So there's only one issue to go and Amazing Spider-Man will be no more. It will be replaced by the Superior Spider-Man - a hideous and ridiculous title. I've read 698 and 699 - art in 698 was bland rubbish but was much better in 699. The story - well, standard superhero fair - I won't spoiler it for you but if you read enough comics in your time, you'll have seen it before. There was a bit of a kerfuffle between John Byrne & Dan Slott over one scene in 699. the thread is no longer available which is standard Byrne and the scene in question - bad taste is all.

So fare thee well, Amazing Spider-Man.

The Lizard, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Ringmaster & the Circus of Crime, the Scorpion, the Master Planner, the Big Man & the Enforcers, Mysterio, the Sinister Six, Bretty Brant, Gwen Stacy, J Jonah Jameson, Aunt May. Funny how all my favourite memories of Amazing Spider-Man are when Steve Ditko was there. If only, Stan Lee had been able to keep Steve happy, it would have been so much better.

So Amazing Spider-Man, my first & favourite comic.


PS I give it six months before Amazing Spider-Man is relaunched.