Amazing Spider-Man #42

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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• Well, knowing what Boomerang is doing sure didn't help.
•  Spidey and Boomerang are in trouble in a VERY BIG WAY.
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  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Mar 25, 2020

    This issue is a breather. Still important, still very entertaining, still recommended. But, it's slower-paced to get you some calm before the incoming storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Ryan Ottley's art is fantastic. There are some great panels showcasing the size and power of Gog, but also sequences that feature the creature in the comfort of those who care about him and that contrast is beautifully done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Mar 25, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man steps out with a new issue this week that will leave fans reeling with emotion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 27, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #42 takes a break from the main stories going on in this series to spotlight the rarely seen Gog. To Nick Spencer's credit he does a solid job with getting the reader invested in Gog's backstory. With the direction Spencer took, it was really Ryan Ottley's incredible artwork that elevated Gog's backstory to be as successful as it was. The only thing that hurt the story in Amazing Spider-Man #42 is that it never escaped coming across as filler content. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Mar 26, 2020

    Spider-Man takes a serious step away from the focus here to explore the obscure canon and untold history of one of the most underused faces in the Marvel Universe. Nick Spencer is no stranger to not only playing around with some fantastically under-utilized characters, but he's showing a knack for bringing them into stories that may pull at your emotions. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gorr Mar 25, 2020

    There is nothing that I did not personally love about Amazing Spider-Man #42. Readers be warned, most of this issue is about Gog, as it serves as the Origin of Gog. Therefore, Spider-man does not appear that much in this book, although that did not take away from how good the story was, in my opinion. I really enjoyed this issue because it was heartfelt, fresh, and it provides background to a character that I did not know much about. The origin of Gog was interesting and I am definitely excited to see him in more books after this issue. I have not been the biggest fan of Spencer's Spidey run, but I think this was one of his strongest issues to date. Though I was not the biggest fan of the 'lifeline tablet' story line, I really liked how it more

  • 10
    Grifter Mar 25, 2020

    Love exploration of obscure characters

  • 10
    Afre Mar 25, 2020

    Spencer reintroduces us to old characters and gives them great backstories. Combined with Ottley's great art, another stellar issue from them.

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Mar 25, 2020

    I feel sorry for Gog. The art and writing here were really good, but the entire issue is about how Gog got where he is, and his role regarding the lifeline tablet. And that's nice and all, but this issue went by so fast and therefore this feels like one of those issues that suffer from the bi-weekly schedule. It's a pacing problem. That being said, this issue reminds me a lot of the Gibbon issue from Hunted. It really manages to hit those emotional beats. I'm hoping next issue, which may not be released for a while given the Coronavirus pandemic, makes up for the pacing problem this arc has.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Apr 4, 2020

    Great story and beautiful art but it read way too quick and was not a Spidey story. Still very enjoyable and would read much better in a collected form.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 28, 2020

    " Boy ? Boy wake up wake up boy no please no please gog need boy gog need boy "
    - GOG

  • 9.0
    TheHyruleElf Mar 25, 2020

  • 9.0
    huz Mar 25, 2020

  • 9.0
    wesshamu Mar 31, 2020

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 31, 2020

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Mar 26, 2020

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Mar 29, 2020

  • 6.5
    Radar Mar 28, 2020

  • 6.5
    Jacks Comics Mar 29, 2020

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