Hey, at least the Alex Ross covers for Marvel's umpteenth new volume in Amazing Spider-Man are still fantastically done. They literally remain the best part about this series, which is one that feels like a reshot of a reshot of a reshot.
The art on the inside is inconsistent at best, the story structure feels like a copy and paste from issue to issue and the fact that Doctor Octopus is reduced to a molesty robot falls flat. Seriously, no one has been able to portray a consistent version of Anna Marconi since the Superior Spider-Man run ended. The same could be said for Otto. One panel he looks like old-school Doc Ock while others he looks like Kingpin mixed with Jack from Tropic Thunder.
It's disappointing, and at times, jarringly distracting.
I want to point out, that Dan Slott has not been given an easy situation to work with here. Marvel has pushed the reset button on ASM more times than a 90s kid who spilled Surge on his Nintendo 64.
They keep throwing major crossover titles in the middle of arcs, and it's extremely off-putting.
He does a good job at rebuilding Doc Ock as this lovesick genius stuck inside a robot, but it just comes off as a little too creepy sometimes. Spoiler alert ...
He basically wants to re-take over Peter Parker's body so he can bone Anna with it. That's not reaching, that's nearly verbatim dialogue.
Rating: 6/10 Dan Slott has not been given an easy situation to work with here. Marvel has pushed the reset button on ASM more times than a 90s kid who spilled Surge on his Nintendo 64.