Amazing Spider-Man #551

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
6.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Lo, There Shall Come A 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...)

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 20, 2008

    All in all, I was pleased with how this issue wrapped up. Salvador Larroca's art flows much better with the action and narrative this time around. It also probably helped that he didn't have to draw too many civilian faces, either. Despite missing the supporting cast, everything is paced just right and Guggenheim clearly makes the distinction of what separates a rookie from a veteran superhero. His humor is hit and miss, but most of the time, it hits (especially when Spidey questions the cops on why they shoot at him and not Menace). The only thing I hated was the gratuitous plug for “Brothers & Sisters”, a show Guggenheim produces. Was that really necessary, Marc? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 24, 2008

    Larrocas work is cinematic and captures the acrobatic feel of Spider-man well. Although this story was staged at night, it still looked quite bright as Spider-mans world should be. Thats excellent work on the colour palette. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 20, 2008

    The worst part is that, instead of taking more time to explore the Menace mystery in the next arc, we'll be subjected to yet another new villain. It's nice to have a fun, relatively happy-go-lucky Spider-Man again, but the Brand New Day approach clearly values style over substance. If I don't see more improvement in the coming quarter, I fear a pink slip may be in order. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 26, 2008

    Spider-Man are worth picking up or not, my advice would be to pick up a collection of issues from the Stan Lee, Tom DeFalco or Roger Stern eras instead. You'll likely get far more entertainment for your money there, you'll probably get a satisfying payoff every couple of issues, and you can enjoy these story ideas the way they were presented the first time around. Read Full Review

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