Man... I don't know what the general consensus is... But I'm really not liking the current run of The Amazing Spider-Man.
It completely misses the entire point of Spider-Man.
He's some horrible cross between Spider-Man, Iron Man and Batman.
Peter Parker has always been an integral part of the Spider-Man character. Other heroes like Batman or Captain America or Iron Man didn't have any life commitments. They could drop out of their civilian persona at any time and go do their superhero business.
Peter Parker had a life, and he had commitments. Whenever he'd go away, people would wonder where he went. There would be consequences. Being Spider-Man took a toll on Peter's life.
Let's take a break to remind ourselves of why Iron Man and Batman are successful comic book characters.
Batman is successful because he's a human with immense willpower. Bruce Wayne doesn't really matter. Sure, the whole trauma thing pushed him into it, but that's it. People like him because he's a utilitarian, a strategist, and mostly because he's one of the darkest, most grim heroes on the market... And Gotham's villains are the same way.
Iron Man was interesting, not just because he was rich or had a cool suit. But because of Tony Stark. He was an alcoholic, and his main goal is to right his wrongs and leave a good legacy. That's why, most of the time, if Iron Man sees a good death, if he sees a death that would merit a statue to be built in his honor, he'll jump all over it.
So this new Spider-Man...
He's rich. Peter Parker has 000000 responsibilities. Parker doesn't f*cking matter. He wasn't flawed before, he's not trying to improve anything. His villains are not nearly a reflection of himself.
And he barely swings. That's right... This Spider-Man is a f*cking loser who drives Spider-Cars and Spider-Jets.
You know who else has the proportionate strength and speed of a Spider-Car? I do you. And so do you. If you can drive and wear clothes, you're as cool as Spider-Man. Jesus f*cking Christ...
It has done every single mistake that Ultimate Spider-Man (The TV show) has done.
And when you're copying (arguably) the worst Spider-Man TV show of all time, something's gotta give.
I haven't read all of it. So if it gets better, I'll politely eat my words. But my god, he's so uninteresting to me.