Amazing Spider-Man #798

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 37
8.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

  GO DOWN SWINGING Part 2
•  Dan Slott's final SPIDER-MAN story continues!
•  The GREEN GOBLIN HAS RETURNED - and he's exacting his ultimate revenge not only on SPIDER-MAN, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves!
•  Norman Osborn's offering NO QUARTER, an ultimatum that threatens to finish PETER PARKER once and for all!
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  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 4, 2018

    Sets the stage for one epic ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 4, 2018

    You could tell that the positive swing (no pun intended) Parker's life was taking wasn't going to last long and this issue blows up (dammit!) that notion in an interesting way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Apr 4, 2018

    Nitpicks aside, this issue does a pretty good job formally introducing the Red Goblin. Now that the anticipation phase is over, the next one will hopefully have more of him being supreme psychotic evil in his new get up. The art team honor their end of the deal by making him as scary as he can be just by standing. #798 is thoroughly entertaining in both narrative and visuals, so if you’re even a little curious about Go Down Swinging, I’m going to recommend you pick this up. You never know. Red Goblin’s first appearance might be worth a lot someday, right? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Apr 6, 2018

    Norman Osborn's character has remained in an awkward and often irrelevant position since the end of the Dark Reign storyline almost a decade ago. It is fitting that Slott's decade-long reign on this title draws to a close with the return of Osborn as an urgent threat to Peter Parker's world. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Victor Neal Apr 7, 2018

    There was a lot of action in this issue and we got to see art that translated it beautifully! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Apr 6, 2018

    Though some of the thrill of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 is lost behind the hero's mask, the horror of the Red Goblin is ever-present. There's no telling where this story will go next, and that's definitely a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Apr 5, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #798 is another excellent chapter in the "Go Down Swinging" arc, paving the way for a potentially stunning finale to Dan Slott's tenure on the book. Slott has tried to emphasize the importance of Peter as Spider-Man in nearly all of his major stories and "Go Down Swinging" seems no different. We've seen mixed results in the past, with "Spider-Island" and Superior Spider-Man succeeding wonderfully and "Spider-Verse" falling a bit flat. All have had strong starts, but there is definitely something special about the intimate stakes of "Go Down Swinging" that calls back to Slott's best work on the title. Let's hope he hits a home run. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Apr 6, 2018

    This was another fantastic issue from begging to end. That final page with Red Goblin looking onto Spidey's burning "white flag" is a powerful image we won't soon forget. The next issue should be more red than your Maximum Carnage SNES cartridge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Ryoga Kazehino Apr 8, 2018

    While Threat Level Red may turn out a disappointment for Slott, he pretty much redeemed himself with Go Down Swinging. Red Goblin is quite the menacing figure as he is portrayed to be in the first few panels, but Peter is ready to fight him head-on despite the disadvantage. If Slott can keep this level of hype consistently in the next 2 issues, his final run as head writer on Spider-Man can go with a bang, literally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 5, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #798 is one of the strongest issues to date in Dan Slott's run on the series. Slott is clearly not holding back with "Go Down Swinging" as Green Goblin makes a direct attack to Peter Parker's life that forces Spider-Man to fight him. That fight made the debut of Red Goblin had greater impact as Norman Osborn became an even more terrifying villain. With what Red Goblin forces Peter Parker to do at the end of Amazing Spider-Man #798 there is a greater sense of wonder in how "Go Down Swinging" will end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Apr 4, 2018

    The other star over the last year has been Stuart Immonen. While its hard not to be excited for what Ryan Ottley will do with Spider-Man, Stuart Immonen has been bringing his A-game and then some. His character designs and acting is skillful as always, but the real meat is in his fights. Wade Von Grawbadgers inks help to accentuate Immonens fight scenes, while Marte Gracias colors help demarcate the line between bombastic and terrifying throughout the issue. While the 800th issue of Amazing Spider-Man isnt here yet, the run-up is already making the case for its status as a classic. If youre looking to jump in, now is the time, Go Down Swinging is going to be a final story arc with a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 4, 2018

    It functions as both a response to expectations for a Spider-Man comic and a reminder of why so many readers love this franchise in the first place. There's a promise at its core too: Dan Slott will go down as one of the greats. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 4, 2018

    This was another decent issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Go Down Swinging looks like it could be a good finale to this troubled run of ASM. The comic is fun, the dialogue is funny at times, and its nice to have ole Norman Osborn back on the scene. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 7, 2018

    If writer Dan Slott is building to something bigger than this, I hope he gets there soon. Otherwise, this is merely an enjoyable issue instead of something truly wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleemak Apr 4, 2018

    Damn. Haven't felt this kind of excitment for a Spidey comic after Clone Conspiracy. Glad that unlike Bendis, Slott is finishing his Spider-Man run with a bang.

