Amazing Spider-Man #16.1

Amazing Spider-Man #16.1

Writer: Gerry Conway Artist: Carlo Barberi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

SPIRAL begins here!
•  The underworld is in a constant flux and has been since the Kingpin got taken out at SHADOWLAND. That war is heating up and Spidey's going to do something about it.
•  But he's not the only one-- Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job as a police office and as the vigilante THE WRAITH!
•  Do she and Spidey play by the same rules?
Rated T+

  • 8.1
    The Latest Pull - Zachary Ford Mar 20, 2015

    All in all, a fun read. A welcome return to the man who had the distinct honor of picking up where Stan Lee himself left off in 1972. I have high hopes for this series, and will definitely enjoy it in between Slott's more sci-fi take on my favorite character. I definitely recommend it, for all Spidey fans, even the ones who've dropped off in the past. It's a welcome return to the streets for our favorite wall-crawler, and I can't wait to read more of it. Conway adapts right into the new style of comics writing with ease, and I hope they give him more work after this, because I would definitely be picking it up, just like I'll be picking up every issue of this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Mar 18, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #16.1 is a wonderful introduction to the "Spiral" story and a brilliant reintroduction for Gerry Conway as a writer on the title. The art doesn't quite fit the subject matter's tone but Peter's voice is as clear as day in a story that thematically and narratively challenges all the rules he's established for himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 19, 2015

    All in all, it's very nice to see such a skilled and justly legendary creator back on a signature character, and firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 19, 2015

    Admittedly, old-school writers coming back to their old characters doesn't always work out great. But it's actually wild just how seamless Conway's return feels. He's adjusted his writing style according to the times and does a great job here Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Mar 19, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Manhas issues with its pacing,art,and dialogue, but Gerry Conway shows he still has the chops to plota Spidey crime yarn whilealso starting to develop the relationship between Spider-Manand Yuri Watanabe that strikesa similar tone to earlier friendships with police officers, like the late Jean DeWolff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 19, 2015

    The return to a simpler story is refreshing, but the narrative focus needs some sharpening to create a more fluid story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 20, 2015

    Even though it's the start of a multi-part saga, "Amazing Spider-Man" #16.1 doesn't feel ominous or foreboding. Conway pitches a story that seems appealing and hits the ground running. All readers need to know about Spider-Man, Tombstone, Wraith or Mister Negative is all right here, no flashbacks or origin tales required. Just grab a webline and get to swinging alongside everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; too bad the neighborhood part is in a downward spiral. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    jtefft Mar 18, 2015

    This is as good a Spidey story as I've read in recent years. Conway gets Peter right throughout the book. He mixes in thoughts and memories from the recently concluded Spider-Verse event quite nicely. Wraiths appearance seems necessary, not extraneous, and the struggles that Wattanabe has throughout, with her alter-ego, provide a nice dramatic backdrop, supporting the events of the story. Impressive intro into Spiral. I'm also quite pleased with the art. Spidey had a bit of his days of old look again, which I found kind of refreshing. Looking forward to the next chapter.

  • 7.5
    The Villain Sep 29, 2016

    This book feels more like a Watanabe book than a Spider-Man book. This may have something to do with Dan Slott taking some time to better set up Parker Industries. The book is interesting enough it just feels like a B level book. A little below Spider-Man.

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 8, 2015

  • 7.0
    DXO May 30, 2015

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