Amazing Spider-Man #3

Amazing Spider-Man #3

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 15
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

• Because of her last encounter with Spider-Man, Felicia Hardy lost everything. Now the Black Cat is back, and she doesn't want any apologies or excuses... just REVENGE.
•  Plus: Spidey teams up with a real hero, fireman Pedro Olivera... who just happens to be the current boyfriend to one Mary Jane Watson.
•  And... more on you-know-who from the opening scene back in ASM #1. You know who we're talking about. Yeah, that's right. You better not miss this one!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 25, 2014

    This is a strong issue from Slott and Ramos as it keeps the tension up, progresses the plot nicely and even gives us some great humorous moments. A top notch Spidey book to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 26, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #3 does so much right as it clears a pathway towards the future while never ignoring the debris of its Superior past. In other words this outing comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 26, 2014

    The art for the most part is pretty great, better than a lot of other comics I'm reading, by far, and it definitely keeps you interested all the way, which is no small feat for a book like this. The only downside here is that Ramos' Black Cat is a bit out of proportions at times, and also very weird-looking. Other than that, the pencils in general and the inks and colours were spot on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jun 26, 2014

    I like where The Amazing Spider-Man has been going, and the plot elements are adding up nicely. For fans looking for a comic book experience, this one has superheroes, slighted villains, and ambition. Gail Simone said something about the newest Spider-Man movie showing off the titular hero's kindness " something which was left somewhere on the cutting room floor in the past films. In The Amazing Spider-Man 3, we're brought back into those silver-age glory days of heroism with a teaming up of sorts between the hero we wish we could be (Spider-Man) and the heroes that do exist (the firefighters). Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 27, 2014

    The Bottom Line: This issue contains all the momentum of subplots and character development that you need to make a solid Spider-Man issue. Peter Parker's honest attempts to keep building a future is nevertheless held back by the failed attempts that line his past– pretty much every subplot reinforces this theme, with the Black Cat's main plot driving it home. The villain's makeover is visual as well as narrative, but the former is far more successful than the latter, and may do more harm than good for the Cat's character in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 25, 2014

    Spider-Man is back and it looks like the old Parker luck is still around. Peter Parker is back as Spider-Man and Dan Slott is making sure it's not simply more of the same old thing we saw before. It's great to see the beginnings of the next chapter in Spider-Man's life unfold. Slott is setting the stage for new problems for Spidey as well as fleshing out the world around him. Humberto Ramos' art adds a fun and frantic feel to the story but also lets you feel the emotion the characters are feeling. Black Cat has declared Spider-Man her enemy and it feels a bit much but you can't argue that it'll be interesting to see how this story continues to develop. Dan Slott is keeping us on our toes and you never know what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 25, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #3 is a solid comic from start to finish that features a ton of members of the Spider-cast, and some entertaining moments with Peter dealing with Otto's legacy. This arc has the feeling of a classic Spider-Man arc which makes it easy for anyone who snagged one of those 500k copies of issue #1 to follow and enjoy. While Amazing may not be as revolutionary as Superior was at this point, it's still rock solid and it is nice to have Peter back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 26, 2014

    It's incredible how easy Dan Slott falls back into writing Peter Parker. This issue is more of a set-up issue than the last one, but it features a lot of the old Peter Parker charm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jun 25, 2014

    If we wanted the movie Electro, we would wait for the Blu-ray. Despite that nonsense, issue #3 is still another fine improvement from past Slott stories. Any Spidey fan worth his salt should be happy with the relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Jun 26, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #3 places a redesigned Black Cat at the forefront for a fun confrontation with the confused and out-of-place Peter. The story works for the most part but has some muddled motivations when the fighting begins. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 26, 2014

    By the way, MJ's love story with that fire fighter is just full of ugh. He's a nice guy and all, but I just don't care. I can live in a world where Spider-Man story doesn't feature MJ at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 25, 2014

    As usual, Humberto Ramos' art works better during the action scenes than it does the quieter, character-driven moments. Some of his facial work is wonky in this issue (wonkier than usual, anyway), but there's also plenty of energy to the clash between Spidey and Black Cat or JJJ's latest vitriolic rampage. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 28, 2014

    The only really interesting part of Amazing Spider-Man is seeing Peter Parker struggle to keep Parker Industries going, but that has become a very minor subplot in this overstuffed comic. I want to see more of Peter trying to adjust to his new life in a post-Doc Ock world! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Tom Whitman Jun 30, 2014

    Overall this issue is crowded and confusing in some parts, but still sets a decent tone for character development and plot momentum . To be fair this is a once a month issue and Dan Slott has to give enough punch for the readers to enjoy. Spider-Man fans will enjoy it as I have. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jun 26, 2014

    With the conclusion of Superior Spider-Man I felt that Dan Slott had worked himself to the point where he could have proverbially dropped the mic on his Spider-Man run and been proud with what he had achieved. With every new issue so far since Amazing Spider-Man's return I have become only more inclined to agree that would have been the best. While in no way a bad comic, the latest volume of Amazing Spider-Man has been and continues to be fun but non-essential reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 27, 2014

    Ultimately, this series still seems to have a way to go to reach the heights it was at prior to, and even during, “Superior Spider-Man”. While there is a lot of focus in addressing what came before, in tying up loose ends, it seems to have sacrificed in telling a story that's exciting in the now. Hopefully, one of the many threads being built up in this issue will payoff and propel the writing forward in that manic, threat-after-threat, challenge-after-challenge gauntlet that Dan Slott pulls off so well. Until then, it's just a case of pushing through the slow start, enjoying the artwork, and hoping that a return to form comes sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jun 24, 2014

    As Amazing Spider-Man #3 comes to an end, Black Cat and Electro appear to be forming an alliance. Our mystery woman is getting close to revealing herself. Not to mention Anna Maria Marconi knowing the secret behind Peter/Otto/Spider-Man, and J. Jonah Jameson's new job offer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Jun 25, 2014

    I really want to like Amazing Spider-Man # 3 more than I do, but I think that Slott hasn’t quite found his post-Superior Spider-Man rhythm yet.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 27, 2014

    "The Amazing Spider-Man" #3 is less about the powers and adventures of Spider-Man and much more about the humanity surrounding Peter Parker. Putting Spider-Man in the fire alongside MJ's firefighter boyfriend, Ollie, is a wonderful touch from Slott, deftly illustrating real world heroics alongside superheroics while allowing Spidey a chance to reflect on how his choices impact the lives of those around him. Slott continues to build up the duration of his work with Spider-Man while finding new ways to showcase his love for the character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 26, 2014

    I hope Slott and company can move past this Black Cat plot quickly or in a surprising way, because it's not working for me, even if the rest of the story lines are. Read Full Review

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