Amazing Spider-Man #16

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 47
7.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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•  The biggest AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story of the year starts next month, so don't miss this prologue!
•   The Kraven thread gets woven into Spider-Man's life in a terrifying way that puts Spidey on the road to ruin!
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  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Ryan Ottley and Alberto Albuquerque have amazingly detailed art throughout the issue and every page is filled with emotion. The way Kraven is depicted is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Feb 27, 2019

    Setting up an event story is a careful process. You can't give the reader all the details; you have to leave them guessing. Nick Spencer understands this process to a tee. And Ryan Ottley's artwork works in tandem with Spencer's storytelling to keep things moving smoothly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Mar 4, 2019

    A proper set up for the event that develops the story and characters nicely, although is confused on what the villain wants Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Feb 27, 2019

    A solid start to a story that I hope will live up to the hype. It’s not without its flaws, but I think anyone who picks this up will be satisfied and on board for the next issue. Decent artwork, elevating colors, and an excellent setting for Spidey make me excited for what’s to come. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 27, 2019

    This is a great setup issue preparing readers for a major move by Kraven and Arcade. What this story means for Spider-Man's rogues gallery is huge, and should not be missed by any Spider-Man fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 27, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #16 shows that better days lie ahead for Kraven the Hunter. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Feb 28, 2019

    Peter Parker/Spider-Man take a backseat but return to the front in an uneven backup story. At the end, fans of Kraven can take heart that he might be getting the story he's deserving. Good enough to grab this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Feb 28, 2019

    Two strong artists and an interesting story direction make this issue a great jumping-on point. There's a lot of setup here, but Nick Spencer's track record proves that we'll be better off for it in the long-run. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Mar 1, 2019

    This is only my second Amazing Spidey comic since Spencer took over. I'll keep an open mind but my interest is already waning. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Feb 27, 2019

    The majority of this issue serves as the prelude to the latest book featuring Kraven on a massive hunt, and it's shaping up to be quite the event. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Mar 4, 2019

    'Hunted' starts off on the wrong foot, offering an opening that would have been better off closing, in spite of the always stellar art team. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 28, 2019

    Much has been made of Nick Spencer's encyclopedic reading of the entirety of Peter Parker's adventures to get ready for his run on Amazing Spider-Man, but with this latest prelude to his Kraven-centric "Hunter" arc, one can't help but wonder if the emphasis on the soap operatics surrounding Spidey's supporting cast haven't slowed this series to a crawl. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Mar 1, 2019

    If you're brand new to the Amazing Spider-Man title the amount of recap Nick Spencer does each issue might be appealing, but it does nothing for me besides recap things I know or have already read, taking up space that could be used to make things fresh again … this is the Fresh Start Spider-Man after all. Ottley returns for some of the art duties here, and he was sorely missed, but overall this title does nothing to make me want to invest in the .HU tie-ins, and my excitement for Kraven's return has now passed after seeing his plan for a Grand Hunt already being spread thin. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 2, 2019

    Despite some high-minded ideas,Amazing Spider-Man #16 falls short of its ambitious goals. It may be a crucial lead-in for "Hunted," but as a comic unto itself, it just doesn't hold together. Read Full Review

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