The Amazing Spider-Man #68
Written by Nick Spencer and Ed Brisson
Art by Marcelo Ferriera, Carlos Gomez and Ze Carlos
Inks by Wayne Faucher, Carlos Gomez and Ze Carlos
Colors by Morry Hollowell, Andrew Crossley and Erick Arciniega
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Teresa confronts a ghost from her past and Peter races to stop a criminal who wants access to the future.
Teresa Parker finds herself face to face with the man who killed her parents. A man who is not only hard to kill, but seems to have orchestrated her presence in the prison for the purposes of his own agenda. At the same time, Peter finds himself standing face to face with Ned Leeds. A man he knows is dead. Things get tense when Peter remembers that the reason he came to see a very pregnant Betty was to tell her that Ned had died. Ned has an explanation for what happened to him and it is connected to his time as the Hobgoblin.
Betty continues the story from her end and recounts how her investigation led to them both being after the same person; the Foreigner. When they finally reveal why they reached out to Peter, he realizes that their investigation leads directly to what he’s working on at the university. At the same time, Peter’s lab partner takes a dangerous chance with Lizard in order to get access to a device that could change everything for the wrong people.
The Story: Spencer and Brisson craft a fun, exciting and revelatory story for Peter in this issue. The dialogue is great. The character development and reveals were engaging and the tension throughout the plot was amazing. There are a lot of stories developing in this arc and both writers do an excellent job of keeping the reader involved and present for each of them. I am fully engaged in both Peter and Teresa’s journeys in this series and cannot wait to see what happens next.
The Art: All three artist bring some beautiful, engaging and sophisticated style to the issue. Each page has some amazing detail throughout and the action and characters look amazing.