Amazing Spider-Man #548- We get our third installment of post BND Spidey as this issue picks up right where the previous two began, with our favorite wall-crawler face to face with another body. Of course, there's something distinctly different about this one (but you'll have to read and see). In this issue, it's a race against the clock as Spidey hits the bricks with just one webshooter at his disposal, to prevent the third stage of Mr. Negatives' plan. There's an allusion to Spidey still having been involved with the Avengers, even after OMD, also more evidence to point out Harry's mutiny against Spider-Man. The new owner of the Daily Bugle makes his debut, much to the dismay of Robbie (who did an awesome job standing his ground) and we learn a thing or two more about Mr. Negative. 1) He displays a level of super strength and 2) He has a personal relationship with at least one Parker. Highlight: Even after making the deal with Mephisto, Aunt May gets closer and closer to once again being put in harms way. Between Mr. Negative's position as a crime-lord and Peter "New Pain in Mr. Negative's Ass" Parker's secret identity figured out, it's only a matter of time before OMD comes full circle. (Oh yeah, there's more Parker-Luck) 8/10 for Slott and McNiven's stellar performance! Astonishing X-Men #24- Scott's branch of the X-Men, along with Danger , Aghanne and a special unit of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents race against the clock in order to stop the firing of a missile from BreakWorld. Another snake in the grass is uncovered, someone gives their life to save The Beast and Kitty winds up under more pressure than she seems to be able to handle. Highlight: Readers get to witness a touching moment between Scott and Hank as Hank's judgment comes into question. 7/10 the delay really hinders the readers ability to enjoy the story, since we know this takes place prior to Messiah Complex. X-Men #207- PICK OF THE WEEK!- Messiah Complex comes to a close during the final battle between the X-Men and the Marauders. Scott comes face to face with Cable and Charles and finally reaches the baby (who, remarkably, is female, has red hair and green eyes and now has Scott's locket). One of the New X-Men kills a Marauder. Mystique makes skin to skin contact with Rogue and Logan gets swallowed by Predator X (oh, but wait till you see how he gets out!). Highlight: Bishop performs the ultimate act of betrayal against the X-Men. This is a must read for anyone who considers themselves an X-Fan. 10/10 What will the world be like without the X-Men? What happens next? Who will be their new leader?