By Koncise an out :)
October 16, 2004 - 14:22
The downfall of Norman Osborn - the shocking conclusion to the story that rocked the Spidey-verse! Straight from the pages of Marvel Knights Spider-Man! See how it happened! Luke Cage vs. the Green Goblin! Right here!
I know a lot of the cooler kids are sipping their Pepsi Edge round the Warhammer table talking bout how Bendis was totally 2002. But hey, I don't mind being different, cause this issue was sicker than Ibola!!! From start to finish Bendis smacked it. Everyone was involved without the issue feeling cramped. It was nice to see Jessica reacting how she did and the last page really showed the mother in her. Luke's dialogue was a bit off (not as tight as it was in Alias), but I think we've seen how badarse he'll be for New Avengers kids :)
Straight out the gate Bagley stood up and reped. The Green Goblin looks so maniacal and the flames really projected there ferocity. Through out the issue the way Jessica was feeling is evident by the way Bagley expertly manipulates her facial expressions. I did think that Cage (in the last hospital panel) looked more like he was constipated than angry (lol), but the scene with him and the car, definitely made up for that. Also, the cover was great.
Report Card - B+