Amazing Spider-Man #535

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 27, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Caught in the throes of the Civil War that's ripping apart the super hero community, Spider-Man contemplates a move that will mean new friends and new foes. In a conflict of this magnitude, three is no middle ground -- Peter Parker's move will cast him as either George Washington...or Benedict Arnold.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St.Louis Oct 2, 2006

    I enjoyed Garneys Spider-man. There are few lines, but they convey all the motion and emotion required for the story. I like the proportion given to character. Spider-man is not a body builder. Hes slim and shorter than Tony Stark. Its the first time in years that I can positively say that Marvel characters are gaining individual features and body types. Its a good time to be reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 29, 2006

    The issue's final few pages should have Spider-Man fans cheering in the aisles, as whilst we've all known it was coming, it's nice to see it finally happen. Whether the aftermath of the cliffhanger will be explored in Civil War itself or the next issue of this title remains to be seen, but it opens Spidey's role in the event right up, and again puts him at the centre of proceedings. JMS is doing the best he can with the story he's been given here, and it's nice to see him retain a few light touches (even the bad jokes) for what is in danger of becoming a po-faced and dour event. That said, there's only so much he can do with the story when his pacing is dictated by Civil War's intersecting schedule, and this issue feels too stretched-out and predictable to make it a riveting read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Sep 30, 2006

    I want my Iron Man back. Have you ever read an Iron Man comic from the 1970's or 1980's? Tony Stark was James Bond with a suit of armor. He traveled to all over the globe and slept with more smoking hot honeys than you could imagine. In 2006, Tony Stark is just Dick Cheney with a suit of armor. Lame. Read Full Review

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