The Amazing Spider-Man #28
Written by Zeb Wells
Art by Ed McGuinness
Inks by Mark Farmer
Colors by Marcio Menyz
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Doc Ock decides to pay a visit to Oscorp and show Norman his new toys.
Jameson takes the damaged Octopus legs to Oscorp for Peter and Norman to repair while Octavius gets a visit from an old colleague who brings him something he needs for the next phase of his plans. After securing it, he decides to pay a visit to Oscorp.
After breaking into the building and all of its countermeasures, Doc Ock is confronted by Spider-Man and Golden Goblin, but the heroes will discover that their enemy is more prepared then they imagined.
The Story: Wells continues to bring the story back to classic Spidey action and adventure that is a lot more enjoyable than the existential angst that has been the problem with this series for so long. The story was straight action mixed with humor and suspense and was thoroughly enjoyable. I enjoyed the rising tension throughout the issue with Doc Ock and the confrontation between him, Spidey and Osborn was done exceedingly well to showcase just how smart Octavius is. The issue ends on a great cliffhanger that makes me interested in seeing what happens next.
The Art: McGuinness delivers some amazing art throughout the issue. The visual style is great and I love the bright, detailed action elements throughout as well as showing Ock as a being of pure rage and menace.