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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #646

Spidey makes a monkey of Doc Ock.

Tracking the "goblin baby" to the Lizard's lair, Spidey and Doc Ock must team up to save the child for both of their interests.
 

The Good

The real fun of a thriller is the cathartic conclusion when the hero gets his payback and, to that end, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Spidey make a "monkey" out of Doc Ock in such a humiliating fashion. People have had some issues with the art, myself included, but it's really grown on me over the course of this arc. It's unusual, but it gives the roller coaster the right track of intensity, darkness and danger.

The Bad

Maybe it's because I've never been especially keen on the storylines that brought Menace into the fold of Spider-Man's mythos in the first place, but the surprise about her child's parentage in this seems doesn't sit quite right in the conclusion. While I'm sure Harry would be relieved, I would expect his disgust might outweigh his elation considering there was a strong risk of his own father being the "baby daddy."

The Verdict - 4/5

I was fortunate enough to get to read this story arc every week it came out and it's delivered on exactly what we hoped Amazing Spider-Man would be when it started coming out bi-monthly. This has been a page-turner with some gasp-inducing cliffhangers and the whole premise of Spidey going through his entire rogue's gallery to protect this baby is so strong, I could even see this standing on its own. This is vintage Spider-Man.
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Posted by Prims777

I. WANT.

Posted by marvelunivers_deleteme

There is a reason why its called Amazing Spiderman

Posted by GothamBat

I'm not a big Spider-Man fan, but this sounds interesting.

Posted by skaarason

amg. spidey is a must pick every month !!!

Posted by sparty-dbq

I wouldn't have called it much of a "team-up" between Spidey and Ock, but that's just me.

Posted by comicbikerscott

awesome
Posted by ImperiousRix

Can't wait to read this.  Amazing Spider-Man has been a hoot lately, and I'm eager to see the conclusion of the "Spidey and Baby" storyline.

Posted by NexusOfLight

The last page in the issue really sums it all up. This was such a great ride. I feel elated, and I think, yep, yep, I really do, I think the art was pretty good. Yeah, it worked out great. Everything worked out great. This is the Spider-man I know and love.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

The last two issues of this arc have been great, some of the best stuff out in their respective weeks/months.

Posted by Icon
@NexusOfLight said:
" The last page in the issue really sums it all up. This was such a great ride. I feel elated, and I think, yep, yep, I really do, I think the art was pretty good. Yeah, it worked out great. Everything worked out great. This is the Spider-man I know and love. "
Exactly. :]
Posted by DH69

nasty art is nasty...not to found of the artist who's replacing him either

Posted by Eyz
@marvelunivers said:
" There is a reason why its called Amazing Spiderman "
'nuff said! :D
Posted by RomaTotti10

I thought this was a bit anti-climactic. Doc Ock didn't put up much of a fight. And the whole baby thing ended up being a bit meh...

Posted by N7_Normandy

The part with Doc Ock reverting to his primal instincts was pretty awesome; not so tough without that intellect huh

Posted by Lustwish

Been following it from the beginning, just need to pickup my copy to put the icing on the cake.  
BIG TIME is highly anticipated.