Amazing Spider-Man #1
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Amazing Spider-Man #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 38
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
Rated T

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 18, 2015

    Giuseppe Camuncoli provides the artwork and does a wonderful job on this perfect jumping on point. This issue looks and reads like an ideal issue of a Spider-Man book- the costume looks a bit different from what we are used to, but nothing to get in an uproar about. The battle between Spider-Man and fellow hero Mockingbird as they take on members of the villainous Zodiac had the kinetic energy leaping off of the page. The books sets the stage for a new chapter in the life of Peter Parker, one that, as a life long fan of the web head, I am glad to be on board for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 9, 2015

    While Renew Your Vows wasn't about the Spider-Man we've seen by Slott the last few years, it was a good signpost of new things to come, and anyone who enjoyed that story will have plenty of things to like here, as well as fans who've stuck around for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 12, 2015

    Combined with a series of teasers for Marvel's other Spider-series - Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez's Spider-Woman is the best of the bunch, as Jessica Drew juggles pregnancy and crimefighting, while Stacey Lee and Paco Diaz really do some spectacular work for Silk and an Amazing Spider-Man epilogue - and you've got yourself a comic book I cannot recommend enough. Spider-Man is one of those characters that is so enduring that you can put him in any environment and still produce a fantastic story. Dan Slott, at his prime, is the best kind of storyteller to prove it. Spider-Man's friendly neighborhood has gone worldwide - and that's the kind of world I like living in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Oct 8, 2015

    This book is fantastic. Slott clearly has his heart set on being remembered as one of the most innovative Spider-Man writers of all time. Whether or not he had this planned all along, or was just lost for a bit before coming up with this concept; one thing is for sure, this new Spider-Man really is Amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Oct 7, 2015

    Peter's life takes on a very new direction. It's unexpected and even better it's flat out brilliant, everyone has brought their A game for this opening issue and it makes it a true delight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 10, 2015

    Look, we all know these changes aren't going to last forever. The status quo will be restored at some point. Otto Octavius didn't stay Spider-Man for long. But I'm going to enjoy this ride for long as it lasts. I trust and enjoy Slott completely with the character. This is going to be an exciting new direction! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Oct 7, 2015

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 comes out of the gate swinging and knocks it out of the park. It has everything you'd expect from a book starring Spider-Man: high-octane action, humor, intelligence, and fantastic artwork all wrapped up in a gorgeous package presented to us by Giuseppe Camuncoli and delivered straight to your local comic book shop. Dan Slott has been on a roll with the Spider-Man series for years now, but if you haven't been reading because you weren't a fan of his prior work, now is a great time to jump on board. Spider-Man is back, and he's better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Matthew Petras Oct 11, 2015

    Anyone fearing an inferior clone of Morrisons work shouldnt be worried, though. What Slott lays the groundwork for in this first issue is unique and special. Not only is it a natural culmination of his work on the character thus far, it is a respectful and celebratory evolution of the legendary character of Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Tajaye Williams Oct 8, 2015

    Yep, things are definitely looking up for our favorite webcrawler which makes the impending battle from a returning iconic rogue a tough pill to swallow. I don't think this really needs saying (because it's almost rhetorical at this point) but I love the direction Dan Slott chooses to go in with every new story line. All his ideas are just out there (I imagine this causes a lot of grief during story pitches) but every harebrained idea serves as a purpose in helping building Peter's identity as a late 20's/early 30-year old man. He really makes it feel as if the character is growing with his readers instead of remaining stagnant which I can appreciate. This has been an incredible week not only for comics, but for the debut of Marvel's All New, All Different line as well. If you can appreciate a more grown up Spider-Man book than you're used to, then ASM #1 is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 8, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 ticks off all the right boxes for a major relaunch of a top flight book. It's entertaining, fun, has a nice cliffhanger and brings a new element to an old character to zap some life into the story. Slott's run on this character has been amazing and to have a skilled artist like Camuncoli still collaborating with him is just a treat for all of us who get to read these great stories. Spider-fans, this one's a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Chris Schnedler Oct 9, 2015

    To sum it up, the new Amazing series brings the classic hero in a new direction by a team that has done marvelous jobs on previous Spider-Man comics. it brings old and new characters into the mix and keeps the Amazing Spider-Man feel thanks to the impressive art of Camuncoli and the great storytelling from Slott, and I am very excited to see what is in store for us in the months to come. The issue also comes with sneak peeks for a few of the coming spider series' to give you a good idea of thecorrelations. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 9, 2015

    The Amazing Spider-Man #1 is, like the other books in Marvel's latest initiative, focused on being as fun, fast-paced and engaging as possible. And in that, it completely succeeds. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 7, 2015

