Review: Amazing Spiderman #686

20120604-121708.jpgThis is the fourth issue in the “Ends of the Earth” storyline. This story has been up and down, but mostly good due great characterizations and plot. This issue was a bit of a mixed bag for me. If you don’t know what it is about. Here you go in a nutshell. Dr. Octopus is old, sick, and dying. And he knows it. So, as his last stand, he is giving the earth something it can’t refuse: Technology to permanently fix global warming! Of course spiderman and a few loyal friends think that Doc Ock is up to a more sinister legacy with his invention, the UN doesn’t buy it. So it becomes spiderman verses the world! Shield, sinister six, and every government are all hot on his trail, trying to stop him from stopping the Doc!
the Good: this is was strong in action, in plot-twists (there were quite a few), and in spidery-one-liners; making this issue a lot of fun!
the Bad: the twist, though I didn’t see them coming, felt predictable. Without spoiling anything, whenever you have Mysterio and Chameleon taking on Spiderman, nothing is what it seems. So, the sudden twists in story felt like, “oh of course Mysterio was doing THAT the whole time.”
bottom line:strong issue on the whole, but a little predictable. Fantastic story overall! I really can’t wait to see how it turns out. (I still can’t honestly say I think Peter is right or wrong about Doc Ocks plans! We shall have to wait and see…)

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