etragedy's The Amazing Spider-Man #11 - Turning Point review

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Spidey vs. Doc Ock Round 2 Does Not Disappoint!

Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!

The best of the first ten issues of The Amazing Spider-Man is probably issue #3, the first time Spider-Man encounters Doctor Octopus. Now, in issue 11, Doctor Octopus is released from prison for time served and good behavior, and the rematch between them does not disappoint!

The only small problem with this comic is that when last we saw Doc Ock, two of his mechanical arms had been fused together, and now they're fully restored - we can only assume that he was able to repair them while in prison, where they didn't seem to try to restrict or remove them.

Other than that the issue is fantastic. We learn why Betty Brant was involved with the mobsters of last issue in a story that takes us from New York City to Philadelphia and weaves a tale of intrigue and organized crime - all culminating in battle on a boat in the Philly harbor between Spider-Man and Doc Ock.

I don't want to give any more away - just read this issue!


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    The Doctor Is Out! 0

    The cover: 3½ stars Not one of my favourite covers, but it does the job. Doctor Octopus looks menacing and aggressive, Spider-Man appears helpless and you can tell immediately the scene is set on a boat. So why am I not blown away by it … it’s just a bit dull and static. Turning Point (21 pages) This issue lives up to its title; it marks a turn in the storytelling style of this series, it’s a much darker tale than anything we’ve had so far. It also features the return of Spidey’s deadliest villa...

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    This classic issue is written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko. In this comic we see Doc Ock being released from prison after being captured by Spidey back in issue #3. After being released we get a pretty big surprise. Peter Parker's girlfriend at the time, Betty Brant is the person to pick him up from jail upon his release. Spidey see's all this and puts a spider tracer on Betty's car so he can find them later.(note: this issue actually has the first appearence of the spider tracer) Later ...

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