Amazing Spider-Man #659 comic book review
The Amazing Spider-Man and his teammates in the Future Foundation take a trip to the Caribbean in “Amazing Spider-Man” #659, in which the team attempts to find out what’s been causing dimensional breaches.
The team finds themselves on a beach the team last visited 300 years ago – the same place where Ben Grimm had an adventure as the pirate Blackbeard way back in “Fantastic Four” #5. The Thing-Spider-Man banter is fantastic throughout.
Dan Slott provides the story, while Fred Van Lente is the scripter. Stefano Caselli is on art. It’s a good team, and they have the feel of the FF down as well as the feel of Spider-Man. Caselli provides each character with a distinctive look.
The team finds itself fighting zombies that guard Blackbeard’s treasure on a Caribbean island, in a mountain shaped like a skull. That gives you an idea of the tone of the book.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” has been a premiere Marvel Comic for years, and Dan Slott is making the book worthy of that billing again.
One back-up story is a prelude to this summer’s “Infested” storyline, and another teams Spidey up with Ghost Rider.
- Matt Price
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