Geek Readers reviews the epilogue to the Spider-Island event: Amazing Spider-Man #673
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This may be a strange statement to make, but this issue - the epilogue to the Spider-Island
event - is a pretty good starting point for someone jumping into Spider-Man
's world. I've been holding back at picking up Spider-Man
again because it's been in the middle of this event and I've been a little burned out on events this year with Fear Itself
from Marvel and The New 52
from DC. But I've heard great things about this one, so I figured I'd go ahead and pick it up now instead of next month. [spoiler warning]
As a new reader I got a pretty good idea of what happened with the whole Spider-Island
thing, but more importantly they established all the other things going on with Peter's life right now. The humor is abundant as all the heroes and other people that had been turned into giant spiders are waking up naked and trying to figure out what exactly to do next. It was nice to see Damage Control
show up to help with recovery, it's been a while since I've seen them myself. We also get a glimpse of the Jackal showing up to nab some DNA from the giant Spider-Queen that was killed, apparently a clone of his was killed during the event as he was mixed up in it somehow. I have mixed emotions about his answer that he is a "mad scientist" and can get a "computer to do whatever he wants". It both annoyed me as a weak idea, but amused me that they just slap you in the face with it. Which somehow makes me accept it.
As for Peter's life we get to see him give his Aunt May a send off as she heads out of town with her husband Jay. Peter's clone Kaine also pops up to say goodbye as he wants to get a fresh start elsewhere and anyone following comic news knows he is going to be in his own book soon as the new Scarlet Spider
. Peter's current girlfriend has figured out he is Spider-Man and due to being lied to breaks it off with him. From this we find out a spell Dr. Strange
cast for him to help hide his identity was weakened during Spider-Island
because he was public about his powers and is now useless. (And of course can't be recast again - damn you magic!) Spider-Man
gets a pat on the back from some city workers that tell him how, after running around with his powers for a time, realize he is just a regular guy like them when you get down to it and tell him "he's good people". We see J. Jonah Jameson, now the Mayor of New York talking to Robbie Robertson about all the stuff that went down and Robbie trying to get Jonah to cut Spider-Man
some slack. They wrap up the issue with him tracking down MJ to give her the cure she has been avoiding while she enjoys swinging around the city and she makes Spidey realize that New York does appreciate him.
I think all of that was a pretty good re-introduction to the world of Spider-Man
and I'm finally looking forward to getting back into the character that first got me into comics. I've heard that Spider-Island
was great and if this issue is any indication then it probably was and I'll have to nab the trade. But for anyone like me wanting to jump in, now is the time.
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