Amazing Spider-Man #17

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: R. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 23
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  The Prowler (and our readers) meet the new Electro!
•  Who is this woman and what does she have to do with the Man in Red?!
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  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 31, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #17 sets a lot of things up and cleverly brings a big chunk of Spider-Man's rogues gallery together. If you're a fan of Spidey villains this issue will get you properly excited for future issues. Bottom line, this is good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2016

    Dan Slott is currently weaving what seems to be a new take on a classic Spider-Man tale. I just can't state enough how much I've loved the Before Dead No More story arc. The Amazing Spider-Man title currently has years of stories finally merging together and I love when you put in that commitment to a comic and it all starts to pay off in new and interesting ways . The mystery of what the Jackal is up to, who exactly he is, why he has returned, and who he is bringing back with him has me gobbling up each issue while my brain is spinning like a top trying to guess what will happen next.  Basically, Dan Slott is making Spider-Man great again! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Sep 1, 2016

    A lack of Spider-Manin this issue doesn't harm THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 one bit, setting the building blocks for the next major storyline while remaining a fun at its core. It delivers on expanding upon our villain's motives, gives Prowler some screentime in preparation for his upcoming solo series, and overall looks pretty damn good. And with an old foe making his return in the upcoming issue, it will be interesting to see how hefits into CLONE CONSPIRACY as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2016

    This issue goes a long way towards building a strong foundation for Dan Slott's next Spider-Man epic. It gives Hobie Brown some much-needed attention, while at the same time offering readers a closer glimpse of the Jackal and his plans for the Marvel Universe. The art isn't quite as strong without Giuseppe Camuncoli at the helm, but this issue has plenty of strong storytelling moments regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 31, 2016

    The debut of a new Electro! The “death” of a character! This is a lead up to Dead No More that's getting me excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Sep 1, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #17 does an exceptional job at getting readers to buy into the hype surrounding Dead No Moreand does so without being cheap or lazy. This issue stands on its own as a great read and how it fits into the much bigger picture should have readers begging Dan Slott for more. The only concern going forward is that the characters dying and being resurrected as easily as occurs here eliminates any threat or weight the story might possess. I have faith, however, that Dan Slott & company can deliver the Spider-Man masterpiece that everyone is hungry for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 3, 2016

    All the personality and energy that I felt has been lacking in Peter Parker lately is found here in Hobie Brown. He's a dynamic, interesting character, and the Prowler is just fantastic. He's got a cool new costume, his skills are top notch, and his character dynamic is new and cool. This is everything I could have possibly wanted when Slott brought Prowler back. This is a damn cool Prowler issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 31, 2016

    This isn't an opening salvo as much as it is the calm before the storm, and with R.B. Silva at his side, even this slow burn of a comic looks truly, well" amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Aug 31, 2016

    While Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 4) #17 does rehash a good deal of the events of the previous issue, it does provide an even more intriguing look behind the scenes of the Jackal's clone-inspired plans. While the wait for "Clone Conspiracy" is all the more painful, readers should delight in the wonderful addition of R.B. Silva's expressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Sep 1, 2016

    Tags amazing spider-man, dan slott, Dead no more, marvel, marvel comics, peter parker, Prowler, spider-man Related Posts What's New What's Trending Decoding The Clues of SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE CONSPIRACY article Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Aug 31, 2016

    Slott is still playing with fire with this march to The Clone Conspiracy, but so far he's managed to keep the story less than convoluted and a rather enjoyable ride. Hopefully, that is something that continues in future books. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Sep 6, 2016

    Slott is taking the time to put the pieces in place to make Dead No More into the impactful arc this series has been missing since its relaunch. That method gives us books like this issue that has its moments but is clearly more interested in whats coming next. Hopefully the follow through will be better than the buildup. Read Full Review

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