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The Amazing Spider-Man #570
by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr.
Meh. This is the third part of the six-part "New Ways to Die!" and it's a big fight scene between Venom, Spidey and Anti-Venom.
Not much happens here. . . Well, Norman Osborn meets Menace, but that's a cliffhanger. There's some political stuff about the upcoming mayoral election, but that doesn't lead up to anything substantial in this issue. A nice twist was that, after purging Gargan of the symbiote, Anti-Venom detects minute traces in Spidey (right panel).
It's powerful, as long as we're worried about Spidey losing his powers. The thing is, I don't know about you, but I'm not, so it's not exactly that strong a twist.
You know, this would have been a perfect time to get Mary Jane back on the title. She's explicitly on the little promo poster:
but we're already halfway through the arc, and she isn't back yet! I want answers, Slott!
But. . . yeah. Hopefully next ish is meatier. Not much else to say for now.
(sips some tea)
Detective Comics #848
by Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen
I just noticed it now, but in the logo for this comic, there's a "Batman" above the "Detective Comics."
How wacky is that???
(sips some tea, checks for any hallucinogens in it)
Anyways, I'm lumping the non-meaty comics together, and this one is one of them. It's also another "Part Three," this time in the five-part "Heart of Hush."
Basically, Batman has to deal with Scarecrow's, erm, scare tactics against a child, as Dr. Hush, erm, extracts Selina Kyle's heart from her body. This issue shows how Hush knows Batman's weaknesses so well: small children and Selina.
I'm not sure how I wanna take Selina's, er, operation. It sounds like such a ridiculous idea, and yet. . . she's in peril. I dunno.
But hey! Here's Catwoman reassuring us after the cancellation of her solo title!
Awww, how sweet of you, Selina. Want some tea?