Amazing Spider-Man #700

Writer: Jen Van Meter, J.M. DeMatteis, Dan Slott Artist: Stephanie Buscema, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 26, 2012 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 36 User Reviews: 11
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating


  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Jan 4, 2013

    This is perfection and the best possible way, with these circumstances, to send off The Amazing Spider-Man. The issue, unsurprisingly gets a 5/5. Whether you like Dan Slott or not, this is a fabulous issue in every sense of the word. Read this issue, if you want to see what happens to Spidey and carry on to Superior Spider-Man later this month. All I can say is that it needs to be read and to read Avenging Spider-Man 15.1 AFTER this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 29, 2012

    Simply put, this is an awesome, exciting comic. If we put aside the big surprise ending, everything that comes before is absolutely riveting. I didn't have the ending spoiled for me, so I didn't know how it was going to end. And I definitely didn't expect Peter to just die and Doc Ock to win. So it was very exciting to see Peter try again and again to come up with a winning plan. Slott definitely had the throttle pushed to full. Couple that with Otto always been three steps ahead of Peter, and that just ratcheted up the tension even more! This story was electric in its energy, and Ramos turned in some of his finest work. I have always been a fan of Ramos, and he was marvelous as he drew this major issue. So all around, a totally exciting issue of Amazing Spider-Man – let's hope it wasn't all for nothing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - ChrisDeneen Dec 31, 2012

    The story is a whirlwind of pain, ego and desperation. You have a nagging feeling the entire time youre reading it that things just won't end well. At the end of this issue you will feel your heart ache there is no way around it. As sadly as it ends though there is also a tiny ember of hope. I won't spoil anything further all I can say is that ASM #700 delivers on everything you could hope for. Amazing Spider-Man's 700th issue is a true milestone with a tremendous finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Matt Watson Dec 26, 2012

    Folks. 'Amazing Spider-Man' is over. It ended today, but man oh man did it end with a bang. I know some of you will miss the way things have been up to this point. But there's 50 years of an 'Amazing' past preserved for posterity. The future? The future's 'Superior'. Read Full Review

  • 10
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 27, 2012

    Dan Slott should be very proud of what he and his team have created here. I follow him on twitter and it is clear that many people hate what he has done at the end of this issue. If I was him I would take that as a compliment as I do not believe there is a comic book in history that has implications as big as this. One day I expect Peter Parker to be brought back to life, mainly due to the Amazing Spider Man 2 film. However, right now I am very excited to jump on the Superior Spider Man and just see where things go from there. Remember, Slott is a lifelong Spidey fan, he will NOT mess this up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Jan 10, 2013

    Superior Spiderman #1 was a fantastic comic and is a perfect first issue. It makes me just want to flash forward to next month when I could read the next issue. This is the first five star rated comic by me, but is Slott continues this work there will be plenty more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Dec 26, 2012

    Do I feel the changes are permanent? Not really but then again this issue did not go as I had anticipated either so who can say for certain? What I can say is that the series has gripped me as a reader and made me look forward to each progressive issue like no other series has in years. This feels less of a cheap stunt (see: Heroes Reborn or the Death of Superman) and more like an opportunity to explore new stories and to give the character a shot of uncertainty. I think it is one of the best books of the year and one of the best super-hero titles that Marvel has published in years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 26, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man #700 truly has an epic feel to it and while this is mostly attribututable to Dan Slott's writing, it is also important to take note of the artwork and coloring. #700's original cover adds to the overall impact of this issue. Humberto Ramos' is the equal of any top name artist to date and is well deserving of becoming a part of comic book history. Personally, my favorite page is the one in which Spider-Man is standing over Doc Ock's body. Olazaba's inking looks great and Edgar Delgado's colors are vibrant and simply add to the greatness that is #700. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Dec 26, 2012

    Dan Slott has walked a very fine tightrope for these last few issues, and the way this story is perceived in the long run will depend greatly on what happens in Superior Spider-Man, but on its own legs, Amazing Spider-Man #700 stands as Slott's masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Dec 27, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man ends with a bang, not a whimper, you'll be pleased to hear. Of course, the internet has been cracked in half by the revelations contained within, but what can you do? Personally, I believe that this issue was well thought out, nicely executed, and an enjoyable conclusion to the Dying Wish storyline. The two back-up stories vary in quality, but the artwork is top notch throughout, and this is a great way to bid adieu to Amazing Spider-Man, for however long it remains absent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 24, 2012

