Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #15

Amazing Spider-Man #15
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

Mary Jane strikes!! Tash Moore here, and when we last left you in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, our lead hero Spider-Man and Iron Man did the whole team-up thing. Which leads to mixed results, I might add. Regent has been kidnapping heroes in the Marvel U and stealing their powers. You know, for the greater good. You just know whenever you read that somewhere, it leads to someone turning to the dark side.

Spidey and ol' Shellhead
are taken hostage by Regent and Mary Jane suits up in an old Iron Spider outfit to lend a hand. Lending a hand as only the former girlfriend of a dude who can stick to walls can. Back at Regent's base, his whole plan comes toppling down. Why, might you ask? Because Harry (Don't call me Osborn, anymore) quickly uses his webware phone to call Spidey. Who says a cellphone these days is overrated?

Mary Jane makes a valid argument that she and Iron Man can do the whole team up bit and Spider-Man should do his part and go rescue Harry. Spider-Man goes and saves his homeboy, but also releases the heroes that were locked up and had their powers stolen by Regent starting with Ultimate Spider-Man. (Wow Marvel, do we really need two guys named Spider-Man?!?)

MJ and Iron Man hold their own in their battle with Regent. Then, boom! The calvary arrives in the form of the New Avengers and the Ultimates. They all kick his ass then in sweet, sweet irony, they lock him up in his own prison. Pretty sure that was the plan when Dan Slott wrote this issue.

With the bad guy locked up, Peter Parker and Tony Stark can just relax and be themselves. Tony takes Mary Jane out for dinner and drinks while Peter gathers pretty much everyone used as a supporting cast in his book out for coffee. But in typical Parker fashion, Jay Jameson has some sort of heart problem and collapses to the floor. DUN DUN DUN! I liked this issue and enjoyed the resolution to the Regent storyline. They could have saved the who Jay collapse for anything issue, but I guess, anything to come us readers coming back.

-Tash Moore

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