Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage
Art by Mark Bagley
Inks by John Dell and Andrew Hennessy
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: While Norman works on a cure for Peter, Spidey and his new sidekick take on Shocker.
With Peter’s spider-sense going haywire, Norman continues to work in the lab to find a solution. After getting an unexpected visit from May, he becomes more determined to help Peter in more ways than one.
At the same time, Peter gets an unexpected hand when Spider-Boy arrives to help. Even though no one remembers the kid, he still manages to hold his own with Shocker while Peter continues to help everyone he senses in danger. The two then team up to take down Shocker, but Spider-Boy is not going to get the warm welcome he was expecting from his mentor.
The Story: Slott and Gage create a fun and entertaining way of ending this arc. There’s some great action in the issue and the resolution of the Shocker story was clever. I liked seeing May confront Osborn and how that interaction continues his redemption arc. The Spider-Boy dynamic is getting more interesting, but I can’t help but think of Incredi-Boy whenever he talks about being Spidey’s sidekick.
The Art: Bagley delivers some great art in the issue. The visual style is thrilling, detailed and fun to look at.