‘No Turning Back’ reaches it’s conclusion, and whilst it didn’t quite go to the dark place I was expecting it to as Spider-Man didn’t kill either the Lizard or Morbius, it was still an entertaining story and it took both Spidey and the Lizard in interesting new directions. This story seems to have hardened Spider-Man in some ways, he’s realized how naïve the ‘no-one dies’ mantra is, and his attitude towards Morbius is incredibly cold. I wonder how long this will last, I don’t want Spider-Man to stop being fun, but a few stories with him being serious would be cool, and a sign that the character is not as static as some would suggest. As for The Lizard, this final issue featured yet another new take on him, as he reaches his ‘final form’. I found it interesting that Slott was hinting that the character’s villainy came not from the Lizard side, as Lizards and Humans are not natural enemies, but from Connors himself, but he didn’t really go into any detail about it, perhaps something to revisit. In the end, the character ends up in a reversal of the rest of the arc, Connors’ human mind is inside the Lizard’s body, trapped. I’m sure that eventually the character will revert back to normal, but this story surprised me with the amount of depth and perspectives Slott used for the Lizard, he was never one of my favourite villains, but this story has given me a new appreciation for him. Of course, in the grand tapestry of Spider-Man, as one story ends, another begins, and the last few pages of this issue set up the next big story, we see what it is Kingpin is up to, and it’s also revealed that the original Hobgoblin never actually died way back at the start of ‘Big Time’, and is back as ‘Devil-Spider’. I must admit that Hobgoblin is one of those villains who I don’t get the fuss about, his heyday was before I was born, by the time I started reading comics, the original Norman Osborn Green Goblin was back, so Hobby means little to me. I like the Urich version though, so we shall see.