Amazing Spider-Man #511

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Mike Deodato Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

SINS PAST PART 3 Holy! Looks like--! It can't it? The biggest Spider-Man event in history continues to shake the wall-crawler's world, leaving you, and us, breathless!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 3, 2004

    All in all, the creative team is continuing to tell a great comic-book mystery in classic style here, with twists-a-plenty at each issues end and a sturdy balance of action and character which satisfies most of the facets of Peter Parkers world. To the naysayers, Id advocate this approach: regardless of how you felt about JMS mystical storyline of issues past, lets see the Sins Past arc as a fresh start: Give him the benefit of the doubt, and lets follow this one through to its conclusion - because in amongst the action and intrigue, a lot of hints have been dropped which suggest that Straczynski has plotted this one pretty tightly and is still a few steps ahead of us readers. Im expecting to be pleasantly surprised by what is turning into JMS true return to form on the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Aug 31, 2004

    Its funny how this issue has turned the tables. Before, the story relied on Straczynskis writing to carry it forward through some choppy art, and now that the art has improved, its becoming clear that the story isnt nearly as strong as it appeared to be. This is still the best Spider-Man book available, steering well clear of the abortion that is Avengers Disassemble and free of Mark Millars brainless portrayal of the Marvel Universe, and JMS is still the best Spidey-writer weve had in years, but this storyline is rapidly starting to look overly ambitious and dangerously likely to fall on its arse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 26, 2004

    Mike Deodato is a very solid artist when it comes to the quieter moments of the issue, as there's a lovely sequence in the early pages where Mary Jane pretends to be asleep as Peter prepares to head out, and Peter's anguish when he violates Gwen resting place made for a powerful sequence. The last page shot of Mary Jane is also a stunning image, that is almost photorealistic. However the art is less successful when it comes to the action scenes, as there's a shot where Spider-Man takes on Hulk-sized dimensions when he clashes with the young woman attacking him, but the later panels make it clear they are roughly the same size. Still there is a great action shot where the character avoids a hail of gunfire through an outside window. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 27, 2004

    A bad premise leads to a bad story that's badly executed. The real question that has to be asked is whether or not Mr. Straczynski was hit before the story's conception by a two-by-four or a four-by-four. Read Full Review

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