Friday, 19 September 2008


I should probably wait for the last part to review the story, and I certainly hope the last part won't be a disappointment like some animes are disappointing in the last episode. Anyway; I feel the urge to review it so here goes:

One of the many reasons some people hated BND is because Spider-Man became an idiot who couldn't stop a common thief without Spidey tripping or scaring him away like he's an amateur, this flaw has been removed since the bookie story; the supervillains there weren't completely wasted but Spider-Man showed a good fight.
[It starts with a recap on Spidey's origin, the art of JRjr in that part isn't so good, then we see a flashback of Peter fired from the D.B and trying to earn a job.
Spider-Man tries to stop Menace from blowing up anything related to Hollisters campaign and what is around it but a wall he's on gets blown and Spider-Man falls unable to save anyone or stopping Menace, Spider-Man does find a good catch for photographing and sell it to "The Front Line" for publisher "Ben Urich" (and the "Editor in Chief" is Joe Robertson). The photos reveal an illegal shop that is revealed by Sally (a reporter) belongs to the candidate who selects Norman Osborn to protect him.
Norman is a public hero but the "Front Liners" still remember that G.G bought the "Daily Bugle" by force and they realise that Hyena's don't change their attitude.
Norman has a job of him and his Thunderbolts capturing Spider-Man, the Thunderbolts (Songbird, Radioactiveman & Venom) look for Spider-Man who performed a most unexpected move: "Heading directly to the source of his trouble", that is a clever scene.
Venom symbiote senses its former host thinking it senses Spider-Man not "Eddie Brock" who becomes "Anti-Venom" and cleans away the symbiote. (Not entirely)
Eddie changes focus to cleaning Spider-Man before the other members of the Thunderbolts come to rescue Gargan.
Norman has a quick fight with Menace (Menace punched Norman hard and made him bleed heavily), Norman discovers Peter's automatic Camera and examines it in TBHQ and gets an idea to take down Spider-Man.
Freak was taken to Oscorp and from Oscorp Norman took him and used him as a "Guinea Pig" to make an "Anti-Venom" toxin and placed it in Gargan to heal the symbiote.
Spider-Man was injured in the "Coffee Bean" by the bullets with the tracking system and hid temporarily before Eddy came returned the camera to Peter.
Goblin gave Gargan a Scorpion armor and the end of part five was weird]
The good point:
1. The real Spider-Man is real here
2. The villains are very well made
3. Anti-Venom is no villain
4. Martin Li showed his face, his character got deeper. Mr. Negative is one of Spider-Man's most dangerous enemies who comes up to the level of Dr. Octopus
5. The quips and the fights are real fun
6. The art of JRjr maybe flawed in some panels, but it still is great
Read the story; I give it on a scale of 10:10 points