The GeeksverseAmazing Spider-Man #650

Amazing Spider-Man #650
Published on Friday, December 17, 2010 by

Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Slott
Penciled by: Humberto Ramos
Inked by: Cuevos, Damon & Olazaba
Colored by: Edgar Delgado
Lettered by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Associate Editor: Tom Brennan
Editor: Stephen Wacker

Last issue Peter Parker finally got a scientist job and all I can say is that it’s about damn time. That always bugged me about Spider-Man. Parker is one of the smartest people in the MU and he was always stuck as a barely getting by photographer. Never made any sense. Now he’s got the perfect job. He can come and go as he pleases and work on new spider-gadgets.

The first of which gets debuted this issue.

The Spidey Stealth suit.

We don’t really get to see the suit in action, that’ll come next issue.

It’s good to see a Spidey that has his act together. Got a good job, a good girl, and a good super hero life (relatively speaking). I wonder how long this will last before it gets shaken up and Parker goes back to the old ways. This is how you shake up a stagnant hero. You don’t need to kill him off, just change things up a bit. This is a good job. Spidey is interesting to me again.

This issue is fun. Thats the only way I can describe it. Even though the new Hobgoblin is pyscho, there’s a fun quality to him. This is how I remember Deadpool being before they went over the top with him. This is how I liked Deadpool. Totally crazy but dangerous. Not the stupid crazy that Deadpool is now.

This is a great Hobgoblin.

And I love what Slott is doing. He handles the large cast with ease. Unlike his time on Mighty Avengers, this comes across as natural with each having their personalities shining through and their own little moments, even if it’s just for 2 panels. The fun stuff he does with the conversation between Pete and Carlie, with MJ around, is funny.

This is how you do a funny comic book. It’s not in-your-face, or over the top, it’s just actions and dialogue that make it funny.

I’m worried about Spider-Man becoming too gimmicky. But I’m enjoying what Slott is doing right now.

This was probably my favorite Ramos issue ever. I’ve never been a big fan of his work, but if he does it like he did in this issue then I would become a fan. I don’t know what he did differently but I definately enjoyed it. His Hobgoblin is freaky, but still in proportion.

The over abundance of cheesecake shots with the Black Cat is a bit much though. But thats not really a complaint.

He does good with the large cast, making them all unique and standing out from the crowd.

Amazing Spider-Man #650 receives
4 out of 5

I’ve never been a Spider-Man fan, but this is going a long ways towards making me one.

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