Amazing Spider-Man #699

Amazing Spider-Man #699

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH, SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600! Doctor Octopus has hours left to live. He knows Peter Parkers secret. He has no master planall he wants is vengeance. Which members of Spider-Mans rogues gallery will heed Ocks call to arms? Special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire, and some surprising Spidey Foes!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 5, 2012

    Dan Slot continues to pack in the excitement and suspense while giving us some of the answers we've been looking for. You'll get sucked into the story and will almost forget that the series is ending in just one more issue. There's a lot riding on the events here and the feeling of absolutely not knowing how Slott will end this story is great. You'll be counting down the days until issue #700.Note: Be sure to read ASM #700 BEFORE reading AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 on December 26!! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Dec 6, 2012

    While there are actually two more issues left of Amazing Spider-Man (#699.1 and #700), things are looking to be quickly heading towards an epic conclusion, as a new era of Spider-Man begins with Superior Spider-Man. It's still up in the air who is actually in the costume by then, but I'm willing to bet it's going to be something that many people will not see coming, knowing Dan's writing the way I do. I, for one, cannot wait to see how this turns out! 10/10 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Matt Watson Dec 7, 2012

    This is a book in its prime, produced by a team of top-shelf talent firing on cylinders. Im genuinely sad that this series will be drawing to close on December the 26th with #700, but knowing that the team are sticking around for Superior Spider-Man (as well as being joined by Ryan Stegman) Im confident that Spider-Man is safe hands. No matter whos under the mask. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Dec 9, 2012

    Because of all of that, the issue gets a 5/5. This thing is damn near perfect in every way. I'm waiting not-so patiently for #700 so I can see what comes next for Peter Parker. If you're a fan and you've been following ASM, read this. If you haven't been, shame on you. Catch up when and where you can and then read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Dec 7, 2012

    Overall Slott and Ramos deliver a brilliant and beautiful read. Anyone, fan of Spider-Man or not, needs to do themselves a favor and invest in this story. I'm gripping the edge of my seat here and can't wait to see how this story pays off as we coast into the series finale of Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Dec 5, 2012

    If you've been dying for answers, this is the issue for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 5, 2012

    I think the main draw of this series is the possibility that Spider-Man might lose his good-guy credibility with the people of New York. It's terrible to think what might happen to Spider-Man if it isn't Peter Parker under the mask, especially if the person under the mask is a super villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Dec 9, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man is destined to go out with a bag, as “Dying Wish”continues to be an exceptional storyline. Given that this entire issue takes place inside a prison cell, the fact that it still manages to be funny, compelling, engaging, and worrying all in one go is a real treat. Slott is pulling out all the stops for this final storyline before Superior Spider-Man launches, giving us one last show before everything changes, and now is a brilliant time to be reading this series, as always. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Dec 11, 2012

    When Dan Slott embarks on a little three-issue arc, which he has been doing consistently over the last year, I have always felt that the story ends up slumping a little during the second installment. That theory falls apart with this series wrapping up arc. For as shocking as #698 was, #699 was a clinic on character development and a character driven storyline. Slott showed his hand on how he was been building to this moment for well over a year and it doesn't disappoint. But I wouldn't get comfortable yet, issue 700 is sure to be one hell of an issue as Dan wraps up Amazing Spider-Man while laying more ground work for Superior Spider-Man debuting next month. Amazing Spider-Man #699 is one of the best issues of Spider-Man I have read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Dec 7, 2012

    Slott does it again! The last issue of Spidey was genius, we got a full issue of Otto as Peter, now we got to see Peter as Otto and how he dealt with the situation. The thing I love most is that there's a time limit now, Peter doesn't have long to try to get his body back, and that's the interesting thing. The fact he had to rely on villains to break him out shows how bad things have gotten for Peter, hell, even Paste Pot Pete was there! Also, I loved that Slott mentioned their meeting, which took place in the excellent Human Torch/Amazing Spider-Man mini-series he wrote. Another interesting thing about this issue, the whole Connors/Lizard thing... I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Superior Spider-Man has claws for scaling walls... maybe there's a relation there with The Lizard controlled Connors? Once again Slott gave us an issue where he answered questions and made us ask even more, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.It was as good as the last issue, but it was damn close. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 10, 2012

    Dan Slott's way out is anything but cheap and at the same time, it leaves you thinking “Why didn't I think of that?” This is a must for any Spider-Man fan and remember, issue #699.1 will be released before the dramatic finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 26, 2013

