Amazing Spider-Man #1
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Amazing Spider-Man #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 39 User Reviews: 27
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the "friendly" back in the neighborhood, the "hero" back into "super hero," and the "amazing" back into "Spider-Man!" Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner May 1, 2014

    This was a $6 issue and to most, including me, that's a pretty hefty price tag for a comic. By the time I was finished though, I felt like I had underpaid for it which hasn't ever happened to me with one of this beefy, expensive books before. This book has a ton of hype surrounding it and it not only meets the challenge head on, it completely knocks it out of the park. Tying in so many stories into the main plot and planting the seeds for future arcs was an absolutelybrilliant idea that I think we'll see more of in future #1′s after this book has done so well!I'm going to make a bold statement that I may catch some flak for here"this is the perfect #1 issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2014

    I would have preferred just to get the Main story, rather than all these teases for other books I'm not going to buy, and the inclusion (though I liked it) of Inhuman #1. Wouldn't it have been better to have a first issue at a competitive $2.99 with DC, than adding a buck? My grade would have been higher if Marvel's focus had been better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 30, 2014

    This is a very good issue indeed. The main 22 page feature is exceptional, the 6 shorts are fun and look amazing with the added bonus of giving you a taste of the new series that are being produced from them. The entire issue is a great introduction to a lot of elements and characters. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N May 1, 2014

    Thank you for checking out my Review! Please respond below so we can discuss the issue and Spider-Man further! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Fox May 1, 2014

    If you've missed Spidey as much as I have, this is a good chance to jump back on. I for one am really excited to discover all the past work Mr. Slott has done with the wall-crawler. It kind of feels like those days when I was a kid looking for ElfQuest #3" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers May 12, 2014

    "The Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is a great start to a series, and I know Spider-Man fans everywhere will be dying to get their hands on the next issue. Just the fact that Peter Parker is Spider-Man again makes this comic good enough for readers. This comic has your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man feel to it, which many fans missed so much. I can't wait to see how the story folds out and what situations Spider-Man will get himself into this time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman May 10, 2014

    Spider-Man's back, and he's firing on all cylinders. This isn't a perfect first issue, but it's pretty damn close, with the entire creative team doing their best to welcome Peter back to life, as well as set up everything that's coming in the next few months, and revisiting some old plot points to show us how Peter's return impacts them. There's laughter, there's smiles, and an undercurrent of foreboding too " nothing ever stays happy in Peter Parker's life for long, unfortunately, but for now we can enjoy the fact that Peter's back, and he's brought everyone's A-game with him. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 1, 2014

    But Peter Parker is back in fine form, and thats reason enough to celebrate. I think Slott and company have set a lot of plates spinning and itll be fun to see how long they can keep them in the air. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune May 1, 2014

    Superior Spider-man was never going to last forever -indeed that was part of the appeal " and while the main point may not have been a ploy to make us miss Peter Parker I find that we, much like Parker himself, truly didn't know what we had until it was gone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Apr 29, 2014

    Overall, Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a big issue, featuring a lot of story that sets up the new status quo for the Spider-Man family of books. Slott doesn't run away from what has happened recently, but he makes it as new (or lapsed) reader friendly as possible. The backup stories are even more so, as they not only open the door to the rest of the line for readers, but get readers excited for what's to come. For as much hype as there as been the issue isn't groundbreaking, but the return of Peter, solid storytelling throughout, and a roadmap to the immediate future of Peter & friends make this a worthwhile purchase for anybody interested in the web slinger. On top of it all the first issue of Inhuman is included, and the addition just adds to what is already a big comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 30, 2014

    Peter is back and this is going to be a great time! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 30, 2014

    For now, it's the equivalent of the legendary point by Babe Ruth, and we're just waiting on the pitch and swing. The Amazing Spider-Man #1 amounts to a primer for new readers and the calm before the storm for returning readers familiar with the characters. As someone who hasn't read any Spider-Man for the past few years, Slott's scripts are gentle and inviting " a status quo I'm hoping will shift as Spider-Man takes on new and familiar threats. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden May 2, 2014

    Welcome back Peter! Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 3) #1 is a fun, splashy, good time. It isn't the most substantial comic story ever told but it does what all good first issues should by setting up a ton of potentially great stories and dramatic situations. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 1, 2014

    As a new series, there is a sense of a fresh start and some genuine humor here, despite the high stakes and serious implications carrying over from the previous series. With so much needing to be carried over, however, some plot points may feel rushed or underdeveloped, which is further weakened by having other plot points shifted to supplemental chapters and a variety of artists. These are understandable choices, of course, and in terms of voice and characterization, the comic is as strong as ever. The momentum seems poised to never be slacking for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio May 3, 2014

