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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #36 is super fun in its weirdness

Rek-Rap returns in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #36!

Is there anything more fun to come out of Zeb Wells’ Spider-Man than Rek-Rap? If your answer is no, then Amazing Spider-Man #36 is for you. Ed McGuiness returns for the latest story arc that plays with Limbo and all that came with it since Dark Web in a rather outrageous and over-the-top comic.

And by outrageous, I also mean fun. This issue is bonkers with crazy Insidious Six sightings, Rek-Rap making his best Spider-Man impression and a new disturbing threat that’ll send shivers down your spine. Right in time for Halloween, this is a good read that blends superheroes and monsters but in a blockbuster kind of way.

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McGuiness dazzles with his pencils with this one, not only with Rek-Rap but with the Insidious Six. They have an organic and kinetic feel that suits Spider-Man. There’s also a great cutaway to a monstrous gangster rising for the “Gang War” crossover that’s introduced in a very creepy way. Marcio Menyz always seems to light each scene expertly, playing off the great volume Mark Farmer adds with his inks. This is the kind of triple-A art one expects from Spider-Man comics.

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If you’re intrigued by Limbo having an embassy in New York, you’ll also enjoy this issue. Luke Cage gets a scene with Madelyne Pryor that helps catch us up on the political relations of Limbo. It’s also a nice reminder superheroes are still illegal in New York, an idea that’s easy to forget when it hasn’t been the main thread for so long. Wells does a great job weaving monsters, secrets Rek-Rap is after, and Limbo shenanigans together into a building mystery. Somehow, it all ties to a character knowing Spider-Man, but why?

Wells sprinkles in bits of comedy, like a tiny chair Luke must sit in, or quips from Spider-Man. The way Rek-Rap talks is a delight no matter what he’s saying, the big weirdo. There’s a nice Halloween vibe, from the villains to the night setting to the plentiful monsters.

I’ve said it before in previous reviews, but Joe Caramagna’s letters are so damn fun. They press out from the word balloon, adding extra emphasis, and there are plenty of styles thrown in, like borders and hues to the lettering. It’s as big and in your face as it should be in a primo fun superhero comic.

The art, lettering, and weirdness all come together throughout, with a standout being a moment when Grave Goblin is flying straight up. Rek-Rap is holding onto the front of his coffin glider, each rendered in high detail. Great lettering, colors, and perspective all add up to a highly entertaining full-page splash.

I had a ton of fun with Amazing Spider-Man #36. There’s a nice Halloween vibe, from the villains to the night setting to the plentiful monsters. This is super fun, visually stunning, and a nice ode to weirdos.

'Amazing Spider-Man' #36 is super fun in its weirdness
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #36 is super fun in its weirdness
Amazing Spider-Man #36
I had a ton of fun with Amazing Spider-Man #36. There's a nice Halloween vibe to it all, from the villains to the night setting to the plentiful monsters. This is super fun, visually stunning, and a nice ode to weirdos.
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The art is awesome from cover to cover
Nice refresher on Limbo and its status in New York
Some nice quips and humor thrown in with a lot of weird monsters
The "Gang War" lead-in sorta just pops in awkwardly
8.5
Great
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