Comics : Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #368

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This story is part of an Arc: "Invasion Of The Spider-Slayers"
     Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6

This story is part of a Lookback Series: Absolutely Amazing

This review was first published on: 2005.


Spider-Man in: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers, in which robot after killer robot is sent after our hero.

In Detail...

"On Razored Wings"
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #368 (Story 1)
Nov 1992 : SMURF 368.500 : SM Title
Arc: Part 1 of "Invasion Of The Spider-Slayers"
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Randy Emberlin
Cover Art:  Mark Bagley
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 Reprinted In: Spider-Man: Invasion of The Spider Slayers (TPB)
Articles: Aunt May Parker, Black Cat, Jameson, J. Jonah, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Robertson, Joe "Robbie", Smythe, Alistaire

In part one of Invasion of the Spider-Slayers, Spider-Man is attacked by a killer robot at the very beginning, and struggles with it, eventually ripping its head off after it was attacked by a construction worker with a jackhammer. During the fight, even though he doesn't see it, he is being recorded by tiny robot spiders that are clinging to walls and lamp posts.

Later on, Spider-Man returns home to find Felicia Hardy, AKA the Black Cat. They discuss Peter Parker's parents, who have apparently returned from the dead issues earlier. Later still, Peter Parker goes out for a night on the town with his apparently returned parents and his wife when another giant robot attacks, this time a giant robot bird. A change to Spider-Man, and our hero tussles with the robot baddie until it threatens civilians and his family, then Spider-Man promptly demolishes the robot bird. Chapter 1 ends with Spider-Man wondering who is sending the robots.

In General...

I don't much care for bi-weekly sagas. They are rushed and really too simple for me sometimes. This one is fun, I guess. Spider-Man is basically going to be fighting robot after robot for the next couple issues. Bagley's pencils are great though.

Overall Rating...

Not too bad. Not too good. I like the art though.