Writer: Dan Slott / Artist: Humberto Ramos
It’s so hard being Peter Parker yall. Especially in the wake of a villain running around impersonating you in your own body. We get Peter Parker now in his own company and trying to be the fun boss for his co workers, trying to show his employees he isn’t the tyrant he (Otto) was before, and writing the wrong Otto did. The first on that list of wrongs is getting Electro help (and a prison cell). Parker has his team track down Electro by his energy signature bringing them to a burning building. Peter jumps in to help and Black Cat uses this moment as an opportunity for revenge. You can’t really blame the Black Cat for how dirty she got did by Spider-Ock. She is slashing at Parker in this issue like she is on a cooking show chopping onions on an episode of Barefoot Contessa.
Humberto’s art in this book was spectacular. Every detail was perfect and we got a feel for each environment we saw Peter drawn in from work, the streets, to a burning building. Humberto has Black Cat come off as the sexy villain (no Greg Land tho) we’ve known her to be over the years as well. Humberto didn’t go THAT hard in the sexy for Felicia Hardy but she still out here looking like she got Two Chainz approval.
“You in first place. You in first place. Bad villain contest, your in first place”
Slott has Black Cat deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep on her privilege in this issue tho. She wants to get her rep back on track which means taking out Spider-Man who punked her last time. It’s interesting to see Black Cat past the grey area hero pigeon hole and full on out for revenge. She is even teaming up with Electro to get that revenge life so you know she serious. I am hoping Slott keeps her as the brains of the operation and I am interested for how long she is going to hold this grudge for.
Slott is dumping it on for Peter Parker with no signs of letting up yet. It’s cool seeing Peter back into his life and getting adjusted.Having him with his own company now gives way more room for stories and possibilities in the future. I’m enjoying the ride thus far and seeing what in store for the next couple of arcs.