Friday, September 26, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man #6

Amazing Spider-Man #6
written by Dan Slott
art by Humberto Ramos


Amazing Spider-Man was chosen as my top pick for this past week. I enjoy reading this book but sometimes I find the multiple sub-plots throughout the story a bit distracting. There always seems to be so much going on in this universe.

In this issue we pick up where it looks like the identity of Spider-Man will be revealed on live television to millions of people. J. Jonah Jameson unknowingly blocks the view of Spider-Man's face however, so that no one can see a thing. This really changed the tone of the story from where it left off in the last issue. It took away the suspense and made the story more comical.

The production of the machine to de-Electro Electro gets its first chance for action but it's altered with the help of Black Cat in an attempt so that it may backfire and even sacrifice Electro in the process. Black Cat is getting crazier and crazier every time we see her. I feel like this will only lead to an even more spectacular downfall for her character.

Sajani had been held captive by Black Cat and Electro in order to spill the beans and sabotage the Electro machine. The strangest part of this issue is that Sajani is able to escape on her own, very discreetly too, almost like an afterthought. It makes her character seem lacking the way she's blatantly used to move the story along.

I like seeing Silk and how her relationship with Peter keeps progressing. She's got this feistiness and bravado to her that makes her seem cool. I'd like to say it's different than his previous girlfriends yet they had a lot of spunk to them too. Silk is just way more revved up when it comes to a physical relationship with Pete.

The super-villain prison is a project that is still being worked on. Black Cat is looking for even more allies so that she may eventually ruin Spider-Man. Pete is still barely keeping up with what's happening in his own company leaving Anna Marconi to try to juggle everything there. Interesting things are progressing all around so even though I wasn't blown away with the ending, I found this to be the best book I read. And the artwork in it is good, too.

-O. Pelaez

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