Amazing Spider-Man #595

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Now faced with hard choices about family and friendship, Spider-Man knows exactly what he has to do to save the world! It's time to take down Norman Osborn.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 12, 2009

    This new storyline is just in time to celebrate the 600th issue of the Amazing Spider-man. Part of me asks how Kelly will pull of the confrontation between Norman Osborn and Spider-man without detracting from the overall game plan of the Dark Reign storyline affecting all Marvel Comics. Still, it was a good build up issue that concentrated on the characters and introduced a credible stake and conflict in the person of Norman Osborn. One issue which I wish had been addressed this issue is how Jonah Jameson Jr. feels about the black Spider-man in Normans Osborns Avengers. Does he think hes ok? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Daniel Crown May 27, 2009

    In the end, it's also worth noting that Amazing Spider-Man #595 is at times laugh-out-loud funny. Kelly's wit is as sharp as ever here as he uses a spot-on interpretation of Peter Parker to quip wise about everything from the ickiness of Aunt May's sex life to the departure of George W. Bush. You add this together with the author's intriguing Harry Osborn-focused premise and you've got a near perfect scenario for Amazing Spider-Man to return to the top of the stack as it approaches its 600th issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G Jun 1, 2009

    A nice start to an interesting and exciting arc that is poised to make substantial changes to Spidey's world. Irecommendto anyone who is waiting to jump into this series to make the plunge now. I expect good things from the creative team, as I'm already lookingforwardto seeing how things play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 25, 2009

    So, shock horror, Antony Ellis reviews, and loves something other without an X in the title, and not an X-Man in sight (oh okay, Wolverine does feature in the issue but he doesn’t count – he’s carrying his Avenger membership!) I can’t wait to read the rest of this arc and perhaps add The Amazing Spider-Man to my regular reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace May 26, 2009

    Long-term readers may still find themselves a little jaded as far as current issues of Amazing Spider-Man are concerned. In fairness, we've seen the Peter Parker/Norman Osborn dynamic play out so many times in so many different ways that it's difficult to find it truly exciting or novel to see yet another storyline revolve around their endless conflict. However, taken on its own merits, this is an enjoyable and well-written issue that suggests that the "American Son" storyline is going to be an interesting one. Having decided to draw a line under my problems with the post-"One More Day" Amazing Spider-Man and enjoy it as a rebooted version of the 1970s continuity with a few modern elements thrown in, I'm actually starting to rediscover my love for the book again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 30, 2009

    "Amazing" has been an enigma to me. Just when I expect to be disappointed, it elates me and the issues (like this one) that I have high hopes for are frequently deflated. I understand a great deal of that is driven by the writer, but there seem to be enough safeguards in place to preclude this from being a regular occurrence. Hopefully as "American Son" marches one we'll get a more solid foundation for Peter's insane actions, but until then, I might just resort to looking at the pretty pictures. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 29, 2009

    Marvel’s flagship character is also their most bland. While there was nothing in this issue that I found terribly offensive or so off-putting that I’d give it a failing grade, it didn’t really do anything to wow me either. It’s a casebook example of a C book: very middle-of-the-road. I haven’t been much of a fan of Spidey in recent years, but I think I’m going to try to stick this storyline out and see if it ends up getting any better. If the rest of the arc is on par with this issue then I think it’s finally time to take the “Amazing” out of the book’s title. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...