Amazing Spider-Man #5

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 18
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  The greatest untold secret of Spider-Man's world has a name - SILK!
•  Who is this mysterious woman and what does she have to do with Black Cat and Electro?!

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Aug 17, 2014

    Now the artwork " Humberto Ramos is one of my favourite comic book artists if not my absolute favorite since discovering his talents back at the end of the nineties with Crimson. The guy was born to draw Spider-Man, the guy draws detail and action perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 14, 2014

    Spidey definitely swings out on top this week as we are treated to a near-perfect amalgam of his world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 16, 2014

    It's entertaining, well-written, and beautifully visualized. Its ambition seems to be its biggest detractor as we're sort of led through the story at a quicker pace than our thoughts and our emotions can follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Aug 14, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 effortlessly weaves in and out of Spider-Man's world with great humor and pacing. Only some questions characterizations can derail a book this electric. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Aug 15, 2014

    I am still not sold on this new spider-girl-person, Cindy Moon. I know it's a shake up, and it is meant to tie into the larger picture of Original Sin, but I feel it might be a forced plot point. Peter has some fun with her, in more ways than one this issue, but I am afraid this might be a character that will fall flat as the story pans out. But only time will tell, and I have to try and quell my worry and trust in the work of Dan Slott. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 13, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man is a solid comic that does a great job balancing the revelation of Cindy's existence with the storyline that was ongoing prior to the Original Sin tie-in. Slott balances all the moving pieces well and the art team of Ramos and Delgado light the issue up and make it leap from the page. Amazing Spider-Man is a ton of fun right now, and worthy of the huge sales numbers it is bringing in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 19, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 was another enjoyable issue for a new series that has quickly become one of the comics I look forward to reading every month. This is a big deal given how I did not read Dan Slotts Superior Spider-Man, and after more than a year away from reading a comic from this franchise it feels good to be reading a Spider-Man comic again. So far everything is playing out well, with the exception of Electros motivation. And with the hook ending showing us that Black Cat is getting closer to getting her revenge on Spider-Man things should only get more exciting moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 13, 2014

    Spider-Man has a new enemy and her name is Black Cat. Even though Spider-Man has discovered Silk, a woman who was bitten by the same radioactive spider he was moments afterwards, her help still won't be enough to stop this hate-filled Felicia Hardy. Having an amped up Electro on her side makes Black Cat even more deadly. Black Cat's hatred and attitude feels like a bit much but it is making an interesting story, combined with the other subplots thrown in. Dan Slott is keeping the fun and excitement going and Humberto Ramos' art captures the vibe of the story nicely. There's a big cliffhanger but we'll just assume he'll manage to get out of it next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 18, 2014

    It's clear that the old Parker luck will fall sooner rather than later, and with the threat of Morlun over the horizon in "Spider-Verse," I imagine that Silk will either be destined for a heroic sacrifice or a turn to villainy. But that doesn't stop Slott and Ramos from making her a welcome addition to the cast of Amazing Spider-Man for now. Slott and Ramos are hitting their stride once more, hitting the perfect balance between action and melodrama. For the first time in a while, it feels like Peter Parker has really, truly returned. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 15, 2014

    That ending though… I hardly doubt something big is going to happen. It's most likely a red herring. I'm pretty sure Silk is going to cover Peter's face in time before his face is shown on the camera. If not, well, things are going to be really, really, really, really interesting for once. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2014

    Despite never having been the biggest fan of Humberto Ramos' style, I've been impressed with his work on this new series so far. Ramos' tendency to exaggerate facial features and body proportions seems toned down slightly. Meanwhile, his Silk design and his Black Cat redesign both look great. The book has a vibrant sense of energy that really begins to heat up as the two heroes and two villains begin to clash. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Aug 14, 2014

    As events escalate towards Spider-Verse there is genuine excitement for the future. For now, Amazing Spider-Man continues to offer much of the same with each issue. As a reviewer it can become difficult to find new things to say about a book from one issue to the next, especially when the art is the same, and the plots have very much the same faults and the same shining moments. This is the case with Amazing Spider-Man's current direction. Its quirky moments and sheer vibrancy carry it while a routine lack of depth stops it from being great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 13, 2014

    While a bit repetitive with the Silk and Spider-Man attraction, this issue progresses the story nicely. I can't say a new reader will have any idea what is going on, and the layouts are a bit cramped, but overall it's a strong delivery of character and plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Aug 15, 2014

    Overall, this Original Sin tie-in didn't move forward with the "sin" that was revealed last issue. I have no doubt Slott will return to this particular narrative, but it seems odd to neglect it in an issue bearing the crossover branding all over the cover. That being said, I believe there is a lot of potential as Marvel adds a “never known before” additional twist to the origin of Spider-Man and I'll definitely be sticking around to find out what happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 15, 2014

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #5 isn't hurt or derailed in the least by tying into "Original Sin," and is actually made stronger by it. Slott and Ramos deliver a fun, brisk and witty story that balances all sorts of action with humor and clever character interaction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 16, 2014

    The superhero action and tension isn't as much fun as the personal life stuff in Amazing Spider-Man these days. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Aug 15, 2014

    Slott and company improve Silk's characterization while Electro's gets a demotion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Aug 17, 2014

    The Bottom Line:Spidey's life is as crazy as ever, but it's difficult to know what to make of it. The lines between comedy and suspense are not quite as clear as the characters themselves are swept up into the demands of the story. I'm waiting for the moment we can clearly see Peter Parker as a hero and not simply being a victim to the forces around him. Even if the Black Cat chooses to ignore all logic and (disappointedly) become a supervillain, at least she's showing some agency. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 14, 2014

    I really hope this Black Cat storyline is wrapped up quickly, and we can move forward, because it's hampering my enjoyment of what is usually a great book. Read Full Review

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