The Amazing Spider-Man #47

Marvel Comics

Written by Zeb Wells

Art by Todd Nauck

Colors by Sonia Oback

Letters by Joe Caramagna

The Rundown: Ben Reilly has escaped and has his sights set on Spider-Man and his memories.

Hallow’s Eve has captured someone from the Mayor’s office in order to force him to release Ben from the embassy, but Ben’s arrival changes their plans. At the same time, Peter is on a date when he gets a call from Betty asking for help.

After locating Betty and taking out the men coming for her, they discover the machine that could hold the key to saving Ned from prison. Unfortunately, Ben wants the machine as well and his new benefactor has something sinister in mind for Spider-Man.

The Story: Wells manages to converge three different storylines that I hoped I would get the luxury of forgetting. The Ben Reilly storyline is more than tiresome at this point and conveys none of the drama or suspense that it thinks it does. Hallow’s Eve continues to be a relatively pointless character who serves as the “anti-Mary Jane” and does it badly. Also, I truly enjoyed the world without Paul in it and seeing him again made my eyes roll. I find it hard to decide if I’m going to continue this series. I might pick it up again after this arc is over, but I don’t know yet.

The Art: Nuack delivers some beautiful art in the issue. I just wish is was attached to a more entertaining and compelling story.

The Amazing Spider-Man #47



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