The Amazing Spider-Man #22
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Humberto Ramos
Inks by Victor Olazaba and Humberto Ramos
Colors by Edgar Delgado and Erick Arciniega
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: The Hunted comes to its epic conclusion in this new issue.
Kraven has set all of this up as a lesson for Spider-Man. A lesson that Kraven has convinced the wall-crawler is for his benefit. As his son closes in on Black Cat and Billy Connors, Peter is put in the position of possibly being responsible for the deaths of the guards at the hands of an unleashed Lizard.
The Vulture and his team decide to make a stand to stop the hunters in the park as Kraven decides to make his final stand with the wall-crawler in hopes of Peter finally fulfilling his destiny and ending Kraven for good. The hunter raises the stakes for Spider-Man to make that ultimate choice as the chance to end the Hunt once and for all and rescue Mary Jane become tempting possibilities.
The Story: Nick Spencer brings the Hunted storyline to an entertaining and satisfying conclusion in this issue. He plays to the nature of Peter as a person and a hero and adds some interesting plot points to develop going forward. The issue is well paced and plotted with some great big and small character moments throughout. Spencer ends this storyline with some intense and unexpected twists that are interesting to see unfold.
The Art: Humberto Ramos delivers some impressively detailed art with an emphasis on great action. There are some great panels in this issue that seem full of movement and intensity.