Amazing Spider-Man #578

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 19, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Spidey is trapped in a subway car after a massive earthquake in New York! Will he be able to make it out alive and just what do the passengers of the subway car have to do with Peter Parker's old boss J. Jonah Jameson?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Nov 19, 2008

    Mark Waid's Venom back-up story from a few issues ago was pretty decent. Here, we finally get to see what he's capable of with full script; his presence on this book is highly rewarding. Marcos Martin is a hell of a storyteller and his visuals captivate throughout. He honestly deserves all the accolades he's been given. This is classic Spider-Man storytelling at its finest and that cover is the perfect, iconic homage to Steve Ditko. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Nov 25, 2008

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  • 8.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 19, 2008

    Ever since the conclusion of "New Ways to Die," Amazing Spider-Man has been firing on all cylinders. First, there was the burst of fresh air that was Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo's two-part story, then Zeb Wells and Paolo Rivera's enjoyable one-shot, and now, we get this visual gem from Martin and Waid. Let's hope the Amazing team continues to roll out the hits, and keeps their eyes wisely planted on the promising road ahead, as opposed to the rocky path behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 19, 2008

    All in all, this issue reads well, offers some great Spidey moments and some beautiful art and, in general, has me quite stoked for the second part of this tale. That said, I'm not completely convinced that this tale couldn't have been told with a wedding band on Peter Parker's left ring finger. That argument, however, is rendered moot given the truly wonderful story bound by two superhuman staples. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 23, 2008

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first issue of this series. It seemed as though the writers had established a different, distinct corner of the DC Universe that the title character could explore, and Amanda Conner's bright art seemed like a perfect match for the more traditional, old-school approach to the super-hero genre. Unfortunately, the first thing we find in this second issue is an overabundance of completely gratuitous female nudity. The writers try to play it up for laughs, and it's not the first time we've seen bawdy visuals from Conner. Nevertheless, I found the focus on the young heroine naked form to be incredibly jarring and out of place, especially when the writers finally revisit the beginnings of the main plot from the first issue, in the form of the new villain who made his debut. This second issue, instead of dwelling on Terra's heroics, instead lingers on the topic of her origin and the history of the Terra name. Unfortunately, the writers provide no answers, only more que Read Full Review

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