Amazing Spider-Man #29
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Francesco Manna
Colors by Carlos Lopez
Letters Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: With a new opportunity for MJ on the horizon, Peter will do whatever it takes to be there for the woman he loves. Unfortunately, the responsibility of Spider-Man always finds a way of ruining his plans.
Mary Jane has a new opportunity to star in a film, but she’s hesitant to take it. After reading the script with Peter, they both decide that this is an opportunity that she can’t pass up. With her taking the role and packing to leave for two months, Peter tells her that he will be there to see her off, but they both know how difficult that always is for the two of them.
Like clockwork, a conversation between Peter and May about his future with MJ is interrupted by the return of his missing sister Teresa and a mission to rescue a former SHIELD agent being held and tortured by the Chameleon. Caught between the promise he made to the woman he loves and his sister needing help to save a life, Peter is going to be reminded just what responsibility really means.
The Story: I absolutely love the premise of this story and how Nick Spencer allows it to unfold. It’s definitely a “day in the life” style of story, but it does so much to remind the reader of how important Peter and MJ are to each other as well as the choices that Peter has to make as a hero and, in this circumstance, a brother. I like the fact that Teresa has returned. I like her as a character and would like to see more of her interactions with Peter. This was a good issue and I like what it is building to for both Peter and Mary Jane.
The Art: Francesco Manna does an amazing job with the art in this issue. The action is great and the art in the quiet, conversational moments is sublime.