Review by: KreiderDesigns

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**My ratings are averaged between the two stories (Story 4/4 and Art 1/4**

I preface this review by saying that previous to this book I have read exactly 6 issues of Amazing Spider-Man, all of which I bought because of the artist (Marcos Martin and JRJ)

I had some problems with this special. The first of which is my own issue, I know nothing about Anti-Venom. That story was ok, I was lost but knew I would be b/c Bachalo drew it. Still it was interesting and Dan Slott wrote a decent story.

The second part of this issue was a tale of Spidey and Wolverine. I am a huge X-fan but Wolvie is by far my least favorite mutant. That being said this story was pretty good, save a few misteps.

Can Wolverine really get drunk? I know that Zeb Wells covered himself at least a little bit by sayin it was grain alcohol. But seriously, can’t Logan’s body recover way quicker than any other human? So when I don’t see a plethora of upturned bottles on the table next to him, I don’t think that he would be at all tanked.

My second qualm was that he was a little touchy-feely for my taste. There’s a lot to be said for depth of character and that but I prefer my Wolverine to be more adimantium than flesh. Come to think of it, the whole thing about Wolvie being in a bar with Peter Parker is kind of a weird concept, but I’ll go with it.

Basically what I liked about this book was the last couple of pages where Wells brought the characters to life. The dichotomy between Logan’s abrasive and rash behavoir and Spidey’s do-gooding hopeful aura is a great place for a writer to dwell and tell a story. It’s a great example of using superheroes to tell a human(esque) story.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 2 - Average

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