Review: We start off with Peter Parker and a few friends watching Peter's girlfriend Carlie playing some Roller Derby... Wow, do people STILL do that? Anyway, Mary Jane ponders how happy Peter seems to be without her, but figures that Peter deserves some happiness, even if it's not with her. From there we head to the sight of a space shuttle launch where Alistair Smythe and his many insect inspired henchmen(including the recently rebuilt Scorpion)plot the death of the space shuttle's pilot, John Jameson as a way to take a shot at Smythe and Scorpion's mutual enemy, J. Jonah Jameson. After the Roller Derby game is over, Jay Jameson(J. Jonah's father)tells Peter that his bosses at Horizon Labs wanted Peter to swing by the shuttle to give it a good look over to make sure it was safe for John Jameson to fly. The following day, Peter and a few other scientists from Horizon begin to check out the shuttle when Peter's spider-sense kicks in hard. Peter tells the other scientists that he had a headache and to NOT allow the shuttle to lift-off yet since he thought there was something wrong with it. The scientists call in to mission control and tell them not to begin the countdown, at which time the shuttle suddenly fires up. Alistair Smythe reveals that he had taken over mission control, and taunts J. Jonah Jameson, who was watching the launch from outside, telling him he was going to kill everybody he held dear before finally ending J. Jonah's life. With that, Smythe unleashes an army of insect creatures to attack J. Jonah and his father Jay, who had also arrived for the shuttle launch. Before the bug-people could harm anybody, Spidey swings over and attacks them, assisting the few members of the Air Force who were watching over the base. J. Jonah tells Spidey to let the Air Force handle the bug-people while Spidey does what he can to save John from the ship, which was just about ready to take off. Spidey manages to reach the ship before it gets off the ground, but it takes all of his might to not get thrown from the now flying shuttle. This issue ends with Scorpion(who stowed away on the shuttle)approaching the prone Spidey, telling him it was time to die.
Thoughts: Um, I really don't have any complaints here at all... The story was VERY sound(as I'd expect from anything written by the severely underrated Dan Slott), the art was good, and the dialogue read like a Spidey comic. I guess if I was forced to complain about something, I'd complain about the weird Mary Jane portions of this story, where she was longing for Peter, even though she was the one who dissolved their marriage with the help of Mephisto(or whatever the hell that story is now). I personally don't get why MJ is even in this series anymore. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MJ as a character, but seriously, Marvel erased Peter and MJ's marriage. Why is she still here? Besides that though, this was a great first issue to this storyline, and I'll be looking forward to the second part.
Score: 9 out of 10.Hey, those are MY patented moves!!!