AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #661
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Art by Reilly Brown & Victor Olazaba
Colors by John Rauch
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Ed McGuinness & Morry Hollowell
As much as I enjoy Dan Slott’s run on Amazing Spider-Man I’m glad Christos Gage came in to fill-in this issue and put Spidey back on being, well, just Spidey and not “this spin-off FF book feat. Spider-Man in his own book”…
The issue starts with Spidey hanging out with the FF and going on an emergency call with them while yearning for teaching again… Turns out no-one really thinks of him as teaching anymore and well, it kind of makes him sad when an unfortunate turn of events gives him the opportunity to fill-in as a substitute at the Avenger’s Academy for a day.
I’m not much up to par with Marvel these days but Gage made a nice job of just laying out the basics of whose who and can do what. I just loved how he put how different the younger generation is from ours while using Spidey and comparing his earlier life with the moving-too-fast-to-follow life of the new wave of kids out there.
The art by Brown and Olazaba wasn’t bad either but for some reason I didn’t like the first part with the FF or maybe it’s just the choice of colors that made it look like it was just “okay” compared to the later part where it looked just damn amazing!
Overall, a good issue that makes a good job of comparing the gaps between generations and our responsibility to the recklessness of this new wave of kids just yearning to get out there in the world to make a name for themselves!
Art: 3 - Good