Amazing Spider-Man #16

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 20
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

•  There's an accident at Parker Industries!
•  What will Peter Parker do to save his employees, both as CEO AND Spider-Man?!
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  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 15, 2016

    Not that I was on the fence to begin with, because the premise had already sold me, but I'm totally on board for this arc now. This was an excellent issue to setup the coming threat Spider-Man/Peter is going to be facing and I can't wait to see him mix it up with some of these classic characters. The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Marte Gracia is the perfect complement to any Spider-Man story. The team really puts together some beautifully fluid action sequences and really, I find it hard to look away from, but in a very good way. Dan Slott is on top of his game here and really has me intrigued where he's going to take this story going forward. This book was, in the words of Stan Lee, Excelsior! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Aug 12, 2016

     There is a difference between meaningless repetition and what makes a character a character. Dan Slott once again proves that he is a master of walking that fine line. Also, Alex Ross is doing some of his best cover work of his career week-to-week on this series.  Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 11, 2016

    Before Dead No More is off to a thrilling start, with bigger and better things clearly on their way. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 11, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #16 is a solid issue that sets up the motivation and mysteries for the coming event effectively, and if it doesn't blow the doors off the place, it does provide a great cliffhanger and a foreboding tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Aug 10, 2016

    Writer Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 4) #16 presents a compelling dilemma for its guilt-driven protagonist; one that may spell tragedy for Spider-Man as readers move inevitably closer towards "Dead No More." Overpowering several clunky dialogue scenes is a truly dazzling rescue sequences rendered by the ongoing art team of Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Marte Gracia that brings back the transforming fun of the Spider-Mobile for an equally exciting Spider-Cycle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 13, 2016

    This issue is mostly just keeping time until the real fun begins with Dead No More. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 15, 2016

    Perhaps it's not a surprise that an arc featuring the Jackal might be a tough sell for readers, considering the character set off a chain reaction that nearly killed Spider-Man's viability as a series. To try to riff on such a potentially explosive storyline shows that Dan Slott must have an ace up his sleeve, one that will likely give this event the direction and emotion it needs " but as far as this prelude goes, Amazing Spider-Man #16 does feel like a bit of a misstep, missing out on some of the evocative human connection that's made Peter Parker such a fun character to follow all these years. Hopefully with all this exposition out of the way, this spider will find its footing soon enough. Read Full Review

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