Amazing Spider-Man #521

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Mike Deodato Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 6
6.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Spidey just can't seem to catch a break these days. He's got a great new pad and a cool new clique... so what's the big problem? Oh, not much-- just a nefarious worldwide organization with an ingenious plan to conquer the world! Hail HYDRA!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jul 11, 2005

    Despite my many criticisms, this isnt a bad issue. JMS handles the characters very well and this just about makes up for the flaws elsewhere; Id just be happier if the flaws were ironed out instead of compensated for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 7, 2005

    Mike Deodato is a solid artist when it comes to delivering the out of costume sections of the issue. There's a lovely montage sequence of MJ's performance, and this single page amazingly sells the idea that she's a natural born performer. I also rather enjoyed the following page where she allows herself one brief moment of delight over her performance as it was a great little character moment. The art also nicely captures the character's nervous state as she sneaks out to grab the paper. There is also some solid Spider-Man visuals in this issue as there's a lovely webslinging sequence as the character races through the night, and the scene where the gunman meets his rather unexpected end was well presented. I must complain about this issue's cover though, as while it's a nice looking image, it's also a highly generic one that I've become rather bored with. Read Full Review

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