Amazing Spider-Man #18

Writer: Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
6.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• A huge chapter in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN history comes to a close!
•  Peter's choices as CEO of Parker Industries come home to roost!

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 7, 2015

    It remains to be seen how we'll return to these plot-threads following Secret Wars, but I think we will in some way see a resolution. In any case, while this issue isn't going to knock your socks off, it's more than enjoyable enough for fans of the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 7, 2015

    Ultimately, this isn't the strongest this book has even been, but even when it's idling, Amazing Spider-Man still operates at a higher level than most. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 6, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #18 is a bit of an odd issue in that the backup story eclipses the primary tale, even though the main story includes events that should be surprising and thrilling. Those events unfold in a manner that is a little too straightforward and the main story lacks pizazz, but I'd argue the backup makes up for it. Secret Wars is coming and who knows what the effect on ASM may be, but I'm looking forward to the eventual battle between Felicia and Peter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 9, 2015

    Secret Wars is going to change everything, one presumes. So this story arc in Amazing Spider-Man has kind of been stalling for time. Or maybe it's Slott wrapping up some loose ends. Either way, it's a slightly disappointing issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 9, 2015

    It's a slick looking battle with Spider-Man relying on his supporting cast more than ever, and with a wrap-up that ends with a big question mark. The Ghost is a villain just as much as the things the characters keep hidden from each other, which lends a kind of cliffhanger into uncertainty, as we are curious where this will all end up. It won't feel too satisfying if this uncertainty isn't answered because of the Secret Wars event, which means we won't get closure on a lot of what's been going on. Also, the Black Cat is determined to not return to the character we actually like, but as her set-up seems complete, perhaps this is the last we have to see it for a while. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden May 6, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #18 is a stunner when it comes to art. Ramos, Olazaba, and Delgado are at the top of their game here with two one-page spreads that are on fire. Slott and Gage conclude their story in a somewhat satisfying way while still not providing Peter room to shine in his own book. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 6, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man hasn't been firing on all cylinders in recent months, and this finale issue does nothing to reverse that trend. While Ghost makes for a good villain, the rushed pacing and divided focus are a drag on both stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 11, 2015

    There's enough to like in the issue, but most everything here is mired in the ongoing plots of the book. It wraps them up but readers may find themselves feeling a little empty-handed at the end, with the knowledge that this is the last issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" for several months. Slott moves forward with "Renew Your Vows" and artist Adam Kubert next month, which will most likely not involve anything addressed in this book, which makes the ending feel even more hollow. This is mostly a completionist's issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg May 6, 2015

    This is the last issue of Amazing Spider-Man before Secret Wars. It is not the cleanest ending point for Spider-Man, but some of that can be accredited to Spider-Verse taking up so much publishing real estate. We will have to wait and see if there is a place for Parker Industries in the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan May 7, 2015

    Overall, I'm a bit sad this is the end of Amazing Spider-Man. A lot of problems are not addressed, and it doesn't feel like the proper ending we deserved. Hopefully the post-Secret Wars world will be friendlier for Spider-Man, and more focused on the storylines. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan May 8, 2015

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, and this arc, had some good ideas that unfortunately had to be cut short because of event tie-in. It's enjoyable, but could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn May 9, 2015

    For a title once long-considered Marvel's flagship, the (temporary) last regular issue of Amazing Spider-Man is, sadly, nothing much to write home about. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    The Latest Pull - Derek L. Chase May 8, 2015

    Bythe end I found myself excited for Secret Wars, just to see the Spider-World shaken up one more time, and, hopefully, deliver something truly amazing. Read Full Review

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