The Amazing Spider-Man #8
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Humberto Ramos
Inks by Victor Olazaba
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Spider-Man has a big problem. One he’s contemplating as he freefalls from a building towards the ground.
In an unknown nightclub in the city, an investment banker decides to introduce himself to a wealthy woman enjoying the atmosphere. When he tries to sell her on a business proposal, she decides to inform him about how he’s wronged the Thieve’s Guild. After showing the banker the folly of not paying his dues to the guild, the mystery woman decides to put an ambitious plan into motion and she has some pretty big targets in her sights.
At Avengers Mansion, all of the costumes have been stolen. All of Tony Starks armor is gone. Captain America’s shield is stolen during a battle and around the world heroes are losing the things that are important to them. When Stark calls in Peter to help, the webslinger immediately leaps into action until he finds that he’s missing some crucial equipment.
It also doesn’t help that Black Cat decides she has some unfinished business with the wall-crawler.
Spencer has done a great job of making this new threat into something formidable out of the gate. The Guild seems unstoppable and the targets that they hit are both bold and interesting. I found the small bit of information about the origin of the guild to be intriguing and hopefully, it will get explored going forward. There are some good story points and character moments in this issue as well and I continue to enjoy the new relationship dynamic between Peter and Mary Jane. As a fan, I enjoy the fact that their history isn’t put on the back burner anymore.
Humberto Ramos’ art in this issue is beautiful. I have always been a fan, but the panel composition and character rendering blew me away. Can’t wait to see what happens next.