Slott seems determined to blot out his artist's backgrounds with the immense amount of dialogue he throws in.
Any writer who works to hide Humberto Ramos's art is okay by me.
From a Hobgoblin to Marla Jameson to the Vulture to the Kangaroo, his run on Amazing Spider-Man has been filled with pointless deaths that,
Wasn't Kangaroo killed in a oneshot spin-off not written by Slott?
As for the review - I'm a Slott fan. Thing, She-Hulk, Mighty Avengers - all great stuff. But I'm not a OMD Spider-Man fan so my experience there is really limited to flipping through books on lcs shelf (and the aforementioned Ramos being a key factor why I wouldn't spend more time with it).
That said, Ramos didn't do all of Ends of the Earth so I did invest a little more time with the arc and it was just okay. The lack of every other hero, villain or Joe Public to stand up against Ock was just silly. The man has too long a history of killing police Captains, holding old ladies hostage, attacking nuclear subs and attempted mass murder by poisoning newspaper ink to have been believed so easily.
That and I'm not a fan of those silly octobots that can control anyone (Avengers included). Technology in the MU (and DCU) is just getting obnoxious.
On the plus side, I liked the Sandman's return to a more heroic side, different kinds of webbing, and a Black Widow that doesn't have her breasts falling out because her zipper is undone down to her navel (I loves me some breasts, but often when it comes to sexy, less is more).