Amazing Spider-Man #14

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 55
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• You know what's annoying? Having to save J. Jonah Jameson's life.
•  Sure, he's been on Spidey's side for a little while, but that's after YEARS of him making Spider-Man's life a living heck.
•  I feel like this amount of responsibility should come with even more power.
•  Anyway, who, other than most of New York, would want to punish J. Jonah Jameson?
Rated T

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    Chris Bachalo's stunning art is a brilliant complement to the tone, plot and dialogue of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Jan 30, 2019

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 saves itself from being just another typical filler issue thanks to Spencer's creative character development and Bachalo's insane pages. I wouldn't recommend skipping this one; it'll undoubtedly have importance down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Feb 3, 2019

    An enjoyable issue that further sets up the next big storyline, albeit with rushed art and story details Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 30, 2019

    A dense issue of Amazing Spider-Man, packed with bits of continuity, big feelings, and payoffs to plot threads that have been dangling since the first issue. This series continues to have a narrative construction that calls back to times when stories werent written for trade, and its refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jan 30, 2019

    Nick Spencer is firing on all cylinders when it comes to Amazing Spider-Man, and this issue in particular is the perfect launch for a brand-new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2019

    The villains are the big selling point in Amazing Spider-Man #14, but the art isn't always up to the task. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 1, 2019

    After the last couple of issues lacked luster, Nick Spencer is eagerly moving into the next major story forAmazing Spider-Man. This issue highlighted Spencer's talent for character work, and despite some minor quibbles, was an overall solid book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Jan 30, 2019

    While this title continues to be all over the map, this arc signals more forward direction. Besides that, Spencer piles on stellar dialog and Bachalo makes the case he should be permanently on this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 31, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #14 is a solid read, even if it has to fight some considerable narrative drag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 3, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #14 does a good job progressing the series into its next major story arc in the form of "Hunted." Adding in some strong character work by Nick Spencer helps in creating a compelling narrative for this story arc. That makes it even more disappointing that due to Spencer's reliance on a lot of exposition and the story not working to the strengths of Bachalo's art style Amazing Spider-Man #14 isn't as great as it could have been. It's still a solid issue that just misses reaching its full potential.Amazing Spider-Man #14 Review Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jan 30, 2019

    This is a weird one. There’s progress, but at the same time the story is meandering. There’s not as many endearing character moments that have made the series shine thus far. I don’t know what else I can say about the art. 95% of readers won’t like it. All in all, Amazing Spider-Man #14 is easily the weakest issue in the series. Oh, and who in their right mind is buying this cliffhanger? Nobody. Only serious fans of Spencer’s run should pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 30, 2019

    This book has an identity problem and the back and forth nature of Nick Spencers narrative is starting to get to me. I do like that it is rarely boring, but its also rarely must-read material either. The art might take regular readers a bit to get used to as well and in the end, this is just another okay issue in an overall okay run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Feb 4, 2019

    There are some real issues with storytelling as well. The fight scenes are poorly choreographed and clumsy looking. During a family fight amongst the Conner's, Peter doesn't look shocked embarrassed for his host but just calmly takes a drink. At least MJ and Mr and Mrs Conners look upset. In one panel Kraven's spear knocks off Arcade's hat but in the next it has magically pierced it. I don't get it, I loved Bachalo's work in Dr Strange last year but this… Read Full Review

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