Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #9

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

Well, well, lookie here. Giuseppe Camuncoli and crew are finally back to drawing the web head. About time, too. He's been apart of the Spider-Team for some long that when you don't see him pencil the title, it makes you start to worry. What can I say? I'm one of those dudes who likes to the see the same damn creative team on the same comic title every once in a while. Rare in comics now a days but man, back in the day, it was as the kids say these days "The shit."


Amazing Spider-Man #9 kicks off with Spider-Man calling in Not Nick Fury to the Baxter Building. You see, they're still on the trail of Zodiac, and in this case Scorpio. Because he's evil, you see. Pretty standard stuff. Good guys vs bad guys. And that's the way I likes it. Nick Fury and Spider-Man go into space to reactivate the SHIELD satellites because a few issues ago Zodiac hacked them using Parker Tech.

Since it's Parker Industries' screw up, Spider-Msn has to help clean it up. Kind of like when Tom  Breevort screws up at Marvel and Axel Alonso has to clean it up. Capital. So Fury and Spider-Man are in space and Scorpio finds out they are attempting to triangulate his location. Spider-Man just out and out leaves Nick Fury in space and jumps in his space suit toward Scorpio's location in Paris.

Things don't look good because Spidey's space suit starts to burn upon reentry. Spidey did the math and he should be fine. Key word in there, "should".  But because it's a comic book and it's Spider-Man, Marvel's biggest cash cow that ain't the Avengers, homeboy makes it to France with lots of bumps and bruises, but alive. Now that our hero is all beaten up and hurt, now's the perfect time for Scorpio to show up and want to kill the wall crawler. Huh. He should have really brought back up. You know. Like Nick Fury!!! Minor complaints here. Dan Slott keeps Spider-Man moving at a decent pace and doesn't go all Bendis on us and tries to stretch a paper thin ass plot and fit it into a 55 issue TBP.

-Tash Moore

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