The Amazing Spider-Man #63
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Federico Vicentini
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: As Spidey continues his search for the tablet pieces, a domestic problem could mean an all out war at home.
The hunt for pieces of an ancient tablet continues and Fisk is hedging his bets. After sending every mob boss and his or her crew after both Spider-Man and Boomerang, he brings in Baron Mordo to convince Kindred to give Kingpin what he wants without the tablet. Spidey and Boomerang fight for their lives against the combined strength and crews of both Hammerhead and The Owl. To make matters worse, both Robbie and Tombstone discover something disturbing.
When Robbie discovers that his son is not only dating the daughter of his biggest rival but that she’s also a supervillain, he confronts his son at the same time Tombstone confronts his father. A situation that proves just as volatile and explosive as Spidey’s fight against the mob. A situation whose aftermath will reveal how their twisted romance began. Things get even more twisted when the outside world invades their shared apartment.
The Story: Nick Spencer delivers a story that is light, fun and filled with surprises. While there are a lot of plots going on in this issue, none of them feels like their being short changed. All of them are compelling in their own ways. Spidey’s internal and external conflicts are engaging. Randy’s relationship issues are entertaining and everything comes together in a bombastic and exciting cliffhanger.
The Art: Vicentini perfectly matches the energy and tone of the story with the wonderfully detailed art throughout the issue. There are some great visual moments, especially the frenetic energy of the final few pages.