Johnny Bullet
Marvel Comics
The Amazing Spider-man #586
By Hervé St-Louis

February 16, 2009 - 08:43

Publisher(s): Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Marc Guggenheim
Penciller(s): Barry Kitson
Inker(s): Karl Kessel
Colourist(s): Andres Mossa
Letterer(s): Cory Petit
Cover Artist(s): John Romita Junior, Klaus Janson
$2.99 US

This issue, readers learn the secret origin of Menace, Harry Osborne’s new girlfriend and soon to be fiancée. What evil plans does Menace have for Spider-man and Harry? Will anyone be able to stop her?


I don’t mind Barry Kitson’s work at all, but I have to admit that it broke the flow with the John Romita Jr. illustrations from last issue. As this is a single storyline, it’s not fun to see a change of artist. It’s amazing how Harry Osborne can be so ugly and yet, so lucky with the girls! I do have to ask a question about this silly haircut that both he and his father sport. I’ve never seen someone in real life with something so hideous. Would people even wear such things in 2009?

This issue should be a treat for readers that have carefully read all issues of this series for the last year. A lot of hints were given as to the identity of Menace and those readers will feel vindicated. For the rest of us, it will be no more than another reveal issue where the bad villain tells her complicated backstory instead of eliminating the hero while the going is good. I’m not sure if I’ll be interested in reading more about Menace when the story ends.

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