Review: Amazing Spider-Man #61

“[I]t’s obviously a trap.” Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #61 March 10, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Patrick Gleason Recap So we start with a close up on <strike>the Joker’s</strike> Kindred’s black-blood stained mouth. And then we get a splash page of Spider-Man disrupting a Shocker/Speed Demon/Hydro Man robbery with a promise that the book won’t be so gritty for the next arc or so. We cut to a meeting between Kingpin and gang…

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #58

“Look. It’s Liz. “ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #58 January 27, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Mark Bagley Recap We open with Spider-Man remembering his fight with Kindred and bemoaning some sins. Then we see he’s fighting a horde of Mr. Negative lackeys/”demons” with glowy swords. We then cut back to Martin Li explaining that Mr. Negative was a dominant figure in his psyche, that Sin Eater freed him, and that now Mr. Negative…

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #53

“Well, Spider-Man is dead. “ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #53 November 18, 2020 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Mark Bagley Recap Well, Spider-Man is dead.  So what happens now in Amazing Spider-Man? We see a blond woman sleeping and then we see Kindred standing over Peter Parker. Peter wakes up in his old house, the day of “the party” from Amazing Spider-Man #47 (and Deadpool #11).  Specifically, it is a party in honor of Flash…

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #57

“[L]ike watching the bowling ball slowly roll back up.“ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #57 January 13, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Mark Bagley Recap We open with Kingpin and Osborn hauling Kindred away. Kindred narrates that Spider-Man should enjoy the “happy ending.” Spider-Man and Mary Jane share a confusing reunion. The Order of the Web then asks him what happened. He said, “I don’t know.” Spider-Gwen tells them all he’s holding back but…

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #56

“[T]his feels like a season premiere of a good television show.” Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #56 January 6, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Mark Bagley Recap We start with a flashback in which Norman Osborn agrees to help Mayor Fisk capture Kindred and Mayor Fisk admits to dabbling in the Darkforce Dimension. We then flash somewhat forward to see that Fisk has rigged the Spot to imprison Kindred in a darkforce cube (well,…

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