Amazing Spider-Man #545

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Joe Quesada Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 26, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
2.3Critic Rating
1.7User Rating

The riveting conclusion to the most-talked about -- and controversial -- comics event of the year. Brought to you by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada. Brace yourself, Spidey fans, after this, nothing will be the same for Peter Parker!
The stakes have never been higher. At his darkest hours -- and he's had plenty -- Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What will he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?"

  • 3.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 26, 2007

    Bryan's Score: 2.0 Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 31, 2007

    Amazing Spider-Man #545 was a waste of 15 valuable minutes of my life as well as a waste of the trees that had to die for this issue. Joey Q junks the marriage between Peter and MJ that took place way back in 1987. I don't understand Joey Q's bizarre obsession with ending Peter and MJ's marriage. But, with this issue, Joey Q manages to make a further mess of Spider-Man's already complex continuity. Way to go pendejo! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 1, 2008

    I want to be optimistic about this retcon. It does seem to have wiped away a lot of the crap Spidey has faced in the past couple of decades, from the Clone Saga, all the way up to The Other (shudder) and Civil Bore, and the creators lined up over the next year or so do inspire some measure of confidence (although does anyone really think that Steve "Action Figure Theatre" McNiven will keep to a weekly schedule?), but even the best writers and artists would be hard pressed to make something from the ruins Joe Quesada's big sweaty ego has left in its wake, and that's assuming that said creators will be left alone by editorial, which is about as likely as Elvis crashing a UFO into the head of the Loch Ness monster. Future potential aside, this is just a bad comic that brutally misunderstands the central character, boasts lazy grotesquery in the place of art, and indulges in embarrassingly inept writing akin to teenage poetry. Even one bullet is too much for this trash. Read Full Review

  • 1.2
    IGN - Dec 28, 2007

    Echoing my writing team, I'll say that what is here, though terrible from a conceptual standpoint, flows well on the page. Dialogue is relatively well-written and Quesada's art is a definite improvement from early issues. But execution means nothing when a story is so aggravating that it makes you want to drop an entire line of books you've been following for 20 years. Execution means nothing when you're critically damaging the history of a beloved icon. Execution means nothing when editorial decree overrides logical storytelling and character development. 'Nuff Said. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Ben Reilly Aug 27, 2021

    One of, if not, the biggest slaps to the face of a beloved character in fiction. The idea of Peter Parker making a deal with the devil to avoid accountability of Aunt May struggling to live after being shot (because of HIS actions) and not accepting the consequences of his actions (*) goes against EVERYTHING the character stands for. A character who decides to use his great power with great responsibility for a selfish action that led to the death of his uncle gets treated like absolute garbage in this story because apparently, Marvel prefers Peter to be a swinging bachelor and a man-child who can never advance in his character.

    (*) To be fair, Peter unmasking himself in Civil War was something that should have never happened to more

  • 1.0
    Jocka Aug 4, 2017

    Friggin Garbage

  • 1.0
    Comix4fever Dec 24, 2017

    This issue alone made me HATE Quesada. If I ever meet that bastard I will punch him!!!

  • 1.0
    Federico Liguori Aug 27, 2020

    Awful. Screw Straczynski and screw Quesada. These two are responsible for the worst stories in the whole Spider-Man history: Sins Past (atrocious) and this garbage. This is not Peter Parker, this is a middle finger to all the fans. SCREW THIS TRASH.

  • 1.0
    Julhin Aug 14, 2021

    I have no words.....this is horrible, one of the worst Spider-Man stories of all time along with Sins Past and the Clone Saga, but the damage this one has caused may be the biggest of them all. This arc just throws away years of character development through the most stupid and out of character way possible.....thanks Joe Quesada!

  • 7.0

  • 1.0
    bvgf Dec 1, 2015

  • 1.0
    Prodigalson16 Sep 20, 2020

  • 1.0
    JS3620 Oct 23, 2021

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