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Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer, Vol. 3: Lifetime Achievement J Jonah Jameson, Former Publisher Of The Daily Bugle, Former Mayor Of New York City, Has A New Job As A Shock Jock It S The Perfect Job For The Outspoken Jonah, But Is The World Ready For A JJJ Who Spro Spider Man More Importantly, Is Peter Parker Ready His Post Secret Identity Relationship With Jonah Was Already Complicated Enough, But This Very Controversial Public Embrace May Put Him Over The Edge This Would Be A Terrible Time For Some Of Spider Man S Oldest Foes To Attackso Sure Enough, Here Come The Enforcers And They Ve Got A Plan To Smack Spidey Down Harder Than Ever Before COLLECTING AMAZING SPIDER MAN 11 15


10 thoughts on “Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer, Vol. 3: Lifetime Achievement

  1. says:

    I was very leery of Nick Spencer on my beloved Spider Man, especially how he recently ruined Captain America with that Secret Empire nonsense His work is getting better with each volume Here he focuses on shorter stories, creating some fun and exciting Spidey tales while exploring Peter and JJJ s recent relationship after Jonah discovered Pete is Spider Man I was glad to see Spencer acknowledge elements of the previous run, like the Lizard s family Ryan Ottley s art is perfect for Spider Man I was very leery of Nick Spencer on my beloved Spider Man, especially how he recently ruined Captain America with that Secret Empire nonsense His work is getting better with each volume Here he focuses on shorter stories, creating some fun and exciting Spidey tales while exploring Peter and JJJ s recent relationship after Jonah discovered Pete is Spider Man I was glad to see Spencer acknowledge elements of the previous run, like the Lizard s family Ryan Ottley s art is perfect for Spider Man Of course, anyone who has seen his epic run on Invincible knew he would kill it drawing Spider Man Chris Bachalo must have it in his contract to always draw the Lizard nowadays as he returns for at least the third time to do a Lizard arc


  2. says:

    Volume 3 Lifetime Achievement cools the mild enthusiasm I had with the previous books in the series The two stories this time were a bit tedious, with the only memorable parts being Spidey battling the Enforcers old school bad guys who ve been around nearly as long as our title character, originating in the Lee Ditko era , and then the intriguing set up for the next volume during the final pages.


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    The late, great Stan Lee has always said that any comic could be anyone s first comic, and given that most superhero comics are built on decades of continuity which often changes along the way, anyone can jump into any Spider Man comic and that s their gateway into the character Having now read the first three volumes of Nick Spencer s Amazing Spider Man run, it is clear that he is trying to appeal to both new readers and Spidey fans like me , and so far he s been very successful.The stories t The late, great Stan Lee has always said that any comic could be anyone s first comic, and given that most superhero comics are built on decades of continuity which often changes along the way, anyone can jump into any Spider Man comic and that s their gateway into the character Having now read the first three volumes of Nick Spencer s Amazing Spider Man run, it is clear that he is trying to appeal to both new readers and Spidey fans like me , and so far he s been very successful.The stories that Spencer tells involving the wall crawler takes cue from numerous eras from Spider Man s history, whether it is the classic Lee Ditko era to the recent runs written by Dan Slott and Chip Zdarsky In the first arc of this volume, the latest obstacle that Peter Parker has to face is his relationship with his former Daily Bugle boss arch nemesis J Jonah Jameson, who during his new job as a shock jock, has been very vocal in supporting Spider Man s actions in typical JJJ volume.The idea of Jameson as a shock jock originates from one of the best recurring gags from the Spider Man PS4 video game and although his position here is built on him being pro Spidey, he is still causing trouble for the hero, even if the two have made amends from issue 6 of Zdarsky s Spectacular Spider Man run Due to Jameson s public embrace of Spidey, the two become targets of numerous villains from Scorpion to a shadowy figure whose antagonism is built upon Jameson s past conflict with the wall crawler.Once again, there are callbacks to the Ditko era from numerous characters reprised here, even this arc is juggling too many villains What works best about this arc is in the central relationship, which is this perfect balance of comedy and drama, from the bickering banter that is constantly hilarious, to the flaws they have within and how they reconcile with each other Taking a brief break from the book, it s great to see Ryan Ottley returning to art duties with expressive figure work and dynamic fight sequences that provide a fresh visualisation towards Marvel s New York.From the initial issues of his run, Spencer is slowly building towards a big event for Spidey as the last arc in this volume is the prelude to the upcoming Hunted storyline as we see recurring baddies Taskmaster and Black Ant kidnaps a number of Spidey s rogues gallery Once again, the villainous plot is the least interesting aspect as Spencer isabout the comic bookish soap opera of Peter and the people that made an influence on his life, whether it is Curt Connors AKA the Lizard or Aunt May, who steals the dramatic spotlight here and informs us why Peter is the hero he is today because of her.I ve always been mixed about Chris Bachalo, whose best work remains Death The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman, but in the subsequent years, his art has become looser and not as polished That s not to say that his work nowadays has become terrible, but at times can be a frustrating experience Having worked here and there on The Amazing Spider Man over the years, I m pleased to say that Bachalo s art works here as he is able to capture the action and drama of Spencer s storytelling and nails a moment of heartbreak in the last issue about the revelation of a past character.Fifteen issues in and despite a few wobbles, most notably in the long villainous set up, Nick Spencer is doing a fantastic job of showcasing the balance of being both Peter Parker and everyone s favourite web slinger


