The Amazing Spider-Man (2014), Vol 1: The Parker Luck, illustrated by Humberto Ramos
Peter has finally retaken his body after having his brain swapped with that of Doc Ock for several months. He “reawakenes” to a completed Ph.D, his own research business, Parker Industries, a girlfriend who isn’t Mary Jane, and loads of other surprises. Black Cat is completely ticked off at him for being caputured and humiliated; Electro’s powers are going wonky, and he blames the experiments Spider-Man (Doc Ock) ran on him. J. Jonah Jameson has to resign as Mayor of New York and blames Spidey. So, there’s a lot going against Peter! An encounter with the beings who killed the Watcher gives Peter a peculiar insight - the spider that bit him and gave him his powers also bit a girl, and she’s been holed up in a bunker for ten years, unable to leave under the threat of Morlund coming back and destroying everything. But, she just might be the one to get Peter out of this grave predicament with all these people wanting his hide!
This story is for the die-hard Spidey fan. There are a LOT of Spidey’s old villains and storylines woven into this story. With the dash of new things Peter encounters, it makes for a pretty confusing and very jumpy story to those who haven’t been keeping up with the previous storylines. However, this is the beginning of a major event for Spider-Man, the “Spider-Verse,” so fans might have to slog through this title to get to the real good stuff.
Marvel rates this as Teen+. There are a few scenes of Spider-Man and Silk making out, and one where she does try to take all his clothes off, but there is no nudity and the two don’t get very far, although it is clear what their intent was. Otherwise, there is no language or other adult situations.
Sara’s Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
ISBN: 9780785166764 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes Action Adventure, Marvel
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