Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #415

Background

Starting in the X-books, a new villain has popped up. His name is Onslaught. He's been causing all sorts of trouble in the Marvel Universe, recently releasing a horde of Sentinels on New York City. Meanwhile, Peter Parker died...and then came back. Don't ask me why, or how. It's a long story and you're probably better off checking out the Spider-Man #71 and Spectacular Spider-Man #237 reviews.

Anyhow, Peter's powers are slowly returning, but they're not yet at 100%

Story 'Siege'

Both the Spider-Men face the Sentinels in this book. Peter escapes by sheer Parker luck, while Ben rips a Sentinel's head open. There is some victory here, but there are still many of the mutant-hunting robots out there. The people are panicking, and the super heroes are in a bad situation.

The Sentinels chase Peter because he is an "enhanced human". It's also interesting that they took note of Mary Jane because the baby she's carrying reads "beyond range of embryonic normalacy", meaning that there's something "different" about the Parkers' kid...

General Comments

Well, after the garbage they stuck in the Amazing cover last month, this book was pretty good. The art was pretty simple, but it's clean, as we have come to expect from Mark Bagley. There's a good balance of action and content.

Overall Rating

It's a good book, and I'll officially recommend it. 3.5 webs.