Amazing Spider-Man #8

Amazing Spider-Man #8

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• Step over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
•  MC2 Spider-Girl finds herself and her family under attack from the mysterious forces behind Spider-Verse!
•  Ms. Marvel gets Spider-Man out of a jam.
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 22, 2014

    Slott and Gage are clearly building to Spider-Verse, but its certainly not coming at the expense of the main AMAZING SPIDER-MAN title. While we might not be getting huge plot developments and high-stakes, were getting some great character work and, quite frankly, the dust is STILL settling from SUPERIOR SPIDER-MANs massive shakeup, so its relaxing to actually have a status quo to return to. Kamala and Peters story is great fun to read and juxtaposes strongly against the savagery of the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE back-up, but the two dont clash and are both, ultimately, entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Oct 23, 2014

    Great conclusion to the Ms. Marvel team-up and an awesome back-up story leading directly into Spider-Verse! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comics Recap - Sarah Wu Oct 31, 2014

    This was an unexpectedly emotional and tonally different backup story from the lighthearted main story. I like Dan Slott's narration told from Mayday's perspective. She does sound like a teen girl who blames herself and feels torn between listening to her mom and doing the brave thing. Can Mayday please be a major character in Spider-Verse? Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comics Recap - Sarah Wu Nov 15, 2014

    This was an unexpectedly emotional and tonally different backup story from the lighthearted main story. I like Dan Slott's narration told from Mayday's perspective. She does sound like a teen girl who blames herself and feels torn between listening to her mom and doing the brave thing. Can Mayday please be a major character in Spider-Verse? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 23, 2014

    Meanwhile, the backup issue is great, and it takes a regularly lighthearted character such as Mayday Parker to a whole different level. It's really sad to see how a things come to be, but I'm glad Spider-Girl just became an very important role in the Spider-Verse story. The event starts next month, and I can't wait to see how things are going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Oct 24, 2014

    Given that Amazing Spider-Man #8 is the final prelude before Spider-Verse it could have probably done more to draw in readers and outline the stakes. The main story does end up feeling a little like it is filling space before the big event. For what it is though, each of the stories works as a fun, readable adventure in their own right, with just enough in plot developments in the main story to make the book seem significant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 22, 2014

    With Ms. Marvel, Spider-Girl, and even a no-name villain from Spidey's past, it's easy to enjoy Amazing Spider-Man #8. No worlds are saved, few characters undergo massive change, but it's a rollicking adventure filled with good cheer and a decent sense of humor. Sometimes that's enough. While this issue isn't likely to reinvent the wheel, Amazing Spider-Man remains an eminently solid read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 22, 2014

    A decent issue overall with a fun team up with Ms. Marvel and new details on Spider-Verse, but overall it's a ho-hum affair as things are spread too thin. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 22, 2014

    The backup feature, as with last month's story, manages to intrigue and upset in how it takes a fairly lighthearted character (in this case, Mayday Parker), and engulfs her world in darkness and bloodshed. At least this Spider-Girl now has genuine stakes in the Spider-Verse conflict, but is it necessary to keep putting these characters through the wringer in each and every backup? We already have a good grasp on how terrible Morlun's family is and how dire the situation has become. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Oct 25, 2014

    Overall, it's a fun issue, and the back-up helps to establish more feuding between the Spiders and the rest of Morlun's family. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 27, 2014

    Once again, The Amazing Spider-Man #8 carries an Edge of Spider-Verse story " the cover itself features the second story overthe main one. The pacing for this issue's mainstory feltlittle rushed, especially towards the end. The end result is a story that might have some bearing on the future, but it feels more like a detour at this point while Spider-Verse takes over. Hopefully, things return to normal next month, whether by Gage or Slott's hand " and if there was anything immediately major that this issueshowed " it's that Spider-Man's in pretty capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Oct 22, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #8 is a largely forgettable story that continues to stall for the start of "Spider-Verse." The relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man has yet to find its emotional hook or a starring character, one would hope it would be Peter Parker, and this particular issue does little to mitigate that. Read Full Review

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