    The main featured story is great if you've read Superior Spider-Man but will be a bit confusing for new readers. That said, the new direction is compelling and the Spider-Mobile works too! The price tag is high, but nearly all the short stories are exciting and interesting. I just wish there was some context, but with Secret Wars not yet over I guess they have to keep that vague. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    The new Amazing Spider-Man has the distinction of feeling both fresh and comfortably familiar at the same time. This series boasts an exciting new status quo for Peter Parker, but one that still feels like a natural extension of Slott's previous work. This is shaping up to be the book the previous volume of ASM should have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 11, 2015

    It certainly feels like an issue #1, with both the good and bad that comes with that. It means there's a lot of world-building that has to be set up, and it borders on feeling like it's all a Spider-Man "Elseworlds" with such a jump into a deeply different status quo. Even so, you can't help but feel the energy and enthusiasm for it all, and the variety of characters and locations are delightfully surprising. I'm certainly on board to see where this is going, as it's all very logically extending from the Spider-Man that's been built over the last five years. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 8, 2015

    The issue is a bit expensive with $5.99 cover price. The reason is because the issue comes with a lot of backups to promote the other Spidey related titles. I didn't ask for the promotions, so I don't find it fair the book includes them and jacks up the price. Overall, this is a pretty promising issue to begin a brand new series, and I will definitely keep on reading to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 10, 2015

    An impressive new start for our Web-Head, with a fun array of cast-members, some surprises and a ton of coming attractions built-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 7, 2015

    We're off to an interesting new start. This may not be the Spider-Man you're used to but you'll definitely want to see what happens next. With Dan Slott, you never know what he has up his sleeves. This is Spider-Man and Peter Parker living up to their full potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 8, 2015

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is packed with enough variety to satisfy practically every Spider-fan, and Slott and Camuncoli's lead story alone is enough to draw them in, making the six dollar cover price a bargain for so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 8, 2015

    This is in many ways a culmination and combination of Slott's Superior Spider-Man with a forward-thinking Peter Parker, and a renewed Prowler team-up that holds lots of promise for the future. Better still, a final tease indicates that Slott isn't done with his previous stories just yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Oct 12, 2015

    This relaunch has every critical eye fixed squarely on Marvel. That means the pressure is on many of its creators to do something sensational and impactful, and it's here where I think Slott mostly plays it safe. What bugs me the most is Amazing Spider-Man's lack of innovation, especially when it's already been firmly established that Peter Parker has incredible superpowers coupled with an immutable boyish charm. He doesn't need money to enhance his top-tier status, nor does he need it to make him more believable as a character. But what allows Spider-Man to endure will always be his ability to overcome. He has persevered through decades of the mundane and the wildly misguided. I guess that's what's most amazing about Spider-Man: at his core he always stays the same and a part of me will always like him because of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - Harrison Rawdin Oct 9, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a solid start to something that feels more right than random. With a strong team and several back-up stories meant to introduce us to the growing roster of arachnid themed titles there's no doubt in my mind that fans should give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Oct 7, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 (vol. 4) continues Dan Slott's streak of joyfully told opening issues, and Giuseppe Camuncoli's artwork is a perfect match for this brand new status quo. No one should mistake this comic as an Iron Man story, but there are some flaws in how the narrative unfolds that are worth monitoring as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Oct 7, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 is an absolute beast of comic book. At 60-odd pages, there's more than enough bang for your buck here, even if Slott's vision of Spider-Man ignores what makes one of Marvel's greatest great. Between the main feature and six short stories, there's something here for every Spidey fan, even it's not all perfect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 12, 2015

    A strong debut that presents some interesting challenges for the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Oct 8, 2015

    Quite simply put this is a continuation of what has gone before and it is written as such. It welcomes new readers with a new status quo and some action, but all of Parkers interpersonal relationships are already well-defined. Blocky expositional dialogue is placed to attempt to cover the tracks, but Slott glosses over past events so he can tell his story to his fans. Also the added content for the price is nothing more than a preview merry-go-round that attempts to sell new books with Spider-themed heroes (some work, most dont). This is not a strong start for Parker and his ANAD direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 10, 2015

    We can't sympathize or empathize with this Peter - in fact, he's virtually unrecognizable. So I won't be following this title. Bummer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Oct 15, 2015

    For the moment, Peter Parker is in a new position with a new narrative. There are elements in Amazing Spider-Man #1 that give that narrative plenty of promise. At the same time, it feels more like a gimmick in the same mold of Superior Spider-Man. There's still a sense that at some point, Peter Parker will snap back to being that everyman who hasn't progressed beyond the stage of an indebted college student. As relatable as that is, there comes a point when someone stuck in that stage isn't all that amazing. Read Full Review

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