Amazing Spider-Man #668
Art: Humberto Ramos
Story: Dan Slott
The Spider Island Saga continues. They must be doing something right, because I’m still reading it. This issue found the middle ground between the first stellar issue and the disappointing second installment. I’d still like to see much more developing as we move through these issues but it doesn’t seem as though that will happen. If you want to know what Hobgoblin is up to, you’ll have to buy his one shot special. I find that odd and more than a little annoying. Dan Slott is writing both issues so he could easily include at the very least a hint as to what else is going on. “Meanwhile in another part of the city…”
As predicted the heroes discovered who the real Spider-Man was and didn’t end up killing him. Phew. I was worried. After being beaten to a pulp, he passed Wolverine’s sniff test and promptly told him to sit the rest of the story out. He quickly acquiesced to their demand. This was beyond ludicrous. The reasoning was more than a little suspect. The fact that Peter agreed to it was ridiculous. It makes no sense. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Obviously, Mr. Slott agrees because once Carlie mentioned how dumb it was a little light bulb appeared over Pete’s head.
The riveting saga of Aunt May’s trip to Boston continued this issue as well. For the love of jellyfish, can she get on the plane and go already? If there was anything interesting going on at the airport I could see dragging this out, but there is nothing. Zilch. Zero. Nada. The writers of Seinfeld think that this needs to get to the point.
We finally saw the introduction of Anti-Venom to this saga. This should be cool, once something really begins to happen with it. A dire prediction was made as to the fate of either Venom or Anti-Venom so don’t be surprised if one of them does not survive the outcome of this tale.
Don’t fret though; it’s comics. Whoever dies will be back soon enough.
My predictions for the future value of this issue are minimal.