Review by: JohnnyDestructo

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Price: 2.99

First of all, I’m not sure if anyone would agree with me, but I’d be happy if Marcos Martin, the artist for this issue, stayed on as the regular artist. It has a very Darwyn Cooke feel, but more playful and loose. The story by Slott is his usual fun stuff, but really, it’s the art that I enjoyed the most and it stuck with me after I put the book down. Seriously, just check out the page of Spidey pacing around the outside of a Manhattan skyscraper, or the scene of Pete hopping down a flight of stairs, avoiding security while snapping pics.. Beatiful stuff. And is it me, or is the model for Mr. Bennett based on the late actor Jason Robards (eh, IMDB him).

Not to negate what Slott is doing here though. Another spot-on Spidey story, which is nice after dealing with Bob Gale last issue, and two new villians pop up in this issue to heal the wounds left by the lame Freak. Let’s hope he doesn’t pop up again anytime soon. Don’t want to spoil anything, but Spidey encounters the unfortunate world of reality TV and finds himself wrestling with the idea of being a douchebag paparazzi…..and gets a hot dog to the face.

This was a quality issue that I’d recommend to new readers and old alike.
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Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. this was everything i want in a spidey comic – focus on peter parker, funny at times, support cast involved.  i liked the 2 new villians introduced her more that the others from BND.  More Dan Slott please!!!

     Art was amazing as well – some of the page layouts were so great.  have read dr strange the oath, but i will have to look up his batgirl stuff.

  2. I agree. Marcos Martin was great fun. I’ve never seen his stuff, but it was a refreshing change from the more traditional comic art (Bachalo excluded) that has characterized BND. I’m glad to see that marvel is willing to experiment a little.

    The story was fun too. After getting 3 (or is it 4?) good 3-issue story arcs, it’s a little strange to have 2 issues in a row that seem to be a bit meandering, plot-wise. But the scripting is great.

  3. Marcos Martin is fantastic isn’t he?  Great review to a great book.

  4. Okay, I’ll pick it up.

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