Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure #3

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Staz Johnson Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 10, 2003

    On one hand I like the underlying premise of this miniseries, as Brian K. Vaughan has latched on to the idea that Peter Parker's uncanny luck when it comes to snapping photos of Spider-Man in action was bound to attract some attention, and by making a rival photographer the centerpiece of this miniseries, he's set up a fairly interesting plot dynamic. However, other than act as a fairly solid display of Doctor Octopus' ability to exploit the weaknesses of a character this issue is taking far too long to get where it's going. Now I'll admit I'm a bit impatient when it comes to the new Marvel writing style of dragging out a story so that it can fill a trade paperback but this marks the first time I've found myself noticing this same trend looks to have appeared in a miniseries. I mean, the little Spider-Man versus the classic villain of the month are a lot of fun, but the material involving Jeffrey Haight is getting a bit predictable, largely because he's jumping through the same hoops Read Full Review

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