Teen Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck by Dan Slott
Review by: John, 16, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck tells us the very interesting story of how Peter Parker, an energetic and funny man, returns to being Spider-Man after being mind swapped with one of his enemies, Doctor Octopus. Not only must Spider-Man regulate what Doctor Octopus has done to his life (including the starting of a company and relationship with Anna Maria Marconi), but simultaneously continue to fight crime.
I must admit that before reading this comic, I was expecting to be at least somewhat confused since, as far as I remember, I have never read a Marvel comic and am not knowledgeable of the Marvel Universe. I think that others may have these same expectations if they are in a comparable situation to mine and this is justified. Throughout this comic, knowledge that is not necessarily found in the comic itself is used; however, Marvel does a good job at identifying these pieces of knowledge and briefly explaining them for the reader. Because of this, I understood the comic much better than I originally thought I would. Despite this, the comic does jump between stories a few times which can cause the reader to become confused.
In all, Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck, was a great comic to read. The constantly energetic and changing plot, beautifully created images and successful character development through action and dialogue with other characters made this comic very enjoyable for me.
I would recommend this comic to those with minimal to high knowledge of the Marvel Universe and for ages 12+.