Review: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6

ASM2014006_DC11_LRAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Humberto Ramos
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 10, 2014

J. Jonah Jameson, Black Cat and Electro do their best to ruin Peter Parker but, thankfully, Dan Slott has brought in the dynamic Silk to give Peter a hand and Amazing Spider-Man some energy and life.

Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man is full of fun, and probably one of the most energetic books you are going to read today. The dialogue in this issue is strong from start to finish, with each character delivering some great lines throughout. Silk is a fantastic foil for Peter and Anna Maria provides a nice sounding board for our responsible hero. The latter keeps him grounded while the former quite literally saves Peter’s ass, and the situation at Parker Industries adds a dramatic element to the title that is going to keep things very interesting for a long time going forward. Slott juggles plots well in this issue, escalating the Black Cat situation, using Silk extremely well (as an equal to Peter) and even providing some nice closure for Max Dillon. It’s obvious this arc is moving toward something big, and it progresses the driving plot threads very well. Slott is delivering some strong work with Amazing Spider-Man and I highly recommend this for any Spidey fans.

Humberto Ramos continues to do what Humberto Ramos does. He brings energy and a lot of the spark to this comic. He and Slott are a comfortable duo for Spidey fans to read, and this issue is the same level of quality of all his work. The action sequences are high octane, the down time is stylized, and the colour work by Edgar Delgado is electric. This is a strong artistic battery that is in sync with the writer and are definitely capable of telling a great Spider-Man story, and you can’t really ask for more than that.

Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a rock solid Spidey tale featuring some very strong characters. I am enjoying the introduction of Silk very much, especially with how Slott is treating her character as an equal (and better, at times) of Peter, and I am glad that the end of Superior did not mean the end of Anna Maria. She provides the story with the grounding that was once brought by Aunt May, and Peter needs that. Black Cat is strong as ever, and it is a great time to be reading Spider-Man right now. The energy from the return of Peter is still palpable and this creative team is showing no signs of slowing down. With big things on the horizon for Peter, now is a great time to get on board the Spider-train and enjoy the ride.

The Verdict: 8.0/10

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