Reviewed by: Eric Butler Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #4 Written by: Chip Zdarsky Art by: Adam Kubert Published by: DC Comics Released: 09/20/2017
Previously on Spider-Man
This series has focused on the low level and human aspect of Peter. Spending time with the Human Torch, trying to get a date, and low level criminals like robberies and the Kingpin.
We open on the battle from the last issue, Spider-man, Torch, Peters fake sister Teresa against the Kingpin and the Tinkerer. Peter is able to knock the Tinkerer and his giant robot out of Fisk tower. Leaving the battle with just the Tinkerer. He demands respect from his peers and will not be treated like some regular villain.
Meanwhile J. Jonah came to Robbie at the Bugle to show him his new blog, Threats and Menaces. Jonah offers a tip on Teresa claiming she stole some information from shield and is aiding Spider-man, Robbie turns it down. Betty Brandt does catch Jonah on the way out, claiming she got the same tip and is in.
Peter and Teresa unwind after the battle, when Jonahs news story breaks. Peter receives a call from federal agents asking about Spider-Man and his connection to her. He denies any thing for now and decides to hide her for now.
They head to Madcaps, a comedy bar. Rebecca London, the comedian Peter met in the first issue is there. Peter takes the stage as Spider-man and gets boo'd off. They ask Rebecca if she's willing to let Teresa stay with her. She denies claiming she isn't ready for this and she's just wanting to hang out with Spider-Man.
Peter and Teresa head over to Mason's lab. When arriving they find Utah unconscious on the floor. It turns out to be a trap set by the Vulture.
This series has been way better than I expected. When it was first announced, I was under the impression this would be a nostalgia based comic. Designed to remind you of the classic stories. Chip has some interesting new concepts with the Dating in suit and Teresa. It's wonderful to see torch around more and getting that bromance back. Adams art reminds me of mid 2000's Spider-Man and I absolutely love it. I highly recommend this series to any one who loves Spider-Man. I give this issue an 7.5/10 being a middle arc, it had no stand out moments, but the art and story are top notch!