Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colorist: Marcio Menyz
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Release Date: October 12, 2022
Reviewer: Lukke Sweet
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s only fitting that so many goblins are running around. The Amazing Spider-Man #11 by Zeb Wells sees Hobgoblin return and Ned Leeds missing! But that’s not all, Norman Osborn is doing business with the original Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley, once more! Who are all of these Goblins and what’s going on with them?
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Zeb Wells slows things down in The Amazing Spider-Man #11 where the majority of the issue is built around the tension of Peter’s uneasy alliance with Norman and his newfound goodness. New readers may be thrown off by the appearance of Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin and mastermind behind Ned Leed’s version, but Wells brings him into the story with ease, explaining enough to keep everyone up to speed. The highlight of the issue is definitely Black Cat.
Wells has fun with the dynamic between Peter and Felicity to great effect. Readers will be excited to see what happens with them over the next few issues. Besides Black Cat, it’s exciting to see that Kamala Khan becoming a bigger part of this series. Hopefully there will be a team-up soon! Other than that, The Amazing Spider-Man #11 is just laying the groundwork for the next arc in the series and the upcoming Dark Web event. We’ll just have to see where Wells has this headed in the next few issues.
After the A.X.E. tie-in last issue, The Amazing Spider-Man #11 sees the return of the ongoing art team of John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, and Marcio Menyz. The art has been consistent throughout but while Romita Jr. is great at action scenes and background, static shots of people still have odd proportions. However, Hanna and Menyz take the art to the next level. Menyz’s colors are the standout of the art though. The colors of each panel help to add a sense of wholeness to each scene, making them seem complete.
The Amazing Spider-Man #11 is a good issue but nothing overly special. It was great seeing the interplay of the different characters and the appearance of Kamala Khan was fantastic but other than the scene with Black Cat, it didn’t feel like anything groundbreaking.