Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Pat Olliffe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
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As Peter Parker prepares for the 2nd most important wedding day of his life, a new enemy brutally rises up from Spidey’s past. Plus the introduction of some brand new family members promises to make this a wedding that he wishes never happened! Rated A …$3.99

  • 10
    Comix 411 - David Torres Jul 9, 2009

    I highly recommend this issue. Pat Olliffe provides the art work here and I was a huge fan of his work on Spider-girl. With all of this Clone Saga talk, I guess I'll be checking out Spider-man for a while. I will definitely be picking up the big 600th issue. If you're a long time Spidey fan like me and have abandoned the character because of "Brand New Day," give this issue a shot because it will definitely put a smile on your face. It's a fun read and it's able to stand next to the quality of old Spidey stories from the past. Go get it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jul 13, 2009

    I enjoyed it and I’m giving it a B. It was a great “Annual story” – it stands on it’s own as a good story but is something that will undoubtedly have quite a bit of impact down the road. It’s got me geeked for this whole American Son storyline to wrap up so we can see what’s coming next. Good stuff, and I wish the regular Amazing Spider-Man book was this good. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 8, 2009

    The bottom line is, this Annual falls into a category that's increasingly popular these days: it's a fair enough book created with the implicit purpose to set up other, more interesting stories down the road. And this sort of project can only be so successful as a standalone, no matter how many chuckle-worthy moments are peppered throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jul 14, 2009

    Along with the disappointing "American Son," I feel like "Amazing Spider-Man" is spinning its wheels a little bit. Everything I've seen out of 600 so far looks like a great return to form, but until then I expected more from an Annual of what used to be most anticipated book of the Every-Other-Week-Or-So. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jul 7, 2009

    Having taken the time to explain this reasonably complicated backstory, however, the issue doesn't really do anything with it, ending on a cliffhanger that leaves the story just as much of a mystery as it was at the start. I'm used to Annuals providing a reasonably self-contained story, but this one feels more like a missing issue of the regular title than a standalone issue. As such, it's a bit of a flat ending to an otherwise fairly enjoyable story, and one that demands that you buy future issues of Amazing Spider-Man if you want to make sense of it. Still, I imagine that most readers with more than a passing acquaintance with Spider-Man history will be back for more, as they'll no doubt be keen to see how Guggenheim reintegrates this much-derided piece of Spidey lore back into the modern-day continuity for the character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 9, 2009

    . This one just barely missed out on a "Mildly Recommended" rating. To me, Annuals should be stories that can't be told in the flow of the regular series or offer some sort of extras. Storywise, we get nothing more here than a rehash of the Aunt May wedding stuff and the implied return of a character that I'm just not that into. There are a few cool moments that keep this one fairly enjoyable, but in the end, the disappointing aspects outweigh the good. Read Full Review

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