Amazing Spider-Man #22

Amazing Spider-Man #22

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 18
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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•  Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, has been a thorn in Peter Parker's side since college.
•  What spurred his latest rebranding and master plan? FIND OUT HERE!
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  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 21, 2016

    As far as event tie-ins go, they don't get much more important than Amazing Spider-Man #22. This issue adds crucial depth to the Jackal and his motivations for creating this latest batch of clone-related melodrama. Anyone who's been following the main event would do well to check out this companion tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 19, 2016

    No matter how uneasy it makes you feel to have clones invading Peter Parker's life again, you have to give credit to the Slott and the rest of the Spider-Man writers for (so far) making The Clone Conspiracy a highly entertaining event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Dec 21, 2016

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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 23, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man could've easily been retitled as "The Clone Conspiracy #3.5." Dan Slott and Christos Gage delivered crucial information on Ben Reilly's history to make us understand his transformation to the Jackal persona. This new information gives us a new perspective into what is going on in the main The Clone Conspiracy event. How these details change the story for Spider-Man and other characters involved will be interesting to see play out. If you are reading The Clone Conspiracy I highly recommend picking up the Amazing Spider-Man #22. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Dec 22, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #22 is another solid chapter in a story that has so far delivered on its promise of being a true clone conspiracy. Slott brought back a long dead, controversial but favorite character and made him into a villain who both readers and Spider-Man are willing to sympathize with. This is comic books done right. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 26, 2016

    Bits and Pieces If you're following the Clone Conspiracy event this is amust read for the backstory of “Jackal” alone. If this is an issue you may have an interest in as a stand-aloneSpider-Man story wait things out until the event is over because it's become atrue tie-in to the event … enjoyable but still just a tie-in story. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Dec 30, 2016

    This is definitely a turning point in CLONE CONSPIRACY, adding some much-needed depth to our villain's master plan and tension to our hero's upcoming choices. Throughout the teases for this storyline, we've seen the Jackal claim that he's working in mankind's best interests and wants to help; however, with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22, that sense of purpose becomes even stronger as we realize that, in Ben Reilly's mind, he's pursuing a righteous and important cause that will allow him to atone for past mistakes. Despite the knowledge that this cause has resulted in global disasters on so many other Earth's, it's still easy for us, and Spider-Man, to sympathize with his cause. As for how far things will go before it's too late, only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Dec 23, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #22 definitely addresses some nagging concerns leftover from the end of Clone Conspiracy #3, and the scenes documenting how Ben Reilly ascended to his current position were especially satisfying. However, this arc continues to disappoint when it comes to its central premise and the leaps of faith it expects readers to make regarding how its cast of characters think and feel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Dec 21, 2016

    Reilly's darker turn is going to upset his fans, but at least this story offers an explanation for why Ben's a little nuts. Whether he can be redeemed from this is a different question"he's definitely no longer the likable guy he was back in the 90s, as this whole cloning story definitely has a distinctly un-Spidey like twistedness to it. But credit to Slott: it's maintained the element of surprise which gets people talking, and Reilly fans will at least want to know how he comes back from this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 21, 2016

    Part of the reason why this book's energy feels low is also that the script doesn't give Giuseppe Camuncoli a ton of room to maneuver. Because so much of the book is recap - and again, it's not to say it isn't important or necessary, it's just delivered in a fairly spoon-fed fashion - Camuncoli winds up having to draw lots of montages and flashback sequences, which wind up coming across as a bit more Wikipedia-like than I think any of the creators would have intended. Read Full Review

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