Okay, after putting out 4 reviews out yesterday, I'm pretty much back on schedule and should be able to do two reviews a night until next Wednesday. Tonight we start with the first part of the latest Spider-Man event, the Ends of the Earth. Onward.
Amazing Spider-Man #682:
Summary: With all of his plans in place, Dr. Octopus unleashes a massive heatwave upon North and South America. Doc Ock turns the heatwave off and broadcasts himself all over the Earth, telling everybody that he was showing the world a glimpse of what was going to happen to the planet due to global warming. Doc Ock then tells the world's population that since he was dying he wanted to leave the planet a gift, and sends several scientific reports to the top scientific minds of the planet, reports which seemingly detailed ways to prevent the Earth from being destroyed in a few generations time. Needless to say, Spider-Man isn't buying this tripe, and changes into his newest armor, his Sinister Six-busting armor. This issue ends with the Avengers debating whether or not to take Doc Ock up on his offer, while a furious Spider-Man enters the room and tells the team that there was no need to discuss anything, except for attacking Doc Ock and the Six.
Thoughts: This was a really good beginning to this storyline... A really good start. I especially liked the swerve here with Ock claiming that he wanted to SAVE the Earth as opposed to destroy it... I definitely didn't see that one coming. There were a few other little story pieces going on here, like Mayor Jameson wanting to close down Horizon Labs. All in all, I was pretty happy about this one and can't wait to see where Ock is really going here.
Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.
One of these days I HAVE to do a review in Thor-speak, because it must be a blast to write Thor's dialogue...