Amazing Spider-Man #48

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Peter awakens in Africa where he battles Shathra with the help of some African allies! Back in the United States, MJ is leaving on a jet plane…to where?

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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 6, 2003

    John Romita Jr. once again matches the breathtaking level he attained for the Morlun saga, but he does not retread. Instead, he achieves this feeling by creating a world of webbing and a primal stark battlefield. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 28, 2002

    It's become quite apparent that J. Michael Straczynski wants to sell readers on the idea that Spider-Man is linked to a larger spider mythology, but unless he can produce something more compelling than what we've seen thus far I find myself wishing he would move on to his next idea. I also have some concerns about the rather predictable, almost anticlimactic climax to this issue, where we see once again we're asked to believe that Spider-Man was all ready to kill, but when the big moment comes J. Michael Straczynski backs off so quickly the whole scene comes across as weak & uninspired. The last page also left me a bit worried about where he plans on heading with Peter & Mary Jane's relationship. As for the art, John Romita Jr. continues to impress, with the battle scene providing some very powerful looking visuals. Read Full Review

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