Amazing Spider-Man #14

Amazing Spider-Man #14

Event\Storyline: Spider-Verse Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 17
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  The Prophecy is coming to fruition but Superior Spider-Man has something up his sleeve.
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  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 11, 2015

    The Amazing Spider-Man #14 concludes what has been my favourite Spider-Man event of all time. Marvel took a major risk telling a story this complex and with this many characters, as it easily could have fallen off the rails into madness. With strong work from Dan Slott, Olivier Coipel, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Justin Ponsor it stayed strong from start to finish and entertained me to no end. I'm very curious to see the fallout of this event and I am more excited for Silk and Spider-Gwen's respective ongoing titles than I have ever been before. This is a great time to be a Spider-fan and I cannot recommend this issue, and event, highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 11, 2015

    A terrific end to an excellent event thats been better than it has any right to be at JUST about every turn. Its hard to say how much more or less enjoyment can be derived from the core series with or without the tie-ins, but they definitely cant hurt, which isnt to say this issue doesnt stand as a powerful ending either way. It focuses on the core characters, and while that could feel like a cop-out, it actually means that the anyone not interested in picking up 6 or 7 (or 10 or 11) extra titles is still getting a great, self-contained story. Theres still an epilogue to look forward to, but this was a great ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 11, 2015

    A satisfying conclusion to what has been one of the best events from Marvel in ages. It has a few surprises too which should get us all jazzed up for next issue's epilogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 12, 2015

    Equally disappointing this issue was, surprisingly, the art. Again, Coipel and Camuncoli share art duties, but the results are nowhere near as successful as last time. The change in art feels a lot more drastic this time round, with Giuseppe looking quite rough, especially towards the end of the book. I dont know what happened between issues as Ive enjoyed these guys work so far, but this issue just doesnt seem on the same level quality wise. The cinematic art towards the beginning that this issue might have benefitted from a little bit of a delay to get it in tip-top shape, as its a shame to end on a sour note for a series that has had such consistently great art work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Feb 12, 2015

    The dust has now cleared and the survivors have won. But there is still a lot to wrap up, and some questions left to answer. Bring on issue 15. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 2, 2015

    Sometimes, that's the life of a superhero, and I applaudSlott and the creative team for giving readers a conclusion that doesn't splinter into a million broken pieces. It's a great finish with some exclamation points on the finer Spider things " seeing Parker and Co. stick to the high ground, while seeming a little classical in the comic book sense, seems so refreshing as an oasis in the middle of a dark and gritty comic book landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Feb 14, 2015

    “Amazing Spider-man #14″ is a great end to an amazing story arc. Although it doesn't add anything new to the story, it does make an exciting end. With the main story resolving now, all we need to see is how the epilogue will answer any remaining questions that this issue left us with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Feb 13, 2015

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  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 12, 2015

    The issue is technically second-to-the-last, as the next one is the epilogue. However, I do not believe Don Slott will have the time to give most of these Spideys a proper ending. At the end, Spider-Verse feels like another event Marvel rushes to finish because, well, reasons. That said, the issue is still fun though with plenty of actions, and Spider-Ham and Spider-Uncle Ben stealing the spotlight. I just hope Marvel can take its time to deal with the final battle in a more detail way, and allow us a better showdown with the enemies. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Feb 14, 2015

    The artwork was great, although I wish they would have picked one artist to do the whole thing. I think it takes away from the story when the art changes halfway through, especially since in this case the art styles and colors are so different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Feb 12, 2015

    "Spider-Verse," for all its high dangers and trappings, winds up being a fun, self-aware event that equally gives Peter a greater understanding of his uniqueness in the universe and a better sense of connection to the things that he has that other iterations of Spider-Man may not. Slott's love of Spider-Man continues to push through all aspects of "Amazing Spider-Man" and this issue is no different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Herald - Bill Zeiders Feb 12, 2015

    We've got one more chapter to go before we can really put this saga to bed. It has been pretty fun to throw every version of Spider-Man into one big pile at once and see them interact with each other. We got some new characters that have been very interesting out of the deal as well, and in the case of Spider-Gwen at least, some that might stick around. I'll hold final judgement on the series as a whole until after the Epilogue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 14, 2015

    I enjoyed it, and I liked a lot of what I saw. I just wish Slott and his art team had been able to keep better control of the fight scene so that we could actually feel some of the emotions involved instead of everything getting lost in the Spider-shuffle. Hopefully the upcoming epilogue will carry all the emotional weight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 15, 2015

    Far too many characters in play for everybody to get their moment in, but still a satisfying payoff… But what do we do with 43 Spider-Men? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Feb 14, 2015

    I did think the ending was a little anti-climactic, and that things tied up a little too neatly, but all in all, I loved Spider-Verse and this was another very good issue. I am really curious about how things will wrap up in the epilogue issues, especially with the missing Kaine and the fate of Superior Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 11, 2015

    Unfortunately, the Spider-Verse saga ends on a relative low note. Amazing Spider-Man #14 packs in a lot of cool moments, but too often the fast pace and action-heavy approach steamrolls right past the big developments. Meanwhile, Coipel's normally stellar art is prone to weak spots, despite only drawing about half the issue. Hopefully issue #15 will be able to better wrap up this saga with a bow and address the problems of this finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Feb 10, 2015

