Amazing Spider-Man #547

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Crimes of the Heart
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! In this premiere month, Spidey's new status quo gets a swift punch in the gut as Dan Slott (SHE-HULK; AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE) and super-star artist Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR) hit the ground running with new villains, new friends, and some familiar faces that promise to make Peter's life messier than ever before. This is where it's all happening. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Same Old Power. Same Old Responsibility. Brand New Day.

  • 8.7
    IGN - Bryan Jan 16, 2008

    To be 100% honest, two issues of "Brand New Day" have already erased any ill will I harbored to what's come before. I can finally say Amazing Spider-Man is one of the first books I read each week, and it's been a very, very long time since I've been able to say that. I'm going to hold off on crowning it a massive success or anything like that, but for now I'm really enjoying the new direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jan 17, 2008

    Other than this minor qualm, the story is interesting, not to mention wildly entertaining. What really got me is the last page where Spidey seems to meet his doom. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but I will say it made me laugh out loud (for all the right reasons). I may have hated One More Day, but I'm really digging Brand New Day and the weekly format. It just feels right especially with the frantic pace of Dan Slott's storytelling. Not as strong as last issue, but a good read nonetheless Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jan 22, 2008

    The first chapters of "Brand New Day" feel like a story from the Lee/Ditko/Romita era of Spider-Man but updated for the present-day. Whilst that might not suggest a hugely original or distinctive approach, it at least holds some hope that Marvel's promises of a return to Spidey's roots and to the essence of the character might not be just a load of hot air. On the strength of these first two issues, the Spidey revamp that has resulted out of 'One More Day' can be graded with a 'B' for 'better than expected'. Let's see if it holds. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 22, 2008

    Amazing Spider-Man #547 is a technically sound issue that serves up a solid, but certainly not spectacular, read. I would recommend getting this title if you are a big Slott fan or if you really were turned off by JMS' run on Amazing Spider-Man. However, other than that, I will reserve recommending this title to anyone else at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2008

    More than anything, I'd like a few more answers regarding Spidey's new status quo. I've been compiling a growing list of questions regarding the many changes to his history which, at this point, could probably fill a novel. I need to know that Marvel isn't simply building towards a big "Spider-Man is really a Skrull" revelation later this year before I can allow myself to become fully invested in a promising but flawed new direction for the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 16, 2008

    Despite the negative tone, it wasn't a terrible issue. I'm a bit bitter over the direction of Spidey and these issues aren't convincing me of the need for this change. This could all be done with a married SpiderMan and there's still not much of a supporting cast, or at least one that Peter interacts with. One more issue I suppose. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona, Jr. Jan 18, 2008

    Although it is weird to see that without Gwen or M.J. in the picture. Thats part of the problem, that all the effort and work which went into progressing the character and taking him into a mature stage in his life has gone out the proverbial window for the sake of expanding story possibilities. This Brand New Day seems like weve been there, done that, but at least Slott throws in enough interesting story elements (The Spider burglar, the missing webshooter, a new Lemurian tablet) to keep the plot moving, unlike previous issues of the title which felt static and repetitive. Spidey is my all time favorite Marvel hero and one of the major reasons I love comics, so I am sticking with him for the time being, at least until they majorly screw up his book again. Read Full Review

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