Amazing Spider-Man #536

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 22, 2006 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 7
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With Civil War in full-throttle mode, Spider-Man follows his conscience... and fast becomes a lightning rod for controversy. Unmasked and vulnerable, this is Spider-Man as you've NEVER seen him!

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    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 27, 2006

    When JMS gets it right, he can produce some pretty good Spider-Man stories, and his run on Amazing with John Romita Jr. saw the fortunes of the book improve with good reason, due to his back-to basics approach and enjoyable story ideas. Ever since then though, it seems as though the book has been occasionally flirting with creative success whilst treading water for the rest of the time, with only the New Avengers arc really standing out as a return to the quality of that initial couple of years' worth of stories. Sadly, a lot of JMS' niggling writing tics surface again this issue to ensure that the already thin story feels clunky and unexciting: we get politicised, preaching soliloquies which read more like campaign speeches than a character voicing their mind, misfiring gags (Aunt May talks to a pimp! Crazy, man), schmaltzy sentimentality (old Peter has a heart-to-heart with young Peter in a playground) and predictable plot twists concerning the Iron Spidey suit ("Ah-ha - but I've g Read Full Review

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