Continuing from recent events, Spider-Man is on a new mission but needs a tiny bit of help in order to make it happen.
Dan Slott continues writing stories that acknowledge what has gone on before. Often when a new story arc begins, the little details are forgotten or ignored. Things that have occurred since BIG TIME began are important as each issue rolls out. We've seen that Spider-Man lost his spider-senses and you might not think it's a big deal. We clearly see how much Spider-Man depends on those senses. The new villain Massacre introduced last issue is here with a vengeance. We also get more development on J. Jonah Jameson and how he's dealing with the death of his wife. If all that wasn't enough, how about a new costume for Spider-Man?
It might seem a bit much that Spider-Man develops yet another new costume but the reasoning does make sense. Because of his appearances in other books, I have to wonder how long he'll use this one or need it. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the color scheme Peter chose for it. The more I look at the colors and design, the more I start liking it but I question why he went this route. What about the secret past of the villain? The authorities found out pretty easily but that helped move the story along.
I have been enjoying each issue of Dan Slott's Spider-Man. You get a feeling that everything that happens, happens for a reason. There's a feeling of a big picture plan involved. Slott doesn't let events from past story arcs slide away and they are used to take the story even further. We see the addition of yet another new Spider-Man suit but the reasoning here makes perfect sense. There is an odd choice for the design and colors but it helps to give the suit its own look, separating it from other looks Spider-Man has had. The new villain introduced last issue is taken further but his history reveal and the way he was handled happens rather suddenly but it's still pretty darn cool seeing Spider-Man kicking butt in a different fashion.