    +Great artwork from Immonen as always
    +J.J.J. has good development and his story arc moves forward with Flash.
    +FINALLY. RED GOBLIN.

    -Emma kidnapping the kids felt bit odd...? But it could be a good thing after this so it's not a dealbreaker.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 5, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    All I can say is, why a Fresh Start? Marvel 2-1, Thanos, Mighty Thor, currently Avengers, and this bad boy are some of the BEST comics happening in any company right now.

    This feels new, creative, and back to the basics, while sticking to tradition. We finally get the Red Goblin, who looks amazing! He doesn’t set off Peters Spider sense and has the intelligence of Norman, the flare and creativity of a goblin, with the sadistic nature of Carnage and abilities of the symbiote.

    At first, the Green Goblin shows up and Peter puts and end more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 5, 2018

    Slott is definitely going all in with this story, and it really shines here. Loving how the background characters are getting more characterization than in the past few years. Red Goblin is portrayed great, you can definitely feel how scary the character is supposed to be. Immonen's art was amazing as always. If you haven't been reading Spidey for a while now, there's no better time to come back.

  • 10
    Hobgoblin Apr 4, 2018

    Not a huge fan of Slott, but he is ending with a bang. Great story and art in this issue.

  • 9.5
    Wolf Warner Apr 4, 2018

    I only like Slott on #Silver Surfer but this was rocking!! Panels were on point and the narrative flowed smoothly. No Hiccups! Fabulous intro for Red Goblin

  • 9.0
    DDJamesB Apr 5, 2018

    Spidey is in top form. The art, the story is really becoming a top ASM story. The Red Goblin is just nasty and Norman is as menacing as ever.

  • 10
    Spock's Brain Apr 10, 2018

    What a great issue of "Amazing Spider-Man"! The long build-up to the reveal of the Red Goblin proves to be worth it here, as he arrives with devastating consequences. The battle between Spidey and the Red Goblin is beautifully drawn by Stuart Immonen, as he really captures the brute terror and violence of this Carnage/Norman Osborne creature. The art is top notch here throughout--check the acting on the page where Jameson is struggling for release, cursing himself for giving up Peter. Jameson's anguish is so clear. The design of the Red Goblin is cool as well, and the Carnage-bombs go from cute to horrifying in a second. The colouring is incredible, when Peter crashes into the warehouse, the contrast of the Red Goblin with the darkness. Slo more

  • 9.0
    Linkush Apr 5, 2018

    beautiful art and interesting story.

    I hope the next issue will be as good as this one.

  • 9.0
    SpiderKnight Apr 7, 2018

    This is probably the best Spiderman issue i have read since the start of Marvel Legacy. This is how it should be made!! It was my bad to think Dan Slott couldnt write a good Spiderman book, but this issue along with the previous one #797, proved me wrong!

    It was fast paced, thrilling, exciting, nail-biting and so on. Dan Slott's writing here is great!! He made me fell for some of the Norman Osborn's 'nice talk'. Then later, some of his dialogues as the awesome looking Red Goblin were so menacing, ominous and scary. I literally felt the danger and stress that was put upon Peter's life. Also liked the J. J. Jameson part.

    Next, the art by Stuart Immonen was good, just wished it was very detailed. But his art on the Red Go more

  • 9.0
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Apr 11, 2018

    Great debut for the Red Goblin and possibly the best start to a story I’ve ever seen from Slott

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 17, 2018

    The Red Goblin stages an operatic introduction to Spider-Man. It's menacing as all get-out and gorgeously illustrated. I think the pace is squished by the looming #800; fitting the reveal and the triumph of the Red Goblin into the same issue shortchanges them both a little. Beyond that, they're wonderfully done, though, and the sheer dramatic weight of a status quo change this big is worth a little bonus rating.

  • 8.5
    DarioV May 1, 2018

    If last issue was the setting of the stage, this one blew up everything Peter has been building in the last few weeks, shattering once again his hopes for a "normal" life. Osborn as the Red Goblin is more menacing than ever and the final gambit at the end of the issue is pretty interesting!

    Immonen's art is awesome as usual.

  • 8.0
    daddyT Apr 5, 2018

    very good and setting up what seems like it will be a VERY good arc. can't wait to see what Peter does! tho honestly, this seems like "too much" :)

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  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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