Amazing Spider-Man #634

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly, Stan Lee Artist: Max Fiumara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 16, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

GRIM HUNT PART 1 Two women claiming to be Kraven’s wife and daughter are preparing to attempt an unholy resurrection. They’re hunting Spiders and Spider-Man’s friends and namesakes are in their sights…

  • 10
    Comic Vine - G-Man Jun 16, 2010

    The older Spider-Man stories will always have a special place for me. They were the first ones I really started reading and I picked up as many back issues as I could. Kraven's Last Hunt ranks as one of my all time favorite arcs. I had high standards for this issue before reading it. I had big fears that it would possibly tarnish the memory I had over Last Hunt. I should have known better and had faith in the "Webheads" that have been overseeing the different story arcs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 21, 2010

    Amazing Spider-Man #634 was a fantastic start to the Grim Hunt story. Kelly and Lark combined to tell a story that really feels like it is a big event as they immediately have captured my interest in the story with this first issue. No matter if you have been reading Amazing Spider-Man for the past year or have not read an issue from this title in a long time you should pick this issue up. You will not be disappointed as Kelly and Lark are going to be taking Spider-Man and the whole Spider family on a wild ride as they fight of the Kravinoff family. I highly recommend this issue to every Spider-Man fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 17, 2010

    I had some minor issues with the story, particularly the end, but it was a top notch effort all around in both writing and art and the extras provided with the backup stories were all value added content that no one will look at as pure filler or wasted pages. Great start to a long awaited storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 17, 2010

    The issue also features a pair of back-up tales that help justify the $3.99 cover price. The first sees J.M. DeMatteis, the writer who made Kraven one of Spider-Man's greatest villains in Kraven's Last Hunt, return to the character for a new serial revealing why and how Kraven set his sights on Spider-Man back in the day. The second is the first of a new two-page serial that will run for the next twelve issues, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Marcos Martin. To say this goofy, high concept, gag-driven story clashes with the preceding two would be a grave understatement. Still, it's Stan freaking Lee and Marcos Martin, so it's worth it even with the jarring tonal shift. All in all, the three features combine to make Amazing Spider-Man #634 a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 19, 2010

    Larks work was good although not exactly appropriate for Spider-man. He gives Spider-man a noir look instead of the super hero feel needed for the character. Still, hes a solid artist that draws characters in motion very well. I guess Id rather see him work on Daredevil than Spider-man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 21, 2010

    On the plus side, Michael Lark's artwork for the issue is fantastic. Atmospheric and gritty, perfectly in sync with the tone of Kelly's writing. The spider-books are undeniably some of the highest-quality books Marvel is releasing, technically speaking. The only gripe is that so far, this particular story isn't managing to be quite as interesting as it thinks it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - B. Schatz Jun 18, 2010

    And if that wasn't enough, all of this is followed up by a short by Stan Lee and Marcos Martin that will run through the next twelve issues of Amazing. It's a "Sunday" format comic, spread across two pages, and it's a fun little story, with some nice layouts, but really, at this point in time, there's not a whole lot that can be said for it, as we're merely given a taste. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 19, 2010

    Although I've liked individual stories in The Gauntlet, the story behind the scenes, which comes to the forefront here, has done more to weary me than our hero. Why am I supposed to care about forgotten Spider-Women, Madame Web (a character I've never liked), Ezekiel, Kaine, or Kraven's wacky family? Hopefully Marvel can get through the "Grim Hunt" and on to better things for the wallcrawler as fast as possible. Pass. Read Full Review

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