Amazing Spider-Man #10
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia
This book is amazing. Okay, I'm done with the puns. For now, anyway. I'm back with my rant for Amazing Spider-Man #10, as you can no doubt tell from the header. Spidey fell from space and now he's smacked dab in the middle of going to be killed by Scorpio, the leader of Zodiac. But just before the deed can be done, Zodiac says "Fuck it," and decides to leave and that he can kill Spider-Man some other time. Moron.
Anna Marie shows up and gives Spidey a lift in her flying car to chase after Scorpio. Plus, she's got Ottobot with her. Just how the fuck does anyone NOT know that Doc Ock is now in the body of his old robot is fucking beyond me. But hey, the plot really calls for it. So we can let it be. Anna's got a change of gear for our hero and they track Scorpio to one of those high speed Euro rails in France.
This battle takes place on, you guessed it, a train. I've been spoiled because that's what's going on on the cover. Talk about a throwback to you know, when comic book covers gave you an idea to what was going on in any given issue. Now days the cover could give a shit less to what's happening in the interiors. It's the little things in life.
Spidey and Scorpio fight on the train. It's the old "Spider-Man is kicking my ass" routine but Scorpio blasts as hole in the side of the train's tunnel. Scorpio makes a break for it and Spider-Man does the noble (but stupid) thing and stays behind to make sure everyone is okay. It's either because he's a good person or he's still on that whole "Nobody dies on my watch" kick. You decide. Because, clearly the editor didn't.
SHIELD makes itself useful and with Parker Industries Webware, tracks that the largest shareholder to Peter's company is really, SCORPIO! What a shock. I mean it could have been made better if it was Hank Scorpio from The Simpsons. Oh, that would have been sweet. This was a fun issue. It's got action and something rare in comics these days, an ending. HIYO!!!!!! No, I kid. But since Parker's largest investor is Scorpio, Parker kind of funded his greatest enemy, well not until the Green Goblin comes back.