Amazing Spider-Man #616

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Javier Pulido Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Sandman has vacillated between good and evil over the years, joining the Sinister Six and the Frightful well as becoming a reserve Avenger and a member of Silver Sable's Wild Pack. But as of this issue, and forever more, he will always be known as a villain -- one of the worst in the Wall-Crawler's Rogues Gallery -- and it's all Spider-Man's fault! Find out the shocking reason why in this issue as "THE GAUNTLET" continues! Rated A …$2.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 23, 2009

    With this two-art arc, Van Lente and Pulido have definitively established themselves as two of the brightest voices in the new Spidey Braintrust/creative pool. Anytime you can read a Spider-Man story from two creators that feels simultaneously timeless and wholly new, you know they're doing something right. Amazing Spider-Man just keeps churning out quality stories. And as a reviewer, I can't help but feel a tad worried… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 22, 2009

    As with the previous issue, I'd definitely recommend picking this book up, even if the title's rotating creative teams make it impossible to guess whether the next issue will be of a similar quality. Let's hope that the creators who are working on the further reinventions of Spider-Man's rogues' gallery that are coming up in future issues take inspiration from this story, and come up with something equally enjoyable and well crafted for some of Spidey's other classic villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 17, 2010

    Visually Pulido continues to shine, although I dont believe he is Spider-man material. I really like how he draws the Sandman and uses him ingeniously. He does have a great sense of storytelling and posing which would probably look better he he had been assigned a more solid inker. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 30, 2009

    I will admit that this is a considerably stronger issue than the previous installment in this storyline thanks to more definition in the plot and a stronger effort from Javier Pulido on the art. Unfortunately, there are simply too many issues in the plotting and the art is simply too inconsistent to Rank this one any higher. Read Full Review

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