Amazing Spider-Man #12

Amazing Spider-Man #12

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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• POWER PLAY begins here!
•  The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!
•  The most dangerous foe from SECRET WARS, REGENT makes his true intentions known - and it will take the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop him.
Rated T

  • 9.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 4, 2016

    This issue serves as an enjoyable palate cleanser after the recent drama in Peter Parker's life. It makes the most of the Peter Parker/Tony Stark rivalry, even if it's annoying that the two characters are practically starting from square one. With top-notch art, a steady stream of humor and an emphasis on some long-dormant supporting characters, this issue starts off the new story arc on the right foot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 4, 2016

    While there's a tiny bit of slowdown when Slott has to introduce Augustus Roman " preparing for the return of Regent following his villainous turn in Secret Wars " there's more than a spoonful of sugar elsewhere to help this medicine go down. And given that the cover doesn't actually reflect the contents of this book, that's usually the kiss of death for a comic " but it's a real credit to this book's creative team that I don't feel cheated, but instead am glad we had this time to just focus on Tony and Peter's dynamic before opening things up to the rest of Shellhead's Avengers team. If you're looking for something to whet your appetite before Civil War hits theaters, you can't do much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven May 5, 2016

    A better Tony Stark/Iron Man than that in International Iron Man, and like I said, a fun Spider-Man story using his tangled past to make matters more even more complicated. You should come to expect some of the best art in the industry and cleanest storytelling when you pick up a Slott/Camuncoli ASM book.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin May 5, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #12 is a blast, a hilarious and action packed issue that Spidey fans will surely enjoy. With these issues coming out seemingly every other week for the past month, this issue continues their streak of excellence. While the art starts dragging, it picks up and delivers by the end. Regent showing his face is exciting, Ghost's attack wasn't for nothing. It seems like Slott is on the right track with this series going forward and that's great news. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 5, 2016

    With a renewed media hype around Spider-Man, this is exactly the companion book the character needs right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley May 6, 2016

    The latest arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN promises Spidey teaming up with the All-New, All-Different Avengers, though the only Avenger who appears here is Iron Man. The dynamic between Spider-Man and the team could lead to a lot of fun, but if this issue is any indication, less is more when it comes to characters that Slott has to juggle. There's quite a bit to enjoy here, mostly the interactions between Peter and Tony/Mary Jane, but beyond that, this issue lacks focus. It sets up a number of different plots for later issues, which is all well and good, but that takes away from the quality of this one. Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli are bound to find their footing, though, and there's enough good here to believe that this series will soar again shortly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Jose Murillo May 8, 2016

    The writing and dialogue is great. The back and forth between Peter and Harry is witty and full of heart, you can tell that they're firm friends from the get go. And there is a stark contrast (excuse that) between Peter and Tony in their civilian guises that makes Tony an excellent foil to Peter's character. Slott is in good form here. Camuncoli leaves a bit to be desired, specifically with faces and specifically with Mary Jane's reveal page. Her face is so tiny and sharp and dull. Other faces seemed rushed and often times with very little expression. The worst of this issue comes from the colorist Marte Gracia. Gracia needlessly blends the different colors of the faces making it look even more rushed. I don't blame Camuncoli or Gracia entirely, however, being on bi-monthly book must be strenuous alone.All in all, Amazing Spider-Man #12 continues to showcase Peter's new life in the MU, and you can bet that I'll be reading more as long as Slott can continue to bring it home. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 7, 2016

    The team up between Iron Man and Spider-Man is pretty fun, and the Ghost makes a good enough villain. I didn't read the Spider-Man tie-in to Secret Wars, so I don't particularly care about Regent yet. Hopefully he'll be worth our time. Slott spends a lot of time on character this issue, making it better than the previous issues, which focused on a boring villain story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden May 5, 2016

    Peter Parker remains Dan Slott's least consistent character, but he makes up for it with his charming supporting cast. Giuseppe Camuncoli continues to deliver reliable pencils, even in dialogue heavy scenes, but especially during heightened bouts of costumed action. Read Full Review

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