Amazing Spider-Man #654.1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos, Carlos Cuevas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

START READING with this Point One issue to learn the new meaning for great power and great responsibility! Witness the birth of a new Spider-Man in the start of a brand-new story arc! Bonded to the dangerous and powerful Venom symbiote, this new webslinger is showing Peter Parker up in the hero department! Plus, who will Spider-Man turn to in his darkest hour? Believe us, it’s not who you think!

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 17, 2011

    Either way, the issue as a stand alone preview of what's to come in Venom is a great start. While it's Spider-Man connection is minimal at best, the issue succeeds in making the excitement for the Venom title rampart upwards exponentially, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone not willing to give this idea an issue or two now. The future Spidey teases are frosting on the cake as well, and this further goes to prove that in the hands of Dan Slott, Spidey's universe couldn't be in better shape. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Giltinan Feb 18, 2011

    If this comic does not get you excited for the new Venom series, then nothing will. The characters face a palpable threat in the form of a man who wants to do right, but may not be able to control the darker urges. I say, buy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Feb 16, 2011

    As an introduction to the new Venom, "Amazing Spider-Man" #654.1 is a fine comic. The plot is generic and allows for Flash to be both suave and an action hero, playing upon his lost legs and his double-life especially well. While this may not be the fantastic new 'jumping on point' for "Amazing Spider-Man," it is an effective way to sell the new "Venom" series to readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 25, 2011

    I'm sure this comic book sold well under the Amazing Spider-Man banner, but it really should've been titled Venom #0, not Spidey #654.1. And while this introduces the core premise of the upcoming Venom series, it really doesn't tell me what that book will really be like since that title's creators aren't involved with this introduction. So the comic doesn't give the reader an idea of what to expect from Amazing Spider-Man, nor does it really give one an idea of what to expect from Venom. From a creative perspective, the comic is capable but little more. And from a publishing perspective, it's a definite misstep. Read Full Review

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