Here we have another big story arc for Spider-Man. If you're like me, you probably have a little dread over this. I love the big epic stories but sometimes they just feel too forced. I don't want the "hero" to have a bunch of crap thrown at him just to make a splashy story. What will make this big arc different from the many that we've seen over the years? Let's find out:
Since this is just the beginning, Spidey's still in one piece. I do think the use of Electro is an interesting choice. We've seen what he could do way back in New Avengers when Electro played a pivotal role in the break out at the Raft. Electro is usually portrayed as a loser but he has the power and potential to be a major villain. Sure he used to wear a funny suit but who hasn't? We'll have to see what Mark Waid has in store of him and the others that will pop up.
Paul Azaceta's art gives the story a nice gritty feel. Spider-Man has almost a retro feel to him even though he maintains his normal look. Now apparently in issue #615, Javier Pulido will take over the pencils. Let's hope for a smooth transition.