Amazing Spider-Man #550

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 13, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Menace of...Menace!!
Jackpot! Spidey vs. the Police! Menace! Triumphs, twists, turns and tragedy pack these two issues by Marc Guggenheim and Salvador Larrocca. And would you believe... Spider-Man sued? (Hey, that's what we get for having a former lawyer write these things...)

  • 7.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Feb 13, 2008

    Salvador Larroca's art has always been confounding to me. It always seems to be 80% well done, with the other 20% looking like a train wreck. The majority of the issue is very pretty to look at with the above mentioned cinematic style, but there are a number of faces that are very poorly done. Jackpot seems to possess the qualities of the Two-Face girl from Seinfeld and Harry's girlfriend Lily reminds of how Mattel used to just paint a Barbie doll a different color for Barbie's African-American friend (I have no idea how I know this). It's really that bad, but as long as you can overlook some fugly faces, it's still a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 13, 2008

    So how was the issue? Uneven. The story doesn't flow well – it jumps around way too much for my liking. It's weird too, because both Marc Guggenheim and Salvador Larroca are fantastic when Spidey's doing his super hero thing. But when it comes to everything else in this issue, they falter. Larroca's civilians look off (especially Peter) and his storytelling stumbles (especially when Menace attacks the theatre). The same goes for Guggenheim. His dialogue isn't as entertaining and the pacing languishes. We do learn Jackpot's real now, though! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joseph McNeil Feb 15, 2008

    If youve got friends that havent read Spider-Man in a year or so, I think theyd enjoy the book. Those that are like me that have been around for a while, are hoping and praying that there is a reason behind the blatant disregard for continuity that robbed us of such exciting moments like Peter Parkers big reveal in Civil War and the death of Harry Osborne. If there was no reason, then maybe someone at Marvel should make a deal with Mephisto to make us all forget "Brand New Day" ever happened. Read Full Review

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