Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man #1

Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 21, 2009

    The comic book doesn't do anything crazy like resolve the Dark Reign conflict, but it does provide the face-off that you would expect to get from these two characters. It's an oversized story with a decent reprint of a Bendis and Bagley comic from a few years ago. There is a lot to offer in this comic book for $4 which is not a common thing to find these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 18, 2009

    I won't go so far as to say that Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man is the best installment of the series. The Wolverine issue still holds that honor. But that issue also had little impact on anything bigger than itself. As a total package - one that offers a captivating Spider-Man adventure and one that advances the events of Dark Reign - this issue comes out on top. This is a story that perhaps should have come several months ago, but this is one comic that is certainly better off late than never. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 26, 2009

    Dark Reign The List - Amazing Spider-Man was a great read that many Spider-Man fans will enjoy. Also if you have liked these List one-shots and Dark Reign so far you should pick this issue up as it is one of the best Dark Reign related stories I have read. Highly recommended as it also seems to be setting some ground work for Norman's fall from grace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 17, 2009

    I'm not clear on whether this is the final The List one-shot or whether the ending of this issue is going to serve to set up a final conflict between Osborn and his enemies--but it works equally well either way. Slott taps into some of the themes of Matt Fraction's Invincible Iron Man run to deliver a conclusion that gives Osborn a satisfying taste of his own medicine, whilst also leaving Peter Parker (in his civilian identity) more hated than ever by the Iron Patriot. It'll be fun to see how the repercussions of this issue play out in future: if it's written by Slott (and better yet, illustrated by Kubert), I'll definitely be there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 19, 2009

    The end of the issue is a little hokey, but still satisfying as Slott manages to keep things from getting too out of hand. Also included is a reprint of "The Pulse" #5, which featured Norman Osborn's public outing as the Green Goblin in a confrontation between Spider-Man and Luke Cage. The juxtaposition of Osborn then and now is fun to see as it's only been a few years since then. Overall, this is a strong conclusion to the "Dark Reign: The List" one-shots and teases Osborn's downfall in "Siege" well, showing the first big chink in his armor since "Dark Reign" began a year ago. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Nov 21, 2009

    Not only was this story a great one but also included in it is issue #5 of Brian Michael Bendiss criminally underrated The Pulse series that ran in the mid 2000s. Definitely a welcome addition as it gives further insight into the beautiful yet toxic relationship between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 29, 2009

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