The Avenging Spider-Man #6

The Avenging Spider-Man #6

Writer: Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 12, 2012

    I had my fair share of doubts about "The Omega Effect," but this first issue has blown me out of the water. This may be a fight-for-fighting's-sake kind of storyline, but Rucka and Waid help transcend that kind of self-indulgent storytelling by infusing it with character. Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Punisher are three different vigilantes with three very different methods of operation " so why not show how they'd clash? This is the kind of triple threat you can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Apr 15, 2012

    What it comes down to is that if you're a fan of any of these characters -- Spider-Man, Daredevil or Punisher -- this issue is worth your time and money. You aren't going to find better portrayals of any of them. It's going to be a real shame if Amazing Spider-Man's much hyped Ends of the Earth story ends up overshadowing this one, because it almost every respect, this looks to be the superior story. The Omega Effect combines two of the classic relationships of the Marvel Universe and drops them into the middle of a potential gang war featuring the likes of AIM and the Secret Empire. And bottom line -- it's done extremely well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 12, 2012

    I've been enjoying "Daredevil" and "The Punisher," so I won't feign shock at enjoying this book. What did surprise me, however, was the extent to which I enjoyed it. In this issue, Waid and Rucka build enough of a story that anyone could pick it up and find their way along. If you happen to be a regular reader of either title, the story just enhances the characters and whets the appetite for more. Thanks to great creators and fabulous characters, "The Omega Effect" is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Apr 16, 2012

    The choice to have Mark Waid and Greg Rucka work together on Avenging Spider-Man was a brilliant one. Both men are adept writers in their own series, as well as in this one. Waid, whose Daredevil series is one of the best on the market, has written what I think are some of the best Spider-Man comics ever, and Rucka's work in Punisher is not to be missed. Despite the heavy tone of the conflict, and the Punisher's penchant for killing people, Waid and Rucka keep the story light. In a crossover that I would think all fans are looking forward to, the first part sets the groundwork for a series that is fun and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 16, 2012

    The artwork compliments the writing but captures the gravity of a serious situation. Waid and Rucka put this together in a way where you don't have to be a regular reader of any of these books in order to enjoy this story. Part two takes place in Punisher #10 and should be interesting to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Apr 20, 2012

    Featuring stellar writing and outstanding artwork, Avenging Spider-Man #6 is good ole' superheroics in the Mighty Marvel manner at its finest, and anyone who decided to skip this is really missing out on some solid stuff. When all is said and done, Omega Effect might just turn out to be the most talked-about crossover of 2012 (except, you know, the one where people go nuts over out of control redheads). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Apr 11, 2012

    The Omega Effect is off to an impressive start with Avenging Spider-Man #6. With the promise of big repercussions for all characters involved and the talent behind the story itself, I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be one of the most talked-about stories of 2012. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 14, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man #6 is an excellent start to this three book crossover that will also involve the Punisher and Daredevil titles. From the first page to the last there is no wasted page or panel in this issue. Greg Rucka and Mark Waid keep the entire issue focused on the story as they present us with some background into what The Omega Drive is and why Spider-Man, Punisher and Daredevil are fighting over who should hold it. With how much content Avenging Spider-Man #6 had I cannot wait to see what Rucka and Waid have in store for us in the next two issue with Punisher #10 and Daredevil #11. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 11, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man really doesn't Avenge anything, but who cares? This book is awesome. It has a great creative team behind the issue, and the story is a ton of fun. Checchetto does a great job with giving tweaks to a few characters, and his overall artwork is wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 11, 2012

    Marco Checchetto does some really nice work here. He keeps the art moving at the same pace as the writing. Action busts right off the page and out of panel boarders. Checchetto's faces aren't my favorite, though The Punisher looks cool so maybe if a beard is involved the art improves. Where Checchetto shines is penciling heroes and battles. It's pure comic book bliss. I realize that mutants in a pissing contest with Avengers is awesome, but don't overlook the awesome sauce being drizzled richly over "The Omega Effect" and Avenging Spider-Man #6 Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    You know desperate times call for desperate measures when Spider-Man, Daredevil & The Punisher work together as a team. Written by Greg Rucka (The Punisher) & Mark Waid (Daredevil). Illustrated by Marco Checchetto. The story continues in The Punisher #10 and concludes in Daredevil #11 (I hate when they do these types of crossovers). A below average rating for a below average comic. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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