Spectacular Spider-Man #12

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Daimon Scott Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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Return of the Lizard! Spidey squares off against a tortured friend and colleague.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 13, 2004

    Entering this arc I wasn't convinced that the Lizard could carry an entire arc as frankly I've never found the character to be all that engaging, but I have to say Paul Jenkins has done a pretty solid job of tapping into the unrealized potential of the Lizard's struggle, and by the end of the issue we're treated to an unexpected revelation that could very well change the character's status quo forever. Now the book takes far too long to arrive at this point of the story, and I wouldn't have minded this slow start as much if the book had done a better job of examining Peter's internal struggle, but the book almost seems proud of it's ability to back away from the subject right when it looks like we're about to get some real insight. Still, I do like the idea that the Lizard's secret is on the verge of slipping out, and the big reveal in the final pages was an unexpected revelation. I also enjoy the idea the Curt Conners is allowed to come across as a bit ambiguous when it comes to how g Read Full Review

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