Amazing Spider-Man #681
by Dan Slott, Chris Yost, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson, and Frank D’Armata
The Spider-Man team continues to weave interesting and humorous stories, and this latest issue is no exception. This story sees Spider-Man teaming with best friend Johnny Storm, who recently returned from the dead. This book reads like a buddy cop movie with super powers. It’s just super fun. Dan Slott and Chris Yost do a great job fitting in the humor without distracting from the action. Human Torch may actually be an even funnier character than Spider-Man, and together they are hilarious. The art team does a great job, especially with their facial expressions which are very important when trying to convey humor in a book. This story also does a nice job setting up the “Ends of the Earth” Spider-Man event that starts next month. I hope that amidst all the craziness that book promises, they do not lose their sense of humor.
Hell Yeah #1
by Joe Keatinge and Andre Szymanowicz
Joe Keatinge knows how to write a good book. Last month, he relaunched Glory with an amazing first issue, and this month he gives us Hell Yeah. This is the story of a young superhero in a world that has been remade into something better by its superheroes; however, this young hero seems to have some serious issues to deal with that, without giving away any spoilers, should prove very interesting. Szymanowicz has a very interesting art style. His layouts and pacing are great, but his facial expressions and character design can be a bit off. For the first half of the book, I thought the characters were high schoolers until a scene in which a character actually says they are adults, and then they all have a drink. Even despite this one complaint, Hell Yeah was a very entertaining read that left me wanting to see what will happen next.