Amazing Spider-Man #15

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• "Power Play" comes to its rousing conclusion!
•  Regent's master plan is working until Mary Jane Watson gets into the fray!
Rated T

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Jul 9, 2016

    Fast paced, marvelous art, great script and a good developing of the classical Spider-Man we all know and love. Why wouldn't you read it? Even if you don't like Peter Parker's story you should give this a chance and see how you change your opinion. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 11, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #15, while covering ground we've tread over before, is still able to still come off as an intriguing concept with emotional weight to it. I was especially fond of Dan Slott's inclusion and use of Harry Osborne and Mary Jane who were given some nice moments and growth with this story. Kudos to Slott who made sure they were not just used as a plot device for Spider-Man to save, which happens too often in paint-by-numbers superhero affairs.  The art team (Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, & Marte Gracia) is fantastic as the figures and colors jump off every page. Mary Jane looks amazing in the Iron Spider suit in this issue, but especially on the front cover done by Alex Ross. Bits and Pieces:Overall I would say this was a strong arc, which may have benefitted from a little more meat and cheese, but was far from a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jul 7, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #15 was a fantastic comic book; the perfect amount of time spent on this story arc and we are done with Regent for now. People choosing to ignore this series for the time being are foolish, these books are fun and beautiful. Regardless, there are no excuses now as ASM #16 is the beginning of “Dead No More”, I for one am very much looking forward to some clone action; and curious to see if Dan Slott is up to task! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 6, 2016

    This issue pulls off an appearance by Mary Jane as a hero quite well with good setup, solid heroics, and a concerned Spider-Man that puts his trust in her. All that combined makes for a rousing conclusion to the Regent story. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Jul 10, 2016

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 is not the best issue of the Regent storyline, but it is still a fun, if not obviouslysatisfactory, conclusion.Mary Janegetting to be the hero was a real highlight, and the artwork was fantastic as always, but thestory ended rather predictably, save for the last two pages. I personally enjoyed it, but I could definitely understand if some people wereleft wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Jul 7, 2016

    All-in-all, this story arc feels a bit like it was filler to build up to something else. The only thing that appeared to have any lasting effect was J. Jonah Jameson Sr.'s condition at the end of the comic. Unless, of course, Tony and MJ become a serious thing and they ride off into the sunset together while Riri Williams holds down the Iron throne for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 6, 2016

    Ultimately, "Power Play" likely won't be seen as the strongest Amazing Spider-Man arc Slott and Gage have been involved in, with all the different characters and subplots muddying the waters of what this arc began as: the rivalry between Spider-Man and Iron Man, and the very different characterizations of Peter Parker and Tony Stark. While fans of the Spider-Marriage will likely cheer as Mary Jane Watson steps up to the plate, fans without that emotional connection can likely wait until Slott's "Dead No More" arc begins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 9, 2016

    Mary Jane's debut as a superhero was fun, and they picked a neat costume of her to wear. I almost think Dan Slott and Brian Michael Bendis made Mary Jane into Tony Stark's assistant just so that she could wear the superhero costume that is a cross between Spider-Man and Iron Man. Funny how that works out. But Mary Jane is badass in the suit, and just as smart as you'd expect when she tells everyone she isn't about to make it permanent. Quality Mary Jane issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 6, 2016

    After spending so much time on the sidelines, it's great to see Mary Jane front-and-center and saving the day when Peter Parker falters. Still, this story arc never managed to build regent into a compelling villain, and this finale issue suffers as a result. Hopefully better things lie ahead as Slott shifts focus towards building to the events of The Clone Conspiracy. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Jul 7, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 4) #15 is a step in the right direction for this flailing series, but still continues to not only repeat recent storylines but also previous mistakes. Peter continues to be a secondary character in his own title, the writing makes unearned leaps in logic and thematic resonance, and the villains' characterizations remain one-note and unable to support multiple-issue story arcs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jul 7, 2016

    Dan Slott and Christos Gage's "Power Play" arc has been a mixed bag, and in its final moments the cracks really begin to show. This comic has some genuinely great moments, but paints by the numbers to get there. Read Full Review

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