Amazing Spider-Man #599

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Paulo Siqeira, Amilton Santos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2009 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

It’s the ultimate battle between friends and family as Spidey’s battle against the Iron Patriot and his Dark Avengers leaves one man with a choice too painful to contemplate.

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Jul 13, 2009

    I’ll be sure to keep reading The Amazing Spider-Man at least to see how the art team and writer switcheroo works and see if it suits my tastes. If you haven’t picked up American Son yet, I would advise you to do it in a shot as Joe Kelly has crafted one of the best Peter Parker stories I’ve ever read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jul 15, 2009

    Even with the disjointed art situation, "American Son" has been a great story that finally reincorporates Amazing Spider-Man into the greater Marvel narrative with a Dark Reign tie-in that feels like a completely natural extension of the Spidey story. Joe Kelly gets the vast majority of the credit for this, and I hope to see him more often in the Amazing Spider-Man writer rotation. If you've been sitting this title out, there no better time to get back in than now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 20, 2009

    Amazing Spider-Man #599 was a great ending to "American Son." Kelly really set the bar high for Amazing Spider-Man #600 that comes out on Wednesday. I cannot remember the last time I was this excited about reading Amazing Spider-Man and much of the credit goes to what Kelly and the other Spider-Man Brain Trust members have done to build stories organically. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jul 17, 2009

    As far as this arc goes, it was a bit of a downer to see everything, minus Menace bearing Norman's child. I was hoping Harry would evolve into something other than a thirty-something still dealing with his Daddy issues. It would've have made this story infinitely better if it was clear that he knew that Spidey was Peter. Don't get me wrongthis is the best written and plotted ASM arc of ‘09. But, this finale was a little lack luster, consisting largely of twopseudoIron-Mans duking it out during a dysfunctional family therapy session. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 19, 2009

    I'd much rather have a monthly comic with top talent working on it instead of the current method, which is cranking out comics as fast as possible. You get more Spidey that way, but it's the difference between Big Macs and a steak dinner. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 16, 2009

    The solid dialogue and character work (with the exception of the crushing of Lily's character) kept this readable, but the plot didn't work for me and kept me from really enjoying this issue. When you add the motley art execution, there is little hope of the issue Ranking any higher. I wouldn't say that I wasted my money on this one though, so despite being ranked dead last, this issue escapes the fate of being labeled a Burrito Book. Read Full Review

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