CF179919-3A71-4387-A3DE-8434D2A0BEADPeter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #299

Marvel Comics

Written by Chip Zdarsky

Art by Adam Kubert and Juan Frigeri

Colors by Jason Keith

Spider-Man has been to hell and back trying to keep his possible half-sister Teresa Durand safe from the rogue group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who have been hunting her for the information she has stored in her bloodstream. As Spidey has been fighting to keep her safe, he’s had to deal with The Tinkerer sending out Peter’s entire rogue’s gallery to hunt him down and even worse, now he has to deal with people who used to be his friends. Black Panther has offered Teresa asylum at the Wakandan Embassy. A prospect that the hunted woman is strongly considering especially the country’s lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S.


Peter is all set to help T’Challa when he remembers that Panther might not be doing this out of the kindness of his heart, especially when T’Challa offers Teresa the opportunity to live in Wakanda permanently. The two heroes come to blows until they are interrupted by the intervention of Hawkeye. Spider-Man and Teresa manage to escape the two heroes and Peter is interested in finding out how they are being so easily tracked. He gets a call from Uatu and makes his way back to Mason’s lab.

Meanwhile, Jameson and Ms. Grant have found the Tinkerer’s lair, thanks to info from Shocker and the two descend into his lair only to find that they have been bitten off more than they can chew and there is a twist no one saw coming that could affect every superhero in the world.

The twist at the end of this issue is one of the better ones I’ve seen in a long time. I was not expecting it at all and it shows some keenly clever writing to keep it a secret as well as weave what it means into what happens in the third act of this issue. Spider-Man is facing some intimidating odds against him and I want to see how he comes out of this one along with the rest of the heroes that have been affected. Zdarksy has hooked me with this storyline and my interest continues as the plots that have been building come together.

Images courtesy of Comixology


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