The Amazing Spider-Man #30

Marvel Comics

Written by Zeb Wells

Art by Ed McGuiness

Inks by Mark Farmer, Cliff Rathburn and Ed McGuiness

Colors by Marcio Menyz

Letters by Joe Caramagna

The Rundown: Otto prepares to end Norman once and for all and Peter finds himself changing due to the influence of a new ally.

After deciding to bond with Doc Ock’s previous arms, Peter finds himself acting more like Otto than he would like as the pair go on the hunt for Otto and Norman. Octavius injects Norman with more Goblin vemon and it does not have the effect he desired as he changes his plans and decides to kill Norman outright.

After Peter tracks down the lab, the pair face off with Peter becoming more ruthless in the battle thanks to the influence of the arms and their connection to him. As things come to a head, Peter will discover that he could more like Otto Octavius than he imagined.

The Story: An entertaining and satisfying completion of this particular arc by Wells. The story has some great action and tension throughout with Peter succumbing to the influence of Otto’s arms. I like the moments with Norman as well and how he has grown as a character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still waiting on his villain turn, but this change continues to be intriguing. I liked how the story seems to be setting up the Superior Spider-Man return and I’m intrigued with how they pull it off.

The Art: McGuiness delivers big, beautifully detailed action and thrilling imagery throughout the issue. The art has great style and does a great job of matching the tension and tone of the story. I love the over emphasized emotions of the character expressions and how they play into the big action moments.

The Amazing Spider-Man #30



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