The Amazing Spider-Man #5

Marvel Comics

Written by Zeb Wells

Art by John Romita Jr

Inks by Scott Hanna

Colors by Marcio Menyz

Letters by Joe Carmagna

The Rundown: Peter wants revenge against Tombstone, but an old friend gives him some interesting advice.

In the aftermath of Spider-Man’s attack on the Rose’s forces, Peter is angry and wants revenge. With both his pride and body bruised, he reluctantly returns home only to find Black Cat waiting for him with some advice. Advice that reminds him of who he is and how he’s his best at being a hero.

The next day, Peter decides to try something different. Something that will require an eager henchmen, some light surveillance and a different approach to dealing with Tombstone. One that will give the wall crawler a little bit of justice and the confidence to try to return to some sense of normalcy in his life.

The Story: I admire Wells for taking a different approach to the follow up from last issue’s heaviness. Not only does it showcase a maturity of the character, but it also allows for him to rediscover what makes him unique as a hero. There is some great dialogue in this issue and you get the sense that Peter needed to get back to being the hero he was versus hiding from his life behind the mask. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

The Art: Romita Jr delivers some beautifully detailed and impressive panels throughout the issue. Not only are the Spider-Man moments visually thrilling, but the character moments are impressive as well.

The Amazing Spider-Man #5

9.2

9.2/10

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