Amazing Spider-Man #50

Writer: Stan Lee Artist: John Romita Sr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 31, 1969 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 10
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Peter becomes frustrated with his life and decides to throw away his Spider-Man outfit and quit being Spider-Man.

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 17, 2020

    Regardless of your take on Spider-Man, this issue a key issue for more than the first appearance of Kingpin or that there is a Spider-Man no more. This issue is key to how we should not take ourselves for granted. Self-worth can only truly be judged by ourselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Psycamorean Jul 19, 2021

    This is the big one. Issue 50. It contains one of the quintessential, most well-known Spidey stories ever, "Spider-Man No More!". It is mostly known by the wider public for being adapted in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, the best Spider-Man movie we had until Spider-Man: Homecoming (Change my mind).

    What's most interesting to me here is how quickly Peter decides to drop being Spider-Man, and how quickly he decides to be Spider-Man again. Nothing in this story is a new problem for Peter. He only drops the mantle for 11 pages before picking it back up in the final page.

    The reasons Peter drops the mantle are that the public is afraid of/hates him. J. Jonah Jameson continues to editorialize about him, and even offers a reward more

  • 10
    shzammm Sep 16, 2021

    i’ll tell you why this is my favorite spider-man issue so far: it doesn’t focus on spider-man, it’s all about peter. i honestly don’t care who’ll be the “villain of the week” or whatever, i care about peter being happy, being able to pay his bills, to go out with gwen, to enjoy being young, to take care of aunt may... and this issue gave me everything i could ask. the parts where spidey is truly featured aren’t here to tell a silly and generic story like i’ve seen before in previous issues. this is about peter understanding his duty, remembering the oath he made to uncle ben. it’s about being a hero and doing what’s right.

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