Amazing Spider-Man #25

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 36
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Year two of Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley and Humberto Ramos' run on ASM begins here! In the giant-sized main story, Spider-Man and Mary Jane find themselves in an INCREDIBLY tough situation, thanks to Electro. Can Spidey save MJ? CAN MJ SAVE SPIDEY? What is Mysterio cooking, and what does it have to do with the bandaged villain who has been on the periphery since #1?! All this, plus a story by Dan Hipp (TEEN TITANS GO! Art Director),  internet sensation Keaton Patti and MORE!
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  • 10
    AiPT! - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 9, 2019

    Every page of this issue shines in its own way, celebrating the past as well as setting up the future, with each creator putting out some of their best work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Marks Jul 14, 2019

    The Amazing Spider-Man #25 got me excited to see what's going to happen in the next year or so. Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos and everyone else involved crafted an outstanding giant size issue that any Spidey fan will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 10, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #25 is a great starting point for Marvel's flagship Spider-Man comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 9, 2019

    The sixty-page comic bookAmazing Spider-Man #25 is both a successful bridge from one batch of narrative to the next and an accessible jumping-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Jul 16, 2019

    A monumental rollercoaster of a Spidey issue that delivers on the excitement and emotions, but doesn't essentially follow up on what was promised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 14, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #25 does a great job setting the tone for the second year of Nick Spencer's run on this series. Through this oversized issue Spencer was able to create compelling storylines for Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, Mysterio and others to follow. Not all these storylines worked as intended, such as the Kindred plotline falling flat. Still there were more than enough intriguing things in development that Spider-Man fans can be excited for moving forward in this series. Amazing Spider-Man #25 boasting an all-star cast of artist further helps in elevating its importance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jul 14, 2019

    Among all the Spider-craziness, I really hope this theme of mid-life self-improvement and reflection remains a center in this Spider-Man saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 10, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #25 delivers a whole lot of nicely-drawn pages in exchange for your eight bucks. Some of them are even devoted to a tightly-scripted MJ story. There's still stuff worth reading in this title - but not worth paying for at the ruinous rate Marvel is pumping it out. Our recommendation: Follow ASM via more cost-effective means than shelling out for too-big, too-frequent floppy issues one at a time. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 12, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #25 tries to juggle a lot of storytelling balls, but other than the Mary Jane story, fails to provide anything resembling a complete tale. In other words, this issue tries to justify its higher price tag with more pages - but alas, more pages do not a complete story make. It's just ever more set-up for future story arcs, a trope Nick Spencer has deployed far too many times in his still-young Spidey tenure - and with each usage, further diminishing returns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 10, 2019

    While mileage will vary for different readers depending on their appreciation of the great artistic lineup, this issue turned what could have been a fun, minor celebration of all things Spidey into a mediocre cash grab. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 16, 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #25 is not the landmark issue Marvel claims it is, nor is it worth the $7.99 price tag. However, it delivers enough enjoyment to not be a complete waste. However, with so many mediocre titles available, Amazing Spider-Man will need to really work to earn back the faith of casual readers in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 9, 2019

    Despite its murderer's row of talent on the credits page, as far as milestone issues go, Amazing Spider-Man #25 doesn't quite deliver the weight its hefty page count might promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jul 10, 2019

    Long story short, the only story that mattered was the main story, and it wasn't up to par"story (there, I used that word four times in one sentence). Last issue set a standard where I was happy to jump on board as the Weird Science Marvel reviewer for this book, and this issue's follow-up, I thought, dropped that ball so quickly. The extra stories felt inconsequential, and I would say if it meant a lower cover price, we could all do without them. Twenty-five issues into a twice-a-month run is not much of a milestone accomplishment, and Amazing Spider-Man 25 wasn't much of a milestone issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 10, 2019

    A lot of things here. First, the Kindred stuff. I liked it a lot. I've been calling for a while that Kindred is some form of Peter Parker, perhaps the pre-OMD Peter. The clues are mostly in his design. He's been getting redder and bluer with each appearance. His golden centipedes remind me of the Iron Spider costume. Civil War did lead into OMD... Also, he has a lot of extensive knowledge. Although, he could've somehow gotten that through other means than being Peter Parker. Who knows? He's going by Kindred, after all. I'm excited to see how it all turns out as he seemingly takes a back seat to the oncoming *carnage*. But bringing the other spider-people into this story would actually be really fun. I think they would honestly add a lot. Es more

  • 8.5
    Anotherfan Jul 10, 2019

    Very strong issue. The Kindred got a lot of set up from the past issue and it keeps buildind to him being a good new addition to the lore. The MJ and Lizard were also fun and touching. Really liked this issue

  • 9.0
    Linkush Jul 10, 2019

    well, it's been a year since Spencer took over this title and I've got to say it's been pretty good so far.

    This issue has it all and it's probably my favorite so far, everyone is at their best in this and it's so much fun to read.

    Let's hope for another good year like this.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Jul 12, 2019

    Pretty good stuff. All of the stories were good and delivered some nice moments (even the last few pages). I'm enjoying this title and steadily been good with some nice art to go along. Finally, I know it's a broken record but the prices on these books is just not gonna help get any new young readers on board if anything some will drop it. I get it it's almost 3 issues worth of material but it doesn't have to be this way. It doesn't bother me, I just drop another Marvel book to buy my ASM. They're only competing against themselves. Too bad!

  • 10
    Dennis G. Morales Jul 10, 2019

    Absolutely amazing issue that sets up many interesting plots for the future of the series. The highlight of the book was the story with Patrick Gleason's art. And boy oh boy am I pumped!! Plus, stick around until the final story. An absolute treat!

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Jul 13, 2019

    "Well, we're all slaves to continuity."

  • 8.0
    AsgersWeb Jul 10, 2019

    Good issue. Nothing mind blowing but MJ is a great character and its nice to see her again. The Lizard story was great as well. The backups were pretty crappy tho. The JJJ one Spider-Man acted really out of character

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 10, 2019

    Definitely a hefty read. The Jameson story was a little weird and the last one was horrible but the main story and the appearance of 2099 gives this a good grade. I'm ready for Kindred, Spencer has built himself quite the villian.

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Jul 9, 2019

    We learned nothing new about Kindred. No new characters!! Nice covers

  • 7.5
    thecomiccookebook Jul 12, 2019

    I was expecting some answers or a reveal of Kindred's identity which left me sort of disappointed by this issue compared to the previous issue. I know it's kind of my fault for going into this under false pretenses but when your book is a ridiculous $7.99 (or $10CAD for me), I hope to get something worth my money which I felt this didn't completely do. I also think that Spencer, while writing great Spider-Man characters and universe, keeps stretching out the mystery a little too much. That said, I do love his comedy writing and the Electro plot had plenty of very funny moments. I didn't care for really any of the backup stories but I did like seeing a preview for what Gleason's take on Spidey will be. Overall, some pretty nice art and I'm s more

  • 4.5
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Jul 10, 2019

    This was an incredible chore to read. The part with female Electro wasn't interesting and despite her saying "this is the first time people have voted on a public execution" the exact plot point happened in a previous issue of Green Arrow from not long ago, and better might I add.

    The art with the Kindred is so obvious now that it is some sort of Spider-man. Whether or not to trust that idk.

    Was the final story really written by bots? It is an interesting experiment I guess, but it was strange to see what would usually be some goofy YouTube video as a comic story.

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