Amazing Spider-Man #618

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

MYSTERIOUS: Chapter One "Un-Murder Incorporated" MYSTERIO is back from the dead...and he's not alone! When deceased members of the Maggia crime family return from beyond the grave, the balance of power shifts in their gang war with Hammerhead and the Inner-Demons. Can Spider-Man and crime scene investigator, Carlie Cooper, solve this mystery...before it gets a little too personal? PLUS: Secret sides of both Mr. Negative and J. Jonah Jameson Sr. revealed, a disturbing turn for Aunt May, the reappearance of ANOTHER Spider-Villain -- all this and the return of Dan Slott & Marcos Martin to the pages of Amazing Spider-Man. Rated A …$2.99

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 25, 2010

    With Pulido, Fiorama and now Rodriguez, I have to say that I dont understand Marvel Comics current taste for non American comic book style illustrators on this series. We had the likes of Barry Kitson and Phil Jimenez for so long that I didnt know how spoiled I was. Rodriguez is not a bad artist at all. His characters have distinct features and his fine lines are a delight. But he seems to be of that same school of artists with a less heavy-handed approach to comic book art closer to what one would expect from something like the Will Eisners spirit or even a European artist. It feels metrosexual. Im not complaining, but it is an interesting artistic direction for Spider-man as a series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 22, 2010

    Amazing Spider-Man #618 was a good read thanks to all the great artwork that Martin provided in this issue. While Slott does a solid job with the writing it was just not as great as the story that Van Lente and Kelly wrote in the last three issues of this series. Still you cant go wrong picking this issue up as Martins artwork alone is worth the cover price. Overall you wont go wrong picking this issue up as it was a nice solid Spider-Man issue that had plenty of entertaining parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 20, 2010

    In other words, I've already started looking forward to when either Kelly, Waid or Van Lente return to the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 25, 2010

    As is traditional for a Marco Martin comic, though, it's the artwork that makes the issue fun to read. Martin's pencils are nothing short of phenomenal, a rare example of an artist who can make mediocre material into something brilliant with his sheer ability. It's a shame the story for one of Martin's rare outings isn't better, but even on a bad day, Slott outclasses most of his peers, so we can at least be thankful of that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 22, 2010

    This issue was really close to jumping up to the Buy It range, but for every few steps forward it took, it had to take another step back. There is a lot about this issue that works really well, including some of my favorite Marcos Martin pages sine Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Jan 19, 2010

    Ugh, I feel bad giving a bad rating to a character I love as much as Spidey. If it helps, last week's issue with the Rhino was much better. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 30, 2010

    In two words: Brutal Honesty. Read Full Review

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