Amazing Spider-Man (2018 -) #3
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Ryan Ottley
The latest issue in Spencer’s run of Amazing continues to be a bit of a delight I must say. With the return of classic absurd villains like the Tri-Sentinel appearing and a plot-line that’s shaping up to be a whole lot of fun, I’m having a blast. This storyline really feels like something out of the Silver Age or a crazy 90’s story, but it works, mainly because it’s fun. I’m pretty sure many of you were shocked and confused as I was at the end of the issue but they give a…… “comic-book-y” answer, and it’s best to roll with it. Sure it doesn’t make a total load of sense, but it’s not the most out there idea, especially in a comic book about a man who climbs walls and fights 40-year-olds in animal costumes. Like I said, fun.Spencer’s dialogue continues to be it’s usual witty and quirky self, perfect for what you want with Spider-Man and once more we have the theme of “Power & Responsibility” popping its head in, like grandma coming over for her bi-weekly dinner visit and the crippling reminder stinging you like the pinches on cheeks. I’m interested to see where Spencer is planning on taking this story, with Peter being the responsible one while Spider-Man is just full-on power. It’s like his own version of Superior Spider-Man but more lighthearted while still sending the right message across, which is something Spider-Man needs to do with his stories again. Seeing the Tri-Sentinel appear again was great honestly, I remember reading his fight with cosmic Spider-Man as a kid and wanting this giant clusterf*ck of design as a toy. But anyway back to the story at hand. Peter goes through this issue talking about how things are finally balanced; he doesn’t have to rush off and save the day anymore, dedicating it to MJ and other important things in his life while Spidey can play hero 24/7. But like all good things in Peter’s life, there’s a catch and you know full well he’s going to need Spider-Man back in his life soon, whether that means Spider-Man wants the responsibility in his life again or not.Ottley’s art continues to be great, the few panels of action we’re given show the energy and the ferocity of the carefree and dangerous Spidey. However, this issue was more character-based, focusing mainly on Peter coping with his new life, which is fine. Peter having a nice slice-of-life side of Spider-Man is where the heart stands out. I’m glad Ottley’s art continues to look nice and really fits in well with the series. The coloring in the issues are really bright and vibrant and give a cartoonish vibe to it all. While I do like it so far, I just hope they manage to tone the colors correctly to fit the mood, especially for any dramatic or tense moments.Overall, Spencer and Ottley’s Spider-Man continues to be a favorite of mine. I’m looking forward to where this whole power and responsibility arc will go, and I’m honestly on my toes with this series, but in a good way. A lot of unexpected things have happened and hopefully, they’ll keep coming…..and hopefully still on the positive note that it’s been.
Amazing Spider-Man (2018 -) #3
Overall, Spencer and Ottley's Spider-Man continues to be a favorite of mine, I'm looking forward to where this whole power and responsibility arc will go, I'm honestly on my toes with this series, but in a good way.