The Amazing Spider-Man #48
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Marcelo Ferreira
Inks by Roberto Poggi
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: As the forces of the Sin Eater continue to grow, Peter will grapple with his feelings towards the villains latest target.
As the Sin Eater’s message continues to spread throughout the city, that message begins to change depending on the person hearing it. Like all ideologies built on hate, the definition of what counts as sin begins to expand as Spider-Man and Miles Morales find out when they stop a group of Sin Eater supporters preparing to blow up a mosque.
To makes matters both worse and personal, Peter finds himself grappling with whether or not he should save the Sin Eater’s next target, Norman Osborn. With their sordid history, Peter looks to his friends for help, but each of them sees the advantage of taking Norman of the table. As Peter makes his decision, another is made that might force the hero to stand alone.
The Story: Nick Spencer takes Spider-Man into some tricky moral territory in this issue and the intersection between responsibility and the inevitable outcome of saving Norman Osborn makes the story more interesting. The character conversations are great and each one reminds the reader how influential Spider-Man is and how integral to his life a growing network of allies has become. What also makes the story interesting is that the reader can see both sides of the argument and whatever decision Peter makes, it will have consequences.
The Art: Marcelo Ferreira delivers some fantastic art in this issue. There are great visual moments throughout, but the best ones are the one on one conversations Peter has with his friends and how those conversations shape the beautiful final panels.