The Amazing Spider-Man #56
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Marcello Ferriera
Inks by Wayne Faucher
Colors by Morry Hollowell
Letter by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Martin Li goes looking for help and that help has a direct connection to Spider-Man.
As Peter faced his sins in his battle with Kindred, Martin Li was begging Sin Eater to remove his. After finding a moment of peace, the Mr. Negative personality continues to creep through in the aftermath of Sin Eater’s defeat. With nowhere to go, Li returns to the F.E.A.S.T. Project to seek help from the only person he can trust, May Parker. Unfortunately, he didn’t some alone.
At the same time, Peter goes to Liz to tell her what happened to Harry and the two of them learn that Harry has been hiding other secrets as well. To make things more awkward, Norman Osborn arrives to warn Peter about an impending attack and Kingpin confronts Kindred.
The Story: Spencer focuses on the fallout of Peter’s fight with Kindred in this issue. The story is plotted well, but not enough focus was given to Peter’s conversation with Liz in my opinion. As someone with a direct connection to the events and the people involved, Liz and Normie’s revelations deserved to be explored more. The Martin Li storyline is good, but all of the side stories, even the Kingpin one, were more compelling.
The Art: Marcello Ferriera does a great job with the art. There are some beautiful, dramatic moments throughout and a great emphasis on the emotions of the characters.