Amazing Spider-Man #611

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Eric Canete Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Prepare for the Deadpool and Spider-Man team-up of the century! What has brought the Merc With A Mouth to Spidey’s neck of the woods? What does it have to do with the arduous trials he will come to face in his future? Plus, Lady Stilt-Man!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 11, 2009

    These two creators may only be around for a single issue, and it may be a brief diversion before the serious tragedy of "The Gauntlet" begins next week. But "Amazing Spider-Man" #611 shows that this series doesn't have to be bound up in pathos to be great. It can just cut loose and have fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 14, 2009

    Very entertaining read that acts as both a doneinone team up with Deadpool and progresses the overarching subplot with Kraven's family and the upcoming Gauntlet. I just wish more issues could be like this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Nov 14, 2009

    While the interior artist does imitate the cover artist Skottie Young he falls a bit short. His heads and faces bother me as they are a bit too elongated. His cartoony style is solid but I almost feel like it does not fit this kind of story. I am almost tempted to say that I am not a big fan of the art style but I particularly loved Skottie when he drew the New X-Men title. Maybe it is because that title starred teens while this is Spider-Man. I expected something more realistic. For me this was the melding of peanut butter and jelly, mayo and tuna fish, bacon and eggs but I can understand if some people are not overly enthused with this issue. The silly jokes, antics and Deadpool’s breaking of the fourth wall are not for everyone. On its own this is a nice fun single story with small roots to the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 11, 2009

    And since I spent most of this review trying to decide whether I enjoyed this issue or hated it (I've convinced myself I mostly enjoyed it, if you're still wondering), I'll leave you with one thing about which I'm absolutely certain: despite Kelly's clever explanation for Deadpool's attack on Spider-Man, there was no need whatsoever to tie this story into The Gauntlet. Again, there was enough going on already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 10, 2009

    This is one of the best issues of Amazing Spider-Man in quite a while, and one that's worth a look even if you're not a regular follower of the title. For regular readers, however, there's added interest here, as elements of this story play into the setup for "The Gauntlet," the latest big Spider-Man epic to be lined up by the Spidey braintrust. Whilst I still can't say that I'm hugely enthused for that story, I had a good time with this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Nov 19, 2009

    Despite some obnoxious points in the story and mediocre art I highly recommend Amazing Spider-Man #611 for it's off the wall story telling and absolutely brilliant character work between Spider-Man and Deadpool. If you're looking for a fun Deadpool read but can't tell from all the Deadpool comics out there, I highly recommend this as your Deadpool read for the month as it's a guarantee great read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 29, 2009

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  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 12, 2009

    Chuck Dixon is doing some very interesting things with the writing in this issue, including some great steps forward in the Scarlett storyline as well as some awesome buildup in the mystery behind Cobra. Unfortunately, SL Gallants art is so ill-fitting that it cripples the entire operation. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez Nov 15, 2009

    While I appreciated the raw energy apparent in the work, this issue of Amazing Spider-Man never rises above being the equivalent of someone explaining the punch line of a joke, and then asking, “Get it? Get it?” I got it. I just didn't like it very much. Read Full Review

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