Amazing Spider-Man #5

Amazing Spider-Man #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 16
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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• Not only has Spider-Man gone global - so have his enemies!
•  Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the GOBLIN family!
•  Where there's goblins, there's Spidey, and it's up to everyone's favorite wall-crawler to get to the bottom of what's going on!
Rated T

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Dec 23, 2015

    While the Zodiac story may not be completely resolved here, it takes a drastic turn that creates a potentially very interesting situation for Peter going forward. With the knowledge that a number of his villains are waiting in the shadows, there's little doubt that things are going to get a lot worse for Peter very soon. The work that Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and the crew have been doing is phenomenal, and as long as this team stays together, there's little reason to believe that this series will be anything short of sensational. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Dec 24, 2015

    Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli have done a terrific job of infusing all the elements that make Spider-Man comics great: power, responsibility, angst, guilt and humor. They have found a way to keep that classic feel while putting a nice coat of brand new over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    The real success with this issue, though, is how much Dan Slott focuses on Peter's new status quo as a delicate house of cards. He may be living the dream, but Peter is also dangerously overextended and starting to make bad decisions as a result. The Parker Luck seems to remain in full effect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 23, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man is a fine book, but maybe it's time for some fresh blood. By taking Peter out of his element, the writers have definitely opened up the story possibilities, but they've also moved away from some of the things that make him unique. The back-to-basic approach has been done time and time again, but if New York can have the Avengers, Fantastic Four and many other heroes, I think there's room for more than one webslinger. There are still ways to make his adventures unique without rehashing old stories or forcing him into another character's general concept. There are worse books you'll read this week, but if you're looking for a more classic Spider-Man yarn, you might want to look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Dec 23, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 demonstrates how the book's dramatic new status quo continues to lack any dynamism, personality or intrigue. Characters act one way without cause or consequence before changing their tune a few pages later and the book's international flair is sabotaged by dull, non-descript visuals that fail to utilize these unique surroundings. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Dec 28, 2015

    I can't in good faith recommend this title. As a Marvel fan I want to, but as a bigger fan of good comics…this one is best left on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Guy 4U Dec 23, 2015

    Once again Dan Slott barely explores some deeper character development for Peter Parker, but it's abandoned almost immediately. Slott seems like he wants to rush from one action scene to the next, and only sprinkles in a few personal tidbits (but seem to eat it up, so I don't see him stopping anytime soon). Slott's ideas are fun, and the dude could plot all of Marvels books quite easily, but his character work is sloopy and unnecessarily exaggerated. He takes the Geoff Johns principle of explaining certain things to the audience, and turns up to 11. However, it is an enjoyable book with a significant amount of content, which is uncommon in today's market. Camuncoli's art is much better than Humberto's Ramos; it's not phenomenal, but it's consistent and easiy on the eyes. Marte Garcia's colour palette is a bit off-putting. Not every book needs purple, yellow, and gold. However, it is kept in check and he doesn't go full Dean White.

  • 6.5
    The Villain Nov 3, 2016

    The villains aren't anything special and it seems like this arc has lost me a little bit. I don't need Peter Parker to be the rich leader of a company anymore. It just doesn't feel like him now. I'd like to see some familiar villains make a return in the next couple issues because the collaboration with S.H.I.E.L.D was getting tiring.

  • 5.0
    Synthozoid Dec 29, 2015

    The villains are a snooze. Please bring back any of Spidey's rogues.

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Dec 25, 2015

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jan 11, 2016

  • 8.5
    matmene Jan 23, 2016

  • 8.0
    Tree Fingers Dec 23, 2015

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Dec 24, 2015

  • 8.0
    Uldogi Dec 25, 2015

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Dec 28, 2015

  • 8.0
    Cristian Aug 11, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Dec 23, 2015

  • 7.5
    Canadian Satanist Dec 24, 2015

  • 7.5
    Hamman798 Oct 6, 2016

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Dec 28, 2015

  • 6.5
    Alex Mackay Aug 6, 2016

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