Amazing Spider-Man #534

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2006 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
5.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Life couldn't be more complicated -- or more dangerous -- for Peter Parker. Spider-Man has picked a side in the Civil War that's tearing apart the super hero community, and the decision has ripped apart some of his strongest bonds. When one of the War's leaders comes to recruit Spidey for his troops, will Spidey stay true to that decision?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 7, 2006

    Ultimately though, these positive points can't outweigh the feeling that nothing has really changed between the start of this issue and its final page. The growing uncertainty that Spider-Man is feeling regarding his choice of side suggests that major upheavals are on their way for the book - and not before time, as Spider's affiliation with the pro-registration heroes has never been destined to last - but a couple of adequate action scenes and some indecisive interior monologues do not a classic comic make. Stracynski has shown in the past few issues that he can write a great Spider-Man Civil War tie-in, even going so far as to improve Mark Millar's core title by association, but there's not enough meat here for Spidey fans to get their teeth into. Hopefully this issue of treading water will just be a small blip in an otherwise strong arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 1, 2006

    I worry about the direction that Marvel is taking Spider-Man. I'm afraid that they will never be able to get the genie back in the bottle with regard to his identity being revealed to the public. I'll refrain from any final judgments until after Civil War has ended and the dust has settled a bit. Read Full Review

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