Amazing Spider-Man #1.4 Review

With Spider-Verse looming around the corner, do fans really need to explore this part of Peter Parker‘s young career? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• Witness another secret chapter from the first days of Spider-Man!

• What started off as fun-and-games for new villain Clash turns deadly serious.

• As if that weren’t enough, a classic Spider-Man villain joins in on the fun!

Amazing Spider-Man 1.4_Preview PageIt’s another thrilling installment direct from the past of everyone’s favorite wall-crawling menace. And the creative team takes this particular journey in a slightly predictable but nonetheless engaging narrative direction. Through their hard work we see our icon come face to face with his current problems while using his intelligence to try and find some solutions.

Dan Slott does a fine job giving fanboys and fangirls a script that they can sink their teeth into. The way the author approaches the dialogue and narration reflects the original pieces by Stan Lee but with a slight modern twist. And it’s within that space between then and now where our author finds the right cords to pluck, as he taps into the early formation of the boy who could arguably be labeled the most relatable superhero. My one gripe, and it’s been a consistent one, is that the character emerged in the 60s but there’s technology in here that’s more modern.

Despite that fact the illustrations by Ramón Pérez remain the brightest point of this historic yarn. The talent effortlessly realizes a beautiful array of renditions that will no doubt send everyone searching the web to compare his work to the legendary Steve Ditko. And trust me, the results of that comparison will be jaw dropping as the art contained in this issue is a near perfect echo. Add in the colors by Ian Herring and I’m left with few complaints as the visuals play well throughout this comic.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.4 is a sturdy entry that had a slight amount of time confusion but manages to offer enough worth to keep fans engaged. Simply trust your spider sense and pick this up. Recommended.

  • + Explores the early Spidey days.
  • + Dan Slott delivers a quality script.
  • + Spectacular pages by Ramón Pérez.
  • - Carries some noticeably modern tech...

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