There are three kinds of comic book fans in the world, Marvel fans, DC Comics fans and Indie fans. Growing up in the 80′s, I was squarely in the Marvel camp following the adventures of the X-Men (Rogue rocks) and the Avengers (Captain America, while sometimes corny was still able to manage a cool aura) and Spider-Man found his way into my regular reading rotation somehow on a regular basis.
Avenging Spider-Man is all about the teaming up of various Marvel characters and teams with Spider-Man and taking the resulting comics back to the heyday of entertainment. Back to a time when comics were all about action, action and more action. In this first issue, Spider-Man is teamed up with the Avengers (apparently one of two Avengers teams occupying the Marvel Universe at the time of release) and a red Incredible Hulk (Spider-Man makes a quip about Kool-Aid Man at one point).
The mole people are apparently revolting and taking over New York on the day that J. Jonah Jameson (who is mayor of the city now) is hosting a massive jogging event for the citizens. Over running (no pun intended) the joggers and the celebrations that started the race mere minutes prior, the mole people are not as violent as they could be, could there be something else motivating their surface assault?