This comic continues the story about The Lizard (the villain from the Amazing Spider-Man movie). In the last two issues, the Lizard had been “cured” (turned back into human form) yet he’s still the lizard in his heart. As he tries to restore himself back in lizard form at Horizon Labs, Spider-Man fights the vampire, Morbius, in New York. This issue continues that with the Lizard turning the scientists at Horizon Labs into lizards as well, and it’s awesome.
Most of this issue is really about Dr. Connors as his reptile mind is stuck in a primate’s body. He encounters things normal for us humans that his lizard mind isn’t used to. His lizard self experiences music, processed foods and video games for the first time. These little scenes are what really makes this issue work, and he starts wondering whether he even wants to turn himself back into a lizard.
The rest of this issue is also good. Dr. Connors turns some of horizon’s scientists into lizards. The lizards being released into the labs leads to an awesome cliffhanger. The interactions Spider-Man has with the cops and Madame Web are humorous. Despite there being a number of side-stories, everything fits together and it’s easy to follow.
The art is good too. Dr. Connors looks curious when he’s supposed to, and his eyes show expressions you wouldn’t expect in a human being. There isn’t a huge amount of detail, but every background makes it perfectly clear where these characters are and the action is easy to follow.
This is an easy recommendation for anyone who’s curious to try out a Spider-Man comic. Everything you need to know is on the recap page, as usual for Marvel.