REVIEW: Trips Ahoy in The Amazing Spider-Man #80.Beyond
In The Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY by Cody Ziglar, Michael Dowling, Jesus Aburtov with Erick Arciniega, and Joe Caramagna, we get to see the Beyond Corporation’s Spider-Man face off against a new version of an old foe… Plus, the impending conflict in the panels of this comic is looking very interesting, indeed!
The Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY
This issue opens on a battle between Spider-Man and Kraven the Hunter, but it’s more interesting than you might first imagine thanks to the fact that Spidey has been injected with a hallucinogenic drug! This leads to tons of weird visuals, and an interesting predicament: superpowers aren’t worth all that much when you can’t tell what’s real and what’s just in your head!
The art on these scenes is top notch, and both trippy and surreal, depending on the scene (when Spidey perceives several employees of the Beyond Corporation as giant animals, it’s hard not to crack a smile).
With Peter Parker still in a coma, Ben Reilly is struggling to find his place in the world. Is he just a stop-gap until Parker returns? How many Spider-Mans do we need, anyway?
This question leads to an extremely exciting plot development. It turns out that the Beyond Corporation will be filing a Cease and Desist against Miles Morales! This is a classic Marvel Comics development – groups like the West Coast Avengers and the Great Lakes Avengers have both had difficulty with copyright claims and branding in the past… and they have much more money to afford lawyers than Miles! I’m looking forward to seeing how this showdown between privilege and Spidey shakes out.
Beyond (Good and Evil) Corporation
Have you had a chance to read The Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY yet? What do you think will happen when Miles and Ben come face-to-face after the Beyond Corporation has sent the younger Spider-Man a C&D?
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