Amazing Spider-Man #541

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 20, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
5.4Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

BACK IN BLACK Part 3. A sniper's bullet changes everything in Peter Parker's life. Clad in his black costume, Spider-Man will stop at nothing to find the man who pulled the trigger and the man who gave the kill order.

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kenneth Conde Jun 25, 2007

    I always wanted to read a story that reflects Peter's darker side, showing no inhibitions in escalating his violence towards those who deserved it. Straczynski's portrayal of Peter is genuine of a person motivated by anger and revenge towards those who are responsible for hurting his loved ones. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 26, 2007

    Don't get me wrong, there are still enough enjoyable moments that this book is worth your time if you're a fan of Spider-Man, but just don't expect "Back in Black" to be the tense, exciting, no-holds-barred story that Marvel keeps telling us it is. There are some fun over-the-top character moments with an imprisoned Kingpin who's still ruling the roost, and the scenes with Aunt May in hospital have a grim inevitability to them which almost has me convinced that Marvel is going to let JMS go through with her death. It's just that the story contained within this issue feels fairly surplus to requirements, and it feels like an unnecessary delay to a story that could have been far less flabby and far more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 17, 2007

    Amazing Spider-Man #541 continues JMS' long string of rather dull reads on this title. Marvel cannot get JMS off this title fast enough. I really look forward to actually enjoying reading this title again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Jun 28, 2007

    That Ron Garney isnt my kind of artist doesnt help this story either. He draws a weak Spider-Man anatomy, making my beloved hero a anorexia patient. Look at the cover: his legs and waist seem wrong to me, and again on the last page. And for Garney this isnt an exception, but more a rule. Well, I like my Spider-Man athletic and robust, not a Paris Hilton on a South Bitch diet clone. Read Full Review

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