Once you buy this issue, there is No Turning Back. So should you pick it up? Read on.
The official description from Marvel:
It’s up to Spider-Man to wrangle the reptilian rage of one of his greatest foes! Spider-Man is stuck between two monsters when Morbius the Living Vampire attempts to cure the Lizard and restore Curt Connors.
After Ends of the Earth, I am not ashamed to say that I was a bit concerned with the direction of Amazing Spider-Man, but thankfully this issue came out! What we have here is a dynamic story full of emotional resonance that allows true character growth and classic Spidey action to work in unison. It’s an impressive, thick read that’s full of the kind of quality one hope’s to see in any comic they purchase.
Dan Slott, I’m sorry I ever doubted your writing. This story is a well-paced, well-written extravaganza full of high emotional notes that are perfectly timed. I was not a big fan of Ends of the Earth, especially how it turned out, but this issue redeems your run on this title. The dialog, the character interaction, the references to the Shed story-line all blend together seamlessly and build a solid sequel that yields a cliffhanger worthy of this long running series.
The art in this issue is done by Giuseppe Camuncoli, who has become quite a regular on this book. His style is expressive, a bit erratic and most importantly it works. It’s not as dynamic as the art done by Humberto Ramos nor is it as detailed as Stefano Caselli‘s but it still succeeds in offering a very unique take on the characters and the world Spider-Man fans are familiar with.
At the end of the day this issue surprised me, it exceeded my expectations by giving fans the type of quality Spider-Man story that one hopes for. Highly recommended.