Amazing Spider-Man #8

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Matteo Buffagni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• Cloak and Dagger are serving MISTER NEGATIVE in his war on Spider-Man! But how?!
•  Things get even worse as Mister Negative inverts Peter Parker himself!
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  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Feb 20, 2016

    Bufffgani's depiction of the fight scene on the side of the skyscraper was quick, but so well done as to feel very cinematic for readers. He also keep Parker on the move and very low key in great creep-like spider movements. I loved Parker's interaction with Cloak and Dagger as well, especially considering how far back they all go. All around this was a solid issue with some good action and resolve. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 17, 2016

    Things wrap up as Spider-Man must save the day in a rare way: having a plan actually work! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Feb 25, 2016

    It's safe to say that “The Dark Kingdom” was a filler arc that was intended to kill time while Giuseppe Camuncoli gotcaught up on his artwork. Besides Lian's connection to Scorpio, everything that takes place here is removed from the wider narrative that Dan Slott has been building. That's okay, though, because this short arc gave Slott an opportunity to freshen up the Mister Negative character, leaving him in a place that should make his next encounter with Spider-Man pretty interesting. It also allowed us to see Cloak and Dagger again, which longtime fans will appreciate. The evolution of Matteo Buffagni throughout these three issues has been interesting to watch as well, and in the end, he made a fan out of me. All's well that ends well, and even though it had a rocky start, “The Dark Kingdom” goes out in style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 22, 2016

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #8 is amazingly fun. Slott and Buffagni wrap up "The Dark Kingdom" in a satisfying way, taking some elements from the first story arc but not relying too heavily on them in order to get this three-parter off the ground. Thanks to a fun story, handsome art and some good colors from Marte Gracia, we've got a winner. Spider-Man should be presented one of Marvel's marquee characters, and "Amazing Spider-Man" #8 does just that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Feb 17, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #8 is a textbook example of no fuss/no muss superhero comic book storytelling. It brings the "Dark Forces" arc to a satisfying conclusion while also setting up the next arc in straightforward fashion. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 22, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #8 didn't have the best ending of a story but it delivered were it had to. Dan Slott made Mr. Negative's latest appearance have some resonance as it was closely tied to Peter's new status quo with Parker Industries. Slott also was able to show us how this new status quo has helped Peter become a better Spider-Man as we got to see our hero get the one up on a villain, even if the plan didn't go as planned. Now that the story is moving away from Shanghai I am interested to see what Slott has in story next for the globetrotting Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 17, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man #8 is the first real disappointment of the new volume. This issue looks great thanks to Matteo Buffagni's dynamic action scenes, but the conflict fizzles out and fails to provide much closure for Mister Negative's story. At this point it's just as well Peter is moving on to bigger and more challenging problems again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Feb 18, 2016

    There is fun to be had in Amazing Spider-Man #8, it is a Spider-Man book after all, just not to the degree we were expecting. In no way does Amazing Spider-Man #8 discourage readers from continuing with the series – if anything it promises readers that much more is in store now that these loose ends are tied up. A lazier than usual effort from Slott that's propped up by brilliant art and the promise of excitement is better than no Spider-Man at all. Read Full Review

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