The Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth #1

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth #1

Writer: Rob Williams, Brian Clevinger Artist: Thony Silas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 16, 2012

    However, the issue is drawn by Thony Silas " who will be taking over Venom duties with Cullen Bunn coming on board " who proves himself a fitting addition to the Spider-Man world. While there are minor inconsistencies with the established designs of things like Spider-Man's new armor, ultimately his action is slick and his layouts are dynamic. His characters aren't too heavy on detail, but his use of body language is notable. The way he stretches the human body " women in particular " is increasingly absurd as the book goes on, but ultimately he delivers a solid book of action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 20, 2012

    Whilst it does smell distinctly like cash-in material, the Ends of the Earth one-shot does bring something to the table. With some solid superhero action and a nice look at a variety of heroes across the world, this issue helps show just how far reaching Doc Ock's plans are, and how much really is riding on Spider-Man to make sure this all ends well. The lead segment by Williams is by far the stronger of the two, and Silas' artwork helps cement the tie-in as part of the storyline with its similarities to Humberto Ramos. You won't miss anything if you don't read this one-shot, but picking it up wouldn't hurt either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 22, 2012

    Still, while the stories themselves may not be literary high points, we must give credit where it's due: this is Marvel trying to give exposure to characters who wouldn't sell under their own names in the hope that something might click. If you're reading "Ends of the Earth" and want to see more of that story, there's certainly nothing that'll make you feel as though you've wasted your money. But for the most part, it's a pair of sub-plots surgically exorcised from "Amazing Spider-Man" and given a zombified existence in their own comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 18, 2012

    Somewhere back in dim antiquity, there's a version of me that would have found this comic an awesome amount of fun; that is, unless I had bought a Spider-Man comic with the expectation that Spidey would actually do something in it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen May 21, 2012

    I think this would have worked better if each group was given its own one shot. The story is too big to be confined, and given the space they have to work in, both Williams and Clevinger are limited in their writing. The conclusion of the second story in particular is too quick to have any emotional impact. And no true resolution occurs in either half of the book. Seeing as how End of the Earth has a global impact, the impetus behind this issue made sense. Its execution is where it suffers. Read Full Review

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