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Review – The Amazing Spider-Man #698

Spider-Man’s amazing journey is barreling it’s way to it’s historic 700th issue and the relaunch for it to join Marvel NOW!. I’m not the biggest Spider-Man fan, but from what little I’ve read of Dan Slott‘s run and the buzz online, the series has been seeing an energy and creativity that’s been missing for a while. I had to check out this issue to see what the fuss was about as Slott had been hinting that the major changes for the character that’s been coming has been revealed here.

I got through the issue thinking there wasn’t much special about it, other than it was well written, until the end. Boy did I not see that coming. The comic is really solid writing with a twist at the end, that guarantees you’ll be sticking around for the next two issues at least, if not more.

I don’t want to give away the twist, I don’t want to be that person, but it’s really good. It might not be the most original thing, but it could lead to a lot of interesting stories depending on how far it’s taken and the end of the issue leaves me scratching my head as to how it’ll be resolved.

I have no idea how long I’ll stick around as far as my Spider-Man consumption, but for the short term, Slott’s writing and story telling has got me staying to see what happens next.

Story: Dan Slott Art: Richard Elson

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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