Monday, April 4, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #657

Another strong issue dealing with the effects of Johnny Storm's death. Spider-Man shows up at the Baxter Building offereing his condolences and reminicing with Reed, Sue, and Ben about their fallen friend.

I've only got minor complaints with this issue such as it being set before the events of FF #1 (which came out last week) and the awkwardness of the first couple of pages. Other than that I really enjoyed this issue (which is something I've only been able to say occasionally about this title in the past few months).

What we do get is multiple stories from different artists including Spidey, Reed, and Johnny in space, Spider-Man going camping with the Fantastic Four, and the Invisible Woman pulling down the pants of criminals in the middle of Central Park. Yes, it's as fun as it sounds.

There's also a nice moment at the end where the family sits down to watch the message Johnny left for Peter. It may not be as good as the one from FF #1, but it's still a nice moment. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]


Kal said...

I really have been enjoying the way Peter has been welcome into the FF. It just seems right, especially when you go back and realize that Johnny was Peter's oldest superhero friend, maybe his best friend. Storytelling wise it's exciting, especially since Doom got his invite from Valeria.

Cap'n Carrot said...

I'm totally onboard with Spidey as part of the team. As for Doom, I'm waiting to see how this plays out. I've got a friend who thinks this might be the beginning of a villain turn for Valeria (with all her manipulations and secrets). We'll have to wait and see.