If you like conclusions in your comics, step right up as Amazing Spider-Man #92.BEY delivers not one, but multiple finishes. It’s a one-shot that ties into the Beyond Corp era of Spider-Man comics and with the story soon coming to a close, there are loose ends to wrap up! With so many stories getting wrapped up and new adventures being set up, how can you go wrong with this book?
This issue has six different stories going on. That right there is value, but at $4.99 that’s to be expected. This issue opens where Cathleen and Misty Knight left off in Amazing Spider-Man #92 as they work with Morbius to fight a super large Lizard with wings. Beyond Corp has been really messing around!
After a bloody good resolution to that story, the comic shifts to Captain Marvel, aka Monica Rambeau, who enters the same facility Spider-Man and Ben Reilly have been fighting in for a few issues. This is where the story gets interesting as the writers–listed here as Cody Ziglar, Zeb Wells, and Jed MacKay–add some hidden layers to what we already knew about the story. I won’t spoil it here, but it’s a clever way to loop in other characters, connect dots to the likes of Nextwave, and generally bring a lot of fun action into the mix too. This portion of the story even gives us a bit of a promise for more Captain Marvel in the future.
From there we get some check-ins, some surprising and some not-so-surprising, like what Hornet is doing working for the Beyond Corp. This leads directly to the next issue, but before the book is over there are two stories involving villains. They are both tantalizing and promise more adventures.
If you’re looking for negatives in the issue, and who isn’t this day and age, the opening certainly feels too long. We already saw Lizard fight these characters and it could use a bit more than fight-comics fun. There’s also the glaring omission of any Spider-Man save for one scene, but with these BEY issues, it’s not uncommon.
The credits page might make you nervous because there are so many artists contributing to this book, but don’t be. Usually with five color artists and five artists, comics tend to get very messy and unfinished looking. Typically so many artists are brought in to ensure they reach the deadline, but thanks to the story featuring multiple unrelated scenes it’s never very jarring. The scene changes and so does the art.
Artists include Luigi Zagaria, Bruno Oliveira, Fran Galan, Mark Bagley (with Wayne Faucher). It’s tough to say who draws what, although a Ben Reilly full-page splash screams Bagley near the end of the book. There are a lot of highlights to like with the art, like Captain Marvel killing a bunch of the freakish monsters Beyond created, or Lizard hulking out into a monster with eyes all over him.
Joe Caramagna comes in hot with some great lettering like an awesome “Reeeeaaaargghhh!” sound effect or an interesting word balloon that crosses over a gutter in another scene. Caramagna adds a lot of fun to his lettering that’s hard to miss.
It’s easy to see the creators of Amazing Spider-Man #92.BEY are having a ton of fun. It’s also a satisfying comic because it wraps things up, offers new insight into what is really going on, and even sets up some villains for the future. Pick this issue up for the fun and satisfying wrapups.
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