Amazing Spider-Man #657

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

FF: THREE TIE-IN Spider-Man visits the FF for a very private wake—just for family.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 30, 2011

    I'm not very generous with the five-star reviews. Once upon a time, I was questioned about them. I replied that I save five-stars for my personal favorites and the best of the best: the books I just know I'm going to read again, lend to friends, and probably buy again if those friends forget to return them. I'm thinking Mom's going to get this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 31, 2011

    Great issue. If you can believe it, this is a better Human Torch send off than we got in Fantastic Four. Slott has a pretty mean streak going on ASM so far too as the “worst” issue has still been B+ material. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Apr 5, 2011

    If there is any disappointment that #657 doesnt continue the epic grandeur of Slotts current run, hath no fear: with Infested, Amazings current author is sure to patch every element of his wonderful arc to culminating circumstance. Im just glad he didnt overlook honoring Petes best friend with such beautiful appropriateness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Dan North Apr 5, 2011

    While this book isnt fine art it was fun and harmless I suggest you check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 4, 2011

    There's also a nice moment at the end where the family sits down to watch the message Johnny left for Peter. It may not be as good as the one from FF #1, but it's still a nice moment. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Mar 30, 2011

    The biggest problem with this issue is that the harsh juxtaposition of the present and the past doesn't nurture one another the way it seems to be intended to do. The balance is a little off. The comedy is a little too hokey while the drama borders on melodrama. That said, there's certainly nothing overtly bad to be found here; just nothing noteworthy. Perhaps it's the unfortunate fact that this issue comes so close to the phenomenal #655 that nailed this kind of thing right on. Perhaps in a few years I'll re-read this issue and find it just as engaging. But for now, Amazing Spider-Man #657 isn't as satisfying as I'd hoped. Read Full Review

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