Amazing Spider-Man #597

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Marco Chechetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Spider-Man’s death-defying battle with Bullseye and Venom continues as wedding bells begin to toll for Harry Osborn!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 13, 2009

    Checchetto is a very good artist. Im not familiar with his work but he showed that he could handle the chores remarkably well. The one weakness is his inking which should be more encompassing to cover the lines. His work needs it. He plays a lot with page layouts and use closure to suggest information happening off page. Thats quite good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Jun 8, 2009

    The ending alone will have readers coming back (and yay – we only have to wait a week) but even without the cliff hanger, the heady combination of Jimenez’s pencils and Kelly’s snark would have me returning to finish this arc even without the shock ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 10, 2009

    Regardless, "American Son" is the best Amazing Spider-Man has been since the start of Brand New Day. Hell, you'd have to go back a hell of a long way before Brand New Day to remember when any Spidey title has been this good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 16, 2009

    Amazing Spider-Man #597 was another great installment of "American Son." So far, this has been one of the best Spider-Man stories we have gotten in a while. Joe Kelly is doing a great job with this story and I hope that we can get just one artist drawing the rest of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 12, 2009

    If you’ve been reading anything I’ve written about Spider-Man lately, you may have noticed I’m not a huge fan of the book right now. While I enjoy the general direction the book is taking, it just isn’t clicking for me: too many bad jokes and spotty characterization. But I have to admit that I really enjoyed this issue, most likely because it was basically all action and the terribly annoying supporting cast wasn’t there to make me want to claw my eyes out. I’m not prepared to issue a proclamation declaring the triumphant dawning of a glorious return to awesomeness for Spider-Man, but I will give it a B, which is pretty darn nice. The fact that it’s still only $2.99 was also pretty nice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 11, 2009

    A strong ending keeps the third chapter of “American Son” on par with the rest of the arc. It's not perfect, but it's definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex C. Lupp Jun 13, 2009

    It may sometimes be easy to forget just how important the visual element is in this storytelling medium, especially when we get bogged down in the finer details of intrigue, but the bottom line is that the art is as much responsible for conveying the story as anything. If that cant be done consistently then it hurts the story, plain and simple. So while this issue should have been a four, or better, I gave it three and a half bullets because of this failure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jun 9, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

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