Amazing Spider-Man #519

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Mike Deodato Jr Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
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8.0User Rating

"NEW AVENGERS" Part 1 (of 6) Trump Tower has nothing on Spider-Man... Hold onto your hats, True Believers! Springing out of the pages of NEW AVENGERS, you won't believe what the fickle hand of fate has in store for Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Aunt May...

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 25, 2005

    So, it's alright. To be fair, all of my problems with the comic are very minor niggling ones, and the story itself is well paced and decently constructed. It's a vast improvement over previous issues too, and that's great to see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 26, 2005

    Mike Deodato turns in a pretty solid issue, and he does a particularly impressive job on the out of costume sequences, as Peter's crushing sense of guilt is well presented in the early going of this issue, with Peter's expression when he discovers what Aunt May was looking for being a very effective moment. Now the art isn't quite as impressive when the costumes come out, as the group shot where Peter introduces his family to his Avenger teammates came across as a little stiff, and there was also some perspective problems that were a little difficult to ignore (e.g. Luke Cage coming across as at least a head shorter than Captain America). Still, for the most part the art does a lovely job of capturing the sense of excitement as the book embraces its new status quo, with the panel where we see Mary Jane's giddy schoolgirl reaction when she enters their new home being my personal favourite. The last page shot of the assembled Hydra was also quite impressive, as it made for a powerful clo Read Full Review

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