The last issue of Spider-Man’s fight against the sinister six saw Doctor Octopus fry half the world with his satellites. How will Spider-Man stop Doc Oc from frying the rest of the world? Well the thing is … Mysterio.
It took me a while, but I kind of saw this plot twist coming. That doesn’t make it any less brilliant however – it fooled this IGN reviewer. As much as Spider-Man has failed at times, having him fail to stop half the world from near total destruction is a bit too far for the main Marvel Universe. The fact that this plot twist has fooled some people is a testament to Dan Slott’s writing.
Either way, this is an awesome issue. There’s a good, but short fight that’s loaded with comedic dialogue. One of the sinister six switches sides (won’t say who). The final fight is set up, and Spider-Man comes to a devastating realization. So much happens in this issue, yet it doesn’t feel the least bit crowded. If you’ve been reading the Ends of the Earth event so far, do yourself a favour and pick this issue up. If not, this might not be the best place to start as you’ve already missed the bulk of the event.
I also read Aquaman 9 and Secret Avengers 27. No review for Astonishing X-Men 50 or Batman Incorporated 1 because they were both sold out before I got to the store.
Aquaman 9 was excellent. There’s a decent amount of action, top notch artwork, and a plot reveal that completely changes the relationship between Aquaman and this arc’s villain, Black Manta. This is the best comic of the week that I’ve read, easily. If you haven’t read anything of this storyline yet, this issue might be confusing. If you can find issue 7 and 8 however you’ll be fine. This is definitely worth checking out if possible.
Secret Avengers 27 was fairly good as well. Not sure what else to say since it’s mostly about Captain Marvel and the Kree, a character and an empire I know very little about.