Review: Amazing Spider-Man #631

Posted by inferiorego (22646 posts) - - Show Bio
Spider-Man vies to save the son of Curt Conners, as the Lizard-side battles Curt for dominance over his body. In addition, the daughter of Kraven, Ana Kravinoff, is also a key player in this story. Can Spider-Man overcome these obstacles to save a life?
 

The Good

I've never really been a fan of the Lizard, until this issue. I really enjoyed the inner battle as The Lizard made his choices within this book: the battle between Curt's humanity and The Lizard's primal urges. This issue comes down to one thing, family. Do we come together as a family, or does our own selfish acts tear the family apart? The art in this book is dynamic, and over-all an A, but what is better than the art is the actual composition. I love seeing characters break out of panels, and even captions themselves collapsing under the weight of the story, which we have happen here a few times. There is so much to love about this issue and story. I could go on all day, but I'd like to leave some surprises to the reader. I can't wait to read the next issue, and luckily, this book comes out three times a month, so I don't have to wait long.
 

The Bad

I want to know so much more about Kraven's kids, but they're not really a huge part of this issue. I'm sure all the info I need was in the Kraven's First Hunt storyline though.
 

The Verdict - 4.5/5

I've never been the biggest Spider-Man fan, but there have been a few issues that I've really enjoyed, and this is now one of them. Maybe I read a little to into this issue, but that's what made it so enjoyable for me.
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#1 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

The comeback Lizard deserved!

#2 Posted by Icon (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

The Gauntlet has been great stuff. I'm more into the Spidey books now than I have been in a while. 

#3 Posted by lostlantern13 (860 posts) - - Show Bio

This issue is a prime example of why The Lizard would be a compelling Spider-Man movie villain. 
 
You've got the internal struggle of the family-man, the horror aspect of this big, savage lizard, and the relationship of Peter/Conners. It all combines for this intense, personal hero/villain relationship.  
 
I've enjoyed this arc a lot. It's a simple sort of storyline, but it's executed very well.

#4 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
The Lizard has been at good form since his return. Without spoiling anything, I didn't saw some of the developments in this issue coming.
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#5 Posted by Benzo (621 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I was reading Amazing Spider-man .. :(

#6 Posted by sora_thekey (8159 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to read this!

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#7 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so glad they got Chris Bachalo for this story arc, and I loved all the Lizard captions,  the combination of the 2 creates a great new image for The Lizard

#8 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

bachalo on spiderman sounds grrrreat
#9 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

It was really goooooood.

#10 Posted by FatBoiFreshh (43 posts) - - Show Bio

im really gettin in to this ark [killer] the villians have impressed me very much

#11 Posted by RomaTotti10 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

This was 4.5 for me too.

#12 Posted by mattydeNero (525 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish that Bachalo could've handled the art of the entire issue.
#13 Posted by Gennadius (244 posts) - - Show Bio

I love bachalo IMHO he made the lizardman part of the gauntlet really awesome (and some parts of messiah complex and the amazing spiderman maya-death-god serie really really awesome)

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