Amazing Spider-Man #542

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2007 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

BACK IN BLACK Part 4. Spider-Man finally tracks down who gave the kill order, and it's someone from his past!

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jul 27, 2007

    Whilst I'm sure that we'll see the Kingpin again in the not-so-distant future, this story will serve as something of a minor milestone in the character's history, and hopefully will act as a full stop for the current Amazing Spider-Man storyline which will allow the book to move past an arc which has suffered from being drawn-out over the past few issues, but which could have made for a taut little thriller had the action and plot been a little more compressed. "Back in Black" hasn't been the strongest Spider-Man story ever, but neither is it a particularly egregious mis-step for Straczynski; maybe now that his tenure on the book is coming to a close we'll see him raise his game to the level of high quality that graced his earlier issues on the book, and come up with an impressive finale after a couple of years in which the book feels like it's been treading water. Read Full Review

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