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The Amazing Spider-Man #666 - Spider-Island Prologue: The One And Only

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The prelude to Spider-Island is here. New Yorkers are gaining spider-powers and you know that can't be good for Spidey. Plus more on the Jackyl's plan including something that could have a major impact on

Spider-Island is almost here as the 666th issue of Amazing Spider-Man delivers a prelude including several developments that will affect Spider-Man's future.

The Good

I always enjoy Slott and Caselli issues (not that I don't like the ones drawn by other artists). Caselli is great at capture a character's emotions through their facial expressions. Spider-Man is continuing his mission of wiping out crime, we see more developments including the fact that he's still dealing with the loss of his spider-senses and he's also using his new job to develop more gadgets he can use for crime-fighting.

The real story is all the New Yorkers suddenly gaining spider-powers. We've seen this developing in back stories but now we're getting closer to seeing the ramifications and how this could affect Spider-Man. Bringing back Jackyl for this story makes perfect sense. Even though Spider-Man is getting ready and getting even more training, you can't help but be concerned for our Web-head.

The Bad

I like where the story is going but I can't help but be a little concerned over the idea of Spider-Island. You have to admit the name sounds cheesy and clearly this won't be a permanent thing. Although non-permanent changes could be bad for characters like Spider-Girl. There's also another aspect that I feel may just be a tease and I'm afraid to get my hopes up. If you've read the issue, you could probably figure out what I'm referring to (it happens towards the end so I can't spoil it).

The Verdict

Spider-Island is almost here. The official prelude issue continues the tiny snippets we've been seeing in the back up stories and Spider-Man's life is about to be turned upside down. His life has been going very smoothly lately and we all know that can't last forever. Spider-Man has been evolving as a character since Slott began BIG TIME and it's great seeing the changes the character makes to further himself along. He's made more changes in the past year than he has in the last decade. He is going to need those changes if he hopes to survive what is coming up in Spider-Island. It was also great to see that a big deal wasn't made out of the fact that this is the 666th issue. I really want to get excited over the possibility at the end but I'm afraid of getting my hopes up if it's just a big tease.

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haydenclaireheroes

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I can't wait to read this issue 

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i always feel like i am missing out on important story arcs in the Marvel universe by not reading Spider-Man books, but i just can't get into them. i think i just like the idea or look of Spidey more than the actual character.

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The issue of the beast.

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I'm with the reviewer.  I really want the person at the end to be a certain hoodied character, but after re-reading the issue I'm pretty sure it's a different character:  Ezekiel.

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The Bad

I like where the story is going but I can't help but be a little concerned over the idea of Spider-Island. You have to admit the name sounds cheesy and clearly this won't be a permanent thing

Really? The name of the event and the fact that it won't be permanent are worthy of being in "THE BAD" section? .... Really? 
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loved it....I really hope that Caselli sticks around on this book for awhile...he's such an awesome Spider-man artist

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@Fluffy6079: SPOILER TAG BRO?! hehe anyway, if you're right I'm interested to see what comes of it as MARVEL hasn't really delved into the totem thing since that arc. Also interested to see if they ever go back to that vision Peter had of him being surrounded by cops in that new Spider-Man costume.

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@Fluffy6079: After I read it, I Immediately thought of The Queen that Spider-man fought during the Avengers Disassembled arc. Her body was never found, and she can control anyone with the insect gene which would explain why they are doing all of this.