    'Amazing Reality' aside, I enjoyed this first issue of 'Amazing Spider-Man' very much. It felt like a big event like it was supposed to and it covered a lot of things that I was left wondering about after 'Superior Spider-Man' ended. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series and I might even add 'Spider-Man 2099' to my pull list come July. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills May 1, 2014

    This issue and these moments have been a long time coming, and already Slott is making them worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennet May 1, 2014

    Overall a solid first issue with enough to have sucked me back in and with enough grandeur to justify the high page count and higher price tag (something that's rarely done these days) it's a book for new fans and old that only just misses the mark on a perfect score. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 30, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 is the full package. It carries imperfections but more important is the fact that through its charisma it never ceases to entertain. Every hand that graces the page does so with care and for that reason and many more it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris May 4, 2014

    Slott ensure us he has not lost a step in the year time he has not written Peter. He establishes the Amazing Spider-Man feel while placing him in a new status quo. Ramos's and Delgado's exaggerated arts and colors are on top and fitting to the return of the amazing series. A great set up for old and new readers that will bring the character to a new direction. This issue is packed at 96 pages of fantastic stories that is the perfect start to another historical run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 29, 2014

    This is a strong start to Peter's return to the red-and-blues. New or returning readers will be instantly dropped in to Slott's long-term writing style, which is accessible and fun and gives you just enough info to know what's happening but still leave you wanting more. Ramos, Olazaba, and Edgar Delgado give us a high octane world full of bright, vivid action. "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is classic comics, befitting one of the most classic titles in comic books. Welcome back, Pete. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 29, 2014

    Spider-Man is back to be Amazing. Dan Slott's SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN run will remain as one of our favorites since it shook up Spider-Man to his core. As we witness the next chapter in Spidey's life unfold, there will be several repercussions for him to deal with. Having Humberto Ramos' art helped to usher in the feeling of the return of the AMAZING Spider-Man because of his previous work on the series. This issue is like a celebration as we are treated to several short back up stories that further set the stage for what's coming in Spider-Man's life. Peter Parker may be back but he won't have very long to celebrate. He has a big mess to clean up and several angry foes that will be gunning for him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Apr 30, 2014

    Having something for every type of reader, this issue is a success and shows that Marvel is willing to do whatever it takes to please their fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 2, 2014

    Even though the issue is a tad pricey, theres actually a lot of material. As far as a Slott Spidey run goes, this is a solid enough start and definitely something to go on. Theres plenty of pieces moving in the Spideyverse and you know that All-Comic will be guiding you through the whole thing. Stay tuned! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 6, 2014

    Some of the changes Peter has to deal with are played out within the main story, while others are covered in back-up stories, the best of the bunch being the one with Black Cat. Things didn't go well for Black Cat when Peter wasn't in the costume, and now it looks as though things won't go well for Peter now that Black Cat is back in hers. Since Slott also writes this story, you know this will be dealt with soon. There's also a couple of engaging stories by Peter David and Chris Yost that make this over-sized issue worth its price. I would have preferred something else Spider-Man related rather than the full Inhuman number one issue they included, but for those that haven't read it yet it's a smart move by Marvel as a promotional item. Although I'll miss Doc Ock in the Spider-Man costume, I'm excited for this new journey. Welcome back Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 2, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 set-up the groundwork for the series moving forward without making it feel like I had to go back and read Superior Spider-Man. Dan Slott clearly has a plan in place for what he wants to do with Spider-Man moving forward. He has already set up numerous obstacles for Peter to overcome both personally and as Spider-Man. At the same time he makes the new status quo as something Peter is actually enjoying, which in turn makes it fun to read as a fan. And while half of the back-up stories did nothing for me the Electro and Black Cat stories did their job in teasing an interesting future for Spider-Man. With that I am back on board for whatever Slott has planned for Amazing Spider-Man next and that is all that can be asked for from a new first issue of a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho May 2, 2014

    Overall, Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a very good read. The back ups are better overall than the main story but that is because it sets up so much more going forward. The main story acts as more of an epilogue to Otto's story. Luckily for Peter Parker fans, his return was not a whimper thus saving Dan Slott a headache and many members of the comic fanbase a lot of needless whining. The art is a bit all over the place in the main story. This is a great introduction to the Spider-Man character and is perfect to give to a new reader. Peter Parker is back and all is right in the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 3, 2014

