Amazing Spider-Man #1
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Amazing Spider-Man #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 59
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!
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  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 11, 2018

    This is a big moment for Spidey fans and Marvel as a whole. Amazing Spider-Man #1 is exactly what was promised, and more. Spencer and Ottley (their names even sound great together) are crafting an all-new starting point for a new, exciting era of Spider-Man comics. The hype is real, this is the Spidey book we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jul 17, 2018

    A great story for fans new and old and a great point for fans turned away by the previous creative team to jump back into Marvel's greatest solo book. It feels like I never left. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 11, 2018

    It sounds cliche, but Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley really do take Spider-Man back to basics in the best possible way. The Ottley artowork is phenomenal, and the plot and characterization feel both fitting and natural. If this debut is a mission statement for what the new team is planning, I am firmly on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Jul 12, 2018

    Get in on the ground floor to what promises to be a fun ride through the Spiderverse! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner Jul 12, 2018

    Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley fill some pretty big shoes with their combined talents, not just Dan Slott and company's tremendous run, but the daunting task of taking on one of comic book's greatest and longest running titles. They expertly stake their claim with an exciting and engrossing first issue, the opening to what is sure to be an entertaining and thought-provoking run. I mean, this is the guy who made Cap an agent of Hydra and made it all make sense in the end, so I'm ready for a fun ride with lots of unsuspected twists and turns through unexplored areas as well as those more familiar, friendly neighborhoods. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Jul 12, 2018

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 covers all the bases in the best ways possible. This issue has got me truly excited for what's to come from Nick Spencer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 11, 2018

    Spencer digs in deep to give the readers, old and new, the current situation about the current state that is Peter Parker/Spider-Man's life, with new events and a very brief recap of why he does what he does as Spider-Man and who he is as a human being. Good script and the usual humour that defines Spider-Man Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 11, 2018

    Spencer and Ottley have done a great job of showcasing what is special and great about both Spider-Man and Peter Parker. This is a fun and funny first issue that is a great jumping in point for a new reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 11, 2018

    If this issue truly is a sign of things to come from this creative team, then face it tiger - we've just hit the jackpot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jul 13, 2018

    If ever you've delighted in the adventures of Spider-Man before, know that Peter Parker is once again in very good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ryan Perry Jul 13, 2018

    The Amazing Spider-Man #1is largely the successful, bombastic debut Marvel would've wanted from this team. Spider-Man is back and if you weren't a fan of Dan Slott's extended tenure then this is your time to get back with the web-head. This book mostly captures Peter's voice well and excellently shows off his supporting cast and relationships. It sets up several interesting plot threads that will be exciting to explore in the future. Ryan Ottley makes it all beautiful the whole way. He will be one of the definitive Spider-Man artists one day. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 11, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 gives its hero a fresh start while also charting an exciting and unpredictable path forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 11, 2018

    A strong start, though it's heavy on the dialogue and can be quite slow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Jul 11, 2018

    Nick Spencer courted controversy with his take on Captain America and with Amazing Spider-Man #1, now he's done it again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jul 13, 2018

    Despite some flaws in the script, Spencer and Ottley's "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is an exciting start to a new era of Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jul 11, 2018

    This is the Peter readers know and love, and even though he's facing new existential crises, this looks like a step in a good direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Jul 15, 2018

    A great reboot issue, with a big epic showdown with a quick fix, a great issue to jump in and try out. A easy recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 12, 2018

    If anything, the book is so concerned with setting up the new (old?) status quo for our hero that it rushes through critical plot points. But in the end, this is an enjoyable and engaging first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 16, 2018

     Amazing Spider-Man #1 provides a great jumping on point for new readers interested in the world of everyone's favorite web-head.  If you're more of a seasoned reader that has stuck with this book some of what you read might feel a bit retreadish but necessary in a way to set the stage for whats to come. Regardless of where you stand you have to like the old relationships rekindled here. I'm interested to see where this goes for awhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jul 11, 2018

    While the comic doesn't quite pass the smell test as far as being one of those elusive "jumping on points", it's still an enjoyable if scattered comic. The art team though is worth your time, and it looks like it'll be a memorable one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 13, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 showed that Nick Spencer's run on this series has a lot of potential to shine. Spencer did a great job resetting Peter Parker's life in a way that does build a future that creates a lot of interesting story possibilities. That said, there are definitely some things that need to be improved on from the Spider-Man side of things. Thankfully Ryan Ottley is on board to draw Amazing Spider-Man because, as this issue showed, we are in store for some great looking Spider-Man comics. If you're a Spider-Man fan I suggest checking this out and at least sticking around for the first arc to see if Spencer's run is something for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 14, 2018

