Amazing Spider-Man #581

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
6.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Harry Osborn returned from the dead once. And he may need to use that skill again after the Molten Man is done with him!

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

    McKone's knack for detail (bricks on Aunt May's porch or rubble in Liz Allan's house, for example) meshes superbly with Slott's tale to offer a visual treat, especially at Marvel's bargain price of $2.99 (yeah, that is a little dig on Marvel's crazy price hikes). All in all, it's good to have fun Spider-Man stories that can be shared with younger readers (again, this issue is suitable enough for me to hand over to my comic-devouring eight-year-old) and enjoyed by more "seasoned" readers. This is the third issue out of four that I've purchased and if the quality keeps up at the level I've seen of late, I think there will be many more issues of "Amazing Spider-Man" in my collection in 2009. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2008

    After a full year and 36 issues, Marvel has shown us what to expect from Amazing. When the scripts ignore the jangled mess of continuity and retcons that make up Brand New Day and just tell fun stories, the series works marvelously. When they get too caught up on exploring the new status quo, we get issues like this. I hope Marvel takes these examples to heart in 2009. There's no reason these past two months can't be the norm rather than the exception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Dec 20, 2008

    Not one of Dan Slott's best stories, but entertaining nonetheless. Peter's new supporting cast is still not very likable and too full of themselves. I wouldn't cry if someone like Menace killed them all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane Dec 23, 2008

    In the back of this issue, the Amazing Spider-Mail touts the fact that Marvel has published 36 consecutive on time issues; an important business rule is forgotten here though: quality over quantity. I wouldn't mind waiting for better issues, and this week is no exception. Read Full Review

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