The Amazing Spider-Man #20 Review
“CLONE CONSPIRACY” TIE-IN! Death is no more, and DOCTOR OCTOPUS HAS RETURNED!!! How is he back? And what does he have to do with The Jackal?
This issue is a tie-in to the conspiracy event that is going on; it quite literally takes up after the first issue of Clone conspiracy. What I really like from this issue is how you get an explanation on the science behind the Clones (no, I can’t say that I understand it all, but hopefully they get more in-depth with that as the series moves along). This issue is mostly about Doc Ock and how he was able to get his old body back after technically dying way back in Amazing Spider-Man 700.
I really enjoyed this tie-in; and you know what? It actually tied into the main clone conspiracy story very well (Which by the way, you better make sure to read before getting into this issue). As I mentioned previously, this is mostly a Doc Ock story—and it mainly shows you what would happen to his consciousness after the robot that he was storing it in got destroyed and had to switch it over to one of the gauntlets he wore as The Superior Spider-Man (I know that’s a lot to take in right there).
Giuseppe Camuncoli has become one of my favorite Spider-Man artist during the Dan Slott run on the title. I find he does an excellent job with the body language of all of the characters: and the way he positions Spider-Man and how he shows his movements come pretty close to what you would expect to see from a real life Spider-Man. Adding to his already great artwork, the fight scenes were also a lot of fun; especially with the way he drew both Spider-Man and Doc Ock interacting.
There’s still a lot to go with this event series, but so far so good. It should be quite interesting to see how events unfold going forward and to see who might be brought back from the dead.
I’m giving Amazing Spider-Man:
Four out of five whiskey shots.