Amazing Spider-Man #682

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Part One of "ENDS OF THE EARTH"! The Doc Ock story you've waited 50 years for! Doctor Otto Octavius holds the entire Earth hostage with his dying breath. What price will Spider-Man have to pay to buy the whole world another day?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 21, 2012

    This is the point you want to jump in on if you've been waiting to read Amazing Spider-Man! The last two issues were a bit lackluster, but this one was great! I love the story line thus far, and Stefano Caselli's art is very good. Even some of the redsesigns of the classic Spider-Man villains were pretty cool. My only problem with this issue is that I still don't like the current Doc Ock character design. For me, it's just was too far from the original. Overall, you need to pick this book up! It was an insane amount of fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 21, 2012

    While many event comics these days start off with a big opening salvo and a B-list casualty, Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli trust in their product enough to simply make the stakes bigger. Spider-Man will always innovate, always improvise, but the nature of his character means that in the right hands, Marvel will never need to reinvent the wheel to sell his stories. The gauntlet has been thrown, and the battle will take Spider-Man to the Ends of the Earth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 22, 2012

    We get almost as much facetime with Peter Parker in this installment as we do with Spider-Man, but Caselli and Slott effortlessly make those pages every bit as interesting and entertaining. This book has everything a Spider-fan could wish for: a rant from J. Jonah Jameson, heroic allies for the Webhead, a wild amount of comic book science fiction technology and a very serious threat. There's also a passing skateboarder singing R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)." See? Everything you could want to read in one great issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" plus fabulous art. Now is as good a time as any to grab a web and swing on in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 26, 2012

    There are still plenty of issues left for "Ends of the Earth," after all, this is only the first part of the story, but if they are all as good as this issue was, we may be looking at the pinnacle of Slott's run. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 23, 2012

    But seriously, get Caselli on an Avengers book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 27, 2012

    When it comes right down to it End of the Earth has gotten off to the right start. Amazing Spider-Man #682 delivered a different way to start an event as Dan Slott presented Doctor Octopus as both a hero and a villain. He also turned the world against Spider-Man in one quick move. Everything in this issue helped to make things a lot more mysterious in how things will end. Having Stefano Caselli on art was just icing on the cake for this great issue. If you have yet to pick up Amazing Spider-Man I highly encourage doing so because whether you are a new or old reader End of the Earth is an event that cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 26, 2012

    This arc kicks off one of the bigger Spider-Man events in a number of years (or so Marvel tells me), and considering there is a new movie coming out, Spider-Man is celebrating his 50th anniversary, and a new Spider-Man animated series kicks off next week on Disney XD, I have a feeling Slott is going to give us one heck of a ride for the next eight months. The Amazing Spider-Man continues to thrill with each issue, and I'm giving issue #682 4 out of 5 Stars. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 26, 2012

    Solid issue over all that promises good things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 21, 2012

    "Ends of the Earth" Part 1 isn't a blast out of the gate, but it does offer some subtle hints as to what's to come in future chapters, particularly regarding Peter's reliance on new technology and old habits. If not as grand a scale as Spider-Island (yet), this story arc appears to be aligning Peter for some heavy personal confrontations in the weeks to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 22, 2012

    Writer Dan Slott really nails the character's voice, too, by balancing the quip-fueled ADD mind of a genius with heart and valor of a hero. Although trying to keep the hero updated, Slott doesn't lose the core of the character. If you have been curious about Spider-Man, this is the issue to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 22, 2012

    This was a nice first issue to a story arc, but that's it. It's probably not as good as I'd hoped for, but that's to be expected when I'm not really digging on the art. But, that's a personal taste issue more than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 25, 2012

    If you haven't been reading ASM lately, there's a lot of good things happening here. On the other hand, if you've been faithfully following Spider-Man's exploits under Dan Slott's stewardship, it might be time for a break, because ASM #682 isn't reinventing the wheel and the ride is getting a little old. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 22, 2012

    This issue kicks off the much anticipated “Ends Of The Earth” saga, featuring a dying Doc Ock who has nothing to lose. Dan Slott continues his outstanding writing & gives Spidey some new toys to play with. Stefano Caselli (Avengers The Initiative) provides the illustrations and does a fine job. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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