Amazing Spider-Man #789

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 28
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened to PARKER INDUSTRIES?
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 11, 2017

    This is a great return to the basics for Peter and his ability to still find some hope amidst all the hopelessness that is swarming around him reminds the reader of the enduring nature of this character and his struggle. Both the story and art are great and I will be picking up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Oct 11, 2017

    Amazing Spider-Man #789 is both a throwback to the Spider-Man stories of yesteryear and an incredibly fresh take on the character after years of status quo upheavals. Dan Slott is clearly rejuvenated on this book and Stuart Immonen continues to bring the goods in the art department, even if this was an otherwise character-centric, world-building issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 11, 2017

    Amazing Spider-Man's new direction in Marvel Legacy is a bit of a mixed bag right now. As satisfying as it is to see a classic, "down on his luck" version of Peter Parker, the series needs to prove that Peter can continue to evolve as a character even as he falls back into old habits. Fortunately, the proven creative team are still able to deliver an entertaining start to this new era for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 14, 2017

    Massive status quo changes are taking effect, and Dan Slott lays out them with his usual skill and focus on characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 16, 2017

    The fall from grace for our beloved wall-crawler promises to take him into familiar territory with a new outlook and shuffled supporting cast. For those who hated Parker Industries, there's nowhere to go but up. For those who enjoyed the prior thirty-two issues, a change of pace can be refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Oct 12, 2017

    To put it simply, Amazing Spider-Man #789 is inspired work from each member of the full creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Oct 16, 2017

    Issue #789 was enjoyable, and very new reader friendly, but having read Spider-Man for years this issue to me just feels get a very generic superhero one shot when it's all said and done. I just expected more of a hook, and a less cookie cutter approach, to keep me wanting to read the Legacy version of the Amazing Spider-Man title as a whole. As it stands for now, after one Legacy issue, the art is more appealing than the overall direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 14, 2017

    Amazing Spider-Man #789 used the aftermath of Peter Parker's decision during Secret Empire to kickstart an intriguing direction for the series. There is a lot of potential in having Peter searching for a way to recover now that he has lost his company, Parker Industries. At the same time there is plenty of things to worry about as that potential could lead to more of what has turned fans off to Slott's run on the Spider-Man franchise. That fork in the road position Amazing Spider-Man is on puts the series in an interesting spot moving forward. Read Full Review

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