Amazing Spider-Man #6

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• The finale of the record-breaking first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN where all heck breaks loose on Peter Parker.
•  Parker Industries has promised a humane and secure super-villain containment system but Black Cat and Electro have other ideas...
•  The secrets of Silk have been revealed!
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  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Sep 17, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 is an action-packed issue with plenty of story progression that doesn't abandon the the other good bits that have made Dan Slott's current run a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 12, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a comic book that's bound to appeal to any fanboy or fangirl that's just looking for a good time. It's a fun outing with enough narrative progression as it comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 12, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a rock solid Spidey tale featuring some very strong characters. I am enjoying the introduction of Silk very much, especially with how Slott is treating her character as an equal (and better, at times) of Peter, and I am glad that the end of Superior did not mean the end of Anna Maria. She provides the story with the grounding that was once brought by Aunt May, and Peter needs that. Black Cat is strong as ever, and it is a great time to be reading Spider-Man right now. The energy from the return of Peter is still palpable and this creative team is showing no signs of slowing down. With big things on the horizon for Peter, now is a great time to get on board the Spider-train and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 10, 2014

    Peter Parker is back as Spider-Man and there's no slowing down. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos are throwing plenty of action and sticky situations Peter's way. There's big things happening in Spider-Man's life and no telling where things will go next. Spider-Man is unmasked, Black Cat continues her attack against Spider-Man and Peter Parker, and there's more with Silk. Dan Slott is not slowing down when it comes to Spider-Man. There's so much going on, as soon as you finish reading, you'll need to stop to catch your breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 10, 2014

    This issue is another win for the Spider-Man office. Slott is constantly resolving plot points with satisfying answers while still bringing up new questions and that's one of his greatest strengths, the ability to keep moving forward without leaving any dangling plot threads. With Silk, Black Cat and Parker Industries all vying for Peter's attention in some way, we're sure to get some interesting new stories. Plus all of these storylines have the potential to link back to Spider-Man's central maxim, "With great power comes great responsibility," and that's how you know you've got a creative team that's on the right track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Sep 17, 2014

    The Bottom Line:A more typical ending might have had Electro meet some more disastrous end, so for Parker to chalk up what happened as a “win” is fitting. It wasn't easily won, and various players are being put in place for future conflict, so despite the wrap-up, we get plenty of narrative momentum so perfect for serialized fiction. I can't say all the characters are acting consistently or logically, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 11, 2014

    I dont think this book would be the same where it not for the excellent talents of Humberto Ramos, his style just oozes character and energy making ever page feel exciting and the exaggerated reactions of the characters make every humorous moment all the more impactful. Im glad Ramos has been the only artist on the relaunched series so far, he gels perfectly with the tone Slott is setting with his writing making every issue feel like a Saturday morning cartoon. In an age when fill-in artists are becoming ever more present at Marvel its great to see some consistency with this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 10, 2014

    For the first story arc since his return, the story ends in a very blah sort of way. The bad guys are stopped as always and while it's a great heroic moment for Spidey it's still rather tepid. There's still no rhyme or reason as to why Black Cat is so bad, but the new Silk character works great and it'll be fun to see how she's used in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 12, 2014

    Overall, the issue wraps up the story arc and hints a more interesting future for the future. The issue itself might be rushed a bit, but it brings potential great supports to the Spider-Man franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Sep 11, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 incorporates all of these positives and negatives to make it an enjoyable read that was flawed and largely representative of this volume as a whole so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 13, 2014

    Some of the subplots work, but a lot of them don't, and as a whole, the series is just too full of them. Slott has too many plates spinningwith Amazing Spider-Man to make for a fully compelling series. Couple that with some underwhelming character choices, like making Black Cat a villain, and the relaunch is off to a shaky start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Sep 11, 2014

    Jonah Jameson is up to his old tricks. I know I just said a lot of the story feels familiar, but there is a fine line between that and lazy. I feel J. Jonah Sure Peter has his own company now and has just found another spider-powered person in Silk, and Black Cat is after his blood, but it all feels familiar. Peter's life is never easy, and with great power always comes great responsibility. This all makes for a fun comic to read, with not too much 'weight' being dealt from the rest of the universe. Also, great action sequences abound in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2014

    In general, this issue suffers from a common problem in that it feels disjointed and rushed in many spots. Slott is constantly juggling plot points and characters and setting things up for the future. Often all that prep work can have a detrimental effect on the story being told in the present. Hopefully Spider-Verse itself will be more streamlined and focused. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 16, 2014

    With its first arc done and dusted, Amazing Spider-Man has done a lot in six issues. Peter Parker's back and here to stay, and all of the characters around him have their roles in his life (and his roles in theirs) well defined. There's a big tick in the win column in the form of Electro, whilst Black Cat's new role will likely come into prominence when Spidey least expects it. Plus, the introduction of Silk has the march to Spider-Verse well and truly on the way. With great storytelling from both writer and artists, it's not hard to see why Amazing Spider-Man is Marvel's top selling ongoing series at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 12, 2014

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #6 is enjoyable, but with a little more care it could be so much better. The ideas are strong here, but the execution needs a little more polish. This should be a flagship title for Marvel, and if that's the case, let's see it shift back up from good to great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Sep 10, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 has the things that make comics special: punchy jokes, dynamic action, beautiful artwork, and bright colors. However it is missing the things that makes them work picking up every month: consistent characterization, motivations, and a defined protagonist. Read Full Review

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