Book: Amazing Spider-Man #1
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Summary from Comixology: “The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!”
Well my friends, it’s good to say, the king is back. Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Dan Slott is the triumphant return of one of the most popular comic book characters in the history of the industry. This is the return that Peter Parker deserved, and it’s just in time for the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2! As a quick little backstory, Doc Ock switched minds with Peter (See Amazing Spider-Man 700) and finally killed him, but only physically. Peter’s mind remained in Doc Ock’s subconscious.
In order to read Amazing Spider-Man #1, that is pretty much all you really need to know. Now, I’m not a Spider-Man fan but I was super excited for this issue to come out. I told my friend Steve over at Comic Collector Live: The Store to pull #1 and the Martín variant for me, I also told him not to let me take this book off my pull for the next year, I’m going to force myself to like Spider-Man. And let me tell you, if the rest of the story is anything like this issue, I’m going to end up loving Spider-Man. I personally loved that this was a solid jumping on point for anyone who isn’t familiar with your neighborhood wall-crawler. You get a nice little background about what has happened in the previous issues, and the story flows naturally and doesn’t seemed forced at all.
I really enjoyed the humor that Dan Slott bring to Spider-Man. All the jokes in the story seem so natural and real. It didn’t feel scripted or pushed on you. A few times I laughed out loud and thought “Man, I would love to be that smart on my feet in a situation like that.” The humor was a major selling point for me.
The rest of the book consists of several more Spider-Man stories, and honestly it kind of feels like a party, a nice welcome back to Peter Parker. It’s jammed pack full! It’s 82 pages and only $5.99. I thought that was a very fair price for what you are getting. Over all, I loved this book. My only problem with the book was the cover. I thought it was really weak for such a loveable characters return, but hey, it’s still an awesome book. Go buy it, add this book to your pull, and see what’s going to happen with Peter over the next year. I’ll sure be reading this book for a while!
I’ve got to go with a 4 out of 4. This book was something special, and I think you’ll see that once you read it.