Amazing Spider-Man #605

Writer: Brian Reed, Fred Van Lente Artist: Javier Pulido, Luke Ross, Rick Magyar, Yanick Paquette, Mark Farmer Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Who needs Spider-Man when you have the Amazing Mary Jane? It's MJ's turn to play hero as a party turns deadly.

  • 8.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 16, 2009

    Amazing Spider-Man has had a few months of really strong stories, and this issue continues its streak. After a number of issues with Spider-Man fighting actual supervillains, it's refreshing to have an issue of Peter Parker and Mary Jane battling real life, and the writers having fun with it along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 22, 2009

    So many artists work on this issue that its jarring and shows the weakness of the story. Its not good. Pulidos work fits better a crime noir or period piece. It looks out of place in Spider-man. I felt his work was weak, but upon looking at it again, it was enjoyable. It just isnt Spider-man material. Ross work looks frozen The characters dont feel like they are moving. Its not even that they are showing up to take still poses. They just feel out of whack. Paquettes work is the best here and actually makes this issue salvageable visually. But he can only hide the weakness of the script so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 15, 2009

    At $3.99, this book is a little pricier than a regular issue of Amazing Spider-Man--and given the anthology format, and the fact that not a huge amount of note occurs within its pages, that might be enough to dissuade many readers from buying it. Still, for those who like to measure the worth of a book by its page count, there are 48 story pages in this issue, which makes it a better value in terms of the price-per-page than most issues on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 17, 2009

    . There is a lot of story in this issue and normally I have no problem ponying up $3.99 for an expanded page count, but too much of the issue was fluff. It is interesting to see exactly why Peter and MJ broke up and the last story was forgettable fun, but the vast majority of this issue is "Avoid It" worthy and the strength of these better moments can only carry the issue so far. Read Full Review

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