Amazing Spider-Man #56

Writer: Fiona Avery Artist: John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Peter goes as Spider-Man to try and reconnect Melissa with her criminal brother Joshua.

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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 17, 2003

    John Romita Jr. has fun playing with the high drama and high comedy of the scenes. His panels beautifully teeter amid both moods so that the reader does not know quite what to expect. Do those headlights foreshadow foreboding doom, or are they merely headlights? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 18, 2003

    I've never read anything by Fiona Avery, but I can truly say that she's written one of the best Spider-Man stories I've read in awhile. Stay tuned to this title, as it approaches #500 within the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 15, 2003

    A somewhat intriguing look at the idea that the criminals that Spider-Man captures have lives & families that are disrupted by their going to jail, and as such in his attempt to do good he's actually doing harm. Now there is the concept of free choice and taking responsibility for one's actions, as the criminals that Spider-Man sends to jail are committing crimes, and they had to know going in that what they were doing was illegal and there was a chance of getting caught, and as such if they really cared about their family they would choose a different path to make money. The book also undermines it's central argument when we learn that prison didn't exactly destroy the older brother, and that he actually came out the other side a better person. In fact the only thing I got from this issue is that the younger sister is completely devoid of common sense, as she chooses to look for her brother in the most dangerous manner one could go about it. I mean why didn't she just send a message t Read Full Review

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