Review by: vadamowens

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WRITER: Zeb Wells
PENCILS: Chris Bachalo
COVER BY: Chris Bachalo

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

There’s a scientific theory called the R-complex or the Triune Theory that suggests our brains evolved from a visceral reptilian-esque stem.  It states our most carnal and raw of emotions come from this part of the brain.  I always thought that this made sense. 

This comic seems to tap into that and redefines some of the Lizards abilities.  He can now draw out and control said reptilian-esque impulses in others.  (This may be an old power, that I was unaware of.)

The art from both parties was impressive and I particularly think the colors help to set the more frightening tone of this particular arc.

I think the most enjoyable part to the comic, outside of the integration of the R-complex, is the fact that the last 3 books have been centered on the Lizards character instead of Peter.  It’s nice to get a break every once in while from silly commentary, and it’s also nice to see Peter legitimately terrified of something. 

With the exception of one book, I haven’t written any reviews since last summer.  This book impressed me so much, I was forced to temporarily come out of hibernation.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I have to say whoever was doing the art on the fill in pages was just awful, but that may be in contrast to what a great job bachalo is doing. I know it won’t happen, but it would be cool if marvel let him redo the pages he couldn’t get to in time for the trade paperback.

  2. @mike Yeah, I think that would be incredibly insulting to the fill-in:)  But yes, that would be nice.

  3. I just read this in hardcover and was very impressed. Bachalo has become a much better story teller while still maintaining his distinct and very intriguing style.

    Loved the review.

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