Amazing Spider-Man #797

Amazing Spider-Man #797

Event\Storyline: Venom, Inc. Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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The Green Goblin is back - and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the people he loves (ALL of them) are in deep trouble. And who or what is the RED GOBLIN?! The only way Spider-Man survives is to GO DOWN SWINGING!
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  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Mar 7, 2018

    Bottom line, the issue was a delectable appetizer for what will no doubt be a delicious main course. To bring back the echoes of comic editors of yesteryear, “If you only read one Spidey – Story this year, this is it!” It has everything you can want in a big time Spider-Man tale.(Dan Slott also wrote Big Time Spider-Man just fyi) This comic has already been flying off the shelves and pre-orders and it is very easy to see why.I loved it and it will only get better. The only bad thing is the wait till the next issue arrives. My final thought, screw getting a Marty McFly hover board some day, I want my damn Goblin Glider! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Mar 7, 2018

    The artwork is amazing. The story setup is spectacular.Slott and Immonen make the case that Spider-fans of any generation should pick up this book and hang on for the final ride from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 7, 2018

    Slott is at the top of his game and Immonen draws you in so good! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Mar 8, 2018

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 finally gets the ball rolling for "Go Down Swinging," and it's in the best ways possible. Norman Osborn has never been more terrifying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 7, 2018

    If this first issue is any indication, "Go Down Swinging" will wind up ranking among the best of Dan Slott's many, many Spider-man tales. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Mar 7, 2018

    Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen kick off "Going Down Swinging" and Amazing Spider-Man #797 with the biggest of bangs. It's a terrifyingly suspenseful and beautifully drawn issue that seamlessly taps into what makes for great superhero comic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 7, 2018

    This issue continues to remind me why I love these characters and most of the stories that brought them to this point. It's a great lesson in keeping a new story tense while incorporating new elements that work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Victor Neal Mar 11, 2018

    Great Issue. The hype has been real folks, and I am looking forward to reading what's next in the "Go Down Swinging" story arch. Dan Slott does a great job keeping the story moving. I love that classic Spidey characters are all involved, and that the plot is anything but predictable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Stephen Gustafson Mar 8, 2018

    A rock solid issue that opens the door to some amazing developments. Stay spoiler-free and grab this issue"if you can find it! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Mar 8, 2018

    Dan Slott is doing a lot right with this arc, at least at the start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 8, 2018

    This already feels like a story that will have fans missing Slott as soon as he's gone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #797 is a thrilling first chapter that sets the stage for Slott's big finale wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Ryoga Kazehino Mar 13, 2018

    Gears have gone up the notch in this arc of Spider-Man and it is starting to get good. Slott's teasing of Red Goblin is over and what Norman discovers would be a turning point for Peter Parker. We can expect a major change in the Spider-Man lore once this is over " thus the fitting title "Go Down Swinging". Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 8, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #797 is exactly what "Go Down Swinging" needed to start off on a strong note. Dan Slott does an effective job getting inside Norman Osborn's head as his transformation into a Green Goblin/Carnage hybrid is completed. All the developments in Peter Parker and his supporting casts lives added to the sense of danger that Norman Osborn presents to Spider-Man's life as he learns an important fact by the end of this issue. Now with all the chess pieces in place Slott can potentially end his epic run on Amazing Spider-Man on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Mar 7, 2018

    Overall, I do think this is a better issue than the last several have been. Norman Osborn's presence is just very entertaining in way that makes you want to turn your head away but keep your eyes on him, and the art team goes the extra mile in making you want to punch him in the face. If the concept of the Red Goblin has piqued your interest at all, I would say give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Mar 13, 2018

    It's all a set up for the general story and next issue, meaning that character interaction is all we really have to look at here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 10, 2018

    Dan Slott continues to spin his wheels in his efforts to hype up his big finale, but it's still an enjoyable enough comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 7, 2018

    It isn't like every issue of the comic needs to be incredibly exciting but this felt particularly dull to my eyes. The art just wasn't up to normal standards for Immonen either. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    So, yes, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is a decent read. Its not good, but its not bad either. It's decent. It's structure is flawed and has other relatively minor problems. Pulling back a little on the cringe-worthy one-liners, having a lot of Norman Osborn, and some fun with purse-snatchers made for a solid issue in this series. Plus, Immonen, von Grawbadger, and Gracia put in some excellent work. Its not a must-buy, but I can still recommend this one. Feel free to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis Mar 12, 2018

    The first chapter of Slott's "Spider-Man" finale doesn't accomplish much and stumbles numerous times. If this is setting the tone for the rest of the arc, then I'm afraid this could be a disappointing swan song for Slott. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hobgoblin Mar 7, 2018

    Pleasantly surprised by this issue. Very good build up character development of the new Red Goblin and a cool ending. Great issue!

  • 9.5
    DDJamesB Mar 8, 2018

    What an issue. Probably one of the top 3 issues since this volume started in 2015. Norman is straight chilling in this book. That last page, with the revelation Norman has, just wow. Things are about to pick up and this has all the makings of a classic arc.

