The second and final part of this rather zany story arc is here, but can the creative stick the landing? Read on to find out.
The official description from Marvel:
• Spidey goes from high school to… prison?!
• Featuring: The single most awesome super villain team-up: Deadpool and Hypno-Hustler!
• Plus: A twisted twist of an ending!
First off, yes, the main villain in this arc is the Hypno-Hustler and he’s teamed up with Deadpool to seek revenge against everyone’s favorite wall-crawling menace. Now before fans bang their proverbial heads against an imaginary wall, take a step back and breath. This is actually an incredibly entertaining romp that’s well worth your money and time.
Kevin Shinick delivers the goods with a highly entertaining script that will make you laugh nearly from beginning to end. However there are a few minor dry patches, but for the most part the writer offers-up a supped-up C-grade villain, awesome one-lines, solid dialogue and a steady flow of action that easily makes this one of the most unexpected treats at your local comic shop. Beyond all that though, the ending delivers the perfect one-two punch that ties this entire jaunt in a very nice little bow, as we all prepare for the next release.
Aaron Kuder handles the art, delivering some striking designs that easily tap into the crazier elements in this story. As soon as you peel back the first page you’ll be pulled right in by the striking panel designs and solid curves that create a truly vibrant visual style. It should be noted that there were a few scenes that seemed a bit rushed but those were few and far between.
If Amazing Spider-Man exists to tap into the ongoing stories of our hero in the Marvel Universe, then this series has easily cemented itself as the one-stop shop for the most entertaining arcs that are simply freed from current continuity, and Avenging Spider-Man #13 fits that bill perfectly. Recommended.