Amazing Spider-Man #43

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Peter does his best to make ammends with Mary Jane, but trouble is on the horizon as Doctor Octopus makes his return.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 30, 2002

    The Doctor Octopus fan in me was quite happy with this issue, as J. Michael Straczynski's new villains haven't really struck me as all that memorable, so it'll be nice to see him make use of a villain with a proven track record. Now I did feel that Dr. Octopus' was tricked a bit too easily, but J. Michael Straczynski does redeem the villain later in the book with a fairly gripping escape scene, and I strongly suspect that when the dust clears the new guy is going to discover the superior technological design simply isn't enough to overcome the years of experience & the cold calculating mind that give Dr. Octopus a decide edge. As for the plot snippets involving Peter Parker, I'll admit the scene with airport security was cute, and the scene where Mary Jane discovers why she's being considered for the role was a bit obvious in its presentation of the idea, but I'm sure that it's more true to life than Hollywood would be willing to admit. It's a shame that the rest of Mary Jane's scenes Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 27, 2002

    John Romita Jr. provides a traditional Doc Ock but I really couldn't care about the loon since he is a villain after all. He does however need to feed Mary Jane sometime. She's dangerously close to fading away. Read Full Review

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