Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #644 [2010] by Mark Waid

Doctor Octopus assembles a variety of villains to retrieve the child of Norman Osborn and Lily Hollister AKA Menace. Spider-Man rescues the child with an army of villains following him with no where to hide as everything is caught on camera. Spider-Man runs off while fighting against the combined forces of his rogue gallery including the Freak, Vulture, Rhino, and Mysterio.

Meanwhile Tombstone retrieves the Shocker and follows Carlie Cooper. Spider-Man finally gets a break and hands off the baby to Harry Osborn. Harry informs him that the child has died and an enraged Spider-Man swings off to make the villains pay. However Spider-Man is unaware that the Chameleon was dressed as Harry Osborn.

Terrific surprise ending by Mark Waid as he wrestles with a multiple of Spider-Man villains. Great pacing with lots of action that does not feel decompressed as other Marvel Comics. Looking forward to this arc as Brand New Day comes to a close.