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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49 by Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr, Scott Hanna, Marcio Menyz and Joe Caramagna (Marvel Entertainment)

Welcome to an all-new edition of Parlay Points!

For this entry, everyone’s favorite neighborhood wall crawler enters the hunt! With vampires running loos ein the Marvel Universe, no one is safe. Coming off the heels of “Gang War”, is Spider-Man ready for another epic event?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49 by Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr, Scott Hanna, Marcio Menyz and Joe Caramagna looks to answer that inquiry with NYC being overrun by creatures of the night!

Let’s not delay any longer and dive right in!


Wells thrusts Spidey into the fracas with a solid entry. Playing into his heroic ethics, the writing walks the line of his famous motto. In dealing with Kareem and Rabbit, Spidey plays the good guy for bad people. Events unfold as one would expect. Spidey teeters into the drama cautiously. This leads to a more traditional superhero story.

The action picks the story pace up. It’s not what readers will remember the most. The dialogue with Spidey and a casualty in the Hunt proves to be the issue’s strongest point. It reminds readers of the dire times and how Spidey has to be the beacon of hope. The fallout throws a nice surprise in to the mix before closing the show on this issue. Spidey’s troubles have only started which means a good win for the reader.

Romita, Hannam Menyz and Caramagna carry a dark tone to the atmosphere of this story. The beginning with Rabbit and Kareem sets the moody tone early. Action panels are as classic as you can imagine. JRJR knows how to get the most out of a fight. This is textbook storytelling for him and his team.

The climax point of the story bottles up the frightening aura of the Hunt. Panel structure walks readers through a breakdown. It leads to a surprise conclusion. The closing image is one fans will enjoy as Spidey heads further into Marvel’s bloodiest saga.


Power and Responsibility might not be enough as Spider-Man is thrown into the deep water of Blood Hunt. Wells crafts a steady tale pushing Spidey on his moral code. Romita and the team welcome readers into the dark and terrifying world of the vampires with strong imagery. Jump on board and see where things lead the wall-crawler now!

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Ken M.
Ken M.https://odphpodcast.com/
Executive Producer/Host of the ODPH (Ocho Duro Parlay Hour) Podcast. Ken is also Nerd Initiative's Comics Editor-In-Chief/Brand Advisor and host of "Turn A Page". Ken is also a freelance Pro Wrestling Blogger and an all around fan of Sports, Movies Tv, Comics and Pro Wrestling

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