Amazing Spider-Man #16

Amazing Spider-Man #16

Writer: Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
6.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

• Spider-Verse is over, but that doesn't mean Peter Parker is safe.
•  Someone (or something) has invaded Parker Industries and is targeting its staff!
•  But how? Parker Industries' security can keep out any living thing?!
Rated T

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 6, 2015

    The cliffhanger gives us a quick glimpse of Ghost, and the visual team's representation hints at something terrifying with Ramos' depiction edging on horror. It's a great page that will hopefully keep readers around for the title's last issues heading into Secret Wars. I expect Slott will have somethingup his sleeve for the finale, and I'd keep reading if I were you. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Mar 12, 2015

    The issue can be a bit slow, but that's usually the case with a new arc. I love seeing Peter struggling to keep things intact, and seeing him on the edge on being discovered as Spider-Man is always fun. Hopefully next issue will turn away from having Black Cat backups again, and we can focus more on the main story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 12, 2015

    Peter has dealt with a lot of universe-hopping, overtly gruesome threats on his life lately. Now it's time to see how he handles more subtlechallenges closer to home,and this arc-opener delivers the intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 14, 2015

    There's just something delightfully retro about this issue that I found appealing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 11, 2015

    Overall this is a good recap book for anyone who needs it featuring a great opening fight sequence with a throwaway villain. All in all a decent affair but not required reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Mar 11, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #16 gets back to basics for a fun recap issue that allows Humberto Ramos' pencils to steal the show. With the emphasis back on the characters, this book seems like it is headed in the right direction, even if most of the narrative here is a retread. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 11, 2015

    Spider-Verse was always going to be a tough act to follow. Even so, there's definite potential in this new conflict, as the writers emphasize Peter's personal and professional woes over his costumed antics. Unfortunately, there's precious little time for the series to build momentum before the main story is interrupted by a pointless backup tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 11, 2015

    A slight stumble is hardly unexpected after a story as consistently great, epic and even world-shattering as Spider-Verse and while its good to see Peter return to his more grounded roots, its also beginning to feel rote and in need of some shaking up. This will hopefully be a minor speedbump on the road to re-establishing the status quo and re-establishing the new direction for Spidey to go in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 12, 2015

    As for the main story, it set up a new arc well enough. The idea of Peter Parker being the target of a super-villian, not Spidey, is always a refreshing change of pace. Overall, this feels like a classic Spider-Man opening chapter. It's a little familiar is some ways, but I'm interested to see how it progresses, and having hubris hobble Peter's ambitions always makes for a good read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 13, 2015

    "The Amazing Spider-Man" #16 is a perfectly enjoyable transition issue that just doesn't rise above its narrative and structural limits. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 12, 2015

    Event hangover is in full effect in this one. Without a new one to jump into, Dan Slott and Christos Gage's narrative meanders about in a bland attempt at establishing some sort of baseline for stories moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Mar 14, 2015

    For some reason, the series tries to force its way back into a status quo rather than develop its way there, and it relies on some tired, clich, and downright lazy writing tropes to do so. Few of the supporting characters seem sympathetic or likeable, and ditto for the Black Cat, the lead character in the secondary story. The art remains exciting, even if it seems cheating a bit at times. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Miller Mar 17, 2015

    My suspension of disbelief can only take me so far. A man with spider-powers trying to reclaim his life after having his body and life stolen by one of his archenemies? Sure, I'm in. The government spending anything more than the absolute bare minimum on the Department of Corrections? Eh" not so much. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Mar 12, 2015

    After Spider-Verse kinda fizzled out in my opinion, we're back to the status quo. With Ramos at pencil duty again, it feels like it's picking up from issue 6 right before Edge of Spider-Verse. We're again introduced to Peter as an incompetent manager of his own company and doing random Spider-Man duties with even more random villains. Not an essential read by any means but this is a fun issue. It was kinda like bubble gum, there's no nutritious value but there's something to chew on and it tastes sugary. And for the love of god, please someone have Black Cat and Spidey sit and makeup and maybe even have a post heart-to-heart make-out session. Felicia Hardy is just not as convincing as a mob boss as Selina Kyle is.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Sep 29, 2016

    The book picks right up where Peter Parker left off before Spider-Verse and there isn't a whole lot of memorable Spider-Man moments but it moves Peter Parker's story forward. It looks like Black Cat may be getting even more attention coming as substories the main issue.

  • 7.5
    Al B. Harper Mar 13, 2015

    A fun romp after the epicness of Spider-Verse. Obviously this issue suffered from what came before it, but it brings Peter back to earth and the series will hopefully build on the preSpider-Verse threads from here. Sad to have Ramos and his much more cartoonish looking characters back after Copiel's amazing pencil work.

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Apr 8, 2015

    Such a letdown after the spiderverse.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 16, 2015

  • 6.5
    DXO May 24, 2015

  • 6.0
    Juanpk26 Mar 11, 2015

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