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Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Return of the Sinister Six (The Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection) Paperback – March 8, 2016
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The Graphic Novel is from Charles Vess who wrote and illustrated it in his beautiful fine line style with painted water color art. This story is outside the regular continuity and involves Peter and Mary Jane visiting Scotland. This is a nice little story with beautiful art. Unfortunately this is the first Graphic Novel reprinted in a Epic Collection which suffers in comparison to the original. While it does look pretty darn good, shrinking it down to standard comic book size and not using the shiny paper stock takes away slightly from the intricate art.
The rest of the volume looks better then it's source material. David Micheline continues his very solid run featuring almost every major rogue in Spider-Man's gallery. The art for sixteen of the seventeen issues featured here is by Erik Larson down just prior to his Exdous for Image and launch of The Savage Dragon. 25 years ago I dismissed his work here as lackluster clone of Todd McFarlane's breakthrough work on the book. Now I realize that Larsen is a quite a good artist on his own and these pages have a fun energy to them. Mark Bagley does one issue in a very similar style.
Since this is period is when Peter and Mary Jane are happily married and Mary Jane has a job on a successful soap opera they have few problems. So much of the sub plots focus on Aunt May and her love life and they newly established couple of Flash Thompson and Felicity (The Black Cat) Hardy. Felicity starts dating Flash in a move to hurt Peter but it quickly evolves into more.
Amazing Spider-Man #334 through #339 is the six part Return of The Sinister Six which ran in the six bi-weekly issues then ran during the summer of 1990. This is the second appearance of The Sinister Six who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. The team included five of the original members with Doc Ock, Mysterio, Vulture, Electro and the Sandman. For this appearance Hobgoblin has replaced original member Kraven The Hunter. Both the Kingpin and the Shocker show up during these six issues, but not as members of the group. The sub-plots happening during this story revolve around a murder at Mary Jane's TV show and the death of Aunt May's fiancé Nathan Lubesky.
Amazing Spider-Man #340 serves as bridging story between the Sinister Six and the next three parter. The villainess group called Femme Fatale created in a Marvel Presents story are featured here.
In Amazing Spider-Man #341 Peter decides rather abruptly to get rid of his Spider Powers. This saga runs through #343. The villains include the above Femme Fatale as well as The Tarantula and The Scorpion. The Black Cat helps our depowered hero. Also Aunt May gets a new suitor in the form Mailman Willlie Lumpkin.
Amazing Spider-Man #344 and # 345 introduce new Hero and or villian Cardiac. #345 is guest penciled by Mark Bagley. The true villains of these issues are The Rhino and The Boomerang. Meanwhile in the back story Venom is preparing to make his reappearance.
The showdown with Venom runs in Amazing Spider-Man #346 and #347. While Spider-Man #348 features the return of Sandman who is trying to reform and calls in a couple Avengers.
Amazing Spider-Man #349 brings back the thief The Black Fox who winds up stealing an emerald belonging to the Ruler of Latveria. So Doctor Doom is the final nemesis in both Erik Larsen's run and this volume in an oversized Amazing Spider-Man #350.
In summary this is an excellent run of Spider-Man with nary a clinker in the bunch. It is so much better then I remembered it and gets My Highest Recommendation.