THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688

• No need to wait for the movie to see Spider-Man wrangle the reptilian rage of one of his greatest foes!

• Spider-Man is stuck between two monsters when Morbius the Living Vampire attempts to cure the Lizard and restore Curt Connors.

Story by Dan Slott
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson
Colors by Frank D'Armata
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson, Frank D'Armata, J. Scott Campbell, & Edgar Delgado

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  1. I’ve always liked The Lizard, so I’m looking forward to this arc.

  2. MadCowDzz (@DarylFritz) says:

    This is gonna be my first Amazing Spider-man issue, I hope this doesn’t require any back reading.

    • Slotts writing is exposition heavy. I think as long as you’ve seen a movie or TV show and know the basics, you’ll be fine.

      Plus this arc is geared for the movie crowd, so it should be a good jumping on point

    • Only thing you might need to know is that the lizard “killed” Curt Connors, and he is the lizard all the time now…..I’m sure that will be explained somehow too but just in case it’s not.

    • MadCowDzz (@DarylFritz) says:

      Thanks cubman987, that’s definitely something I wouldn’t have known. Otherwise, I’m familiar with the characters from the classic TV show, movies, and video games.

    • Also, I don’t know if will be important to this story, but the Lizard (*potential spoiler*) also killed Curt Connors’s son.

  3. I need to go read EotE now!

    • @MadCowDzz:

      You are not alone. A retailer told me he has a new reader starting AS-M with this issue.

      Marvel does a great job in getting readers up-to-speed (DC could take a lesson here).

      Welcome to Amazing Spider-Man! I have enjoyed the title for quite some time.

    • Damn you, IFanboy! That post was supposed to go above. No way to change that now.

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      @player1: I liked the arc. Doc Ock, as silly as he could get in the past, has been a favorite of mine, and daaaaaaaamn cool in the last few years.

  4. that is one badass cover. Dan Slott has written a brilliant run on ol web head 😀

  5. Slott just doesn’t disappoint me and Ends of the Earth was brilliant so I’m standardly excited for what’s next.

    Great cover too!

  6. Well Slott brought his A game for this issue, the story was great. I didn’t really care for the way Peter was drawn in this issue, but other than that I thought this issue was fantastic. Loved the last panel, can’t wait for the next issue.

    • Totally agree with you about it being an excellent issue, the last page was superb. And also agree about how Peter was drawn, the first panel he was in, I didn’t even realise it was him!

  7. DDangelico (@DavidDangelico) says:

    I thought this was excellent. In fact I liked this issue more than any issue in Ends of the Earth (which I kinda found a bit disappointing–mostly cause i thought the end was lame).

  8. Wow. Haven’t read this title in, like, 20 years, but I saw the cover and HAD to pick it up.

    EXCELLENT!

  9. I’m beginning to think there are two Slotts. Ive been reading Spider-man for 10 years, and Slott has written some of the best and worst issues I’ve read in that time. This one is definitely in the ‘win collumn’, a fun story with a great twist – made up for EotE, which was too over the top.

    • Yeah Slott seems to really deliver when writing stories that don’t have as grand of a scale (though I really liked Spider Island). He knows Spider-man and his supporting cast very well so when he can focus on those characters and some of the classic villains in one on one situations I think he is at his best.

  10. Great issue to begin a new arc. I’m a returning reader who started up with Spider Island and I have been enjoying Slott’s writing very much.

  11. I just added this title to my pull list with this story arc. I’m really liking it so far. I’ve read Spidey on and off in the past. It’s been a while though. Looks like I don’t need to know too much from previous issues to start reading at this point. I love Morbius too. I remember reading him back in the ’90s with Ghost Rider and the Midnight Sons.

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