Amazing Spider-Man Special #1

Amazing Spider-Man Special #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Luca Pizzari Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

ATTACK ON NEW ATTILAN! A blockbuster three-part story spanning AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INHUMAN and ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA starts here!

Something BIG wants to destroy New Attilan. The fact that New Attilan is in the Hudson River puts Manhattan and Spider-Man right in its crosshairs! Jeff Loveness (The Jimmy Kimmel Show, DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY) pens all three chapters with tremendous artists like Luca Pizzari and connecting variants by super star ADAM KUBERT!

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - R.C. Killian Mar 16, 2015

    This is really a lot of what makes the book work best: the juxtaposition of a Spider-Man who has poses closer to a real person, wearing a mask that's not allowed to magically express his emotions clearly, set against a bunch of great jokes that land well and don't distract from the over-arching plot of a flying siege-tower city of bird-people. It manages a nice nod to continuity (whatever it may be at this point in Spidey's lengthy career), without feeling utterly devoted to it. It comes out an excellent illustration of a good, healthy recognition of where and when to drop the Marvel encyclopedia to make sure the tale being told comes first, but that it also does so respectfully. It's an adventure, and a funny one, that promises some action and some good jokes, in a welcome and entertaining way that is reminiscent of the older, "lighter" stories, but converted to modern Marvel story-telling techniques. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Mar 18, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 is a strong team-up book with a solid grasp on what made old-school Spider-Man and his superhero friends so delightful when put together. The Inhumans aren't the most interesting bunch but when art and writing are this fun I'd read a team-up with Spider-Man and the Harlem Globetrotters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 16, 2015

    Specials and Annuals have a bad reputation for stories that don't matter and, unfortunately, "Amazing Spider-Man Special" #1 fits that stereotype. The A-list characters stay A-listers and the B-listers don't get reflected glory. The dull plot diminishes the brightness of Loveness' humor and Pizzari's visual energy. Maybe things will get spiced up when Sam Wilson shows up, but the story feels lightweight and minor so far, and the Inhumans don't improve their appeal enough to make them matter to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Gradet Mar 17, 2015

    Forget the "Part 1 of 3" the cover promises; this is Part A Million of A Billion, and unless you're willing to tune in (and shell out) for all the rest, I'm not sure this works as a standalone experience. Read Full Review

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