    The first issue of the new era of Amazing Spider-Man is a big, jumbled comic full of old continuity and choppy status quo-building, but it's still a fun introduction to the new Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 11, 2018

    The comic sets up a lot and features a return to the more humorous Spencer but something doesn't click like his previous work. I can only conclude it's the art which doesn't gell. There's some good ideas though, and potential fun. But, when a first issue has you longing for the previous creative team, that's not a good sign. Spencer had a goal with this issue, strip everything that Peter still has and in that sense, it succeeds in setting up what's to come with a new direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 11, 2018

    It's in the last moments of the issue that promises are made about the relationships, villains, and themes that will populate what is still to come. There's no reason to believe that Amazing Spider-Man won't achieve them all given some time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 11, 2018

    Ironically, the book is hitting stores not to long after the news of the death of Spider-Man's co-creator Steve Ditko had been announced. As I have said before, as kid, I didn't realize the genius of Ditko at the time, having it pointed out to me by my father. Spider-Man has had many a good run, with top notch creators taking up the webs. Have any been up to the magic of Ditko? That is a matter of opinion and it is unfair to lay that question on this newest of reiterations. Instead, enjoy the book for what it is, a chance to start again, to get back to basics and to rebuild on that which was once lost. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 15, 2018

    The only bright spot for Pete is a bit of super-heroing and getting back together with Mary Jane, which offers a fan-friendly moment but is undrecut by the uncertainty of not knowing how much of their history is still canon (or, to be honest, what ages either character is supposed to be at this point). For fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jul 11, 2018

    Incredible start. Spencer and Ottley delivered a Spider-Man book that I wanted for such a long time. The writing is strong, the humour, as expected from Spencer, is incredible, and the artwork is great as well - Ottley has a very distinct style which works very well with superhero stories. And that twist at the end of the first story? This is something I've been waiting for such a long long time, that I just cannot explain how happy I am to finally see it again.

  • 8.5
    Linkush Jul 11, 2018

    Excellent first issue. Ottley's art is FANTASTIC!
    I'm really interested to see what will happen next.

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Jul 11, 2018

    This is a really fun launch to the new "Amazing Spider-Man," the first time in a long time we've gotten a new creative team on the book, with Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley taking over. It was a good read, pretty funny and entertaining. It also has that trademark Parker luck working its best to bring Spider down, but by the time the main story ends, I'm pretty sure things aren't looking too bad for Pete, despite the world coming down around him. I really dug Ryan Ottley's pencils here, it's a refreshing look and I really liked "Invincible" ... all told, not perfect, but an entertaining launch to the new series with some neat surprises at the end.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Jul 12, 2018

    The only good stuff is Peter back with MJ. All the rest make me the need to yell & tear it appart.

    Cover - Warparound. Love it. Not related even if Mystery is in the cover. 1/2
    Writing - Why ? Between secret empire & that I will avoid spencer now. And I will not understand those who didn't like Slott. Because that would have been Slott work, we would have this comics burned right now ! 1/3
    Arts - Ottley is good, but Ramos was way better (Why is-he not credited ?) 3/3
    Feeling - Way not my spider-man. 0/2

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  • 4.5
    daddyT Jul 14, 2018

    ok here's the reboot I've been dreading and looking forward to at the same time. can Spidey remain my favorite guy? he's had a lot of competition lately. I don't know anything about this creative team other than the internet seems to hate Nick Spencer. here goes.

    cover: ok art I guess. not happy if the very first issue for the new series is to bring back 4 old foes at once. but sigh...

    starts with Peter having a dream.. he's in his black suit with MJ at the top of a building being happy. he wakes up to a loud room-mate playing a computer game. and he happens to be the baddie Boomerang. we see that Peter knows who he is, but let him sub-let the third room anyway, to keep an eye on him. seems like a bad idea to more

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  • 10
    Legushka Jul 11, 2018

    Masterpiece, comedy gold and quite possibly the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    Praise our lord and savior - Nick Spencer!

  • 10
    mglsts Jul 11, 2018

    This managed to rekindle my love for Spider-Man, which I thought it had been lost forever. I love the art and the Todd Mcfarlane era costume look, I love that MJ is back and I love that it seems we're getting soft "reboot" for Peter Parker to clean up all the clutter that just didn't make sense.

  • 9.5
    Wolf Warner Jul 11, 2018

    Bravo!! Well done!!!

  • 9.5
    TDogg Jul 11, 2018

    Finally, Spidey is back! Excellent issue, a lot of fun from start to finish. The art is amazing, pace is exciting, and story is great. Can’t wait to read more. Don’t miss this issue. Enjoy!

