Another strong chapter in what I'm finding is the most enjoyable project to come out of Marvel's Max line, as Brian K. Vaughan is offering up a story that grows more & more intense as we move closer to the final issue. Parker's a very likeable lead, but Brian K. Vaughan smartly keeps him from coming across as heroic, as while his attempted rescue of John could be seen as a sign that he's loyal to his friends, one's also reminded that Parker's interest in his friend's welfare is very much driven by the idea that John could point the police in his direction. Parker's actions are driven by self-interest, but there's also a sympathetic quality to him that does keep one from writing him off as an unredeemable monster. The book is doing a nice job of walking the fine line between outright villainy, and the misguided thug. Plus, it also doesn't hurt matters much that Brian K. Vaughan is managing to put a clever new spin on several little elements from the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review
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