silliness that a dream allows for. There's one very bad pun near the beginning, and plenty of impossible cameos from other Marvel characters, but the most impressive one for me is Spider-Man's costume. These days he tends to wear either his classic red and blue outfit, or his newer black one. However throughout this story he wears both, mostly in alternate panels.

The crazy environment robs author Peter David slightly of his usual comic subtlety, but this is an entertaining one-off that anyone can have fun reading.


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