I have two Spider-Island tie-ins to get through this week, this comic and Venom #7. Since this is the series where the main Spider-Island story is being told, I figure I'll read this comic first and then check out Venom for what I'd assume is background stuff.
Amazing Spider-Man #670(Spider-Island tie-in):
Summary: While Mary Jane is running from the spider-creatures the denizens of Manhattan have turned into, Spider-Man can only watch as his girlfriend, Carlie, flies away with a whole slew of other giant spider-creatures. The woman behind all of this spidery madness, the Queen, is gloating about her success, and gives us a brief rundown of who she is. We also learn that Steve Rogers really WAS the Spider-King Venom fought in Venom #6, much to my surprise. Venom heads to the Queen disguised as the Spider-King, and upon learning that Anti-Venom was capable of reversing her spider-plague, the Queen sends Venom after him. Mayor Jameson, infuriated by the fact that he was infected by the spider-plague, leaves Horizon Labs at which time his limo is attacked by some giant spider-creatures. Spidey hops over to assist, but Jameson springs to action, taking down the spider-creatures himself, much to Spidey's amusement. MJ winds up getting cornered by the spider-creatures and gains spider-powers of her own RIGHT before she becomes spider-food. Venom and Anti-Venom battle each other, and Venom wins(I guess I'll see the full battle when I read Venom #7), dropping Anti-Venom off with Reed Richards, who believes he can fashion a cure of the spider-plague by using Anti-Venom's costume. Jameson takes Spidey to his command center where Spidey is shocked to find Alistair Smythe tied up there. It seems that Jameson is going to ask for Smythe's assistance in dealing with the spider-creatures running rampant in Manhattan even though Smythe murdered Jameson's wife. Smythe taunts Jameson for a while, at which time the Queen uses her powers to turn Jameson into a spider-creature. Now half-crazed, Jameson lunges at Smythe and bites his throat out as revenge for his wife's murder while Spidey watches in horror.
Thoughts: As usual, this comic was a good read. It wasn't a great read, but it WAS a good read. After reading this issue I have to say, I wish I'd have read Venom #7 first, since the end result of that comic was spoiled here... For the most part, I liked everything I read here. Spider-Jameson was awesome, and Spidey's verbal jousting with him was well done. In the end though, this was just a set-up issue, nothing more, nothing less.
Score: 8 out of 10.Look out, it's the Amazing Spider-Jameson!