Amazing Spider-Man #43

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 29
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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•  Peter Parker's life will change... possibly forever.
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  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux May 27, 2020

    With Amazing Spider-Man #43, Spencer and Ottley deliver an incredibly wholesome experience that builds upon the last issue's momentum. It may tie in into a larger story, but it doesn't need to, as it feels completely satisfying all on its own. This team is magic, and the issues they work on together reflect that. I'm thrilled to have this book back. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri May 27, 2020

    Spencer's humor is used to great use throughout the book. It's a simple, smart story but it moves quickly and features great character moments for Spider-Man, Boomerang and Gog. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes May 29, 2020

    Strong, fun, entertaining story with art that's really good, but not great. Worth you're time and money? No doubt!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters May 29, 2020

    After learning about the creature's tragic past, fans find there is more in common between Gog and Peter than either can admit, and the end of this issue gives the pair a chance to learn about healing moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen May 27, 2020

    In the end, these are just quibbles that do little to detract from the overall quality and enjoyment of this issue. Amazing Spider-Man #43 caps off a successful reintroduction of one of Spider-Mans little-known foes with a conclusion that will make even the coldest of hearts melt. While this series has had its fair share of ups and downs, Spencer and Ottley are hitting their stride. Amazing Spider-Man may not be the best superhero book right now, but it is definitely one of the most enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 27, 2020

    Ryan Ottley brings visual appeal to every page and both the action and characters look amazing in every panel. Some of the standout visual moments happen when Gog emerges from underground and Spidey has to go into action. Those moments are visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 27, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #43 was a mixed bag of an ending for this "True Companions" story arc. On one hand Nick Spencer created a touching conclusion to the storyline around Gog's character. But on the other hand, Spencer completely dropped the ball with the Boomerang and Lifeline Tablet storyline. Because of that Amazing Spider-Man #43 ended up coming across as half-complete when all was said and done. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher May 28, 2020

    There's fun to be had in this one, but don't expect anything that really helps move this volume of ASM along. It still feels like absolutely nothing in Nick Spencer's grand scheme of heavier, weightier stories have moved forward at all. Still, enjoyable filler with amazing art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 27, 2020

    This is a good looking book, but ultimately a long-winded way of adding a silly element into Spider-Man and Boomerang's life. This issue, and the series as a whole, reads like it's meandering and untethered from a greater purpose or direction. Here's to hoping the series gets back on track after its first great arc and gives us some answers about Kindred before it's far too late. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 28, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #43 promised to be ground-breaking, but ends up being forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 9, 2020

    I am so, so happy that they adopted Gog.

  • 9.5
    Afre May 28, 2020

    While a bit rushed, I liked it a lot. The ending was bitterwseet and changes the dynamic a bit.

    Also, Boomerang's line: "LATER SUCKERS! (not you Spidey, you're cool)" just shows how much development he got during this series. And I love it.

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser May 31, 2020

    I loved this.

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Jun 2, 2020

    I'm so excited that this title is back. This has been one of my favorites since it began. And while I'm sure next issue will be this run in its top form (as all Kindred issues have been), this issue is kind of unfortunate due to the context in which it's been released. How could Nick Spencer and co. know that comics would stop for almost two months? This issue, kinda like last issue, would have done more for me in the timeline where the US didn't have such incompetent leaders. But the hype that I built up for myself because of the delays and my somewhat childish attachment to comics just couldn't be beaten by this more emotional, small wrap up. Of course, it didn't help that the solicitation made the issue sound like it was essential. It is more

  • 8.5
    Gorr Jun 3, 2020

    This issue of Amazing Spider-Man was not as strong as last week's, however, it was still a great issue all around. The story continues right where it left off in the last issue, with spidey and boomerang caught in the middle of gog. The end of this issue was unexpected and has me interested to see what happens next. Also, the issue features some welcome light-heartedness, as opposed to the influx of kindred drama in recent issues.

  • 8.5

    This is one of those "funny" Spider-Man issues. I laughed at Spidey webbing The Kingpin's mouth shut, The game of fetch that stopped Gog's rampage and I was glad to see he's found a new home. I think he shows potential as part of Peter's and Spider-Man's lives. And he has a chance to develop as a real character and not just an occasional menace.
    I also enjoyed getting a break from the overly long-lived mystery of Kindred. Just reveal who he is, how Peter's life "will never be the same" and wrap it up, will you? At least in the 5-year-long Hobgoblin mystery of the '80s he menaced Spidey in person, not just from the shadows.
    All-in-all this was a pretty good issue and "True Companions" was a good story. Impeach Fisk!

  • 8.0
    Julian Keller May 28, 2020

    The ending made this issue.

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Jul 9, 2020

    Enjoyed it!

  • 7.5
    TheHyruleElf May 27, 2020

    Good story arc, but the resolution felt rushed in my opinion.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB May 28, 2020

    Its not anything too crazy or groundbreaking and I'm not sure still whats going on with the tablet but that gog is something else. Great character and I hope to see him around more now that hes the new pet.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Jun 2, 2020

    " Later, suckers ! Not you Spidey. You're cool."

  • 5.0
    Aussie Dad May 28, 2020

    First comic I have read since lockdown and what a disappointment. Surprisingly it feels rushed. Typical Spencer where somehow he seems to think that Boomerang is an essential Spiderman supporting character.

  • 10
    EdNothIng May 27, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar May 29, 2020

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Jun 14, 2020

  • 8.5
    srdm218 Aug 19, 2020

  • 8.0
    Grifter May 31, 2020

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jun 8, 2020

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jun 17, 2020

  • 8.0
    cincyfan Aug 15, 2020

  • 7.5
    Areothy May 27, 2020

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 May 27, 2020

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 May 29, 2020

  • 7.5
    Jacks Comics May 30, 2020

  • 7.0
    huz May 28, 2020

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 May 28, 2020

  • 7.0
    PP35 Jun 1, 2020

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 24, 2020

  • 6.5
    Magik May 27, 2020

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