The villain of the story is unique. JMS creates a villain who has a sort of happy-go-luck, lethal attitude that is the darker reflection of Spidey's Looney Tunes persona. This is a villain who likes to play but has no interest in reforming or bedding down the Wall-Crawler--although this tradition is given a subversive twist at the end as a gut-busting crescendo. Read Full Review
This book is a lot of fun to read and it's really got me hooked for the next part of the story. I'm looking forward to see what the impact will be on Spider-Man's life regarding Shathra's actions. Also, all those allusions of something important that Dr. Strange has to do make me hope that a new Strange series is coming. For those who missed the previous issues this could be a good jumping point. Read Full Review
I've never been particularly enamored with this whole spider-totem hocus-pocus that J. Michael Straczynski looks to be trying to inject into Spider-Man's back-story, but it does serve as a pretty easy method for the creation of new villains who are obsessed with Spider-Man. I also like the idea that these new villains that J. Michael Straczynski comes up with are a constant threat to Peter, even after he takes off the mask, as it eliminates the barrier that is set up between these two different worlds, as Peter now has to cast a wary eye over his shoulder, even when he's in his civilian identity. I'll also give J. Michael Straczynski credit for taking the threat in a wholly unexpected direction in the final pages, as we see the spider-wasp woman does something truly unique, and I can't wait to see the fall out that comes about as a result of these actions. If nothing else I imagine Johnny Storm will have a field day with this little news item. Read Full Review
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