It's an action-packed extravaganza as the hordes of Hydra make a final push to take over the United States!! And it's up to everyone's favorite red, white, and blue web-slinger to make sure that "HAIL HYDRA" isn't the new national anthem!
I cant remember the last time Ive actually enjoyed one of Straczynskis Spider-Man issues, but the emphasis on character and dialogue over the writers attempts to re-invent the Spider-Man canon have paid dividends with this issue. Read Full Review
The only major detraction to Amazing Spider-Man #522 which I havent yet mentioned is this issues ugly cover, which makes it look as though Spider-Man might be attempting to emulate real Spiders and shoot webs from somewhere other than his wrists. Read Full Review
First off I have to say that it's great to see Kaare Andrews work again, as he dropped off my radar after providing a string of highly memorable covers over on the "Incredible Hulk", and his return doesn't disappoint with this wonderfully moody shot of Spider-Man. A lovely looking cover, and my fingers are crossed that Marvel has more worked lined up for him, as he's one of the best cover artists this side of Mike Zeck. As for the interior art Mike Deodato continues to provide some very solid work, though as seems to be the case right from the word go his work on the out of costume material is far stronger than the scenes where Peter suits up. I mean there's some lovely quiet moments in this issue, from the opening page where we see a sleepy Peter gets his less than pleasant wake-up call, to the very funny panel where we see Logan returning from his early morning ejection from the building. There's also a fairly funny visual bit where we see Spider-Man takes a moment to look around bef Read Full Review