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The Amazing Spider-man #614

By Hervé St-Louis
January 11, 2010 - 21:21


Electro destroys the Daily Bugle building but in order to stop the villain Spider-man, Jonah J. Jameson and New York’s finest have to work together. But the effect of the destruction of the Daily Bugle has greater consequences akin to 911. Will Spider-man and his entourage ever recover from this?

The whole point of the story was to destroy the Daily Bugle while making a seminal Spider-man villain more formidable. He came across as an idiot with typical powers going crazy. As for the emotional impact of the destruction of the Daily Bugle, I didn’t feel a thing although the writer really tried to make it a personal event for all of Spider-man’s cast. It’s not that the story was bad. It wasn’t. But it wasn’t inspired.

I like Azaceta’s work. This is not typical Spider-man fare, but it worked for this storyline. He didn’t give the work too much crime noir angle. Instead, we saw overtones of dirty and compulsive design featuring compulsive characters. It’s a shame the story was not up the quality of the art in this story.

Rating: 7 /10

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