Even Radioactive-Spider Dads Are Embarrassing (The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #16 Comic Review)

Writer: Jody Houser

Artist: Nathan Stockman

Colorist: Ruth Redmond

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #16

Ahhhh the anxiety-ridden prison that is high school. It’s sophomore year for Annie Parker and she hasn’t quite found her stride yet. Which is hard considering she is the daughter of two spider-powered superheroes.

The Deets

Peter Parker has just received ANOTHER pay cut from the Daily Bugle. Looks like pictures of the crime-fighting Spider family don’t quite sell like they used to. Luckily for the Parker clan there’s a job opening at Midtown High School for a photography teacher. Unluckily for Annie, that happens to be her high school. Can Peter and Annie Parker both coexist in the halls of Midtown High without Annie being completely embarrassed? Nope. At least not in this issue!

Later, we see a bold Annie make a rash decision when a superhero-related emergency occurs after school. How will Spiderling handle some bad guys solo? Next issue will tell!

My Take

Renew Your Vows #16 was a light and fun issue to read. My top moment was when a clearly irritated Spinneret (Mary Jane) had to lay down the mom-hammer hard on Annie and Peter. Writer Jody Houser truly creates great and relatable moments within the Parker family. This, to me, is the element that makes “Renew” so compelling. Each major conflict is tackled TOGETHER as a family. Makes me miss the Fantastic Four! …pour some out for our boy Mr. Fantastic. Hurry back Reed!

The art for this issue is vibrant, bright, and light. Artist Nathan Stockman and Colorist Ruth Redmond keep the book within the “teen and young adult” feel. Which I would think is intentional. Either way, in my opinion, the art is complementary to the story. Both elements make for a fun, light read.

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Summary
The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #16 continues to entertain and still has a great story to tell. I can't wait to see Annie in action next issue and how she will handle the consequences of her end-of-issue split decision.
Good
  • Story is fun and light
  • The Spider Family continues to be engaging
  • MJ for the win. Keeping the fam in check.
Bad
  • The Art is simple, which I believe is the intent of the artist. Not my thing, but not a deal breaker.
7.8
Good
Story - 8
Art - 7.5
This account is an archive of all of the hard work and writings of our previous Staff Writers and Contributors on both Shoot The Breeze Comics when it previously existed as well as On Comics Ground, our current platform.

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