REVIEW: Strange Spider-Dream in Amazing Spider-Man #83
In Amazing Spider-Man #83 by Patrick Gleason, Morry Hollowell, Nathan Fairbairn, Chris Eliopoulos, and Joe Caramagna, with a main cover by Arthur Adams and Romulo Fajardo Jr., we get another issue that deals with Peter Parker recovering from the devastating injuries he sustained in battle… and specifically, having to decide whether or not he will continue to let Spider-Man be a part of his life, a subplot that plays out through visually-engaging dream sequences.
Amazing Spider-Man #82
In this issue, Peter Parker is still in recovery from the injuries he sustained in battle, meaning Ben Reilly is out there swinging around as the Amazing Spider-Man at the same time Peter is… but we don’t see much of what Ben’s up to in this issue. Instead, we once again stay focused on Peter.
Over the course of this chapter, Peter must decide whether or not he wants to continue being Spider-Man. It’s also made pretty clear that Spider-Man has essentially become a way for Peter to avoid dealing with the trauma he’s experienced surrounding his late Uncle Ben. If he puts enough focus into being Spider-Man, he’ll never have to deal with his Uncle’s death, and saving people makes him feel like he’s in complete control… and if he’s in control, something like his Uncle’s death will never happen, right, Marvel Blog True Believers?
Wrong! Obviously. But Peter being Peter, he’s going to have to learn that the hard way (and we mean “hard” as in “VIBRANIUM SHIELD hard,” Marvel Blog True Believers).
Shout out to the incredible dream sequences in this issue, which delivered a very cool visual to symbolize the mantle of Spider-Man inside Peter’s mind.
Dream of Spider-Man?
If you want to thwip up this issue for yourself, a copy may be available at your Local Comic Shop (LCS). Did you get a chance to read this chapter in the ongoing Spider-Man Beyond storyline? What did you think of it, Marvel Blog True Believers? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.