  4. says:

    This feels like the build up to Kraven s Final hunt mixed in with character development for good old J.J So when J.J has a chance to get his award from Mayor Fisk he is excited Him and Spidy get caught up in a trap and must escape together The other issue is Spider man and Rhino teaming up again against Taskmaster and his buddy Then we have Peter making a choice to save someone while letting someone else get hurt It s pretty interesting idea It s a bit of filler Just kind of character de This feels like the build up to Kraven s Final hunt mixed in with character development for good old J.J So when J.J has a chance to get his award from Mayor Fisk he is excited Him and Spidy get caught up in a trap and must escape together The other issue is Spider man and Rhino teaming up again against Taskmaster and his buddy Then we have Peter making a choice to save someone while letting someone else get hurt It s pretty interesting idea It s a bit of filler Just kind of character development chapters, some funny moments, but nothing BIG happens here I think it s good at what it s doing but I expected better after the great second volume A 3 out of 5


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    Nick Spencer s re invention of Spider Man s world continues here, beginning with a three part arc focusing on J Jonah Jameson and their current relationship With Jonah now aware of Spidey s secret identity thanks to developments over in Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider Man, Jonah calls in a favour he certainly isn t owed, and Spidey ends up at the mercy of the Scorpion and, somehow, The Big Man This wrinkle in Peter and Jonah s relationship has really opened up a lot of story ideas, and I Nick Spencer s re invention of Spider Man s world continues here, beginning with a three part arc focusing on J Jonah Jameson and their current relationship With Jonah now aware of Spidey s secret identity thanks to developments over in Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider Man, Jonah calls in a favour he certainly isn t owed, and Spidey ends up at the mercy of the Scorpion and, somehow, The Big Man This wrinkle in Peter and Jonah s relationship has really opened up a lot of story ideas, and I m glad to see it s one Spencer is happy to lean into rather than dance around The story itself is pretty straight forward, but it s fun nonetheless.The second two issues focus on the Lizard and his current status quo, mostly so Spencer can rip it to shreds in the next volume While they re not billed as such, these issues are an unofficial prelude to Hunted, with Kraven mucking around in the background while Peter tries to deal with the latest Lizard fueled drama Spencer again leans into past Lizard continuity from The Gauntlet and the Clone Conspiracy, rather than moving away from it all, which I always appreciate.The art here is split between Ryan Ottley on the first three issues and Chris Bachalo and his army of inkers on the second They have vastly different styles, but the stories that they re assigned fit them pretty well Bachalo s Lizard is second to none after his Gauntlet arc way back when, so I m glad to see him back here.Spencer s love and respect for Spidey continuity makes these fairly run of the mill storylines somethingthan they d be otherwise, and with some able art partners, this volume sets the stage for Hunted in a superb way


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    Lifetime Achievement 11 13 One of the most interesting changes in recent Spider Man history was in the relationship between Jonah and Peter, and this is a great spotlight Oh, Jonah s jerkiness is a little over the top, but otherwise this is a great look at his character, and a nice bit of Spider Man history 4 5.Family Matters 14 15 This arc brings Kraven s newest hunt to the forefront, but it mostly focuses on Aunt May and on the Lizard family It s another strong character piece, jus Lifetime Achievement 11 13 One of the most interesting changes in recent Spider Man history was in the relationship between Jonah and Peter, and this is a great spotlight Oh, Jonah s jerkiness is a little over the top, but otherwise this is a great look at his character, and a nice bit of Spider Man history 4 5.Family Matters 14 15 This arc brings Kraven s newest hunt to the forefront, but it mostly focuses on Aunt May and on the Lizard family It s another strong character piece, just like the Jonah arc is perhaps stronger because it s tighter andto the point 4 5 Overall, this is a nice pair of stories with a great emphasis on character.


