The second last issue, and the second issue in the Dying Wish arc.
It starts where the last one left off with the systems failing for Doctor Octopus. As doctors try and try to keep him alive and one even asks if it’s worth it, they end up saving the villains body. Shortly after, Peter begins to figure out how he got into this mess. He realizes that every encounter (since issue 600) he’s had with Otto has led up to this. Peter then uses the mind of Otto to hatch a plan that would allow him to get free. With the help of Hydro-Man, Scorpion, and Trapster, he breaks out of his cell. He summons for Spider-Man…alive.. To be concluded.
The only purpose this issue has, is to explain the game changer of the last issue. Though I did enjoy the fact that Dan Slott added that bit of the doctors questioning themselves to show the worth of their efforts to save this guy, who no one knew was actually Peter. The comic has a bit of a child-favoured writing style, which is noticeable as ever in this issue, and it comes to a fault… slightly. I enjoy it for the most part, as a nostalgic kind of thing, but I feel with this kind of story, that it should have been taken a bit more seriously. Which brings me to my next point.
Hamberto Ramos isn’t my favourite artist from Marvel. His interior work is spotty in my opinion. I like it, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t entirely think he is the artist to have pulled this arc off. Plus, a lot of his work was inconsistent from panel to panel on the same page. The inking and colour was decent however, I would say the part where it gets a little childish is when Hydro-Man enters the book.
The best art is when Peter is shown trying to figure out a way out of this. The best moment in the book is (which also caused @DanSlott to get slandered unfairly, on twitter) when Aunt May is seen before their wedding (yes way back when, Otto convinced Aunt May to get married to him)and the panel after. Dan explained that what the reader concluded, is ALL on the reader, which is fair, because never did you see what Peter sees after that brief moment. How people came up saying rape and incest is beyond me.
- Overall rating of the comic: 4.5 out of 5,
- Art: 4 out of 5,
- layout: 4 out of 5,
- True to character dialogue: 5 out of 5,
- Story: 4.5 out of 5.
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