Amazing Spider-Man #692

Amazing Spider-Man #692

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 23
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Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man. A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility... Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Aug 23, 2012

    The main story is accompanied by two fun short stories that really capture the spirit of Spider-Man. While these stories aren't incredibly original, Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Nuno Plati deliver a couple of entertaining bookends to Slott's tale, enough to keep your attention and make this issue a worthy commemoration of the Web-Slinger's birthday. This issue is a milestone in many ways, that is a perfect celebration of all things Spidey, yet also adds to his legacy. Being slightly disappointed with the last issue, this one brings the series firmly back on track. I still maintain that it's THE best comic book being published today. From me, a very enthusiastic 10/10! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 22, 2012

    If you love Spider-Man, you're going to love this oversized anniversary issue. If you just 'like' Spider-Man, you will totally dig the new developments here with the idea of Spider-Man taking on Alpha as a sidekick. If you don't like should still check out what changes we may be seeing with the character. Spider-Man has been around for fifty years now. This issue marks a new chapter in his career. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Scott West Aug 23, 2012

    The issue took a look at Spider-Man's past, present, and future and gave both old-time fans (like myself) and new fans something to enjoy. (I grinned like a kid when I saw that the third story even used the classic trope of the cool names for the creators from the Bullpen like "Jumpin' Joshua Hale Fialkov" and "Nigh-Invulnerable Nuno Plati".) If you're a fan of Spider-Man at all, you owe it to yourself to run out and pick up this issue. It's definitely worthy of my favorite web-head's 50th anniversary! Read Full Review

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 23, 2012

    I decided I'd just review the main story for this review, but don't get me wrong, the other two stories, especially the third one about Peter trying to make it to a meeting, were great, fun reads. As for this issue, I wasn't really looking forward to this storyline, but I'm really enjoying it. Alpha is kind of a less homicidal version of Damian Wayne, and he's a fun character. When he proclaimed that Spidey was his sidekick I couldn't help but laugh. I'm wondering where the character goes from here and what Spidey can do to get through to him. Plus, seeing The Jackal reappear was definitely unexpected, I can't wait to see how this story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 27, 2012

    Now, I wonder what he wished for when he blew out the candles on his cake? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 26, 2012

    Whilst the price tag on this book isn't quite justified, it's still well worth picking up. The first part of the Alpha storyline is promising (and has an evil cliffhanger), and the two back-up stories are decent fodder that will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling that reminds you why Spider-Man has lasted for fifty years so far. All that's left to say is happy birthday Spidey, here's to another fifty. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 23, 2012

    Yes, this could be the start of big problems for heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Universe, and I like this first chapter in the life of Alpha. I like that Andy is letting the power goes to his head, because when he does fall - and we know he will, it's going to be a perfect opportunity for Spider-Man (and Dan Slott) to be amazing to show what it means to pick up the pieces and muster on as a real hero. It's a spectacular Spider-Man story and earns high marks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 20, 2012

    Despite the big price, this is a book that everyone should get. Never fear, new readers: if youve read one issue of Spider-Man, seen one cartoon, or one movie in the last fifty years, I think youll catch on pretty easily. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Aug 23, 2012

    Overall, this issue is a great, fitting tribute to the past 50 years of Spider-Man. If you're into Spidey you should definitely pick up this issue. If you were worried about Spidey getting a sidekick and cursing out Dan Slott - take a read of this issue first and see if he doesn't change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 22, 2012

    All in all, Amazing Spider-Man #692 pretty cool anniversary issue - we get some pathos, some comedy, and a big, thick ol' mess that Spidey's gotten himself into and will have a hard time extracting himself from. It's what Spidey's all about. Let's hope those Marvel NOW goons don't decide to yank Slott from Spidey for the sake of a stunt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 23, 2012

    Let's give Slott the benefit of the doubt and trust that the story of Alpha won't veer into predictable territories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 23, 2012

    This issue, in all of its splendor and priciness is exactly what I would expect for a celebration of the Webhead and a chance for Spider-Man to be, well, Spider-Man. Granted he wasn't the only character in the spotlight, but this issue showed many facets of everyone's favorite spider-themed superhero. Slott has done a marvelous job with this character and continues to craft enjoyable stories from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 24, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #692 is a milestone issue that bothcommemoratesand celebratesPeter Parkerfrom start to finish. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it gets more than enough right to warrant a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 24, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #592 was an excellent origin story for Spider-Mans sidekick. Dan Slott gave Alpha ample time to develop his character that it is easy to connect with the new character. The story was able to grow organically, the pacing kept moving and there was never a dull moment. But as much as I enjoyed the story it is hard to recommend this comic to anyone given the high price point killing the issue score and must buy qualities. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 22, 2012

    The real gem of this book comes from Fialkov's entry with phenomenal artwork by Nuno Plati. Plati's style evokes a cel shaded anime look that at first seemed strange because Spider-Man is rarely drawn that way, but then I was immediately sucked in by his dynamic layouts and the clever way he manipulates the eyes on Spider-Man's mask. Fialkov puts Plati to work, scoring a laugh-out-loud moment every couple pages thanks to his refreshing script featuring a self-aware Spidey who is down on his luck. Given how he stole the show here with a quintessential Spider-Man story that celebrates exactly what we've loved about the character for 50 years, I would not mind seeing Fialkov become the regular series writer for o'l Webhead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 22, 2012

    As far as anniversaries go, I wouldn't say that Amazing Spider-Man #692 is the biggest celebration I've ever seen " but that said, I have the feeling that eight issues from now we might see some real fireworks. This comic has solid execution for a less-than-ideal concept, and paired with one particularly good backup story, that does push this comic into the "win" column. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 22, 2012

    One thing Slott did accomplish was making me dislike Alpha a little more every time he came in panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 24, 2012

    Thenegatives of this issue were the introduction of Alpha. I don't know what they are going to do with him. Plus he stole The Thing's catch phrase “It's Clobbering time!” As soon as he said that I was thinking to myself- WHY THE HELL WOULD HE SAAY THAT? Alpha has clichd powers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Aug 24, 2012

    On the plus side, though, those Marcos Martin variants are f***ing fantastic. Everyone else might as well stop trying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 22, 2012

    If Marvel had saved the first story for Amazing Spider-Man #693 and plugged in a story starring some of the aforementioned villains I would have argued that this issue is a must-have for every superhero comic fan out there. I can't say that though and for that reason I say only the diehard Spider-Man fans and followers of the current series need buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 22, 2012

    This was a difficult comic to rate. On one hand it has cool cover, the main story is great, the second story is ok & the third is not so good. On the other hand 5.99$ is way too much money to spend on a single comic and could’ve of easily been just about Alpha at the normal price of 3.99$. I’ll let you make the choice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Aug 26, 2012

    With exceptions, Amazing Spider-Man has always tried to be a contemporary hero story, involving cultural and generational struggles common to its current readers. Slott has certainly tried to continue that idea, albeit with some hiccups and misunderstandings. That he can craft the quiet moments with authenticity speaks better to his current handling of the character and title rather than the big over-the-top super-heroics. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 23, 2012

    Sorry. Gave it a shot. Didn't like it at all. Read Full Review

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