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The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (2014)

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The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (2014)

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The Amazing Spider-Man #3 starts off like the previous two issues with "the woman in the windowless room," and by now, fans of this series know that this is a new character named "Silk." From what we know, she was bit by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter, and slowly we're getting a glimpse of her and her whereabouts. Soon, she will be revealed to us.

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The Black Cat returns in full swing in this issue, primarily because The Superior Spider-Man took her down, had her arrested, and now nobody respects her. She has no idea that it was Otto Octavius that did all of this damage to her, so now Peter has to try and explain all of this to her, about the mind swap.

In an abandoned building where the homeless stay for the night, Electro tries to get some sleep, but because his powers are out of control, he accidentally sets the place on fire, and this is where the action takes place in this issue. Spider-Man gets the opportunity to help out firefighter Ollie, who happens to be Mary Jane Watson's current boyfriend, rescue people from the blazing building. It's nice to see the chemistry that these two characters have during this moment.

Black Cat gets her chance at revenge with Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson receives a job opportunity that even he can't pass up, and we get to see the true love that Mary Jane has with Ollie...and Spider-Man is okay with this. He feels like MJ doesn't have to put up with his heroics and dangerous moments night after night. The ending leaves us with a cliffhanger that is reminiscent of classic Spider-Man issues, and that's a great feeling because we'll want to come back next issue to see what happens next.

Overall, this is another great issue from the creative team. Dan Slott is heading in the right direction with this new reincarnation of The Amazing Spider-Man. Humberto Ramos' artwork really shines in this issue. The expressions on the character's faces are rendered well, especially J. Jonah Jameson and The Black Cat. Edgar Delgado's colors are phenominal, considering this issue takes place at night, and the vibrant colors that come through during the flaming building scenes. I give this issue a 4.5 out of 5 stars. This series may be three issues in, but so far it's been a great read. The Amazing Spider-Man #3 has 22 pages, retails for $3.99, and is available now in print and on digital formats.

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