Amazing Spider-Man #674

Amazing Spider-Man #674

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The Vulture returns! As the costs of Spider-Island continue to rise, Spidey’s first enemy returns! High-rise robberies and teenaged jumpers force Spidey into a high flying new adventure…with a less than friendly partner.

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 18, 2011

    Two more Spider-Man bad guys enter the fray and it appears Dan Slott is setting the stage for a reunion that will be detrimental to the web crawler. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 16, 2011

    While I wasn't keen on Spider-Island as a whole, the aftermath seems to be jumping right back into the groove that Slott was in before the event kicked off, complete with an interesting new status quo to play with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 18, 2011

    The art from Giuseppe Camuncoli is the only problem with issue 674. The work isn’t bad; it’s just really hit or miss. Camuncoli’s Vulture is amazing; the splash page reveal makes him look positively badass. Then there’s his Kingpin, who just looks goofy. The Hobgoblin looks great but the Vulture children look like Goth posers, which is never good. The most damaging part of the artwork is the faces. Camuncoli’s eyes are always popping out and more often than not the expressions on the faces are ridiculous overdone. It’s especially harsh with the Chief Prachett the Vulture children and the Kingpin. I hope Camuncoli gets that under control, I’d hate for tepid art to hurt what is setting up to be another awesome Dan Slott tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 20, 2011

    Jumping on point?: Even though Slott makes every issue pretty accessible, this is a really good place to jump on. Not only is it a new arc, but it is the first arc coming out of an event. Surely this is where Slott will start building towards the next BIG thing he's got in mind. Maybe for #700? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 16, 2011

    This issue was a great one, and it's surpsingly exciting, considering it's a "fallout from Spider-Island" deal. I'm looking forward to the storylines to come, and Slott managed to plant seeds for new arcs without diluting what was going on in the here and now. Give this issue a buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 3, 2011

    Writer Dan Slott continues to build his reputation as one of the best to pen our friendly neighbourhood arachnid. This is the first issue after the Spider Island story arc and a great jumping on point for new readers. This issue has New York City, beautifully drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli, cleaning up after the mess brought on by the Spider Island incident which had regular New Yorkers develop spider powers and placed under the control of a monster known as The Queen. While the NYPD try to get the city back to normal Spidey is investigating a string of high rise burglaries which may or may not be linked to a rash of teenage suicide jumpers. Even though for long-time fans the closing panel may have been predictable it still brings about a silent cheer of Hell Yea and leaves you anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 21, 2011

    As usual, then, "Amazing Spider-Man" maintains a high level of quality with only a few minor flaws. Perhaps it would have made sense to make a cleaner break somehow following Spider-Island, as this seems more like a return to mundanity than the start of a new storyline, and doesn't compare well to its immediate predecessor. Acceptable, yes, enjoyable, yes, but Amazing? For the first time in a while, not quite. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    I used to love Camuncolis work when he worked on the Intimates several years ago. On Dark Wolverine, he was perfectly suited for the twisted and anti-social nature of the story. But in Spider-man, he is painful to watch. The grins and angst he draws his characters with doesnt work with the adventurous world of Spider-man. Its too gritty. And he doesnt do emo kids so well. If he had a better inker, like Sandra Hope, his work would be better for this series. Read Full Review

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