Spider-Girl: The End-Marvel-$3.994.5 out of 5 stars
Auntie M has been teaching children about the “final age of heroes.” She tells them the next thing they will discuss is the death of Spider-Girl. Spider-Girl’s real name is May Parker and is also known as Mayday. Spider-Girl had one enemy that was hard to conquer, April Parker a.k.a. Mayhem, who is a clone of May. April had the same powers as May, but no real concept of right and wrong. April lived with the Parkers (Peter, Mary Jane, May, and Benjy). April disappears one night causing destruction around town. May’s friends, Davida and Courtney, ask her about the whole situation. Davida says May is better off without April and Courtney just wants to make sure that May is feeling ok. They run into a guy named Wes and invite him to go with them to a café. Wes is apparently in the comic book business. On their way to the café, May’s spider-sense goes off. April is following her. She tells her friends that she forgot a book at school, so she can take care of the April business without endangering her friends’ lives.
April says that she’ll let May live if she admits that she is not the original Spider-Girl. Before the reader knows what to expect, April and May start fighting. April sees herself as good because she’s killed bad guys like Tombstone and Hobgoblin, and May sees April as evil because she doesn’t believe killing is the answer. Their fight causes a fire. May tells April that they need to get out of the building, but April won’t listen. May gets trapped under some wood because she pushed April out of the way of the collapsing roof. May blasts April out of the building with her web and then the building explodes. Auntie M has to stop the story so the kids can go to bed. Torus Storm tells Auntie M, who the reader now finds out is April, that Bio-Preds are closing in on them.
After May died, April tried to replace her, but there was no fooling her family. Then, April began killing as many villains as she could. Some superheroes tried to stop her and she killed American Dream by accident. Bio-Preds were mercenaries that were supplied with the “Carnage symbiote” in order to stop April. The Bio-Preds killed everything in their way. April was the only thing that stopped them from killing everything. She saved the human race. Unfortunately, people have to live in the sewers to be safe from the Bio-Preds.
The Bio-Preds break into sewer home. Torus starts to fight them, while April goes to find her friend, Cassie, whom she has been working with on a plan to stop the Bio-Preds.
This all ends up being a vision that April had the day she was fighting with May in the burning building. because of this vision she saves May and leaves herself in the burning building. May mourns the loss of April with her family. Wes shows up to make sure that May is ok, because he knows that May is Spider-Girl and wants to make sure she didn’t get harmed. Wes tells May that he’ll keep her secret identity secret, since he has one too. His real name is Reynard, which I think means he is the son of Reynard Slinker, the thief and enemy of Spider-Man. May and Reynard kiss.
Writers (Tom Defalco and Ron Frenz): Although the story is a bit hard to follow at sometimes, it is definitely never boring. The unexpected is constantly around the corner. Almost every flip of the page reveals something new and surprising.
Illustrator (Sal Buscema): Buscema’s work is great. His costume for April is beyond amazing and his depiction of the two girls’ reactions to seeing one another die is heartbreaking.