November 9, 2013 - Now, with some perspective.
Both are very good.
While I lean to QW, Spider-Man has made up for errors - and has indicated a strong future change.
A real time issue.
One of the focal parts that sets apart a great comic from a mediocre one is the presence of real heart behind it. Priest had been suggesting Woody's rough upbringing in many of the issues - but here we really see how Woody attempted to cope through the struggles of his own life - and the changes he went through. Beautiful juxtaposition of Woody's life of homelessness and poverty - living moment to moment through whatever means necessary. His sacrifice - and his unwillingness to confront his past - as well as his status then. The grave scene was particularly poignant.
Then including the kids in the Troublemakers, too. Not certain why - well...Probably they were there to gain a few readers for their flagging title. Even though Priest didn't do much more than insult their relative ineptitude and ability to interact with even each other in the comic. I did love Eric sneaking up on the kids without them knowing it - and even though it really insulted much of the characters, I felt for them here. Where I haven't in their own title for quite a while now.
The Kingpin crossed...
The premise of the story - finally revealed at the end - cool.
But the lead in the story got me moving, too. Liked that Kingpin has become a bigger - head slap -force against Spider-Man. Now, I know he won't be against him forever - and works better against Daredevil... But I liked this one. Seeing him full force against Spider-Man was good - but I might have preferred less of the mentioning of how he was all muscle. Spidey has lost some of his jovial joking lately. That's been tougher to see. A few fat jokes here. Those were decent.
But the best part of the story was Spider-Man making his big change at the end of the story. Pursuing his new criminal future was a big change for the better. That may really make Spider-Man jump out again. But keep it for a while.