Amazing Spider-Man #533

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 28, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

There's no turning back now. Peter has made the most important decision of his life. As the sides square off for the looming Civil War, he'll have to live with it. Now the big question is, what will this decision cost him?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jun 27, 2006

    Well, the scene described above is very indicative of the entire issue, which is a finely constructed and illustrated drama depicting one of the hardest days in Spider-Mans history. I say "Spider-Man," but Peter is only in costume at the very end of the issue. For some fans, that may be a reason to dislike this, but I for one thought that this was Stracyznski emphasizing what is most important currently and emphasizing it well. Plus, getting the reactions of J. Jonah Jameson, the Vulture, and the Fantastic Four (well, two of four) really produced a greater richness and weight to the entire unmasking. I didnt think this issue could have possibly been better than the last issue, due to JMSs recent track record, but his work and Garneys in Issue #533 should be commended and recognized within the mainstream comic community. Oh, and by the way, the Google scene near the beginning was very funny! Youll see! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 20, 2006

    Ron Garney is no slouch in the art department either, and Im quickly warming to his portrayal of the wall crawler (even if he does wear the Iron Spidey costume most of the time here). Over the past five years of JMS Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel has done a good job in matching suitable artists to the tone of his stories, and Garneys bold yet grounded-in-reality artwork does a good job of reconciling the realistic themes of the Civil War premise with the over-the-top colourful nature of Spideys corner of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 28, 2006

    Even though I strongly disagree with Marvel's move to publicly out Spider-Man, I think that JMS wrote a very strong and entertaining issue. I thought that Amazing Spider-Man #533 was an enjoyable read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

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