Thursday, May 21, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #17.1 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Conway continues to tell a quintessential gang-land story here, full of oversized egos and shifting alliances.  It really does make you nostalgic for the '80s.

First, he makes it clear that Yuri has gone completely off the deep end.  When the judge that she busted last issue for taking drugs from Tombstone confesses that he did so to help his sick wife alleviate her chronic pain, she doesn't care.  When Peter lets her know that Mr. Negative used an inside man to get the photos of the judge and Tombstone, she doesn't care (even though Mr. Negative was clearly using her to set up Tombstone).  When her boss tells her that she came close to firing her for going straight to the DA with evidence before getting the CSI results, she doesn't care.  It's like watching a rebellious teenager date the wrong guy.

As such, it seems unlikely that Yuri will still be a police officer at the end of this story.  In fact, Conway makes it clear that Yuri's disillusionment with the system is so great that I'm actually not sure that she'll still be a good guy...

*** (three of five stars)

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