  • 9.0
    axdn Jul 11, 2018

    Reading this was an amazing experience, can't wait to read more!

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Jul 11, 2018

    What a debut by Spencer. He took the character and infused him with his usual humorous style while dramatically bringing Peter/Spidey's world down around him but still leaving room for redemption and oh man what sweet redemption is being teased here. Wonderful read with a lot of words but anything with Ottley's pencils just looks amazing. Kudos to Rathburn and Laura Martin for making Ottley's art even better. You all produced a very pretty thing here.

  • 9.0
    50shadesOfCRAY Jul 13, 2018

    Spider-Man simplified down to the basics, loved every page, the humour might not be for everyone but I legitimately laughed out loud once or twice in this book which doesn't usually happen for me and I love the characters and character dynamics setup in this first issue. Overall a very promising start for Spencer and Ottleys run on Amazing Spider-Man.

  • 9.0
    Comic Salad Jul 15, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #1 shows immense promise for Nick Spencer’s run on the title. Peter is cast out yet again. Through this fall he learns more about himself and who he wants to be. The backdrop of the story is an alien invasion. Peter has a cursory role in this. But, this is a chance for Ryan Ottly to draw a massive amount of characters and an awesome full page splash. One negative to note is that Peter looks like he should still be in high school.

    The issue comes in at 46 pages and does feel long. There’s a lot of dialogue that feels slow or unnecessary. But it’s well written, and the characters feel true to themselves.

    The character designs took some getting used to, in part due to the expressions. MJ at one more

  • 9.0
    I-Zick Jul 16, 2018

    Such a good read. Was skeptical iof the high price if the issue. But after the read, this one was worth it.

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Jul 11, 2018

    As a Fan of Slott, run I say I'm impressed. Destroying Spider Man life shouldn't be so fun, but it is. Parts from Peter Parker life is very good, and it shows that Spencer done his homework. Problem is with Spider Man part. Human Torch and Daredevil are both Spidey BFF's, so I don't get it. New villain is cool, and he appears to be much more than I thought. I give it A without plus.

  • 8.5
    jtefft Jul 11, 2018

    This is the Spidey I've been waiting for, and the relationship stuff between Peter and MJ that was teased late in Slott's run may just get paid off sooner than later. Very interesting to see what they may do with One More Day continuity going forward. Great art and exciting premise. I'm in for the long haul on this book.

  • 8.0
    nickogle Jul 12, 2018

    A really fun, simple, but entertaining issue! Everything a Spider-Man issue should be. Nick Spencer has captured the personality and essence of not only Spider Man but all the secondary characters and artist Ryan Ottley's art compliments the script tremendously. I even loved the bonus story with art by Humberto Ramos, which as all good comics should it makes want to immediately read the next issue! Can't wait for the next issue.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 13, 2018

    This was a really solid opening. I though it was well written and definitely had some cool reveals and definitely ends the main story on one of the best pages any spidey fan can look at. My only issue is the art. I am not saying it's bad. I clearly could not draw anything nearly as cool as this book, but it's just not the style I look for in books I like which is very disappointing. Overall, it is a good start, a new villain appears, some classic villains show up and the return of my favorite aspect of Spidey comics!!!!!!! I don't want to spoil it but, I hope it lasts at least "one more day"

  • 7.5
    DarioV Jul 16, 2018

    Definitely a start that makes me hope for a better run than Slott's, but it still has a lot to work on to be great. For the nth time, Peter is down on his luck, no money, yadda yadda. Low quality jokes, check. Back in love with MJ, which will last for like 5 issues as usual? Check. Feeling bad for not being able to fulfill Uncle Ben's words? CHECK. The art style comes from the man who drew "Invincible", but it's not quite as good looking here, probably a problem with inker/colorist?

    However, there are very good plot points here and there, like Mysterio's encounter with what I assume will be the next big villain. I actually love Mysterio, so seeing as he will probably have a chance to shine a bit more in this story has me glad. A more

  • 7.0
    Superheroes for Hire Jul 14, 2018

    An excellent start to Nick Spencer's Spider-Man run. While overly long and full of side plots, this issue perfectly handles the goofy Parker inner monologue, the banter, the maniacal villains, the friend drama, and the Peter Parker bad luck. I was skeptical of this relaunch after being disappointed by everything after "Superior Spider-Man", but there is plenty here to like. This is the type of story Spencer is born to write (go read Superior Foes). I was also unsure if Ryan Ottley would be a good fit, but this issue also eased those fears. The only fault, and it's a big one, is the price and length of this issue. Yes, you get a lot of pages for the price, but some of that is at the expense of padding out the main story. For that matter, we more

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