    ASM 700 is a terrific ending to a very long era.Goodbye Amazing, hello Superior. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 26, 2012

    Where the issue does excel is in the spirit of the book. I said it before, and I'll say it again" This is a celebration. It's all about Peter Parker. It's a race against time that, even though you may have pre-conceived notions or heard leaks about what might happen, you still find yourself thinking Peter is going to get himself out of this nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Dec 26, 2012

    The backup stories were not much more than filler for me. The cutesy story with Black Cat seemed a bit pointless and out-of-place and also left me scratching my head. The other one was well-written and may or may not contain clues as to the real Spider-Man's future, but it was ultimately as pointless, as it really didn't contribute much. Certainly not enough to justify the cost of this issue. Over all, however, these minor missteps didn't really ruin my enjoyment of the "final" issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. In fact, I'm very excited to see what Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman have in store for us in Superior Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Dec 27, 2012

    Overall this was one hell of a ride; Slott and Ramos have thrown us for one of the biggest loops in modern day comics. In an age where we think that we've seen it all, Amazing Spider-Man #700 delivered on a whole other level. The bar has now been raised and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into Superior Spider-Man next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 10, 2013

    Seeing the issue is such a huge number (700!) we get all kinds of extras including some entertaining extra strips and a look back at all of the covers. All of them are great and the extra material makes the cover price worth it. A solid package overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 26, 2012

    As a swan song to 50 years of Amazing Spider-Man, #700 does delve into a lot of what makes Peter Parker tick, what makes Spidey Spidey, and proves that strong core character is powerful enough to reform a supervillain once they truly understand it. I can't say this issue knocked my socks off, due to all the unanswered questions and my very real concern that an Otto/MJ skeeve-fest is in the offing, but it is a bold effort, a daring move and it will all probalby turn out just fine in the end. It's not a grand finale. It's just a new story arc. Let's roll with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Dec 27, 2012

    This issue had a hefty price tag, $7.99! I almost balked, but this is an important comic. I just had to bite! The price gets one atom, but the rest… it was a satisfying and emotional issu with nice artwork, but I've read even harder hitting issues in the past, so it fell a tiny bit short, but just a bit! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 8, 2013

    A great end to a tremendous series. I would highly recommend this issue to anyone, whether they're a Spider-Man fan or not, and the only reason this isn't rated higher is due to the backup stories, and the fact I didn't like the ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Dec 29, 2012

    At this point in Slott's Spider-Man run, you either love Humberto Ramos' pencils, or you don't. I'm more toward liking them, but they have problems. But when given enough time, his pencils can be brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 26, 2012

    The final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has arrived. Spider-Man as we know him is no more. Comic book readers will be the first to complain if we keep getting the same old stories but if a major change is done to our beloved characters, we'll also complain. This is a chance to see something different. Dan Slott has cooked up a crazy idea and now we'll get to see what happens next in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. I am on board to see how this plays out. I'll be reading to see what the next chapter holds for Spider-Man and the supporting cast. Of course Spider-Man fans will not be pleased with what happens. But we do see a great battle that really shows what Spider-Man is about. He is one of the greatest heroes and this issue is a testament to that. It's a fight fought on a different sort of battlefield. This is a story you'll remember for years to come. It does change everything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 27, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #700 is simply put: the complete package. It offers a couple decent back-up features and a somber but satisfying conclusion that takes this storied franchise to some level of fruition. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 27, 2012

    One of two books published by Marvel this week, "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 changes the face of Marvel Comics forever. Or, at the very least, for NOW! as the publisher is now set to roll out "Superior Spider-Man" following the epic conclusion of this issue and series. I'm glad Marvel scaled back their releases this week as this issue deserves a little more time and attention from readers and fans. Sure, there's going to be heartbreak and hostility at the outcome, but there is simply no denying this is an intense story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 26, 2012

    Long story short, yes, ASM #700 is worth venturing to the shop. The execution falls short in a couple of key areas, but it nonetheless gives the long-running series proper closure and paves the way for a very interesting and unpredictable 2013. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 27, 2012

