Amazing Spider-Man #580

Writer: Roger Stern Artist: Lee Weeks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 10, 2008 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

When a bizarre criminal endangers his Aunt May, Peter Parker is determined to bring him to justice. But who is this strange, faceless felon?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - David Hodum Dec 16, 2008

    In summary, I'm giving this comic the highest rating, a five out of five. You could pick up this issue at, literally, any time and enjoy it. In fact, this is a shining example of what a one-and-done issue should be. Lots of reviews might pan it for not advancing any current storylines, but that really seems like it would be digging for criticism. With the recent Mark Waid issues and this current one, I can say as a previously dissatisfied Spider-Man reader that this year Amazing Spider-Man has returned to top form. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 16, 2008

    And there's more good news - the Letters Page promises more work from Stern in the near future. It's like it's Christmas time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Dec 15, 2008

    A fun Roger Stern vehicle that's reminiscent of classic Spider-Man stories of years past. If that's not enough buy this for Lee Week's gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 10, 2008

    I can foresee two schools of thought emerging when it comes to Amazing #580: one that sees it as the very reason "One More Day" was green-lit, and another that consider this kind of story better relegated to the Essential collections, far away from a core title that's supposed to be relevant to the character. I'm somewhere in between personally, but the old-school appeal of Roger Stern's story is undeniable. The book is charming in its own way, and many old fans will find a lot to like about it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 20, 2008

    Maybe Spider-Man should be married, and maybe he shouldn't, but at least the creative team is doing something with Marvel's flagship character that doesn't make me roll my eyes. Read Full Review

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