  • 9.0
    Big Brother Mar 7, 2018

    Nicely paced, good mix of classic Spidey elements. Back on track.

  • 9.0
    AsgerSpidey Mar 8, 2018

    Slott is leaving the book with a bang!

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 8, 2018

    We open with Norman Osborn talking, which appears to be to himself. And it seems like he's dealing with his goblin personality as well as Carnage, and even just being Norman. Basically, he's looking like he's in need of his meds.

    Norman appears to be going stalker level 12 on Spider-man and is trying to figure out who he is while an intruder arrives to scavenge for old goblin tech. But using the Carnage symbiote, Norman lays waste to the Goblin King rather quickly.

    By the end, we realize that Norman wasn't taking to himself, even though part of it probably was.... but he has JJJ all tied up and he let some clues of Spider-mans identity sneak out, ideally the part about his girlfriend dying. That triggers a repressed memory in Norman and badda-bing badda-boom we have lift off! He now remembers that Spider-man is Peter Parker.

    I'm VERY interested to see a Goblin Carnage. Two of the most crazy and ruthless villains together in one disgusting package. It feels like something new but with a bit of legacy attached to it.

    This issue is a great time to jump out if you've been off of Amazing for a while now. Great art and dynamic story telling. Go get a copy!

    If you like what you heard, love talking all types of comics, and are interested in joining a comic chat group, hit me up at or @dispatchdcu on twitter. Catch you all later! Peace

  • 9.0
    Shodan Mar 12, 2018

    I haven't bought a Spider-Man comic since Reign so it's been a long time. When I heard Slott's run was finally coming to an end I decided to pull this final arc. While I know critically more than a few people are done with Slott on Spider-Man I can't besmirch the guy who wrote Silver Surfer, that book is on another level and should be read by everyone.

    Anyway, i'm glad this is my 1st issue back, I loved it. First off "Go Down Swinging" is a great name for a finale arc. Super creepy Norman Osborn even more over the top and bat-sh*t crazy which is how it should be. Love the way Immonen draws Norman, Spider-Man, Robbie......well everyone, his art is incredible. I usually don't comment on colors cause I have no idea what i'm talking about, but the colors in this issue are spectacular.

    Story wise it was easy to follow even as a new reader and made me want to go back a few issues to read more about Ben Urich's son. The stakes are incredibly high and Slott doesn't shy away from more than a few shocking moments. I give it a 9, happy I'm onboard.

  • 8.5
    SpiderKnight Mar 9, 2018

    Now this is how a Spiderman issue should be like!!! Never thought i would say this, but Dan Slott....great job!! This is how you do it. Not have a one off villain, come in do shits, then go while trying to explain another story consisting of Norman Osborn, all in the same issue.

    With the start of 'Go Down Swinging' we finally got a Spiderman issue that really feels like a Spiderman issue.

    Panels with Mary Jane and Peter were great. The exchange between Spiderman and the thief named Jimmy was so fun. Norman Osborn finally blends in with this issue's story and boyy he is creepy and horryingly violent as hell.

    Anyways, a great read. An awesome issue. Dan Slott at his best. Stuart Immonen, in most panels were great but for me personally, i would love to see him give Mary Jane a better face. Not to mention, the cover art looks great. Alex Ross is a great cover artist. Oh yeah, Looks like they removed the Marvel Legacy banner too.


    At the end of the issue, it just made me feel more afraid of what Norman Osborn is going to do to Spiderman, now that he knows Spiderman's identity thanks to J. Jonah Jameson. Mostly afraid because there were some rumours stating that someones going to die in #800. Peter?!...... please protect Aunt May, Mary Jane and Bobbi Morse (where ever she is). I could only imagine Norman Osborn/Carnage killing Aunt May or Mary Jane like how he killed Phil Urich. Ohh Goddd noo!

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Mar 10, 2018

    Definitely an intriguing start of the arc, with Osborn going all levels of crazy right from the beginning. Immonen's art was great as always. Hopefully this story will not be a let down, as this issue gave me high hopes.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Mar 13, 2018

    Great stuff! The story starts chillingly with A sinister Osborn well illustrated by Immonen. Hope Slott keeps it going.

  • 8.0
    Bleemak Mar 7, 2018

    Not a bad start. Surprisingly slow, but that isn't always a bad thing. It's a good thing John remembers Spidey's identity and it wasn't just a Spectacular Spider-Man-thing that woudl be retconnet later. Immonen's art is great as always.

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Mar 7, 2018

  • 10
    Herushalaim Mar 10, 2018

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Mar 8, 2018

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Mar 9, 2018

  • 9.0
    that dude Mar 12, 2018

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Mar 15, 2018

  • 8.5
    Spider-Man Prime Mar 7, 2018

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Mar 9, 2018

  • 8.5
    Batmanchuria Mar 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 15, 2018

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