Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Amazing Spider-Man #51

Okay, it's been a bit since I've picked up a Spider-Man comic. Looks like Peter's life isn't any less complicated than I remember. His friends have been possessed by the villain known as Kindred. The issue opens with Spidey going to Dr. Strange for help with a possessed Silk. While getting all magical and ominous, Strange's attempts to cure Silk fail leaving him questioning just what is going on as the comic appears to be tying events back to that time Spider-Man literally made a deal with the Devil and reset all of reality. Yeah... Spider-Man fans usually don't like to speak of this.

Making bad decisions apparently isn't something Peter has grown out of either as he enlists the help of Black Cat to steal a mystical artifact from Strange which sends the Wall-Crawler to the his dreamscape in the astral plane where the villain awaits (and now he has no wizard to help him). Great plan.

Despite my absence from the title, and this being the second issue of the storyline, the plot was relatively easy to follow and artist Patrick Gleason has some fun with Spidey in shadow and falling through reality. Enough to keep me around for another issue? Hmm... maybe?

[Marvel, $3.99]

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