Amazing Spider-Man #44

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Kim Jacinto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 30
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse.

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 15, 2020

    Kim Jacinto and Bruno Oliviera do amazing work with the art in this issue. The actions scenes are filled with energy and movement. The nightmare scenes are dark and scary. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 16, 2020

    The issue is not one you want to jump into if you haven't been reading along for at least a few issue prior, but it's certainly an excellent kick off to what terrifying plans Kindred has with the Sin-Eater. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 20, 2020

    When this book is on, it is absolutely on, making Amazing Spider-Man #44 one of the series' best issues in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 15, 2020

    I really good issue. I like the darker turn, but don't want to see this turn into a dark era for Spider-Man. This could either be a "nice change of pace" issue or "that's the issue where everything started getting weird" issue. Here's hoping it's the former. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jul 15, 2020

    Spencer continues to bait Kindred like a carrot on a stick. The well for hyping his villain is running dry, and we can only hope the days of teasing us with his cryptic appearances are coming to a close. Beyond Kindred, we are treated to the Sin-Eater arc we've been seeing brewing in previous issues as back-up material. It's not a bad issue, just a non-special beginning of another arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 15, 2020

    This is a fine issue by its own rights, but when looking at it in the greater scope of Nick Spencer’s Spider-Man (that we as the readers can be aware of right now), it’s hard to believe that many fans are going to be enthralled by this issue. That wouldn’t be a huge deal if the delivery were excellent, but the writing and art sometimes drop the ball in communicating elements to the audience. This is entirely a teaser issue, so if you’re not already all in on Spencer’s Spider-Man, I don’t think you’ll regret waiting for this one on MU. Read Full Review

  • 10
    axdn Jul 16, 2020

    Loved it!

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 15, 2020

    Out of all the series that the comics shutdown has affected, I feel like Amazing Spider-Man got it the worst. The timing couldn't have been worse. It happened in the middle of an arc that was very light. Yeah, Gog's backstory was rough, but ultimately it worked out. And that's very nice and good, but it's not very gripping. And then the wait between that last issue and this issue finally coming out was even worse because we knew this big Kindred related event was coming and we were told Spidey and Kindred were finally going to meet. And then we get this issue and they don't meet. They kinda meet. Sorta. If this issue had come back in April, when it was supposed to, it would've been another spooky, hype issue but with follow through imminent more

  • 9.0
    Afre Jul 15, 2020

    It is starting to get more darker. Spencer's arcs have been a bit more lighthearted so far (Hunted being the exception) but this is starting to go somewhere.

    I'm as interested to know who Kindred is as the next reader, but currently, I'm fine not knowing. This issue doesn't feel like a big reveal issue, nor is it marketed as such. It is a prelude for Sins Rising, and I am excited for that. And I liked this very much.

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 29, 2020

    Pretty good, tbh, the dreams were suitably spooky, and I liked the call to MJ.

  • 9.5
    Antonio Jul 15, 2020

    Good issue. I really like the dark and perverse tone that is handled in this issue and it definitely has a good presentation of "Sin Eater". Art fits very well with the story.

    Said that, beyond that you may like or even hate "One More Day" (which is totally respectable). To this day it is a wound that has not fully healed and while the first years Marvel tried to bury the subject and close it, in recent years it has played with the presence of Mephisto and his relationship with the arachnid characters (Miles Morales and Superior Spider-Man) may be just winks or hints like the one we found in Spider-Man/Deadpool but added to the way that Slott handled the Peter/MJ relationship and that eternal "I want but I can't" (literally in th more

  • 8.5
    TheHyruleElf Jul 15, 2020

    Spencer's Spider-Man just does not quit.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 15, 2020

    This has me back excited for Kindred. It was a really cool issue and while the last page was a tad confusing it was a pretty eerie book. I do think it would have benefited from an artist that fit the tone better but it is what it is

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight Comic Fan Jul 15, 2020

    Wow this issue was frightening. We do get to see more of Kindred in here as well as a taste of what Sin-Eater has in store for Sins Rising next issue. I have a feeling Nick Spencer will knock it out of the park

    But still, this Kindred mystery has unnecessarily gone on for WAY to long. Our current pandemic doesn't excuse that. If by #49 (LGY #850) we don't get an identity revelation, I might* hopping off this book and won't come back until the rest of the run released in TPBs.

    * - Osborn's coming back as the Green Goblin so that could be a real good thing. Spencer said his favorite Spider-Man adaptation is the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon and Green Goblin in that show was EXCELLENT! I have hopes that Spencer can write more

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Jul 17, 2020

    Underwhelming

  • 7.0
    Jacks Comics Jul 16, 2020

    Art 3.5/5
    Story 3.5/5

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Jul 20, 2020

    " You call yourselves inner démons huh. You know the half of it. Your sins are so many."
    - SINS-EATER

  • 5.0
    JohnWOlin Jul 19, 2020

    A humdrum start to what will likely be a very humdrum story with bad layout work and nothing visually exciting going on until the last few pages.

  • 5.0
    allenquanobi Jul 21, 2020

    This book started off as one of my favorite books to pull; however, it has run in circles for the past dozen or so issues. There was a pointless 2099 arc, then some cute stories that didn't really progress the plot. And now it's addressing Peter wanting to marry MJ again, when that was teased nearly 20 issues ago. I get that modern comic storytelling has decompression, but patience wears thin really fast, and from what has been solicited and shown it will not happen for at least another year or so. Spencer is really stretching out the plot to a glacial pace, while filling it with admittedly fun dialogue and accurate characterization. That only lasts so long with me though, and the payoff better be massive in order to redeem this series more

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