The Amazing Spider-Man #18
Written by Zeb Wells
Art by Ed McGuiness
Inks by Cliff Rathburn
Colors by Marcio Menyz and Erick Arciniega
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: As Peter tries to escape Limbo, Ben gets more power.
Ben’s plan to force Peter to give him his sole is failing quickly as Peter finds an unusual ally during his fight to free Jonah and Robbie and return home. At the same time, Madelyne has had a change of heart after receiving something special from Jean. A change that will force Ben and Janine to make new plans.
With everything falling apart for the pair, Janine decides to steal a gift for Ben. A gift that will prevent Peter from leaving Limbo while also giving Ben Reilly the power to invade Earth.
The Story: An entertaining entry in a storyline that needs to be resolved quickly. Ignoring Ben Reilly’s temper tantrums, the story has some good moments with Peter and his new demon fan. There is enough humor to keep the story engaging, but ultimately I’m just waiting for it to end and hoping the next arc is more interesting.
The Art: McGuiness delivers some beautiful art in the issue. There are some great dramatic poses, visually engaging action and a great scope to the world of the characters.