Amazing Spider-Man #5

Amazing Spider-Man #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 16
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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• Not only has Spider-Man gone global - so have his enemies!
•  Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the GOBLIN family!
•  Where there's goblins, there's Spidey, and it's up to everyone's favorite wall-crawler to get to the bottom of what's going on!
Rated T

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Dec 23, 2015

    While the Zodiac story may not be completely resolved here, it takes a drastic turn that creates a potentially very interesting situation for Peter going forward. With the knowledge that a number of his villains are waiting in the shadows, there's little doubt that things are going to get a lot worse for Peter very soon. The work that Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and the crew have been doing is phenomenal, and as long as this team stays together, there's little reason to believe that this series will be anything short of sensational. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Dec 24, 2015

    Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli have done a terrific job of infusing all the elements that make Spider-Man comics great: power, responsibility, angst, guilt and humor. They have found a way to keep that classic feel while putting a nice coat of brand new over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    The real success with this issue, though, is how much Dan Slott focuses on Peter's new status quo as a delicate house of cards. He may be living the dream, but Peter is also dangerously overextended and starting to make bad decisions as a result. The Parker Luck seems to remain in full effect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 23, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man is a fine book, but maybe it's time for some fresh blood. By taking Peter out of his element, the writers have definitely opened up the story possibilities, but they've also moved away from some of the things that make him unique. The back-to-basic approach has been done time and time again, but if New York can have the Avengers, Fantastic Four and many other heroes, I think there's room for more than one webslinger. There are still ways to make his adventures unique without rehashing old stories or forcing him into another character's general concept. There are worse books you'll read this week, but if you're looking for a more classic Spider-Man yarn, you might want to look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Dec 23, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 demonstrates how the book's dramatic new status quo continues to lack any dynamism, personality or intrigue. Characters act one way without cause or consequence before changing their tune a few pages later and the book's international flair is sabotaged by dull, non-descript visuals that fail to utilize these unique surroundings. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Dec 28, 2015

    I can't in good faith recommend this title. As a Marvel fan I want to, but as a bigger fan of good comics…this one is best left on the shelves. Read Full Review

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