    There are some good elements here, but the plot is smashed into your brain with a club. In case you didn't already know, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Demerits also for using non-essential back-matter to jump the price up to $7.99. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 27, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #700 is remarkable more for its character implications than for its actual execution, but there are some strong moments here that aptly reflect on the long and colorful history of Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 29, 2012

    For a comic that cost as much as this one did, I'd have hoped for a bit more... Or hell, at least one good to great back-up story! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 25, 2012

    If you collect this series, what are you gonna do? Not buy it? Of course you will, because like me, you might be a completist or is it a completionist? Whatever. The thought of having a gap in a series or not having the final issue is unacceptable. Now I'm actually looking forward to Superior Spider-Man, this new Spidey (Doc Ock) seems more bad-ass & brutal than the old Spider-Man. Just look at what he did to the Scorpion's jaw and you'll get the gist of it. Dan Slot still writes and ex-Scarlet Spider penciller extraordinaire Ryan Stegman takes over the illustrating duties. Looks fantastic. Until next time Peter Parker and thanks for the great comic book moments & memories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 27, 2012

    The forest is burning and Slott is only focused on one tree at a time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Dec 27, 2012

    J.M. DeMatteis and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring us a pretty interesting future story while Jen Van Meter and Stephanie Buscema tell a fun, short story focusing more on Black Cat than Spider-Man. Both really nice additions to a less-than-spectacular issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 27, 2012

    I drop into Spider-Man books once in a while. This is one of the worst ones I've read under Slott and I really don't care about the outcome as much as the trip to get there. This trick ending needed to be sold and it simply wasn't. Glossing over an ending where there is so much attention is simply a bad idea. Skip this one, especially at the hefty price point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Dec 28, 2012

    So as "Amazing Spider-Man" ends and "Superior Spider-Man's" head watches with narrow eyes in the distance, a lot can seemingly be said for the fact that at least Slott is trying something new. While the idea of a hero being replaced " or even being replaced by a villain " isn't ostensibly that new or innovative (heck,Megamind's already done it), giving Spider-Man such a drastic albeit assumedly temporary overhaul is certainly daring. Yet still, just because Slott, Marvel and all else involved are trying something new doesn't inherently make it that good, and despite all good intentions the finale of "Amazing Spider-Man" falls flat on its own bravado. "Superior Spider-Man" is a concept that something enticing could be done with and there is no denying that, but "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 seems like the perfect jumping-off point more than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 28, 2012

    At the end of the day, Amazing Spider-Man #700 turned out to be a reading experience that had a good set-up at the beginning but failed to peak any interest in the new Superior Spider-Man series thanks to its disappointing ending. There are just too many things about the ending that left a bad taste in my mouth for this and other recent Dan Slott Amazing Spider-Man stories. On top of that, the content that was provided was only worthless padding by Marvel to justify" the $7.99 price point. There are easily dozens of collections on Comixology and Amazon with more content worthy of that price point that people should buy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Dec 24, 2012

    There is a reason that Dan Slott the current writer of Amazing Spider-Man has received death threats from fans. Fans that have been following the title for the last few issues could have seen this issue coming. Therefore what particularly matters at the end of the day is the execution of Amazing Spider-Man 700. Unfortunately this is where the issue falters. Humberto Ramos is not doing Spider-Man any favors. Ramos makes the issue forgettable dry and dull. Slott's script is not up to par either. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 30, 2012

    Doctor Otto Octavius is the new Spider-Man. Peter Parker is dead for now. Does anyone care? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 1, 2013

    I'm sure there will be some who will be looking forward to the fresh take on the new “Superior” Spider-Man, but, following the example laid down in the Ultimate Universe, Peter Parker is dead and replaced (this wasn't even an original idea). Sure, Marvel is likely to return Peter Parker to the living (perhaps within a year if fan outrage hits critical mass and sales drop), but, to put it bluntly, I honestly don't care what happens from here on. He was inarguably the heart and soul of Marvel Comics, and the Marvel Universe is going to miss him far more than they know. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 27, 2012

    It's good that this is the last issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" - there's not much left about the character that's amazing any more. It's just sad, really. Read Full Review

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