Amazing Spider-Man #615

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Javier Pulido Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A locked room mystery! A string of brutal murders! A missing girl! One of Peter Parker's closest friends on the brink of ruin! This looks like a job for the Amazing Spider-Sleuth... and all clues point to the sinister SANDMAN! But all of Spidey's classic villains are being reinvented as part of "THE GAUNTLET", and Sandy is no different -- so nothing is what it seems! Rated A …$2.99

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 17, 2009

    Pulido's art was probably my favorite aspect of the issue. In my eyes Pulido's work on this title is second only to Marcos Martin. The two share the same timeless feel and expressive, animated style. I loved little flairs like Spider-Man's scarf, earmuffs and socks, his webbed parachute, and the otherworldliness of Sandman's stronghold. By the time he and Van Lente dropped the issue's big cliffhanger, I was ready and eager to dive into part two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Dec 20, 2009

    "Amazing Spider-Man" continues to be one of the best superhero comics on the Marvel shelves. And it comes out almost weekly? Amazing, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 15, 2009

    At just two issues, it looks like this Sandman-based arc is going to be short and sweet, and I'm already slightly disappointed that there's only one more issue of the story to look forward to. If every issue of Amazing Spider-Man was this good, then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend picking it up every week that it's published. However, whilst the book is still too inconsistent to make such a blanket recommendation possible, issues like this are definitely a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 16, 2010

    I think one of the problems I may have with Spider-man are the artists chosen like Pulido. He is not a bad artist by any stretch. In fact, I like seeing Spider-man with big winter socks and a tuque. But while an accomplished artist, he makes this run feel like and old Ann Nocenti story which is not what I want to read here. I really feel conflicted here, because the artist is a top talent matched to a series that doesnt fit his style. I really like his rendition of the Sandman, but its not the stuff that makes me want to read Spider-man every week. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 17, 2009

    After the major misstep in the previous storyline, I was really hoping that Fred Van Lente could step things up in this issue to salvage the Gauntlet storyline before we get much further into it. Unfortunately, this issue is incredibly predictable and lifeless, with fairly humdrum artwork. Things are not looking good for the Gauntlet at this point. Read Full Review

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