Amazing Spider-Man #1.5

Amazing Spider-Man #1.5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• We all know what Uncle Ben told Peter about power and responsibility, but there were some secrets he kept from Peter...
• Discover Clash's fate that kept him secret all these years!

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Sep 25, 2014

    It is a genuine shame that the main Amazing Spider-Man book cannot be of this quality. This book has made me very aware of editorial mandate and the necessity of mass appeal on the main titles. Dan Slott receives a lot of criticism for this with his Amazing Spider-Man books and we need to understand that he is writing a specific thing that has a specific aim and audience. It's a business after all. As fans of these characters we have to realise this, and thankfully from time to time creators are allowed to branch out and give us smaller titles like this that really show what their full range is. Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 through #1.5 has been an example of this and has been a pleasure to read from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #1.5 is not perfect but the creative team absolutely sticks a landing. Their lost tale carries weight with our future icon as this outing comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 24, 2014

    But if this issue is guilty of focusing too much on Peter himself, that's an understandable sin. Slott's script delivers where it matters most in terms of tracing Peter's final steps towards true heroism. The final splash page alone is a terrific cap to the series and an homage to decades of Spider-Man history. Never has Ramon Perez's Ditko-esque art style stood out so much. There's also a more subdued but no less memorable scene between Peter and Aunt May. Just as it seems Slott's writing is veering into sappy territory, he throws a majorly unexpected curve ball. It's nice to see that a flashback story like this can offer its share of surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Sep 24, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl #1.5 brings the series to a heartfelt and comedic conclusion. Still, there is some lost potential here to take a strong look at how great power and be greatly mishandled. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 25, 2014

    While this is the fifth installment of five, readers can walk into this issue with no preparation, save for knowing it's place in the continuity of Spider-Man, and thoroughly enjoy. Yes, there are some questions that might creep into their minds, such as, "What ever happened to. . .?" or "Why did. . .?" but Dan Slott does his job here and gives readers a satisfying story with a clean ending. For now. Slott usually finds spots for his creations and has a tendency to project ideas out for newer characters. Surely "Learning to Crawl" will have some impact on modern-day adventures, but even if it doesn't, it is nice to take a stroll with Slott, Prez, Herring and Caramagna to the most formative days of Spider-Man's development. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Sep 25, 2014

    Even though theres plenty to drive you mad, the story ends on a higher note than expected. I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky. This could have been much worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DarePool53 Oct 2, 2014

    A heartwarming end to what's been an enjoyable series. In a nutshell, the series has reiterated Peter Parker's core motivations and the most fundamental aspects of his origins - complete with Ramon Perez's charming pastiche of 1960s Spidey aesthetics. Readers will no doubt notice that there is relatively little substance on offer. The new characters aren't fleshed out much and I can't envisage this little series having any impact on the wider Spider-Man narrative. Although, it would appear that this is how it was intended to be: a self-contained complement to the main titles, designed to deliver a dose of nostalgia to the longtime readers and a straightforward outline of Peter Parker and his world to newbies.

  • 8.5
    The Villain Sep 6, 2016

    The Learning to Crawl arc that ran just a little too long has finally come to an end. The big problem that I have with this issue is that we got no explanation about why Clash has never return to fight Spider-Man ever again. The rest of this book is really fun. I'm really to stick to present day for a little while though.

  • 8.0
    Big Brother Sep 25, 2014

    I'm happy to see that this issue redeems the awkwardness of the first four issues. The scenes with Mary and Peter are some of the sweetest I've seen. Great work here by Slott, after a rocky start.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2014

    I probably would have liked this arc a lot more if I have only recently started to get into Spider-Man.

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Oct 3, 2014

  • 8.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

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