Amazing Spider-Man #4
Okay Webheads, it looks like we’re getting back to the Spidey book that we all know and love. Zeb Wells writes one heck of an issue that can only be described as “vintage webslinger”. There’s a love interest upset with him, one of his buddies is in danger, another one of his buddies is in so much trouble that you’d have to make up a word for it, his powers are kind of on the fritz, and there are about half a dozen super villains in the mix. I want to see Wells’ big whiteboard in his office because it’s gotta look like a John Madden clipboard on crack. There are SO MANY moving parts to this story and they’re all orchestrated beautifully. Wells is gonna make you shed that single tear after reading one page, then have you LOLing on the next. It feels like Spider-Man is getting back to his old self. There is still a heaviness to the tone of the book, but more and more Wells has Peter doing what Peter does, and that is, he persists.
What can I even say about John Romits Jr.’s art? In my opinion, he’s back where he belongs and he’s at the absolute top of his game. He’s in the artistic place where artists work their whole lives to be. Folks, comic storytelling doesn’t get better than this. His work on this issue focuses more on being kinetic and light than it has in recent months, and he totally nails it. This book is a feast for the eyes!!
This book keeps getting better! As Wells and Romita Jr. settle into their groove, it's us that gets to enjoy their constantly improving work.
Amazing Spider-Man #4: Should’ve Known Better
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9.5/109.5/10
- Art - 9.5/109.5/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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