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3.58 stars 3.58/5 Stars Average score of 6 user reviews

Strange Things Are Happening To Me 0

I love this issue for the same reason I think most people will hate it: it's a jumbled mess.  If it were a TV show, it would probably be a soap opera with it's constant jump cuts to what's happening with the rest of the cast.  But as I mentioned before, Slott is doing an amazing job of keeping all the mini-series tightly involved with the main book.  This really should be the template for all future Marvel events. Unlike Fear Itself, there's a reason to grab up all the extra issues.  For example...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Too Much Going On 0

My head is still reeling from reading this issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Part of the "Spider Island" event, this issue found Peter Parker dealing with a whole city being mutated by a spider virus. Not only that, but there's Venom, Anti-Venom, The X-Men, Mr. Fantastic, and a whole other slew of characters doing way too much in this issue.It was written by Dan Slott, who has been writing the bulk of this series for some time, and it really wasn't his best. I can understand the difficulty of doi...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"The Spectacular Spider-Stache" 0

There's something intangible about why I don't love this issue of ASM despite really enjoying reading it. Dan Slott is certainly doing a good job with a fantastically fun event in Spider-Island, but he's not doing a great job. The writing and jokes are not hitting as funny as he thinks they are and so much is happening in the book that the writing takes a back seat to just reminding/telling the reader about everything that's going on. It's good to tie in all the, well, tie-ins, but there's so mu...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Spider-Train is Losing Steam... 0

This review's original home was on my Wordpress blog. That's right HERE, btw.Spider Island rolls along... and along... and along... I certainly love Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' Spidey run this far, and I've maintained a loyal reading of Spider Island since it started up, but I can't help but think the event (like many in Marvel) is starting to wear out its welcome.THE GOODI feel like a broken record at this point praising both Slott and Ramos for their respective roles in this book, but it bea...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Finally Picking Up!!! 0

I've been reading Spidey for quite a while now, and some of the recent story arcs have been fantastic (Origin of the Species, The Gauntlet, oh my word, The Grim Hunt...). So far, though, Spider-Island has been a bit of a dud for me. I really want a story that is contained within a title, not one that stretches across books that I don't normally buy in an effort to attract me to them. Look, Marvel. I'm not reading Venom. Super-spy-Symbiote is a pretty dumb idea.I can't imagine taking ASM out of m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Look out, here comes the Spider-mayor! 0

Synopsis: Spider-Island begins to manifest with Jonah Jameson being caught in the middle of it.What's Good?After the last issue, Dan Slott continues to step up Spider-Island in part 4 of this arc. Spidey is still trying to make sense of it all now that people with spider powers now turning into giant spiders. The Queen gives us a brief background for those not familiar with her, or forgotten about her, along with the reveal from Venom #6 about Spider-King. Jonah Jameson plays a major role in thi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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