Review – Amazing Spider-Man #699

Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_699WARNING SPOILERS

First, the issue has caused a bit of a firestorm due to one panel in the entire issue. It’s a bit twisted of a panel, but in the bigger scheme of things, the panel had me laugh a little. But yeah….. it’s a non-issue.

What really matters is we’re one issue away from the momentous (and final) 700th issue. After the twist of the previous issue, Peter Parker’s mind lays trapped in the body of his enemy, Doc Ock. Doc Ock’s body is also failing with only hours to live. Peter has to work his way through to try and figure out how he even got into this situation and how to get out of it. That’s the nutshell of the issue and that ending is great.

This is the ball rolling for the over-sized next issue which I wonder if it even can wrap up this story.

The bigger thing is, Dan Slott’s writing has got me interested in Spider-Man. I rarely read Spider-Man, but in just two issues I want to go back and read what lead up to this and really just start from the beginning of Slott’s run which I’ve only heard good things about.

I figure issue 700 will get everyone talking, but this issue and the previous one are highly recommended to catch you up as to what the buzz will be about in a few weeks.

Story: Dan Slott Art: Humberto Ramos

Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy