Amazing Spider-Man #12

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 24
6.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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• Turns out Spider-Man isn't the only one getting attacked, as JJJ himself is in deep trouble. BUT WHO IS ATTACKING HIM?
•  And what more will we learn about the mysterious bandaged figure circling Spider-Man?!
Rated T

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Dec 19, 2018

    Though AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 doesn't do a lot to move the relationship between Spidey and Jameson forward, it's still an entertaining read, with tons of fantastic artwork to lift the whole thing up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 19, 2018

    Another good issue that J. Jonah Jameson fans can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 19, 2018

    There's a lot to like about Amazing Spider-Man #12, this arc is all about Jonah and Peter's relationship and history"and that's fine with me! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 19, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #12 serves as a nice rundown of the history between Spider-Man and J Jonah Jameson....and also as a good reminder as to why their current understanding is a bit hard to fathom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 27, 2018

    This was a down issue of Amazing Spider-Man full of J. Jonah Jameson recap and an extended fight. Nick Spencer seems to know these characters well, but sometimes it feels like he doesnt know what to do with them. This is one of those issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 20, 2018

    After a great set-up last issue, this issue unfortunately feels all too rote, despite some solid character beats. Spencer and Ottley are capable of so much more; that said, it isn't wholly bad, either - it just doesn't feel like anything readers haven't seen countless times before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 21, 2018

    This is the first issue where you could feel the effects of a bi-weekly story. The pacing was off here. It felt like too little happened. But despite that, I still really enjoyed this issue. I enjoyed the character interactions between J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man. We got to see a rundown of their storied history which is important to remind readers of in an arc centered around their relationship. And the ending with the Big Man got me excited. No one remembers the Big Man, but he was one of Spider-Man's earliest rogues, a crime-lord before Kingpin, or even The Crime Master. I wonder if The Big Man, if he's really the Big Man, has any plans for Kingpin after he deals with Jonah.

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  • 4.5
    ohhaimark Dec 19, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -Nick Spencer does a great job of writing JJJ as well, he is a pretty good character writer, but Jonah is one of his best depictions.

    -The whole walking-through-Jameson's-past effect was really cool, and I can especially appreciate that they didn't try to stretch it out for longer than it should have been.

    -The scenes with Scorpion were pretty good. Not the best, but still pretty well-done.

    THE BAD:

    -I actually liked Ryan Ottley's art disappointed in this issue. It's a step down from before, and I actually believe Ramos might have been a better fit for this issue.

    -The humor also disappointed me this issue. I definitely didn't laugh as much as any of the other is more

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  • 8.5
    Linkush Dec 19, 2018

    good stuff.

    This time we go deeper into jonah's past and explore his relationship with spider-man. It's well written, well drawn and i'm interested to see where this is heading to, especially after the reveal at the end.

  • 8.0
    the green death Dec 19, 2018

    A fun little issue, but definitely a bit of a step down from the last few.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 10, 2019

    Slightly slower than the last one, but still a great read, dwelling deeper into JJJ's life and his relationship with Spidey.

  • 7.5
    Giovanefumettaro Dec 19, 2018

    Good issue that tell is about the history of jjj and his relathionship with Peter

  • 6.5
    thecomiccookebook Dec 19, 2018

    Meh, I have been loving Spencer's story thus far but this issue in particular feels like filler. A lot of this issue felt very similar to Spectacular Spider-Man #6 but without the emotional gravitas of that one shot. I still adore Ryan Ottley's art and look forward to where the story goes, just sometimes condensed storytelling generates pointless issues like this one.

  • 6.0
    Full Spread Dec 22, 2018

    I wish the surreal concept presented here was more subtle--and that there were fewer villains--and that Kingpin's plan actually made sense.

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Dec 19, 2018

    Art was ok but this story isn't doing much for me. Kind of boring.

  • 10
    Batmanchuria Dec 25, 2018

  • 9.0
    Grifter Dec 20, 2018

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Dec 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    Granfalloon Dec 20, 2018

  • 8.0
    Kaan Ayhan ┼×enol Dec 19, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 22, 2018

  • 8.0
    MiddleAgeLogan Jan 2, 2019

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 20, 2018

  • 7.5
    matmene Dec 20, 2018

  • 7.5
    Briton Dec 25, 2018

  • 7.0
    NoShape Dec 21, 2018

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Dec 22, 2018

  • 7.0
    Zumba Jan 17, 2019

  • 6.5
    iPodwithnomusic Dec 28, 2018

  • 5.5
    Jonny1998 Jan 5, 2019

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