Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Quick Look At... Amazing Spider-Man #678

And for the second consecutive week, it's time for another issue of Amazing Spider-Man... If you are trying to get me to drop this series, Marvel, you are doing a splendid job!

Amazing Spider-Man #678:

What Happened: A fellow scientist at Horizon Labs shows Peter Parker a doorway that leads into tomorrow... Yes, a doorway to the future. The scientist proves this by bringing Peter a newspaper from the next day. Curious, Peter steps through and the room is replaced by a catastrophic scene of a decimated New York. Peter quickly realizes that by stepping into the future-room, he had messed up reality and the bad future was now set to occur. Peter switches to Spidey and with the scientist telling him what Spider-Man was supposed to do from the newspaper from the (good) future, Spidey goes about tackling every crime he was reported as stopping. Unfortunately, time is almost up and the future room was still showing the bad future, meaning there was something Spidey still had to do.

Thoughts: This was a pretty good comic. I know it's not going to be everybody's cup of tea, what with the alternate dimensions, and time play, but I've always enjoyed stories like that, so I liked this. I didn't get exactly why Spidey going into the future room screwed everything up, but it's not like that's too big of a deal.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
amazing spider-man #678
See, that's why you don't get changed up an alley!


  1. Spider-Man skipped one day into the future. That means that he traveled to a future where HE wasn't there for a day. In the course of that day, Spider-Man must have done something to stop everything from blowing up.

    When he returns to the present, everything is still blown up in the future because now that future is an "observed event." Since he knows he does something to save everyone, he now is destined to do something differently.

    Does that make sense?

  2. It actually makes perfect sense. Nicely put!