Amazing Spider-Man #645

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The journey of ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES continues, as an army of Spidey's greatest villains sets the stage for one of the toughest fights of Spidey's life. You won't want to miss a single, bone-breaking page! Rated A $2.99

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 13, 2010

    Those who have been having reservations about the art in this arc really out to take a second look, because the gritty line work perfectly suits the intensity of this story. I've never read a Spider-Man story that was as frenetic as this. This feels less like a regular superhero book and more like a hot-blooded, white-knuckled, hard-boiled thriller from the 70s. Since this is bi-weekly, scoop up the previous issues before this arc wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 14, 2010

    First “good” issue of Amazing Spider-Man in a couple months. Thank goodness! The world is just better when the Spider-Man comics are good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Oct 18, 2010

    Meh. Honestly, my complaints are few. I’ve been enjoying this Origin of the Species storyline and I’m looking forward to the conclusion next month or next week or tomorrow or whenever the next issue comes out while Spidey’s on this weird schedule. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2010

    Not unexpectedly, the Spidey crew are forced to bring in a filler artist for a good portion of this issue. Matthew Southworth's dark, noir-infused pencils make this story seem even more in line with The Grim Hunt, but in that sense it's hardly a bad move. Southworth's work is unfortunately rushed, but still attractive and well-suited to the tone of the story. His assistance also allows Paul Azaceta to deliver his best work of the arc in the final pages. Based on the cliffhanger, the last chapter of "Origin of the Species" should be a doozy. The arc has generally improved over time, and Waid has the chance to end the Brand New Day saga with a bang if he can bring his loose threads together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Oct 14, 2010

    We're nearing the finish line not just for this storyline but for the era of Brand New Day as a whole, and I can't wait to see just what Waid has plans for the finale. Plus, I'm getting more and more stoked for the upcoming Big Time era of Amazing Spider-Man, and the promise and potential it holds for the future. Read Full Review

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