The Amazing Spider-Man #27
Written by Zeb Wells
Art by Ed McGuinness
Inks by Mark Farmer
Colors by Marcio Menyz
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Spider-Man finds it hard to return to life as a hero as an old foe gets an upgrade.
In the aftermath of Ms. Marvel’s death, Felicia tries to find a way to get Peter back in the fight. Unfortunately, both he and Norman are still dealing with their grief over Kamala and Norman’s last encounter with the Goblin Queen. At the same time, something is watching Peter and is concerned.
Doctor Otto Octavius finds his former weapon and decides to show it the upgrades he has made to both his tech and his tentacles. At Ravencroft, the corrupt administration of the hospital is going to get a nasty surprise when a villain presumed dead makes a miraculous recovery.
The Story: Wells moves past the divisive previous arc to try to bring Spider-Man back to his adventure roots with the tease of a confrontation between Spidey and Doc Ock. As much as I liked the banter between Peter and Felicia and the evolution of Ock, not enough time was spent with either story for me. Peter and Norman lamenting Kamala’s death continues to ring hollow for me as a story point, but the issue did have enough fun elements to make me curious about what comes next.
The Art: McGuinness delivers some fantastic art in the issue. I love the visual style of the story and how beautifully detailed and vibrant the imagery is.