Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #12

Amazing Spider-Man #12
Written by Dan Slott
Pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

So the cover of this issue of Amazing Spider-Man says he meets up with Iron Man and the brand spanking new Avengers. Well, one caption is right. Iron Man and Spidey teamed up but there was no Avengers. Somebody at Marvel needs to give me a dollar back for this blatant lie. That or just maybe a few more of those digital download codes. Ahem. Lots going on with Spider-Man and his world.

First off, Peter Parker is hosting a big gala for the Uncle Ben Foundation. What they give to the community I have yet to discover. Maybe free rice, or something. I don't know. But Mary Jane is at the event and she's got her new boss, Tony Stark with her. Stark loves redheads I guess. Then again, so do most of the creators of Silver Age Marvel Comics, those old school books are loaded with them.

Harry, "Don't call him Osborn anymore," Lyman is there along with his ex wife, Liz Allan. She's hired Ghost to ruin the event to steal some secrets from anther attendee, Augustus Roman. He just happens to be the man who won the rights to the new Super Human prison and for some reason Ghost has a target on him. With Ghost chasing Roman, Spider-Man swings in and tries to stop him, but that doesn't work. So of course, Iron Man steps up. He fails. The funny part is that Ghost was able to stun Spidey and Iron Man and their fighting pattern by using YouTube. Fucking Internet.

So now Spider-Man and Iron Man just decide to finally team up proper and Spidey uses his iron web to create a conductor to have Iron Man's repulse blast travel the web to knock out Ghost. Crafty, like a fine hipster beer. Oh and overpriced, can't forget that. With that over, MJ and Tony Stark go back to the west coast and Peter decides that two can play that game and tries to hire Pepper Potts to join Parker Industries. Not surprisingly, Pepper says no. Ouch, Parker, that's gotta burn.

The end of the issue has Ghost being locked up in Roman's prison and the Tombstone is there, too. Haven't seen that guy since he went all OZ on Joe Robertson back in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man back in the 1990's. I'm talking HBO style if you know what I mean, and if you don't then google that shit, I'm a comic review site, not Wikipedia. Hey, Roman is really the new villain Regent. His family was killed by people with super powers and he wants to take them away and not just from the bad guy but the other heroes of the Marvel U as well. DUN, DUN, Dun.

-Tash Moore

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