Amazing Spider-Man #545

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Joe Quesada Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 26, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
2.3Critic Rating
2.0User 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

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