    Not a bad crossover event, all things considered. It reintroduced readers to Spider-Men long forgotten, and even created new ones which will go on to star in their own series (Silk, Spider-Gwen). There will be epilogue issues placing the chess pieces where they need to be to tell their own stories going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Feb 13, 2015

    Even though this is considered the finale, It's not really the end of Spider-Verse as well still have a lot of strands to wrap up in the epilogue, and even though this issue was a little lackluster I'm definitely looking forward to that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - PJ Hunsicker Feb 17, 2015

    Spider-Verse is a mostly entertaining ride to be sure, especially if you're also reading the supplementary material, largely due to the interesting premise and Slott's sense of humor, but it's the scale of it all and some missed opportunities along the way that end up holding it back just short of something amazing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 11, 2015

    Dan Slott knows Spider-Man. And more importantly, he knows Peter Parker, and what makes him special. He showed this off during his other big events, such as "Spider-Island," where Peter showed he was the best in a city full of Spider-Men, or during "Dying Wish," where Peter literally staved off death itself due to sheer grit and goodness. These moments were special because they were derived from Peter Parker's innate character, his unfailing heroism. But for a series as focused on the metacommentary of Spider-Man himself, "Spider-Verse" seems to be surprisingly devoid of any definitive character moments for its central protagonist. Instead, this series has been distracted with all the minute variations of this character, that its creators forgot to establish what makes Peter Parker so incredible, so unique, that he can stand tall even among a dozen versions of himself. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Feb 11, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #14 reveals just how stunningly hollow "Spider-Verse" has been as an event. Peter finally steps up as a leader but its too little too late. Superhero comics are about the humanity and morality behind the costumes, "Spider-Verse" stands revealed as a fashion show. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supes' soups Feb 11, 2015

    Kinda a letdown in terms of conclusions. In an underwhelming fight sequence, we ship off the inheritors to a radioactive wasteland. Yay... And stop forcing the Peter Parker & Cindy Moon/Silk creepy horndog fest, it's not funny anymore Slott. Spider-Verse started off excellent but began falling apart after chapter three, so pretty much after the Coipel pencilled chapters. The story just got so muddled with so many random Spiders that eventually you could barely tell them apart and even if you could it barely made a difference in the story. Mind you I didn't read every single tie-in for Spider-Verse (my wallet just couldn't take it) but I felt like the subplots actually did the main story a disservice because it skimps out on development of the personalities of each inheritor. Also it's funny that Karn just all of sudden joins the Spiders in a surprise attack against his family with barely any explanation but this late in the game, I just didn't care anymore. Whatever floats your boat Mr. Slott. I read an article that TASM is relying too much on gimmicks and event stories to sell books and I wholeheartedly agree. I'm guessing there's gonna be a huge slump after the epilogue issue 15. And lo and behold they're doing the whole .1 gimmick for the next few issues. For such a mainstay in comics, Spider-Man deserves better.

  • 8.5
    The Villain Sep 29, 2016

    I found this to be a fairly solid ending. It didn't really feel too sloppy considering how many characters have been involved in this thing. There may have been a few things that went over my head because I have avoided the tie ins but I enjoyed the story essentially all the way through. Silk and Superior Spider-Man really stand out in this issue. As much as I like this story I did feel like its time to wrap up as well. Lets get back to 616.

  • 7.5
    Nomadic Avenger Feb 15, 2015

    Nice art, lots of cool fight scenes, but not enough peter parker. Overall, still recommended.

  • 7.0
    Slayer666 Feb 13, 2015

    While the art was fantastic the story was weak for the conclusion. Pretty anti-climatic. The whole getting justice blah blah blah. Just weak Marvel. Especially how many spiders got wiped out and you just through them into some dimension? C'mon man. Just so they can resurface a couple years later to be the protagonist to spidey again. Just disappointing. I mean I get what they are doing but it's stuff like this that makes me love Image Comics more and more.

  • 6.0
    Big Brother Feb 12, 2015

    As a fan of his work, I tend to put a lot of trust in Dan Slott, but he dropped the ball with this bloated, weightless crossover. I suppose the novelty of "so many Spider-Men!" was supposed to carry the story through, with thin moments of character interplay and utterly dull villains. Although I haven't enjoyed any of this latest Spider-Man run as much as Slott's previous, I have the feeling that the endings to both this and Superior Spider-Man were rushed by editorial to get the book in line with other initiatives.

  • 5.5
    Speeding Bullets Mar 1, 2015

    The art was fantastic especially considering the size of the cast but ultimately it couldn't save this from being a clunky conclusion. What started out so promising and presented some interesting ideas along the way also had just as many flaws. None of the better relationships were explored over the 6 issues and I felt the spin off characters and books were being promoted more than being integrated more organically into the story. Peter should be the star and is the reason I read this title but he gets lost in the backdrop and his book became a vehicle to push product in the end.

  • 5.0
    Lantern's Light Mar 8, 2015

    Getting tired of Slott's Spider-Man, throughout this whole event it was hard to tell who was who and who was saying what and this issue just summed up how tiresome Slott's writing is.

  • 10
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  • 10
    Jason The Dude Feb 14, 2015

  • 9.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 15, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jorze Oct 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    CookieVonDoom Feb 15, 2015

  • 7.0
    Hydrahead Feb 26, 2015

  • 6.5
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  • 4.0
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