Until the Stars Turn Cold by J. Michael Straczynski
The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3
First Published: 2003 (collected previously published comic books)
Genre: YA, fantasy
Science tells us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Comments: Things move along and the story lines expand in this volume. The homeless children story arc is finalized when Spidey has to enter the Astral plane to fight The Shade. MJ comes back on the scene and whines and moans about being 2nd place to Spider-Man (Can you tell I don't like Mary Jane?). Aunt May deals with the Spider-Man issue and continues to campaign for his image. And a new story is introduced and wrapped up in the final two sections. Dr. Octopus is kidnapped and a younger bad guy duplicates his apparatus and leaves Doc Oc to die. The end sees Spider-Man and Dr. O fighting the against the same enemy for once.
Lots of action and fighting with villains especially towards the end of the book. Dr. Octopus is one of my favourite Super Villains so I enjoyed seeing him this time around. This issue pretty much finishes up all storylines to this point except that of Peter's relationship with Mary Jane. I love the artwork in this series. The blues and purples fit the mood perfectly. Now on to Volume 4!