Amazing Spider-Man Presents Jackpot #1

Amazing Spider-Man Presents Jackpot #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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From the pages of Amazing Spider-Man! The last Jackpot died in combat alongside Spider-Man so who is the New Jackpot putting fear into the hearts of street criminals? Why has BOOMERANG targeted her for death? And how is THE ROSE involved? Find out this January as founding Web-head Marc Guggenheim returns to the Spider-Verse alongside rising star ADRIANA MELO (MS. MARVEL) to bring the next great marvel heroine, Jackpot! Rated A $3.99

  • 5.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 6, 2010

    Solo books with a strong female lead are in short supply these days, but readers looking for a new icon in the mold of Ms. Marvel and Lyra, the all-new savage She-Hulk, may want to look elsewhere. While Marc Guggenheim provides a well-paced first issue that covers a lot of ground and juggles its plotlines well enough, there isn't enough substance to the lead character to warrant a recommendation. Plus, the whole project feels overwhelmingly nostalgic for the days when Liefeld creations ruled the stands, which is off-putting to me. Not the best way for a new character to start out, unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 12, 2010

    There are a couple of interesting asides that give the book some value: the idea that Ehret is deliberately underachieving, by only going after regular, unpowered villains; the fact that she's a superheroine who is also a mother; the look at her time spent with The Initiative; and the application of her training, with the question of whether it's really adequate. Any of these things could have been turned into a strong center for a Jackpot series, but instead it's a fairly generic story in the Spider-Man format, and a bit of a wasted opportunity for it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 8, 2010

    There are a number of issues with this comic, not the least of which come with the art. Boomerang is comically cross-eyed in a panel where he was ostensibly meant to be threatening, and the New Rose has fists like country hams while standing four feet high and measuring about four feet wide. At it's best, the art resembles Todd Nauck, at it's worst, I'm reminded of early 90's Image Comics, books that were high on enthusiasm but low on craft. Moroever, the timing of this issue couldn't be worse, as most of the plotlines from the 'Brand New Day' arc of Spider-Man have been wiped clean as that book moves into it's new phase. The mystery of whether Jackpot is Mary Jane has been answered with a resounding "Nope," and a lot of the appeal of the character was in the 'Was She or Wasn't She?' question. And while the story of Sara Ehret (Rear Haste?) is an interesting one, she was clearly NOT interested in being a superhero in her previous appearance, and it's hard to believe her change of heart Read Full Review

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