    A truly phenomenal issue and I'm really looking forward to the 700th issue now. Although this issue wasn't perfect, and more serious than most Spider-Man stories, it was still very good, and very gripping which is needed in a build up to a big story. I would highly recommend this issue to anyone, as it gives a lot of insight to what might happen in the 700th issue, and with something big about to happen to Peter you don't want to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 11, 2012

    This book had a lot to live up to after the previous issue, and I am very happy with how it turned out. We have #699.1 followed by #700 to come, and I am very excited at just how this is all poised. There is no doubt in my mind that #700 will be huge, and I really cant wait to pick it up. If you are not a regular reader of this series then pick up this issue, along with #698, and get ready for the monumental last issue coming out in a couple of weeks. It is not one to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Dec 5, 2012

    Whatever the outcome of issue #700, I'm of the opinion that Amazing Spider-Man is the most exciting it has been since the start of the Big Time era. I fully expect things to go back to normal for Peter down the road (don't they always?), whether that be in 6 months or 6 years. But in the meantime, if Dying Wish is any indication, I will enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Dec 6, 2012

    If you have been hating on Dan Slott for his major changes, do yourself a favor and give the issue a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 6, 2012

    Similarly appropriate is how this story incorporates elements as far back into as issue #600, reminding readers how Peter's experiences influence one another. As well as the main story, a few unresolved subplots from Slott's run appear to be converging on issue #700, which suggests a knock-down, drag-out finale that'll lead us into the new era with a clean slate. If the stories that follow #700 are going to be as good as this one, it's hard not to be excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 6, 2012

    Humberto Ramos' cartoony style at first seems counter to the somber subject matter, but you find that it winds up giving the issue energy and a needed lightness to keep it from getting too bleak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Dec 10, 2012

    It looks like Slott is saving all the real action for Amazing Spider-Man #700. This week's issue serves its purpose well: it explains a few things, sets up a few others, and completely creeps us out with a mental image that no Superior bleaching can ever hope to erase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 8, 2012

    But as far as I'm concerned, the idea of someone else using Peter Parker's body in Superior Spider-Man just does not interest me. I'll probably give the series a look, and maybe check out some issues, but I don't see myself caring long term at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 6, 2012

    Ramos' art saves the day. Slott's story is better, but still buggy as hell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 5, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #699 is a good continuation that offers moments of greatness mixed with some rather underwhelming revelations. Overall though this creative team delivers some of their best work to date, which easily nets this release a solid recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Dec 5, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man is about to come to a close and although Dan Slott has written some very disappointing stories in his long run, this issue gives a glimmer of hope that this classic book can go out with a bang. With Ramos stepping up his game, it all rests on Mr. Slott. Please dont let us down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 6, 2012

    On the lighter side, artist Humberto Ramos once again nails the art across the board. There are those who love Ramos and those who hate. The haters won’t be won over here. The work is still bigger than life and very much comic book art. Ramos loves to play with dimension and body scale but he also brings action like nobody else. If I have to endure rapid-fire panels, why not love how they look? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Dec 6, 2012

    One of the more somber scenes of the book was seeing the Lizard. While he claimed to be healed Connors decided to stay in prison to protect the people he loves. Another incredible tense scene was waiting for the villains to break Spidey out of prison. Slott has some great moments in this issue and the wait for Spider-Man 700 is almost unbearable. It is only a few weeks till The Amazing Spider-Man 700 and The Superior Spider-Man. Spidey fans need not wait much longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 9, 2012

    Spider-Man is fun again. If there's anything to be taken from the past few issues of Amazing Spider-Man, it's definitely that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 7, 2012

    Good thing there's only one issue left - this is one comic that desperately needs a reboot. Wonder what Miles Morales is up to? Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 13, 2012

    There is still one more issue left for Dan Slott to convince me to pick up the relaunch series, Superior Spider-Man. Unfortunately issue #700 will have to be something special because Amazing Spider-Man #699 just left a bad taste in my mouth for the new direction of the franchise. Which I hate saying because up until now Slott's Amazing Spider-Man was my favorite series month in, month out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    hatmasta Dec 5, 2012

    Do you remember what happened in ASM#563? Probly not. But how many people are going to remember what happened in ASM#698? Everybody. Spidey is my primo character. And although a lot of people hate what Dan Slott is doing, what with taking Peter out of the webs, I love it. I've been reading Spidey comics for 20 years now, and I've come to realize that the best stories are the ones that take Spider-Man out of his comfort zone; change up the status quo, so to speak. So, suffice to say, I love it. These are the issues that will be remembered as the turning point in whatever plan Slott has in store for the role of Spidey. Not to mention, they are pretty darn good issues. Slott unravels the "how" of Ock and Peter's mind-switch. It's amazing. So's Ramos' art!

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