Amazing Spider-Man #514

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Mike Deodato, Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
4.0Critic Rating
2.7User Rating

SINS PAST CONCLUSION This is it, True Believers! All is revealed in the pulse-pounding conclusion to "Sins Past!" How will Peter Parker pick up the pieces following this issue?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 6, 2004

    JMS concludes his controversial Sins Past arc with an issue that is anything but, drawing on years of established continuity to rehash a tried and tested plotline with a slight twist, and ending a rollercoaster arc with more of a whimper than a bang. On one hand, the excellent art and solid characterisation and brilliant artwork provide enough thrills to make this comic worth your money if youre much of a Spidey-fan. However, a nagging feeling persists that the creative team could do a lot better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 1, 2004

    Mike Deodato turns in some nice work on the scene where the new Green Goblin attacks Spider-Man, as there's a nice sense of motion to this sequence, and the scene where the villain is blown clear of his exploding glider made for a powerful visual. The art also does a nice job of selling the emotions of the characters, as Mary Jane's concern for her husband is nicely reflected on her face, and the scene where she secretly holds his hand while the doctor delivers the dire news was a surprisingly effective moment. There's also a nice visual sequence where the brother's transformation into an insane villain, is contrasted by the sister's redemption via Spider-Man's blood transfusion, as while I found the scene inherently silly, the art does an effective job of selling the idea to readers. I do have to say I wasn't overly impressed by the new Green Goblin's look though, as it's simply a washed out version of the original, which to my mind is not exactly an impressive display of imagination. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Dec 27, 2004

    This is for you, Stan Lee. I salute you and your characters, but out of respect for you, I wont be reading anymore of your flagship character, Spiderman. For that, I am truly sorry. Read Full Review

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