Spectacular Spider-Man #4

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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Still reeling from his last encounter with Venom, Spider-Man seeks out the help of the FANTASTIC FOUR.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 18, 2003

    The idea that Eddie Brock has been stricken with an incurable disease is certainly an impressive change in the character's status quo, as it essentially leaves the alien suit without a host. Now there's a somewhat tragic feel to the suit's actions, as we see its primary motive is a desire to go home, and that it is drawn to Spider-Man because his spider-sense acts as a constant source of nourishment, which makes it rather difficult to really condemn the alien suit's actions, as it's simply driven by animalistic impulses. This issue essentially follows Spider-Man's struggles as he actively tries to fend off the suit's attempts to reestablish the bond they once shared, and this results in a fairly enjoyable guest-appearance by the Fantastic Four, in which Reed Richards gets to play Mr. Professor, as he offers up his theory of why the suit is so driven to reunite with Spider-Man. Now his explanation is a bit longwinded, and I'm not sure I fully accept the logic of some of the things that Read Full Review

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