Amazing Spider-Man #20

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott, Christos Gage Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 27
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• Death is no more, and DOCTOR OCTOPUS HAS RETURNED!!!
• How is he back? And what does he have to do with The Jackal?
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 16, 2016

    Look we all know that some dances are meant to be eternal and this is one of them. Spider-Man vs his first and most worthy foe Dr. Octopus. The bonus is we get the rivalry renewed with both at the height of their physical and mental prowess. Nevertheless, things are about to be very crowded for our Friendly World Wall Crawler. Part of the fun of being a Peter Parker fan is seeing the torment he will have to overcome to succeed. Well, now he has a foe back that remembers everything.That certainly can't be good for Parker Industries' business but it's more profitable for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 20, 2016

    Dan Slott has never been one to shy away from going big with his stories, and in telling the tale of Doc Oc's return to the living the writer maintains his trademark craziness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 24, 2016

    The Clone Conspiracy rolls as the villains take the spotlight here. While overall this was an entertaining flashback issue, filling in the blanks of how Otto got from point A to point B, it wasn't necessarily a required buy unless you're a “collect em all” kind of person. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 19, 2016

    At the end of the day, Amazing Spider-Man #20 might feel a little superfluous against the grand scheme of The Clone Conspiracy - it might be considered a necessary evil for completists, but there’s still a little bit of evil nevertheless. Had this backstory come alongside some forward movement in the greater saga, this might be a bit more essential reading - but that said, even though Slott and Gage feel the need to (over)explain Otto Octavius’s return, they don’t skimp on the characterization or motivation to make Doc Ock’s journey a compelling one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Oct 19, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 4) #20 finally fills in all the details regarding Doctor Octopus's resurrection and while there's fun to be had the content of the issue could definitely have been succintly told in the backup story of The Clone Conspiracy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 19, 2016

    Combine that with Jackal's fantastic characterization, and Amazing Spider-Man #20 is still worth picking up"just maybe not the best candidate for cloning. Read Full Review

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