Amazing Spider-Man #796

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 34
6.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  You've watched for months as Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin.
•  And it spells the worst kind of trouble for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 21, 2018

    Great classic Spider-Man Storytelling that both gives hope to the character while skillfully setting up the things that will take it away. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 21, 2018

    Another good issue in the lead up to Red Goblin, but get this Goblin/Carnage show on the road! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Victor Neal Mar 6, 2018

    My anticipation is growing. I cannot wait to see Osborn and Carnage take center stage. We are truly starting to see the insane Norman Osborn fans of Spider-Man love. Plus MJ makes the issue. Worth the read! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Feb 21, 2018

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796 gives you mostly more of the same as the previous two issues. But that's okay, because the payoff is going to be so worth it once "Go Down Swinging" begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Ronald Simmons Feb 21, 2018

    Mike Hawthorne's pencil game is pretty solid for most of the book, a little choppy on some backgrounds though.All in all, this issue serves mainly as filler, but the end ramps up what Norman has been doing to himself. Osborn hasn't been this dangerous since Dark Reign. Having already killed Peter around a 100 issues or so ago, it has to be hard for Slott to do something he hasn't already done, but he's been saving Norman for this. We'll see why in "Going Down Swinging". I mean he's not gonna kill him again right? RIGHT? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Feb 21, 2018

    All in all, this was a perfectly decent issue. It stumbles somewhat in its rush to move the plot along in preparation for the arrival of the Red Goblin, but does a fine job in entertaining us in the meantime. The art is solid but never all that eye catching. If you’re interested in Go Down Swinging but have been uneasy about Slott’s run in general, I would say that you’re fine on holding off on this until the next issue. You’ll get along just fine and won’t miss anything too important. Except maybe PETER AND MJ. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Ryoga Kazehino Feb 27, 2018

    This issue is pretty much the same as the first two, but at least it's slightly better, with the inclusion of Anti-Venom, and a possible longer mini-arc with the Goblin King. The reunion of Peter and MJ may bring its fans excitement, especially those who enjoyed Slott's other series 'Renew Your Vows'. Crossing fingers that by next issue, we get to see the Red Goblin for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Feb 21, 2018

    The main plot of Amazing Spider-Man #796 is another fun superhero romp, while the Red Goblin subplot keeps building at an appropriate pace. However, the subpar art and a clumsily-handled plot twist involving two main characters near the end of the issue drag the overall score down a few notches. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Mar 1, 2018

    With everything Spider-Man has become, he's due to have off-issues. Slott and co-writer Christos Gage miss on this one and with one issue left, I'm wondering how they'll stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 21, 2018

    Slott and his collaborators have done a lot with this supporting cast over the years, and Amazing Spider-Man #796 reminds us that it has been for the best. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 21, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man tends to be one of Marvel's more reliable monthly titles, which makes a disappointing installment like this one all the more unusual. Issue #796 sets a couple wheels in motion, but for the most part it tells a formulaic Spidey adventure that doesn't live up to the standard of its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 22, 2018

    Peter Parker may be broke, but that doesn't mean the momentum of the issue has to be, but unfortunately that's exactly how it feels reading Amazing Spider-Man #796. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 22, 2018

    All told, this issue is significantly better than the last two. Its still not good, but its not hilariously awful or outright bewildering. Its plot flows smoothly, and the main problems go back to character and dialogue. I dont recommend it, but if youre dying to see true hero Agent Anti-Venom, aka Flash Thompson, then this seems to be the only option right now. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 23, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #796 does nothing to create excitement for the "Threat Level: Red" story arc. With each issue that passes the less interesting Norman Osborn's endgame is becoming. There is a major disconnect between Norman's plot and everything else going on in "Threat Level: Red" that only adds to the how hard it is to stay excited about Dan Slott's final story arc. If things continue as they have, rather than providing fans with a memorable ending, Slott could potentially end his time on Amazing Spider-Man on a disappointing note. That is not something I am hoping for but am starting to fear will be a reality. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 24, 2018

    This is bog standard Spider-Man comics. Like a promotional comic someone might churn out to package alongside a toy or advertise some corporate tie-in. Read Full Review

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