Amazing Spider-Man #501

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A brand new story arc starts here, following the historic issue #500!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 29, 2003

    This issue of Amazing Spider-Man covers all facets of the Wall-Crawler. It makes for new readers a good starting point while still entertaining those already caught in Spidey's web. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Vasseur Dec 21, 2003

    We do get a good Spider-Man fight. But Aunt May steals this issue. Spider-Man better hope she never turns evil he wouldn't stand a chance. We all know with her loving heart and soul that could never happen though. The art is beautiful. May is still a hot babe. MJ is hot too but May is just as hot if you don't believe me just ask Peter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 7, 2003

    A bit of old-school Spidey fun and some nice character work with Aunt May adds up to an enjoyable enough stand-alone issue here - just don't expect to be blown away. Hopefully JMS will get onto meatier stories soon, but stories like this one fill the gap happily enough. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 28, 2003

    A fairly entertaining battle that offers up a villain with a visually striking ability to generate massive amounts of property damage, and it's nice to see Spider-Man's scientific knowledge plays a role in the battle's conclusion. However, the rest of the issue is not exactly my cup of tea, as J. Michael Straczynski has decided to use Aunt May as this issue's narrator, and frankly the character comes across as the mother hen that I had hoped today's writer's had moved past. I mean I realize that it's natural that she would be concerned about Peter, especially in light of her discovery that he's Spider-Man, but this issue has her treating this new discovery as simply an extension of her previous concerns about Peter leaving the house without a sweater to drive away the sniffles, or without that extra helping of her hot-cakes to get him through the day. It also doesn't help that J. Michael Straczynski's sense of humor tends to prefer the most obvious jokes, and he feels justified in wast Read Full Review

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