Marvel Comics
The Amazing Spider-man #637
By Hervé St-Louis
July 25, 2010 - 13:34

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Joe Kelly, J.M.Dematteis, Stan Lee
Penciller(s): Michael Lark, Marco Checchetto, Max Fiumara,Marcos Martin
Inker(s): Stefano Gaudiano, Matt Southworth, Brian Thies, Max Fiumara, Marco Martin
Colourist(s): Matt Hollingsworth, Fabio D'Auria
Letterer(s): Joe Caramagna
$3.99 US

Kraven the Hunter is back and wants to end it all with Spider-man. It turns out that it was Kaine that was sacrificed last issue and now the web is turning against Kraven and his family. Can Spider-man restore cosmic order? First, the explanation for how Kaine replaced Peter Parker was totally wrong. It didn’t make sense. Why Spider-man was dressed in his black costume also didn’t make any sense. His sudden anger also didn’t make sense. How easy it was for him to defeat all of Kraven’s family after a year of failing to do so didn’t make sense. I guess not much made sense this issue. Marvel Comics wanted Kraven back after his suicide years ago and that’s all this story was about. It certainly didn’t feel like a Spider-man story. Where was Peter Parker’s plight? Where was his dumb bad luck? This issue was disappointing and Spider-man as a series is starting to lose the freshness that the reboot over a year a year ago with his marriage to Mary Jane Watson being erased was supposed to accomplish. This issue seemed important but it was not. It was about reviving an old villain and upgrading a few characters. By the way, Kaine is not really dead. He’s just a stupid spider with eight eyes now. The artwork was good though with great colouring. Too bad the story wasn’t worth it.

Rating: 6.5/10

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