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Spider-man India reads like an issue of Ultimate Spider-man with all the names changed. Instead of Aunt May and Uncle Ben, you’ve got Aunt Maya and Uncle Bihm. Peter Parker = Pavitr Prabhakar and that’s about the size of it. Don’t expect any insight into the culture of modern or ancient India. You won’t be diving into the world of the Hindu pantheon reconfigured as some Spider-mythology. Sitars and tabla will not be playing in the background…

But, what you will get is some pretty awesome splash pages of colorful artwork. Even though this story didn’t cosmically transform us as expected, you should at least check out these wonderfully rendered pages from Artist and Co-writer Jeevan J. Kang. Now that blows our mind.

Collector’s Guide:
– From Spider-man India #3-4; Marvel, 2005.
– Collected in the Spider-man India TPB