Amazing Spider-Man #689 Review

What’s going on with Curt Connors, should you care?  Read on to find out

The official description from Marvel:

Morbius the Living Vampire is on the loose and no one at Horizon Labs is safe—including a recently cured Curt Connors. But if Curt Connors is cured, who or what is that new Lizard creature? It’s definitely someone Spider-Man knows…

The second part of “No Turning Back” offers plenty of dialogue, solid storytelling, good art and a few memorable turns that make this tale a wonderful read.  In so many ways this arc is an improvement over Ends of the Earth, but one way in particular is the fact that it’s not trying to be a global thing that involves the Avengers, instead it’s a very personally story that cuts right to the roots of Spider-Man history.  It’s a momentous event that succeeds is continuing one of my favorite story arcs, Shed.

Dan Slott deserves a lot of praise for taking this story on.  There’s a lot of history between these three characters and it’s nice to see some of that revisited, as their relationships more or less come to ahead in this issue.  And of course, even as this big story arc is going on the talented writer can’t help but tease what’s coming down the pipeline.  It’s a quick part in the story, but it’s a clear set-up that most fans will appreciate.

Giuseppe Camuncoli once again handles the art this issue.  His panels are dynamic, detailed and manage to maintain a good sense of order and control.  There are plenty of slow moments in this issue, and the art is perfectly suited for them and the aerial comabt that ensues.  I really have no complaints as Giuseppe Camuncoli continues to do stellar work for this book.

Overall this was a very good comic.  It was a solid continuation of this story arc and I can’t wait to read how this all ends.  Recommended.

4/5

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  • Fletch

    I didn’t like it at all. I think Slott gets Peter’s personality wrong in making him the sort of hero who overreacts or takes action without thinking. The last couple of issues has had Peter jumping in and punching up people like an amateur instead of a veteran super hero he is supposed to be. It’s more like Wolverine or the Hulk’s personality.

    • Harrison Rawdin

      I get that perspective, but I think he’s reacting the way he does because Spider-Man’s fundamentally unbalanced right now. His love life is in shambles, he lost a friend and now he’s trying to deal with two monsters so he’s flying off the handle a bit right now.