Amazing Spider-Man #667

Event\Storyline: Spider-Island Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

THE SPIDER-MAN EVENT OF THE DECADE BEGINS! Start Webbing The News! New York City's Infestation is complete and eight million people are plagued! As someone near to Peter Parker's life reveals their spider-abilities, the brilliantly fearsome Jackal rises from the past and begins organizing an army of Spider-powered soldiers. Spider-Man isn't the only hero affected as the threat goon grows bigger than any one Fantastically Friendly Neighborhood Avenger can handle. Best-selling Spidey creators Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos spin a Spider-epic that turns Peter Parker's BIG TIME into a BIG MESS. Bad romance, death-defying violence and one man faci more

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 10, 2011

    Spider-Island is here! The idea of New York City gaining spider-powers felt crazy but the execution by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos pays off. After months of tiny bits of set up, the action begins. Spider-Man will be in over his head when he discovers he's powers are no longer as unique as he thought. Slott brings in many guest stars and cameos but they don't feel forced. Slott sets up the action and Ramos knocks it out of the park. Ramos' art delivers what you would want and expect in a Spider-Man 'event.' This issue was so fun to read. We have big action, great art and lots of opportunities for craziness and excitement in the first part of this story. Slott has big plans in mind and you can see them about to explode onto the pages of Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 10, 2011

    Back in full swing on issue #667 is Humberto Ramos, and he’s having just as much fun as Slott. Nobody captures the visual fun and excitement of a comic book like Ramos does. His pencils take a modern style and merge it with a time when comics popped off the panel, bigger than life. There’s a real sense of being a comic book to what Ramos does and it’s exciting to watch unfold. Every panel is a bold statement with something happening, even if it’s not action. When the action does drop in, Ramos takes it all to another level. The marriage between his art and Slott’s words is the perfect storytelling device. I miss when comics were this much fun and I’m really intrigued to see where Spider Island goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 12, 2012

    Check out our Spider-Island Event Hub for all the latest news! [Link](Spider-Man is on the receiving end of several Avengers member) (Mayor Jameson providing some more classic dialogue as usual) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - anxiouspenguin7 Nov 21, 2015

    At this stage of the comic, Parker is about to learn that his current problems are about to become a whole lot more complicated (don't they always) and during the ensuing discord, while old brush top Jonah Jameson rants on (some things never change), Peter Parker learns that perhaps being Spider-Man is not going to help him this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 10, 2011

    Ramos seizes the opportunity to depict a plethora of Spider-People in a plethora of Spidey outfits. Almost every costume gets some panel time from the pencil of Ramos, including the "Iron Spider" get-up and the Scarlet Spider hoodie. Plain and simple, this is a big, fun book that is filled with raucous action, exciting characters, and energetic art. "Spider-Island" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 10, 2011

    A pretty good start to this event with an interesting story and very nice art, but there are some mild warning signs of a bloated event. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 1, 1970

    I dont like Humberto Ramos work. I wont go in details since I have never liked his work. Theres too much happening at once and the characters proportions are exaggerated and distorted. However, many people like his work and I wont fight against that. While many of the pages interior art was tough to follow in action scenes, the quiet ones were much better laid out. I will give him props for being a dynamic illustrator. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 10, 2011

    The first chapter of Spider-Island isn't bad or unenjoyable by any means, it's just that the styles of Slott and Ramos never quite get in sync to deliver a story that's on par with the chapter that led up to it. The duo has worked together to much success before, so hopefully they can find that same magic in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 18, 2011

    Amazing Spider-Man #667 told a well-paced story that did an effective job being new reader friendly while inserting plot developments for long term readers. Dan Slott hit all the right character notes in this issue by presenting a challenge for Peter Parker to face that will force him to go about overcoming in a different manner he is used to. With a city filled with people with his powers itll be fun to see how Peter goes about implementing his new training and how his supporting cast will interact with him as Spider-Island moves forward. Read Full Review

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