The Amazing Spider-Man #43

Marvel Comics

Written by Nick Spencer

Art by Ryan Ottley

Inks by Cliff Rathburn and Ryan Ottley

Colors by Nathan Fairbairn and Dee Cunniffe

Letters by Joe Caramagna

The Rundown: Spider-Man will get some unexpected and unwanted help as he tries to wrangle an angry and confused Gog.


Gog continues to rampage and neither Boomerang or Spider-Man knows what to do next. Spidey doesn’t want to hurt the creature because of their shared history, but he can’t seem to reason with him either. Boomerang decides the best thing they can do is run. Unfortunately, running means bringing the giant creature to the surface.

With Gog rampaging on the surface, Kingpin arrives with his forces to put the creature down. In order to protect Gog, Spider-Man puts himself in the line of fire to protect the creature. A move that will put him in direct conflict with the Mayor of New York, but might give him the time he needs to save both the piece of the tablet they’ve found and Gog as well.

The Story: Nick Spencer delivers a fun and often funny conclusion to this part of the story arc. While the story has a lot of charm and energy, it feels way too short. As interesting as the Gog storyline was in the last issue, the resolution was a little too light given the stakes. As interested as I am in what happens next, I felt there was more that should have been done with this story and its stakes.

The Art: Ryan Ottley brings visual appeal to every page and both the action and characters look amazing in every panel. Some of the standout visual moments happen when Gog emerges from underground and Spidey has to go into action. Those moments are visually thrilling.

The Amazing Spider-Man #43




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