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Amazing Spider-Man #7

Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe

Rating: 8 out of 8

Sometimes people can change. At one point, they might let you down and you

don’t know that you can ever trust them again. Then, at another, they might show how great and good they can really be, making you unsure if you were right about them after all. This feels like what happens between Peter and his roommate Boomerang this issue.

Though there’s a lot of humour sprinkled throughout the issue, as there is with

every one from Nick Spencer so far, a certain scene towards the end highlights

just how lonely Boomerang really is and really made me feel sorry for him. I

haven’t many comics with him, but the writer’s made very good comedic use of

him throughout his run so far and the decision to make the kind of villain Peter

and Randy Robertson’s roommate one of many great decisions.

There’s a few scenes with Kingpin here as well, with a lot of the danger the two

roomies find themselves in happening because Boomerang very colourfully

turned down Wilson Fisk’s offer to start working for him. Fisk didn’t take kindly to this, so put out a reward to all other super villains in The Bar With No Name if they killed Peter’s not so law abiding roommate.

One of the best and most memorable, effective scenes of the issue happens at

the end, involving Kingpin and a new, eerie deal maker villain that Peter hasn’t yet met. When he does, I’m not sure how much chance he has of defeating him – and just what this fellow wants with the wall crawler, or what past he has with

Kingpin. Why exactly is Fisk so afraid of him? I hope we find out in the next few

issues, because I’m very much intrigued and creeped out! I most enthusiastically

recommend the issue and all of Nick’s run so far on ASM - he’s done a sensational job on it and I can’t wait to see what he does next.


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