Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: Roberto De La Torre
Color: Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: August 01, 2012
This is the first Spider-Man one-shot for the month celebrating his 50th anniversary. This issue doesn't have a lot of new content in it. I feel as if it was meant to be a way to have a flashback to Peter's early days as Spider-Man and to show that he has never really gotten over the death of his Uncle Ben.
I want to start by saying that De La Torre did an amazing job creating a dark environment for Peter to reflect on the death of his uncle. The ACME building where he approached Ben's killer and dealt with him as Spider-Man the hero was very reminiscent of the original comic. I also like that for the flashback sequences he used new art rather than re-hashes of the original pieces.
As for the story, well it was definitely just a vehicle to show the flashbacks and show that Spider-Man is still a hero that truly cares about people and has not intention of ever letting anyone die. There were also a few mentions of Roxxon which is becoming a major focal point in Scarlet Spider and Venom...
All in all, this was a decent book. You aren't missing much if you don't grab a copy but if you are a big Spider-Man fan and want to see where his mindset is now, give it a go. This comic is a clean 8/10. I was going to give it a 7 but after looking at the artwork again it was too difficult to go so low.