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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Posted by: Chris Bushley, Assistant Managing Editor
04/30/2014 - 11:58am | Updated: 29 weeks 6 days Ago
Writer: 
Dan Slott,
Pencils: 
Humberto Ramos,
Inks: 
Victor Olazaba,
Colors: 
Edgar Delgado,
Letterer: 
Chris Eliopoulos,
Cover: 
Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado,
Publisher: 
Marvel
Price: 
$5.99
Release Date: 
April 30, 2014

Spinning directly out of his best selling book Superior Spiderman, Dan Slott, puts Peter Parker back in the tights and unleashes enough hilarity and intrigue to satiate any Spidey fan!

Dan Slott has been both scathed and praised for his tale of Dr. Octopus as the Superior Spiderman. Personally, I was in awe of the way Slott created a story revolving around one of Spidey's greatest villains, one that both destroyed and exponentially enhanced Peter Parker's life simultaneously. From that very first issue, I pondered the possible outcomes and how Slott would hopefully make Peter's return one that would be wrought with challenges he never saw coming. Today, all those thoughts come true as Peter emerges into a world he never created but now has to deal with.

Dan Slott writes a tightrope of a tale, balancing between the two things that make Spider-Man work -- humor and consequence. From page one, Slott, makes an opening sequence that will shock you, one that will have lasting ramifications for years to come and will start a fresh controversy all over again! From there we are immediately thrust into an all out action sequence rife with comically infused banter that Spidey fans have been missing. The humor goes over the top ("spidey skivvies" anyone) before we are jettisoned into a press conference regarding Peter's role at Parker Industries. Slott continues this pattern of humor and intrigue throughout the remainder of the first story, and we are left with a scene between Peter and Anna Maria Marconi that will change their relationship forever.

From there we are given small vignettes from Chris Yost, Peter David, Joe Caramagna, and Christos Gage, as well as Slott again, that hit on particular characters that will be stirring things up for ol' Peter in the new series and beyond. With a multitude of artists in tow, these writers give us tantalizing tales about Kaine, Black Cat, Electro, and someone new, that show just how Spider-Man has changed their lives whether it was Doc Ock or Peter behind the mask. The build-up is intense, and it will leave you clamoring for more!

Overall, this was a great read that gives you all out action, amazing art by Humberto Ramos, plenty of hijinks and of course, the always needed -- screaming of J. Jonah Jameson!

Slott has begun a new era of Spidey tales in classic fashion and fans will be delighted by every page!