Amazing Spider-Man #679

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

With time running out, Spidey makes a last ditch effort to save time itself! Can Spidey win this race against the future?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Feb 1, 2012

    I don't give five-star reviews often because I usually reserve them for books or issues that blow me away. While this issue wasn't one that left me pondering my life and how I should change it, it reminded me how superhero stories can be well-paced with decent helpings of dialog, exposition and action. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 3, 2012

    This is another example of why Amazing Spider-Man was my pick for 'Best Ongoing Series' for 2011. It delivers great things to long-time readers, but is accessible to new readers and won't make them feel like they're left out. Dan Slott is clearly putting in this extra work to make this title complex, yes accessible, with every issue. Of course, it doesn't hurt to get art from one of the best in the business in Humberto Ramos. When he (and his team) are handling the art, it's almost hard to have a crappy issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Feb 5, 2012

    In every time travel story, no matter how well done, there is going to be some factor of cheesiness, in my mind at least. This holds true even with this well put together two-part story. I wouldn't look for these two issues to have any lasting effects in the coming issues, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. Dan Slott and the rest of the Amazng Spider-Man team were once again on their A-game earning issue #679 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 1, 2012

    Humberto Ramos fares a little better this time around with an increased character-centric focus, resulting in fewer cluttered action panels. His style remains as angular and exaggerated as ever, but his bizarre use of the human body does have its certain ability to help Slott's more emotional scenes retain their resonance visually. Still though, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was looking forward to Stefano Caselli's upcoming arc on the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 3, 2012

    Still, he doesn't stop Bad Tuesday and with no options left, he meets M.J. for a bite to eat until something in the conversation brings about a revelation and Peter arrives at the Horizon labs just in time to make Bad Tuesday a thing of the past. The script was convoluted but I still enjoyed it. I don't know if that's a good thing or if it makes me weird but at least the art maintained its vibrant nature that has been a staple of this current run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 2, 2012

    Ultimately, the structure of this story works great, and there's nothing wrong with Slott and Ramos's execution " new readers are still totally going to dig it " but this conclusion felt a little less than fresh for this longtime reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 6, 2012

    Eh, this was a pretty good story. I've always enjoyed time travel, alternate dimensions and the like, so this was a nice little two-part story taking Spidey away from his normal, “Beating up super-villains” deal. So while I did enjoy this story, I have to admit, it was a bitch to review! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Feb 5, 2012

    Normally pulling the stunt they did with the watch meaning A.M. instead of P.M. would've annoyed me, but I can actually see Spider-Man making that mistake so I wasn't too annoyed by it. The idea that Spidey pretty much ran himself ragged when all he needed to do was close the doorway did annoy me, it seemed like everything was pointless up until that, I don't mind a good story but that seemed like a kick in the head. I do like that they seem to slowly lead back to making Mary Jane a bigger part of the Spider-Man storylines again, she's a fun character when written right and I'd be lying if I said I didn't mark out every time she says "Go get em' Tiger!" As for this issue it just fell flat, the 12 hour reveal and the Peter > Spidey thing kinda took some of the life out of the issue for me, and even the Back to the Future II reference couldn't save it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 7, 2012

    Humberto Ramos is still in top form here. I know many find Ramos’s art off putting but for me it’s exactly how comics should be, slightly over the top, a little bigger than life and one hundred percent fun. Even with the so-so storyline, Ramos manages to make the issue fun. If anything, Amazing Spider-Man #679 got me excited for the start of Ends Of The Earth storyline and the return of the Dan Slott we all know and love. Read Full Review

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