REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man #689
Written By: Dan Slott
Art By: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Trapped inside Curt Connors’ body, the Lizard fools Spider-Man, Morbius and the Horizon Labs scientists into thinking that he’s completely cured. He secretly pits Spider-Man and Morbius against each other as he races to cure his “cure”.
Throughout the issue I found myself rolling my eyes at The Lizard’s internal monologue. It all seemed very cheesy, though the part where he forced himself to cry was humorous.
The pink smoke that triggers Morbius’ bloodlust was an obvious plot device that didn’t really make sense when you think hard about it. When Morbius bites Sanjani, he’s surrounded by pink smoke yet no one calls attention to it or can sense it. Even if he couldn’t detect it, you’d think Peter’s Spider-Sense would have been going crazy throughout his whole time around Connors, but it conveniently only happens once.
Dan Slott does a great job writing Spider-Man however, as his internal struggle and frustration over both the situation at hand and recent events (Silver Sable’s death) isn’t directly spelled out, it’s inferred. All in all, this issue seemed to be filler if anything. Not great, but good in that it gets to where it needs to go, despite a bit of poor writing.