Amazing Spider-Man #502

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The second chapter of J. Michael Straczynski's 2-part story arc following the monumental Amazing Spider-Man #500! Who's the new kid in Spidey's life?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 7, 2004

    It's another filler issue before the title moves onto bigger things and a stronger overall story-arc, but when they're as well-executed and fun as this one is, it's difficult to complain. An enjoyable commentary on one of the sillier aspects of superheroics mixed with a simple if effective plot, it's everything a good stand-alone Spider-man tale should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 27, 2003

    Once again J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna and Matt Milla make Amazing Spider-Man the best Spidey book on the racks and indeed one of the best titles in the comic book store. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 31, 2003

    A promising idea that J. Michael Straczynski never fully realizes, as while the idea of a tailor the specializes in costume repair is a fun look behind the curtain, the simple fact of the matter is that it's not an idea that can carry an issue, and J. Michael Straczynski doesn't help matters much by padding the issue with a rather generic plot. Add to the mix a generic villain who pose zero danger to Spider-Man, and only momentarily is allowed to come across as dangerous when he's threatening the tailor, and you have an issue that is a bit of a chore to work up much interest in. Still, J. Michael Straczynski does turn in a couple gags that made me smile, with his explanation for how he can get away with sitting in a diner in his Spider-Man costume being particularly clever. On the other hand there also a couple gags that feel a bit too desperate, as the comments made by the people on the street when the web-coated villain is tossed in front of them being the most notable example of a g Read Full Review

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