  7. says:

    Aside from Ryan Ottley s artwork and the parts of the second story that focused on Aunt May, Lifetime Achievement felt like a tedious filler volume At least it ends by setting up the next big arc with Kraven Hopefully that story will get the series back on track.


  8. says:

    Nothing spectacular but still solid in the storytelling arena Spencer continues his run on Spider man by focusing on a tale featuring Jj Jameson and Spider man on the run from villains I really enjoyed the dynamic between Spidey JJ Spencer is using one of the best concepts about Spidey and that is the human relationship component Jameson has always appeared to be a thorn in Spider man s side but underneath all his ego and gruff is a man of justice and journalist that knows truth is importa Nothing spectacular but still solid in the storytelling arena Spencer continues his run on Spider man by focusing on a tale featuring Jj Jameson and Spider man on the run from villains I really enjoyed the dynamic between Spidey JJ Spencer is using one of the best concepts about Spidey and that is the human relationship component Jameson has always appeared to be a thorn in Spider man s side but underneath all his ego and gruff is a man of justice and journalist that knows truth is important The back end of this volume isof a prelude to the coming Kraven the hunter arc It was a pretty good character focus tale that deals with Aunt May s current status in the Spider man comic book mythos The artwork was okay in this volume but a bit sketchy at times It was not top tier comic art but serviced the story okay All in all I have not been disappointed with Spencer s writing in this series Its not the best Spider man storytelling but it is checking the right boxes


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    Nick Spencer on Spider Man continues to roll ahead at a great pace I think I may like this volumethan the first.This time Ryan Ottley handles the first three issues and Chris Bachalo does the last two Ottley s Spidey sings to my soul it s so full of movement and life I love looking at Spidey in costume I love looking at all of it And Bachalo did the darkest Lizard story you ve ever read and he brings the quality here when handling the cold blooded reptile but he also handles the Rhino Nick Spencer on Spider Man continues to roll ahead at a great pace I think I may like this volumethan the first.This time Ryan Ottley handles the first three issues and Chris Bachalo does the last two Ottley s Spidey sings to my soul it s so full of movement and life I love looking at Spidey in costume I love looking at all of it And Bachalo did the darkest Lizard story you ve ever read and he brings the quality here when handling the cold blooded reptile but he also handles the Rhino greatly.You ve got two little stories One is about Pete and JJ in a new working partnership from the pages of Spectacular Spider Man JJ is fighting the good fight but in favor of Spider Man now, when he gets an invite to a banquet in his honor from the Mayor Wilson Fisk But on the way the enforcers show up What I love about Spencer on the title is his love of continuity but he summarizes it to the point that I think it s great for new readers too Comics always summarize previous events but he works it in a way that isn t at all distracting And to boot the comic is funny, Peter s quips and comments on the situation at the very least often put a smile on my face but the title doesn t shy away from drama in favor of the comedy.The next story proves that by being primarily an Aunt May story Where she s dealing with her finances and her recent cancer diagnosis She goes to dinner to get these things worked out but it doesn t go to plan when the Rhino shows up being hunted by Taskmaster and Black Ant.Another very good volume in this current era of Spider Man Good art, fun but dramatic writing as well as good setup for whats to come Love of continuity so that things are brushed off easy, ironic but appreciated But despite the love of continuity I could see someone starting here just like I could see someone starting from volume 1.4 stars and excitement for the next volume


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    Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Chris Bachalo press onward in their latest Spider Man offering The first half of the volume pits Spidey and his newfound supporter one J Jonah Jameson against some faces from JJJ s past The blowhard newsman must come to terms with his role in the creation of Spider Slayers, the Scorpion, the Human Fly all the while the Kingpin plots to use Jonah to humiliate Spider Man publicly The latter half sets up the beginnings of the upcoming Kraven storyline, as the Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Chris Bachalo press onward in their latest Spider Man offering The first half of the volume pits Spidey and his newfound supporter one J Jonah Jameson against some faces from JJJ s past The blowhard newsman must come to terms with his role in the creation of Spider Slayers, the Scorpion, the Human Fly all the while the Kingpin plots to use Jonah to humiliate Spider Man publicly The latter half sets up the beginnings of the upcoming Kraven storyline, as the abduction of the Rhino leaves Aunt May and other restaurant patrons buried beneath rubble Attempting to follow up the epic run of Dan Scott, Nick Spencer is still trying to find his voice as the main writer His current plots are echoes of great stories of the past, barely given a fresh coat of paint before tossed at new audiences The simple and clean art style from Ryan Ottley helps allay the chaos Chris Bachelo s expressive and stylistic designs jumble the pile evenAmazing Spider Man Lifetime Achievement earns a Razzberry Award, but little else by way of accomplishments