Starts off Peter getting lucky twice, after a fortune cookie tells him so, a train ticket shows up for him with some fare left on it so he can get out the heavy rain and than a very interested model keeps the door open and hits him on. Nice.
Than it all falls apart. The first car was being protected by the cops while the next one was packed. Eventually the Spider-Sense goes off and he has to blow the model off (Loser! according to her.) because the train is about to be blown up.
That is when we get some good old action in the subway system. Spidey saves nearly everyone on his train and the first train. The Shocker shows up, we get the reason why Shocker is hired muscle and get to meet the father(I think) of a longtime character in Spider-Man lore.
The issue moved fast enough, the comedy was good at the beggining with the luck. Gotta another good line along the "Parkour Luck" , "Proportinate strength and speed of a desperate commuter".
I really like Marcos Matin artwork in the issues he has done for Spider-Man. He can really put a good expression on the faces of the character to tell the story. Having this story be a "hit" especially who it is on and for ties into the very first story of Brand New Day. Hopefully the surprise character isn't just in name only but is related. Waid did a good job with this first part.
Amazing has been very good the past 4 issues. Can't wait to see how this one ends.
The Disgruntled Greek
I agree, I loved this issue. Marcos Martin's cover and splash introduction of the Shocker were great. And I have to admit, I'm starting to agree with some people who have been saying the non-Spidey Brain Trust writers have cranked out the best stuff so far. Joe Kelly, Zeb Wells (well, I think he's actually still part of the Trust), and now Mark Waid have turned out my favorite issues post-One More Day.