Amazing Spider-Man #37
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Ryan Ottley
Inks by Cliff Rathburn
Colors by Nathan Fairbairn
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Spider-Man’s search for some balance in his life will mean using the new tech he’s developing, but will also catch the attention of Kindred.
Peter is looking for some work/life balance as the responsibility of being Spider-Man continues to clash with his responsibility to the people in his life who care about him. This will prompt the wall crawler to utilize the Clairvoyant again as a means of getting ahead of the threats forming around him. It will also allow him some time to spend with the woman that he loves and the people who count on him. Unfortunately for Peter, predicting the future is full of risks and the people he respects let him know that.
At the same time, Jameson is offered a new media opportunity that he jumps at as his podcast career continues to be the subject of ridicule from his “peers”. With things looking up for both Peter and JJ, Kindred’s decision to move up his plan will change everything for Spider-Man by revisiting his past.
The Story: Nick Spencer does a great job of keeping this story light and that is why the climax is so effective and ominous for the reader. For every heavy and serious storyline that get thrown at Spidey, the light ones remind the reader what is so endearing about Spider-Man. The dialogue is great from all the characters and Peter’s inner monologue makes for the perfect pace for this issue.
The Art: Ryan Ottley delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The panels are full of energy and movement and the light tone of the story is beautifully contrasted between the human interactions and the action.