Amazing Spider-Man #677

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating


  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 13, 2012

    This was another pretty hot issue. Issue-for-issue, I don't think there are many things better than ASM on the stands right now, especially when you consider the number of issues they crank out. There's really nothing to find fault with in this issue: fun story, well executed team-up and splendid art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 11, 2012

    It should be illegal for comics to be this charming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 16, 2012

    What you get is a seriously fun book that never feels off or out of sorts from what Slott has done. Granted, Waid is only here for one book, but a lot of the younger scribes could use a lesson on this even when they take over a series. You don’t need to destroy to move ahead. The art from Emma Rios is really interesting, it almost has a look of old French advertising pencils in fashion magazines of the sixties. Thin line, a refined sense of style that never gives up the action. The scene where Daredevil and Spider-Man enjoy some high-flying fun atop the Chrysler building is wonderful to look at. Rios has a lot in common with Spider-Man artist Humberto Ramos only she’s a little subtler and less angular. I wouldn’t want Dan Slott to walk away from Amazing Spider-Man, but this little break with Mark Waid is a nice treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan B. Tano Jan 13, 2012

    Waid's Daredevil works with Spider-Man, they have always been an interesting pair. Both firmly believe in right and wrong, and you can tell Spidey looks up to him in the same vein he looks up to Captain America. Black Cat's bad luck powers are used to an almost comic effect throughout the issue, causing an on looker recording her and Spider-Man to drop his phone, only by muttering, "Butterfingers." The closing in of the issue, as Spider-Man and Daredevil edge closer to what Spider-Man thinks is the bad guys feels like it is missing something. The dialogue is there, but there seems to be something missing. Spidey snaps at Daredevil but it doesn't seem like he should have in that instance. That is really the only thing I could find wrong with the issue. The rest of the dialogue flows well, the art is outstanding and the story can stand on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 16, 2012

    This issue was Part One of a two issue story arc titled “Devil and the Details and Part Two will take place in Daredevil #8 next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jan 15, 2012

    This is an overall a great issue that leaves me anticipating part 2. If you enjoy it I highly recommend you check out the Daredevil series as well. Both are fantastic and this is a great jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 15, 2012

    For fans of "Daredevil," this crossover is almost like getting two issues this month, while regular readers of "Amazing Spider-Man" get a taste of what makes "Daredevil" such a great comic. The plot here is one that allows Waid and Rios to focus on the characters, which isn't often the case with crossovers. Usually, the plot drives things to the point where characters get lost; it's refreshing that that isn't the case here. This comic shows that Waid knows what the coolest parts of crossovers and team-ups are: seeing your favorite characters interacting. Frankly, after this issue, I'd be happy to read a Spider-Man/Daredevil team-up book every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 18, 2012

    I haven't been keeping up with Amazing Spider-Man lately given my lack of interest in Spider-Island and sheer the number of issues the title puts out every month. However, I have to say I love what Waid does with the ol' Web-Head here and I'm eagerly anticipating the conclusion of the arc this week. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Jan 15, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #677 is not the fallout from a game changing tragedy. It is not the kick-off to world shattering event. It is not controversial. It is not tame. It is a well executed comic with playful dialogue, convincing characterizations and a fun plot. It's damn good. So many other comics should be too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 11, 2012

    This is a pretty big departure from the Dan Slott/Humberto Ramos runs we've become accustomed to. Overall, it's a good read and I like it, but I have a feeling I'll like it a whole lot more as a complete story. The Daredevil/Spider-Man team up is really cool, and I love how Emma Rios sets up individual panels within the issue; however, I didn't feel like her art works in the realm of super-heroes. She seems like an artist that would work best in the crime genre. Overall, I'll give this issue a recommendation, and I'm excited to sit down with issue 678. Read Full Review

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