Amazing Spider-Man #4

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 74
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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•  Things are crazy for Spider-Man. His personal life in turmoil, the giant TRI-SENTINEL returning to attack NYC...
•  ...and someone is out there impersonating Peter Parker!
•  Is it the Chameleon? An LMD? Ultimate Peter Parker making his Marvel U debut? Think again, True Believer!
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  • 9.5
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Aug 24, 2018

    I can't think of a single reason why you shouldn't be picking up this book right now. It's fresh, it's vibrant, and most of all, it's fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 22, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #4 continues with the great art and hilarious quips of the first three issues, also adding a villian expertly culled from deep Spider-continuity plus a well-done examination of Peters core beliefs. Simply put, theres seriously good comic book-ing going on here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Sep 13, 2018

    I can't think of a single reason why you shouldn't be picking up this book right now. It's fresh, it's vibrant, and most of all, it's fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Aug 23, 2018

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 really drives home the point of how dangerous it is to have a Spider-Man without his sense of responsibility. Spencer does a great job writing this, and Ottley and the artistic team do a stellar job of presenting it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 22, 2018

    Another strong issue if you love character focused narratives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 23, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #4 has me once more hopeful for the future of Marvels premiere superhero. It is both funny and meaningful, and Ottley, Rathburn, and Martin each do solid work in the art department. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 22, 2018

    Spencer has taken what could have been a clich split personality story and made something interesting with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Aug 26, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man feels like its gone back to the 90's with over the top stories, humour and style, which I love. It's a fun, comic book romp, that I have been enjoying greatly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Aug 22, 2018

    If you’re like me and you’ve been ready for the whole split personality thing to wrap up, you’ll be disappointed if you really don’t like it that much, but I’d be willing to bet that most people will agree Spencer does enough with it to still make the story entertaining enough to justify picking this one up. The visuals can be a little wonky, but overall are pleasing to the eyes and match the tone of the issue well. Check it out if you don’t outright hate the gimmick. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Aug 24, 2018

    Another fun chapter brought by Spencer and Ottley. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Aug 28, 2018

    A pretty fun issue that provided some interesting plot points to be resolved later and a few really great panels. All in all it's kind of hard to say much about this issue though because it didn't make a huge impression on me. As a single issue, it doesn't seem overly vital, although I'm sure it will be a good facet of the larger story once more events unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 23, 2018

    The high concept in Nick Spencer's Spider-Man is so far a solid one - splitting Power and Responsibility and pitting them against each other works from a structural standpoint. But four issues in, Spencer's narrative has lost steam. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 22, 2018

    While there's an obvious love for Spider-Man lore and plenty of ideas simmering in subplots, they don't have much to offer in this issue and can't provide enough hope for the future of a relaunch that has already lost most of its luster. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 25, 2018

    This story is going nowhere fast and seems to defeat the very purpose of relaunching Amazing Spider-Man for potentially new audiences. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 27, 2018

    There are interesting things at play here in this series, but Nick Spencer doesn't feel like focusing on those at the moment. Instead we're moving into the third issue, of a childish retelling of a Freaky Friday-ish story, laced with awful jokes, and don't forget Tri-Sentinel's. Hopefully this arc wraps up next issue and we can address the more interesting elements of this series, with even Ottley seeming bored by the over abundance of talking heads here, as the art takes a mild step back too. Read Full Review

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