Amazing Spider-Man #39

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 36
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• There's a new game in town, and the ante is QUITE HIGH!
•  Welcome to The Palace, a super-villain casino run by the classic (and under-utilized) Spidey-villain CHANCE! It's got everything a villain could want, including betting on whether your arch-enemy is going to make it through his or her latest super-battle!
•  Not only will this not sit well with Spidey, but it may just CRUSH him.
Rated T

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 16, 2020

    It may not be the most action-packed issue in Spider-Man history, but it's one of the best reads in recent memory. Even though this issue moves everything forward, it's also a decent jumping-on point for those who haven't read Spider-Man comics in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 12, 2020

    Iban Coello offers some beautiful and detailed visuals throughout this issue and there some great shots that catch the eye. Some of my favorite visual moments are the ones in the podcast booth with Spidey and Jonah sitting opposite each other and how the angles of the panels change and evolve as their conflict does the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Feb 12, 2020

    Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson's new dynamic has been a big asset to both characters, especially for JJ, whenever its worked into a story, something I'd argue doesn't happen enough. Here, its been the crux of this arc so far and its proven to be the best parts of the story. This was quite an fun issue of ASM! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Feb 12, 2020

    Another solid issue for Team Spidey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 12, 2020

    ASM #39 adds a satisfying treat, in the form of a contentious Spidey/Jonah podcast, to a story arc that needs the boost. Some of this volume's finest stories have involved tying Jonah around the protagonist's neck in an endearing-infuriating way: endearing to us readers, infuriating to Spider-Man, and always funny. It's been done before, but it's done well again here, with a sharp script and hard-working visuals. This issue magics up compelling content out of sheer storytelling craft. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Luke Corona Feb 16, 2020

    It's well worth any fan's time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 14, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #39 is a comic book that checks off just about every box for a successful story. The one big box Nick Spencer misses checking was if the way J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man's podcast brokedown was an earned moment. The reality is that this podcast does not come across as something Spencer has properly built up for both characters during his run. Because of that Amazing Spider-Man #39 turns out to lean more into the disappointment category. Read Full Review

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