“Parental Supervision Required”

THIS ISSUE IS PACKED!!! The SINISTER SIX versus SPIDER-MAN and the FF… and by FF, we mean ALL of the Future Foundation! Know what’s not a good place for children, even super powered kids? A full-scale battle with the world’s deadliest super villains! It’s not “Bring Your Kids To Work” Day, not a field trip, and it’s definitely not a game! This is a high stakes battle and there’s no way it will end well…

You also get part 3 of the death-defying team up of Spider-Man and Ghost Rider by Rob Williams and Lee Garbett. And also this issue…our 2nd in a series of “Infested” preludes leading to this summer’s top secret Spidey event! Phew!

Story by Fred Van Lente & Dan Slott
Art by Mike McKone & Stefano Caselli
Colors by Marte Gracia
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Stefano Caselli & Lorenzo De Felici

Price: $3.99
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  1. We’re done with the Future Foundation after this, right? I want my Spider-Man comics to be about Spider-Man again. Is that too much to ask?

  2. @CMCameron  No it’s not, and yes i think we’re done after this issue, i’m pretty sure spider-island begins with next issue or next issue just might be a one off. but either way no more FF in spidey

  3. I’m still having fun, but yeah i’m looking forward to getting rid of the FF from ASM. The FCBD issue was a quasi #0 for Spider Island. 

  4. @wallythegreenmonster  yeah it was which was awesome. super pumped about spider island

  5. @CMCameron AGREED. I know FF is considered one of the best series right now or whatever, but I’m just not feeling it in ASM. Maybe it’s just me though, I’ve never read much Fantastic 4 until recently after all.

  6. If we only saw the current FF only in FF, it wouldn’t be enough.  With the high page count in ASM, it does the FF concept justice.  We wouldn’t be getting the alternate adventures that are provided here.  Buy hey, most people can whine about anything here, amirite?

  7. I don’t think this is an unjustified “whine”. This is the only Spider-man-solo book right now, and he barely had any lines in the last issue other than dumb jokes, and the story isn’t even about him taking on extra responsibilties. I’m just not interested in the FF and they’ve been the stars in this book for four issues in a row.

    I don’t think Spider-island is next, it’s an Avengers Academy crossover.

  8. I’m fine with the FF making an appearance in ASM, but I would have rather it been one or two issues, I’ll be glad to just getting back to it being Spider-man, though I have enjoyedd this arc thus far.

  9. I was worried that it’d just be the FF’s second book but the last issue was GREAT!

  10. Spider Island start in issue 666 according to the FCBD issue

  11. @KickAss  Those extra pages you’re referring to are dedicated to rather mediocre back-ups. I don’t see how that has anything to do with doing “the FF concept justice”. It just seems to me like Marvel’s attempt to justify the $3.99 price tag.

    Back on topic. If I am whining, it’s with good reason. This is Spider-Man’s book, not the Future Foundation’s, but you’d be forgiven for not realizing that by reading the comic. When a character is a guest star in his own book, that’s a problem. And it’s not that I hated the last two issues or anything, but if I’m buying a book to read about the character it’s supposed to be focusing on, only to find out he’s merely guest starring in it, I think I’m justified in being a bit upset. Especially when said book is named after that character.

  12. Dan Slott and Spider Man is a match made in heaven.

    As a matter of fact, my only problem with Spider Man right now is that leaves no time for Dan Slott to work on other titles.

    His run on Mighty Avengers with Khoi Pham was epic.

  13. @CMCameron Except he’s not guest-starring in the book at all. The past couple of issues have very clearly been about Spider-Man joining the FF and not about the FF having Spider-Man join them. An important distinction. The focus has been on Spidey and his interactions. THe villains are even HIS villains!

  14. Obviously, the FF was in Spidey’s title to draw new readers to the new FF series. It worked. I added FF to my pull list because of their appearances in ASM. However, I do agree that their crossover has gone on long enough and I’ll be glad to see the sole Spider-Man title return to actually being more Spidey-centric.

  15. @CMCameron  Spider-man is a marvel icon. Could we please just get a regular iconic artist for instead of someone new every week. It leads to me buying spider-man every other issue.

  16. POTW, just for the last few tattoo pages

  17. good issue…wished it could have been more Spiderman than FF, but still fun. The last pages weren’t THAT big of a deal. Hated that fact that it was spoiled the second i turned the page. Digital would have solved that problem. 

  18. This didn’t feel like a Spider-man book, and from next week solisits it’s just going to get worse wit the Avengers Academy and the FF guest starring next week….or should that be headlining?

    Where’s Jonah? Aunt May? The Hobgoblin…any Spider-man/Peter Parker centered plot at this point would be nice change

  19. As much as I agree with Zeppo and want some Spidey-centric stories, I’m kind of looking at all these crossovers as a sort of Marvel Team-Up comics. I expect we’ll get back to regular Spidey stuff when Spider Island starts at issue #666.

  20. I just want to say that a tattoo of your avatar below your gf’s belly button can do the trick.

    But how does Peter explain his “enthusiasm” for it to her?  For Carly, she has the image of his friend down there, but Peter likes it?  She’s going to think Peter’s kinda freaky.  Or she didn’t think too much about it once Peter went to town.

    These are the complicated situations that comics give us.

  21. This was real bad. Too many people talking about what they were doing. Too much yelling during the fight for me. It felt forced, like Slott was playing down to his audience.

  22. I’m glad Pete’s got a hot girlfriend, but she’s like too hot. Well at least the way Caselli drew her. I thought Carlie was more of a nerdy cute chick.

  23. This issue was fun, but tonally, I much prefer Hickman’s FF. Looking foward to Spider Island a lot right now. I may take a few issues off until Slott returns. The next issue looks dreadful (for my taste).

  24. The main story was a lot of fun, the Infected teaser is doing nothing for me, and the Ghost Rider team-up got tired really fast. I like the Marvel Team-Up idea, but it should be short and sweet with a different guest each issue. Meanwhile, I’m loving the FF crossover in the main story – that’s been the high point of the past couple issues for me. The low point – Carlie. I feel like she’s having a bit of an identity crisis right now. Slott needs to work it out.

  25. The last couple have been bad issues. No one has noted this, but Van Lente co-wrote these. Hence, Van Lente + Slott + Spider-man is a bad idea, FF or not.

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