Amazing Spider-Man #796

Amazing Spider-Man #796

Event\Storyline: Venom, Inc. Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 19
6.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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•  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
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - 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

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Feb 22, 2018

    I have really enjoyed this arc. With the one shot type story's while Norman's plot grows bigger. I am so excited to see the confrontation. Other than that, it's always solid to see MJ and Peter together. Art is not as strong as Immonen, but still pretty good.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Feb 21, 2018

    It's the build up to the final showdown. MJ shows up and great Hawthorne art!

  • 7.5
    FrenchLover Feb 20, 2018

    A little to long to launch the race to 800

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain Feb 27, 2018

    Dan Slott's "Amazing Spider-Man" run is approaching its end, and as I was reading this I thought not that it was bad or anything, but seems kind of just another of the same kind of story...the same vibe or feel, which has kind of gotten tired at times over the past couple of years. Like this Goblin Squad or whatever...I'm tired of these guys. That said, I did like Jameson's interactions with Spidey, I did say wtf when I saw Peter's interactions with MJ, and I did enjoy Mike Hawthorne's Spider-Man scenes, even if some of his faces weren't that great...after what seems like a minor chapter in this arc, things look to pick up next issue.

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Feb 21, 2018

    Decent, but quite slow and dull at some points. Pretty much nothing happened, though whatever is going with Peter and MJ makes me quite hopeful for a certain thing to be nullified.

  • 7.0
    SpiderKnight Mar 8, 2018

    It really took me quite a while to get into reading this issue. I wasnt interested in it at all, it probably is going feature a one-off villain and Norman Osborn fancying in the background.

    But this issue wasnt bad. It just lacks the excitement, that it needs, building up to issue #800.

    But since i dont like skipping things, i had to read this. Havent read the annual yet, so got to get into that as well.

    But what i really liked from this issue was the panels that featured both Peter and Mary Jane. It is just so awesome seeing them both together.

    Hope they bring those two back together as couples, in the 'Fresh Start' initiative.

  • 6.5
    Big Brother Feb 21, 2018

    This run has run out of steam.

  • 6.0
    Tree Fingers Feb 22, 2018

    Get on with it already... Another kinda one-off/set up adventure, that kept referencing things I didnt read from the Annual and Venom inc, that I don't care about, as if they were trying to give relevance to the random plot points. Cool to finally see MJ and Peter trying to work things out, hopefully a sign of things to come, and not just wiped out by the new writer(s). If I had to guess, judging from Dan Slott's basic ambivalence towards the MJ relationship for most of his run, I would hope that Marvel told him to put MJ in to set up things to come in the next arcs. The art was OK, except for MJs face, unless Hawthorne was trying to make it look like she had really bad cosmetic surgery, if in which case total success! Ok, done, my ranty/mean review.
    ...Oh wait no Im not!.. LMAO off all the speculators buying multiple issues of this and then trying to sell them for $15-20 on ebay, when it still doesnt have the first app of the Goblin/Carnage hybrid. Maybe they should have read it first....smh.

  • 5.0
    Hobgoblin Feb 22, 2018

    Average set up issue, with a couple of interesting developments at the end. Looking forward to the Immonen returning in the next issue. Hopefully, Slott actually nails his last storyline.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Feb 21, 2018

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Feb 21, 2018

  • 8.5
    CesarCastanha Feb 22, 2018

  • 8.5
    Herushalaim Feb 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    Bleemak Feb 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    Spider-Man Prime Feb 25, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 26, 2018

  • 7.5
    Rıdvan Feb 27, 2018

  • 6.5
    Dre Feb 22, 2018

  • 6.5
    Hamman798 Feb 25, 2018

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