Comics : Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #415

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This story is part of an Arc: "Onslaught"
     Part 1 / Part 2

This review was first published on: 2004.


Starting in the X-books, a new villain has popped up. His name is Onslaught. He's been causing all sorts of trouble in the Marvel Universe, recently releasing a horde of Sentinels on New York City. Meanwhile, Peter Parker died...and then came back. Don't ask me why, or how. It's a long story and you're probably better off checking out the Spider-Man #71 and Spectacular Spider-Man #237 reviews.

Anyhow, Peter's powers are slowly returning, but they're not yet at 100%

In Detail...

Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #415
Sep 1996 : SMURF 415.500 : SM Title
Summary: Sentinels
Arc: Part 1 of "Onslaught"
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Al Milgrom, Larry Mahlstedt
Cover Art:  Mark Bagley
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Articles: Ben Reilly, Green Goblin IV (Phil Urich), Jameson, J. Jonah, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Robertson, Joe "Robbie"

Both the Spider-Men face the Sentinels in this book. Peter escapes by sheer Parker luck, while Ben rips a Sentinel's head open. There is some victory here, but there are still many of the mutant-hunting robots out there. The people are panicking, and the super heroes are in a bad situation.

The Sentinels chase Peter because he is an "enhanced human". It's also interesting that they took note of Mary Jane because the baby she's carrying reads "beyond range of embryonic normalacy", meaning that there's something "different" about the Parkers' kid...

In General...

Well, after the garbage they stuck in the Amazing cover last month, this book was pretty good. The art was pretty simple, but it's clean, as we have come to expect from Mark Bagley. There's a good balance of action and content.

Overall Rating...

It's a good book, and I'll officially recommend it. 3.5 webs.