Why do the writers have such a fascination with amoeba enemies? When a mad scientist wants to kill Spidey, but apparently not get their hands dirty, why a gigantic single celled organism? I guess it is creepy in a it's-single-minded-and-is-coming-to-get-you kind of way but the imagery is kind of bland. That never stopped:
I love JM DeMatteis and his work. That seems to be pretty controversial, as people either agree or disagree. Not a whole lot of in between. I have to admit, I'm a little curious about a plot point that he has used twice.
Okay, so we have some pretty heavily implied incest in these stories. Yet there is one more aspect of Amazing #393 that I noticed. I kinda felt like a perv for thinking of it as a teenager, but I still cant ignore it. The scene where Shriek extracts the virus from Carrion seems oddly sexual. Before she tries to cure him, she says she loves him. She then straddles him and the wordless panels that follow do kinda look like sex. The virus is then absorbed by Shriek and Malcolm is cured of being Carrion. In a later issue, Shriek is locked away at the asylum, caring for the virus inside her like a pregnancy. The only time that she could have gotten "pregnant" was in that ambiguous scene. Keep in mind, Shriek and Carrion call each other "mother" and "son" throughout the story. Incest has been a theme in DeMatties stories before, so it makes me wonder if he hid another one under our noses.
If you'll excuse me I need a shower.