Amazing Spider-Man #673

Amazing Spider-Man #673

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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SPIDER-ISLAND: EPILOGUE It’s the morning after for New York City. See how everything has changed for Peter Parker and the spider-crew now that he’s once again the world’s only Spider-Man… or is he?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Nov 6, 2011

    I have no complaints about this book. Dan Slott knows how to tell a story and Caselli can give me pictures of whatever he wants. Amazing Spider-Man 673, the close of Spider-Island, gets a very well deserved 5 out of 5 stars.And while we're at it, Spider-Island as a whole deserves a quick rating too. The story was good, no great, scratch that AMAZING, look up for how I feel about Ramos, and everything came together perfectly in the end. Spider-Island as a whole also receives a 5 of 5 from this Spidey fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 2, 2011

    I was happy with the way Spider-Island ended but this epilogue adds so much more to the story. It's great to see the actual aftermath after a major story to add that tiny bit of realism. Too many times we see mass destruction only to find everything nice and neat in the next issue. Slott's dialogue adds some more realism as we get to see people's reactions to what's going on. The humor might be a little too much as characters are talking about quirks readers are aware of with other characters' designs. With most epilogues, the issues just wrap everything up and not much else happens. We do get to see the clean up and there might not be a ton of actual action going on but there is a lot to see here. It's a little strange seeing Caselli's art after Humberto Ramos handled all of Spider-Island but that's not a complaint. Caselli always captures the mood of characters through their expressions and Frank Martin's color art really adds a something to the already great artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 3, 2011

    I enjoyed the art from Stefano Caselli and I give him full props for the cover and its nod to one of the most recognized Spider-Man issues ever. The work is fairly straight ahead comic book art, nothing too flashy. Caselli has a nice touch with faces and figures, plus he is great with the dynamics of a panel, laying them out like camera angles. I think the restrained vibe of the issue is better served with Caselli’s humanistic art than Humberto Ramos’ more over the top work. I prefer Ramos to Caselli, but I do think the somber tone of the book is suited to Caselli’s art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 7, 2011

    The art, from Stefano Caselli, is tough to fault, and provides important visual continuity with both Ramos' style and the "Spider-Island" prologue from a few months back which was also illustrated by Caselli. However, it's the synthesis of Slott's writing, Caselli's pencils, and Frank Martin's coloring that makes the final page work so well, providing an iconic Spider-Man image that feels, in its own way, like as big a deal as any of the plot developments in the issue. The visual is an instant classic. In its own way, it's a reward for the fans as well as the character, and most of all, a perfect final image to close out the storyline with, as Manhattan becomes "Spider Island" one last time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Nov 6, 2011

    Amazing SpiderMan has been an utter joy since Dan Slott came back to write it, and SpiderIsland has been among his best work on the book. It does so much right and is so much fun. If you missed this event, you owe it to yourself to pick it up in trade. If you have read it all, I salute your good taste. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 18, 2011

    I really like Casellis work this issue. Its everything Humberto Ramos is not. Its well constructed with good anatomy. Backgrounds are not rushed and are rich. Characters dont look exaggerated and the action flows naturally. A very good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Nov 4, 2011

    Overall, this was a very enjoyable epilogue, deftly managing ongoing plot threads, as well as setting up new toys for Slott to play with in the future of this title. As for Kaine's future, as well as his likely certain turn as Scarlet Spider in the upcoming ongoing series... I'll just have to wait and see on that one, although I'm definitely not sure about it because of Kaine's drastic change in characterization. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 4, 2011

    Just as Spidey is feeling as blue as his tights, once again, Mary Jane reminds him of how great he is and gives him the strength that only she can provide. This makes me want them to get back together even more but for now, it is more compelling if they are not together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 3, 2011

    A very worthwhile coda on Spider-Island. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 2, 2011

    As ever, it's clear that the chaos and drama of Peter Parker's world won't be letting up. Issue #673 shows plenty of promise for the future, but also some worrying signs. Hopefully the former will define the series going forward. Read Full Review

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