The Amazing Spider-man #21
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Gerardo Sandoval
Inks by Gerardo Sandoval and Victor Nava
Colors by Edgar Delgado and Erick Arciniega
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Peter is overwhelmed while facing a pack of crazed, Vermin clones and the viciousness of the attack proves to be too much for the wall crawler to take and as he prepares for what he thinks is the end, Kraven steps in to stop the attack and rescue him.
Meanwhile, Vulture and his forces continue to push back against the hunters, not knowing that the robots they destroy are feeding that pain back to the people piloting them. Kraven admires the man for doing what is necessary and sacrificing who he needs to in order to survive.
When Peter awakens, he finds himself in the same room with Curt Connors. Helpless in his human form, Connors laments the fact that he can’t help his son who he can see on the monitors fighting for his life along with Black Cat. The only way that he and Spider-Man are going to escape is if Peter removes the inhibitor chip. A decision that could condemn Connors to the Lizard forever and is exactly what Kraven wants him to do.
Spencer continues to hold my interest with this issue and I like the direction I see the story taking. While many of the elements are interesting and entertaining, I would have liked to see more of the Peter/Kraven dynamic play out during the storyline. The dialogue is great and Kraven seems to have something interesting planned for Spider-Man in this arc. The pace was done well and I never got the sense that a moment was wasted or thrown in. Everything seemed to flow well.
Gerardo Sandoval’s art is dynamic and full of rich detail and great composition. All of the characters look great and the action looks amazing.