Peter Parker, Spider-Man #49

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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Spidey receives help from Buddhist deity, Tara!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 4, 2002

    There's some fun moments in this issue, but when the dust settles I couldn't help but be a little confused by what exactly Spider-Man believed he had accomplished here. I mean the final page tries for a happy ending, but truth be told all that Spider-Man efforts looked to have accomplished is the creation of a dangerous threat. His effort didn't expose the group that engaged in the inhuman testing of a chemical agent on civilian population, and one also has to ask why Spider-Man didn't make any effort to capture the villain as he made his escape. There's also the simple fact that the creation of the sentient virus felt like Paul Jenkins had given up any effort at being creative, as I've seen this super-villain creation scene play out dozens of time before. Now the opening conversation with the yoga master was fun, and the goddess that Spider-Man teams up with is a pretty interesting character, but in the end this book simply didn't have enough good points to make me overlook its weakne Read Full Review

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