The Avenging Spider-Man #5

The Avenging Spider-Man #5

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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• Spider-Man Meets Captain America...And It May Hurt A Lot!
• Special Guest Artist Leinil Yu Brings Together The World’s Two Favorite Super Heroes As The Most Action Packed New Book Of The Year Continues!
• You’re Going To Need New Pants After This One.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 28, 2012

    Pick of the week! That's right! This beats out Aquaman for me. This is a fantastic issue, and it kept a giant, dumb smile on my face from page one. What this book lacks in action it makes up for in a great story about two classic Marvel characters. Wells and Yu work so well together and Yu's artwork is beautiful from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 2, 2012

    It's a pleasant surprise to see what is essentially Marvel's B-list Spider-Man series turn out one of the best Spider-Man (and indeed, Captain America) stories in years but that's what we've got here. If any criticism can be leveled against it, it's that the story arguably veers towards being sentimental or trite, but it's convincing on its own terms and in an industry dominated by downbeat endings where no one really wins, there's more than enough room for this kind of light-hearted story once in a while. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopMatters - shathley Q Apr 1, 2012

    The real power of this issue is the kind of country we've become not only since the tragic events of 9/11, but since the 2008 election of Hope and Change and promise that ushered President Obama into the Executive. Zeb's story has me tangled up in my own past. But it also pushes me to reach beyond myself and into something more, into the kind of world I'm living in, living through. The emotional core of this issue lies in the question, can we be free of the past. For Steve Rogers, it's not his wartime past as Cap that haunts him, its his past as a "puny" cartoonist that threatens him still. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 28, 2012

    If you are a fan of Spider-Man, Captain America or just excellent comic booking, buy this issue. It's worth the inflated cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 2, 2012

    This is a heartfelt story that is entertaining from beginning to end and the detail in Lenil Francis' art is just what the doctor ordered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 1, 2012

    A day in the life for The Avengers with some funny banter between Cap, Spidey, Wolverine, Hawkeye & Spider-Woman, but not so much with The Serpent Society, they get knuckle sandwiches. With Leinil Yu (Supercrooks) as illustrator, you cant go wrong. Written by Zeb Wells. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 29, 2012

    Wells has some crazy chops, and can capture a character's voice better than most of the business " but just because it sounds right doesn't necessarily mean it turns out entertaining. Read Full Review

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