    I'm happy to report that Slott isn't going to shy away from the changes he brought to Peter's life during Superior. This is one bright, shiny issue of Spider-Man goodness. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 offers a solid, enjoyable look at Peter Parker's return to the Marvel Universe. Not every element in this first issue is a home run, but Slott and Ramos succeed at bringing back the fun and excitement of classic Spider-Man while still building on the events of Superior Spider-Man. This issue might have been better off forfeiting some of the less compelling backup material and lowering the cover price accordingly. But regardless, there's plenty of reason to be excited for Spider-Man's future with Peter back in the saddle. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 30, 2014

    So while The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1 DOES give it's long term readers props by continuing the story from Superior Spider-Man without missing a beat, something that DC Comics failed to do miserably with Superman after The New 52 launch which caused readers to leave in droves, it is weighted down WAY too heavily with marketing scheme inclusion stories. Still, I gotta say Make Mine Marvel for the props they do pay their long term readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 4, 2014

    The only truly "big" thing about it is the page count, and the reason it's a #1 is because Marvel wanted it to be so. This could just as easily be "Superior Spider-Man #32". However, on its own merits this is a good issue, with good promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan May 1, 2014

    The Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a solid fun book to celebrate Peter Parker's return. While not everything in the book is a hit, it's still very exciting to see the return of a classic character. The issue might be better without some of the back-ups, but it does show that Marvel has plans for our favorite Web-Slinger. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 1, 2014

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is a fun and at times moving epilogue to the "Superior Spider-Man" saga but it seems like it's gonna take a while for it to build up some of its own momentum. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 3, 2014

    Though Marvel somewhat treads on Slott's toes by having already revealed to the press one of his little secret tidbits from this issue, they've given him his head with the character over the past few years, and while not everything has clicked equally well, Superior Spider-Man showed that he could craft a strong superhero adventure that wasn't wholly reliant on his trick bag of jokes, eccentricities, and Stan Lee-era nostalgia. He's at the top of his game with this reboot, and if your tolerance for Ramos' art is higher than mine, this might be at least a four-star recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 30, 2014

    It's not a question of whether or not this book will sell - it will, just because everyone will want to know what's happening to Peter Parker now that he's back to the land of the living. But critics (myself included) will say... not much. The question is, how much do you miss Peter Parker? Do you miss him enough that soap operatics and a few quips will be enough to satisfy you? Or are you looking for the next big change in Peter's status quo already, even in the face of event fatigue? I wouldn't say that this comic necessarily lives up to its name, but I will say that Amazing Spider-Man remains a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Apr 30, 2014

    It's good to have Peter Parker back, and there are moments of true joy in this script, like when Peter slaps on his mask, and, careening across the New York skyline, says "This is what being Spider-Man is all about!" But there's no big moment, no revelation that shows why killing Peter and replacing him with Doc Ock was all worth it. And without something to tie the last several years together, this relaunch feels joyous only because we lost Peter to begin with, like the reader is being made to feel excited about Peter's return simply by his absence, not because of any larger lesson about Peter's value, or the true nature of Spider-Man. Maybe I expected too much, but while it's good to have Peter back, his return only makes me question why he had to be gone in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 1, 2014

    Peter Parker is truly back and with him, the ol' Parker luck. We're along for the ride as Peter navigates a myriad of messes left by the Superior Spider-Man, and while the light tone comes in heavy contrast to the recent web-slinging stories, it lacks any real gravitas. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Apr 30, 2014

    he new status quo is a decent enough one. It's not the same ol Peter Parker action we know and love (or loathe.) This comic retains it's sense of familiarity, but there's enough new ground being tread that it feels different. Exactly how different, we have yet to see, but it's off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher May 5, 2014

    In its efforts to recapture all those amazing qualities that make Spider-Man who he is, Amazing Spider-Man #1 sends Peter Parker down the road to regression. The humor is back, the classic themes have returned, and the tone is much more upbeat than it was during Superior Spider-Man. But bringing Spider-Man back to basics in the context of the story paints a less-than-amazing picture. Every character not named Peter Parker comes off as compelling while Peter Parker just comes off as a guy who refuses to be the superior Spider-Man that Doctor Octopus told him he could be. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 1, 2014

    It's a shame - for several decades (starting when I picked up my first issue in the mid-'60s) Spider-Man was my favorite super-hero. But I dropped his title years ago when the company lost sight of what made him a great character. This was a step in the right direction toward getting Spidey back to that spot - but judging by this issue, he still has a long hike ahead of him. Read Full Review

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