SPIDER-SENSE PART 1 The FF have a lot to answer for in the aftermath of AUTHORITATIVE ACTION. And when you're trying to regain the trust of cynical New Yorkers, is allying with a certain misunderstood wall-crawler a wise move?
About as much fun as one can have in the pages of a comic, and while there are a couple gags that I felt were trying too hard for the laugh, I have to say I'd rather the writing went for the joke than play it safe, as this is exactly the type of frivolous adventure that we needed after the emotionally heavy turmoil that has been piled on the team over the past couple arcs. Spider-Man is a wonderful guest-star when he's used right, and Mark Waid does a fantastic job of creating a role for Spider-Man to play as Johnny turns to him for advice on how to endure the slings and arrows that the public are currently sending his way. This in turn results in an encounter that plays off the best aspects of their typical pairing, though thanks to the current situation the roles have been reversed, as Spider-Man is the popular one, while Johnny is the pony hating monster who burns down animal shelters. Adding Hydroman to the mix is also a fun diversion as he makes for a villain that would give Johnn Read Full Review
Theres also some adult interaction between The Thing and his gal, Alicia Masters, to add the right touch of seriousness to the almost relentless levity. But no gloom, no doom, not even in foreshadowing! I can handle this kind of story every five issues or so! Waitthis tale is continued! I can hardly wait for #413! Read Full Review
Mike Wieringo returns for a spectacular depiction of comedy. His Spidey and the rest of his characters offers anatomy lessons for any budding artist. Of particular note is his rendering of children and the fluid illustration of water, water everywhere. Read Full Review
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