Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows [2015] Dan Slott | Adam Kubert

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows finds Peter Parker doing double duty as heroes have gone missing. Spider-Man heads to the Avengers Mansion as every prisoner at Ryker’s escaped including Venom while the Avengers deal with Augustus Roman. Venom visits Peter’s family as he arrives and the Avengers deal with Augustus who now calls himself as Regent. Peter destroys Venom as Regent destroys the Avengers. The issue ends with Peter retiring as Spider-Man while Regent influence grows stronger. 

The second issue begins with Regent’s men taking down D-Man as SHIELD watches in the background and Peter takes pictures of the scene. Regent promotes Shocker to his elite squad as the Beetle locates other powers however this time it’s a child. Believing Regent located his daughter Annie, both Peter and Mary Jane head towards the school only to discover the child is part of the Power Pack. Peter as Spider-Man takes on Regent’s men and escape as the Regent summons the Sinister Six to locate and find him. 

Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 Regent who wants Spider-Man’s powers for his own sends his henchmen the Sinister Six after him as Mary Jane and their daughter Annie are kidnapped by SHIELD.

Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 Hawkeye leads the underground SHIELD while both Spider-Man and Sandman are captured by Regent who is harvesting superhero powers to fight against Doom. After interrogating Sandman and finding out the location of SHIELD, Regent sends his Sinister Six however Annie May Parker fights back. Sandman uses one of the Spot’s portal to open up a doorway into Regent’s stronghold leading SHIELD and both Mary Jane and Annie May Parker to Spider-Man. 

Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 Mary Jane and Annie Parker rescue Peter from Regent. Together they defeat Regent with one of Hawkeye’s inhibitor arrowheads. The issue ends without knowing whether Peter, Mary Jane, or Annie May Parker will return to the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars. If we don’t see Annie again then this becomes a self-contained Secret Wars story which didn’t add anything in the long-term.