Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G.
May 9, 2009
This is good Spider-Man. The ending was particularly well played and I was left with the sense that something important, at least for the short term, had transpired in Spidey Mythos. I can't recall experiencing McKone's art before, but he's made a fan out of me. I look forward to seeing how this arc wraps up think that ASM is coming back to life after the dud of “Character Assassination” and all those plot lines. Interestingly, there had been a lot of banter on the web, especially from our modest web site, for the editors of ASM to lose the focus on new cast of characters in Peter's life post- Brand New Day. It seems that is exactly what has happened of late and ASM is all the better for it. Read Full Review
As I said before, McKone's art is at its best here. His Spider-Man is almost always shown in motion, giving the character a real dynamic feel not always gotten across. This is a fast-paced issue and the art more than keeps up. Waid and McKone seem perfectly in sync, working to make the other seem stronger. Together, they've produced a fun, thrilling comic book "- pretty much what "Amazing Spider-Man" should be. Read Full Review
Once again, this arc is saved by some solid Mike McKone art and a few bright spots amid the underwhelming portions. I like what is being done with the new love birds, and the new Vulture has the potential to be another quality addition to Spidey's rogues gallery. But the core premise of this arc continues to fall flat, and nothing can really make up for that. Read Full Review
With secret-identity worries, supporting-character soap-opera, energetic action sequences, a fresh new take on a classic Spidey villain, genuinely funny dialogue and an upbeat vibe throughout (well, until the slightly disturbing final pages, anyway), this is pretty much a textbook example of what a Spider-Man comic should be. It's not the most inspired or original story in the world, and there isn't a huge amount of depth to the book, but the writing and artwork are both of an above-average standard, capturing the spirit of the character well. Since I haven't read any other issues of Amazing Spider-Man recently, I can't say whether this is indicative of the book's usual level of quality, but it's a decent issue that makes me wonder whether it might be time to start picking up the title again. Read Full Review