Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

YEAR ONE: LEARNING TO CRAWL!
•  He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began.
•  Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man.
•  The chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
•  Dan Slott (SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH) and Ramón Perez (the Eisner winning TALE OF SAND & WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) bring you a new & reverent spin on the first 60 days of Spider-Man.

  • 9.3
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt May 8, 2014

    I was on the fence about this "new" series living up to its many clamoring press releases and sales number records, but put all of those things out of your mind and just do what I did: read a great book by a solid creative team and remember why you love the web-slinger in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 7, 2014

    In most cases retread comics aren't worth your time, but this one is a bit different. It adds the new element of a Spidey fan that Peter doesn't even know exists. The dynamic is there for a great story and this is a great first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 12, 2014

    This issue is the rare example of a supplementary title surpassing its parent title in both fun and writing quality. It would be easy to skip a non-main miniseries, especially an origin story, but Slott seems determined to write this miniseries as one readers will not find frivolous. New and familiar readers will be pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this issue is. In one scene, a school counselor calls Peter "just a fifteen-year-old boy." Slott shows us all the reasons Peter is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 8, 2014

    Non-main miniseries titles are often overlooked, and Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 does not tie in directly with current Marvel U events such as Peter's return to life. However, this issue does a dual job of introducing new readers to Peter's backstory, and giving familiar readers a refreshing, unhurried deeper look at his psyche in the wake of Uncle Ben's death. This issue reveals Peter as a teen who is struggling with uncertainty about the future. For its well-crafted writing of a character teetering on adulthood, this issue deserves high marks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden May 8, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl #1.1 harkens back to a simpler but no less morally complex time in the life of Peter Parker. The art is beautiful and the story reverential, in a great way, thanks to Ramon Perez and Dan Slott. It begs for more stories be told in this time period of Spider-Man's existence. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2014

    A retread this is not. Learning to Crawl avoids rehashing a story readers have seen countless times, instead opting to explore Peter's slow, painful evolution into the hero he is today. It's definitely a worthy companion to Slott's core Spider-Man series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers May 14, 2014

    Although the modernization of a mostly retro-looking comic threw me off at times, I still enjoyed the comic and advise any Spider-Man fans to pick it up. I'm also excited to see how the story continues with the newly introduced hero, Clash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 8, 2014

    This book initially appeared to be another crappy retread of Spideys origin or perhaps a bad imitation of the classic Batman: Year One. Its actually neither of those things. Slott has simply found a story that takes place during Parkers early days and runs with it in grace and style. Thats to be commended. A great story is a great story, whether youre treading on sacred ground or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 9, 2014

    Offering a unique point of view and character dynamics, ‘Learning to Crawl' is a rather enjoyable return to Spider-Man's early days. The issue concedes that most of us know the story of Spider-Man, but teases us a tag-line; “But you don't know the whole story…”. Admittedly there's nothing particularly noteworthy or revelatory about the story's first segment, and one has to wonder just what untold secrets could lay in wait. The more cynical fan may feel their ret-con sense tingling, especially with “Original Sin” rocking the Marvel universe. However, Slott has proven his reverence for the character's history time and again. ‘Learning to Crawl' is just the beginning of his latest contribution to that growing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 7, 2014

    Lets take a trip back to the early days of Spider-Mans career. Not a simple retelling of stories weve already seen, this series sets to fill in some of the gaps between AMAZING FANTASY #15 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (Volume 1). With Dan Slott writing, you cant help but wonder how much will come into play in the newly relaunched AMAZING SPIDER-MAN series. Ramn Perezs art matches the tone of the time period nicely and it could be very interesting to see what happens to Spider-Man in this transitionary stage. If you think you know the whole story behind Spider-Mans early days, it turns out theres more than you realized. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 7, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 on face value doesn't feel like a necessary blast from the past. But even so there's enough done right to earn a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz May 9, 2014

    Overall Spider-man learning to crawl is exactly as advertised, and if the concept appeals to you definitely try it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 8, 2014

    Slott has worked with Spidey/Peter analogues in the past (remember Alpha, everyone?) and their storylines always come to a similar conclusion: if you don't learn that with great power comes great responsiblity, then you can't be a hero. It looks like we're getting set up for that again. But, on the whole "Learning to Crawl" is more enthralling at the moment than Amazing Spider-Man proper. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 9, 2014

    Does the world really need yet another look into Spider-Man's origin? Probably not, but "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.1 makes a good case for it anyway. Slott finds worthy new elements to explore, and Prez brings a kind of retro-cool to the old school. Spidey fans might not need this, but they will certainly want it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece May 14, 2014

    I am left wanting more. So far, there is nothing heretical going on here, but there is development and complexity. So far, it doesn't feel as if the story is being remade, updated for a new age, but rather explored, mined for details and angles that we all might have missed over the years. This is a good approach. The old tales have held up just fine. If Slott and Prez continue as they do in this inaugural issue, they might help us to see that fact even more clearly than we did before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford May 7, 2014

    If I could recommend this comic, I'd recommend it for the art. The story, despite adding some layers, is nothing new. The coloring is grounded in lots of earth tones, giving it a reverential, nostalgic feel. Perez's pencils have an elasticity that adds expressiveness to every character, and to reiterate my favorite part of the comic, I really like the way he draws Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio May 11, 2014

    Aside from the modern day angle of the story, I liked 'Amazing Spider-Man' #1.1. Dan Slott truly has a grasp on the character like no other writer today and I'm excited to see where else he takes us in this uncharted territory. I also wonder how this will tie in with the flagship Spidey book, which Slott also writes, especially when things like 'Original Sin' and 'Spider-Verse' come into play. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 8, 2014

    The Bottom Line: Recommend this title toyoung readers or people new to Spider-Man's story. For other fans, they will find a story with by-the-book plotting and the "development" of a Peter that by necessity starts him in a regressed state before he can progress. Clash as a new character feels more like a product of the by-the-book plotting rather than a genuine person worthy of our empathy. All readers may want to buy the book by feature of the art, however, as it's wonderfully crafted. Read Full Review

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