The Amazing Spider-Man #674

#1 Posted by MattDemers (362 posts) - - Show Bio

The Good

Oh gosh, I am so happy that Guiseppe Camuncoli is doing the art on this issue. I've never seen his work before, but all I can say is that it is much better than Humberto Ramos'. Spidey looks like he has some muscle now, and some flippy scenes definitely looked like you could see the tension in his body.

All right, that might've came out a bit weird. Just appreciating the art, you know?

The dialog in this issue really shines, with Peter and Carlie's closing conversation as a high point. I'm a big fan of Slott when it comes to casual conversation, and he really hits those notes well.

The new Vulture flock made me smile, as cronies are exactly what Mr. Toomes needs to make himself a more threatening player. I also like how Punisher offed the "new" Vulture in his series, so there wouldn't be any branding confusion.

He's kind of got this "Penguin" vibe going now, but I can't really complain. It's better than an old man in a suit trying to trade blows with Pete.

The Bad

This isn't a criticism of this issue, but I kind of hate how they built up Spidey "getting over" his Spider-sense, only to give it back to him. With a major plot point involving the removal of it again in a few issues, what's the point? Whoever tried to neutralize it is going to be in for a world of hurt when they realize that Spidey can just kung fu his way out.

The Verdict

This issue was a great one, and it's surpsingly exciting, considering it's a "fallout from Spider-Island" deal. I'm looking forward to the storylines to come, and Slott managed to plant seeds for new arcs without diluting what was going on in the here and now. Give this issue a buy.

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