Amazing Spider-Man #681

Amazing Spider-Man #681

Writer: Dan Slott, Christopher Yost Artist: Guiseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9
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Spider-Man and the Human Torch are trapped on a space station ful of Octo-Zombies plummeting toward the Earth! The best buds super team-up is running out of air and running out of time!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 8, 2012

    Still, for a story that isn't character-defining or continuity-altering, Amazing Spider-Man earns its keep by showing what kind of sparks can fly when you put two smart-alec superheroes in space. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Garrett Mar 8, 2012

    Amazing Spider-man 681 is a first-class ending to this 2 issue arc. With all-star art work, a humorous duo and physics defying cover, this issue of Spider-Man is a great lead into Spidey's impending doom. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 7, 2012

    It's nice to see Giuseppe Camuncoli being employed effectively on the book. Camuncoli's harsh, jagged figure work isn't always the best fit for Spidey's world, but in a darker setting like this it works very well. Hopefully Slott can continue to tailor his arcs to best fit Camuncoli's artistic sensibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 10, 2012

    Hey, guess what? Another very strong issue of Amazing Spider-Man! Going back to #600 (including the two .1 issues), they've had 77/84 be really strong. That's quite a run! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 8, 2012

    Another fun-fuelled issue filled with humour, action & suspense. Watching Spider-Man & The Human Torch bicker like an old married couple was hilarious. I’m looking forward to the “Ends Of The Earth” chapter when Doctor Octopus reveals his master plan. Written by Dan Slott & Chris Yost & illustrated by the wonderful Giuseppe Camuncoli. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 12, 2012

    Sholly Fisch provides another Steel back-up story which shows him cleaning up Metropolis while the big guy is out of town. What I truly enjoy about Rags Morales' artwork is when you arrive at the panel of a page layout where there is a shocking reveal; Morales captures these moments with an essence that is few and far between in comic books today. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 12, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #681 was another fun issue from one of Marvels best series. The story in this issue helps to further the upcoming End of the Earth event while delivering a fun team-up with Human Torch. The bantering back and forth between Spider-Man and the Human Torch is what carried this issue. With how the story ended I am more excited for the new Spider-Man event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Mar 11, 2012

    The story beats of Amazing Spider-Man #681 are there like the ingredients of many superhero comics. The mixture however has an average finish, like getting a decent meal at a chain restaurant when we are really craving–and should be demanding–a higher caliber dining experience. Superhero comics are very much like chain restaurants. There's nothing particularly wrong with them, but sometimes our dining dollars, much like our comics dollars, are not getting their full value. For its value, comfort food satisfies a craving for being soothed or placated. But good healthy eating does so much more: satisfying our craving while also rewarding our palettes. If this were a feast or famine situation, maybe a diet is in order. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 11, 2012

    I've been pretty forgiving of Amazing Spider-Man because of how great Slott's work has been, but the past few issues have been quite ordinary, and I'm not willing to shell out $3.99 for that. The verdict might be a little harsher than this book deserves, but I know that Slott and company can do so much better. Hopefully the teaser at the end delivers some more exciting stuff soon, otherwise I'll be moving on from biweekly webheaded adventures. Read Full Review

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