Amazing Spider-Man #686

Amazing Spider-Man #686

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 23, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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In this perilously penultimate issue of Ends of the Earth, Spider-Man faces down with the diabolical Doctor Octopus! We promised the End of the Earth and this is it!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs May 28, 2012

    Dan Slott seamlessly pieces together every element we love about Spider-Man and his world to make each issue of Amazing Spider-Man a truly enjoyable experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 25, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #686 was another fantastic entry in the Ends of the Earth event. Dan Slott is putting on a clinic with this storyline that will be a contender for story and event of the year. He has been able to assemble all the chess pieces and throw in some curve balls to keep us on our feet. Now that he has made the story more personal for Spider-Man as it is revealed that Doctor Octopus is using Peters own tech I cant wait to see how the final showdown between the two turns out in the next issue. If for some reason you are not reading Amazing Spider-Man I highly recommend you go out and start reading this series because it is one of the best comics on the market. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 25, 2012

    I can't say enough good things about Dan Slott, and you've heard/read them all before anyway, so I'll just say he's still kickin' it with the densely packed and entertaining scripting, while Stefano Caselli's art is plenty great, too. Amazing Spider-Man #686 is good stuff, and anything that makes you actively root for Mysterio is welcome in my book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 26, 2012

    Very good. Excited to see how this story ends after the plot twists herein. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 28, 2012

    Ends of the Earth is almost over, and the stakes couldn't be higher. There is a lot of pressure on Slott to round off the storyline in both a timely and satisfying fashion " there are lots of story threads to conclude, such as Ock's final fate, and the cliffhanger he ends on this issue, but if the previous five issues are anything to go by, the fate of Spidey's world couldn't be in better hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 27, 2012

    What can I really say here? As usual, this issue was really good. This storyline is really good. I can't wait to see how it ends, and the fallout from it going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 25, 2012

    This is a great issue filled with a few surprises you won’t see coming, but I really wish Marvel would stay with the same artist for every story arc. Don’t get me wrong, I like Stefano Caselli’s illustrations, I just find it annoying when they swap artists all the time, it’s distracting and it takes you out of the story a little bit. Written by Dan Slott. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 23, 2012

    Slott ups the action, the drama, and the fanboy moments throughout the issue, making it finally feel like the fun Spidey event I was hoping for. Unfortunately, It all comes a little late in the game. It seems too much time was spent on the wrong parts of the story. Everyone is obsessed with finding the cloaked satellites, and rightfully so, but that plot has moved forward at such a slow and awkward pace that it kills the momentum of the story. On top of that, there is a revelation squeezed in at the end that did not get the proper time, space, or setup it needed to be truly effective. Despite all this, the end result is surprisingly entertaining, so long as you don't think about it too much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 24, 2012

    The message behind this storyline maybe needs the following disclaimer: "Don't think too hard about it and just have fun." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc May 26, 2012

    Overall I love the art and think that Caselli did a great job as he usually does. The issue itself is an improvement on Part 4 and with Part 6 coming out in June as Ends of the Earth reaches its conclusion it'll still manage to have more of my attention and excitement that Avengers vs X-Men currently has. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 28, 2012

    Still, there isn't long to go now, and there aren't any huge technical failures -- it's simply more hit than miss for me. The ending of this issue at least promises a battle royale worth coming back for, and in the end, where Spider-Man is concerned, even a miss for Slott is better than most. Read Full Review

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