Prince of Potter wrote:Eh, it was a solid issue. Surprised by some of the really low scores handed out this week, and the only way I can explain it is that--despite what some people say--they don't like the classic, continuity-neutral, done-in-one story formula anymore. Guess it just seems boring to tell a street-level Spidey tale these days. Story, imo, was solid (some good moments between Peter and Michelle), art was a bit distracting but very well done, and while it wasn't life-changing, I felt there was enough bang for the buck in terms of the amount of story in the issue.
You are pretty much wrong, imo.
I have loved Spider Since Brand New Day started. This was a weak issue with out of place art. Motivations for the characters were all wrong. Plus the story is not at all continuity neutral, it may seem like that as an episode, but as I have explained... there is a puzzle being built and what happens here is part of it, just like every issue has been since the deal with the devil was made.
I wouldn't argue that there wasn't enough bang for the buck. It was indeed a packed issue, problem was the execution.