@granitesoldier: ot only do I completely agree with you on this, I'm going to go one step further. I have no idea why Blackcat would go back into thievery after setting up a successful business in Catseye Investigations and deciding she wants to get back with Spider-Man, but let's go a step further. We're supposed to believe she flipped out over her identity being exposed. Yet, even Flash Thompson was able to figure out Felicia Hardy was the Black Cat, so, it wasn't a very well protected secret to begin with. I also have no idea how Black Cat could have set-up a business without filing who she is. All in all, this makes no sense. I've loved the character for decades and have no idea why she is being destroyed like this.
Wasn't Felicia Hardy's identity known way back during the Stern and Mantlo years? I know the police at least knew she was the Black Cat.
Usually you'll find me defending Dan Slott... but this is not good... It's like after seeing the criticism that he was writing Black Cat very out of character it made him make it a point to totally retconning her character and state everything about her being good was all a front... How can he do that to such a great long time Spider-Man character who has even been a hero in Heroes for Hire and Defenders outside of just being a Spider-Man character... it's just selfish to make a character what you want to fit your story and a huge slap in the face to fans.
This honestly doesn't leave this me looking forward to more of this ASM book.
The rest of the story was alright. I'm glad the Electro part of the story is rapped up.
This has been my complaint since her return. And I've said it before and say it again: he did a good job writing Felicia in Big Time, why does he suck so bad now? It's like reading a What If? story in the main title.
Also, why has Peter seemed dumber since his return? What happened to the Peter Slott wrote who mastered a unique martial art, prepped out for the Sinister Six, developed stealth, freezing, and magnetic gear, and was just in general a better hero than he is now? It's not even like we have a different writer, it's the SAME guy. So how do we have two totally different portrayals of Peter? I defended and enjoyed Slott for a long time, hell I was even entertained by Superior, but this return to Amazing has been terrible. Absolutely terrible. I wish Marvel would shuffle him like they have every other writer of nearly every other book, he's become a teacher who's tenured and doesn't give a sh*t anymore.
Absolutely agreed. Peter has been portrayed as basically worthless as a hero since his return.
God, I am so sick of Spider-man being portrayed as so incompetent in his own book. Why the hell are we reading about someone who has to get saved twice in one story arc? Who contributed literally nothing to this last big showdown?
Christ. This is seriously some of the worst Spider-man comics I've ever read.
@juiceboks: Hmmm. Does he have other feats that are as good as holding down a Superman class opponent? Because if not, I'd think Spider-man would be capable of taking a slim majority still. Those other feats are certainly impressive, but, aside from the shotgun tanking, nothing Spider-man hasn't replicated.