Amazing Spider-Man #661

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Reilly Brown Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

After his work with the new FF wraps for the week, what can the original teenaged super hero teach the world’s most at-risk group of super-powered teens? Find out when Spider-Man substitutes at the Avengers Academy!

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 20, 2011

    I can't remember the least time I laughed this much while reading a comic. And I don't mean those times when you think to yourself, “This is funny.” I mean literally laughing out loud at some of the stuff I was reading. The scenes with Spidey trying(quite unsuccessfully I might add) to teach the kids were totally hilarious. And the story itself was extremely solid, with the hints of the Psycho-Man's involvement being dropped early on with the monkey(I missed it), making his reveal surprising, but completely within reason. What more can I say, this is comic easily gets the 12th perfect score for 2011. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman May 20, 2011

    Overall, this is a great fill-in issue, which although slowing down the progress of the main plotline, also manages to tell a very enjoyable story about Spider-Man, his past as a teacher, what that means for him in the present, and just how different the jaded, cynical heroes of today are from Spider-Man himself, the teen hero of yesteryear. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson May 18, 2011

    While this can be seen as a tie-in issue, let it be known that Peter Parker is still the main focus of this story. Like any good Spidey story, it is his dilemma which fuels narrative. But fans that are looking for a non-FF Spider-Man story, you're going to have to wait for #663 or for Spider-Island starting in #666. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 19, 2011

    This is a pretty good issue and I'm glad to see the Avenger's Academy kids getting some play. Hopefully this issue gets them some more readers because I think that series is great. But, this was a classic “liked it, but didn't LOVE it” issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 19, 2011

    Paul Benjamin and Javier Pulido provide a "silent" day in the life story of Spider-Man that is fun and loose, filled with lively visuals and stunning heroic-level coloring by Matt Hollingsworth. I suspect this part of the issue will remain in my mind far longer than the first segment of this issue. Read Full Review

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