Amazing Spider-Man #48

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 24
8.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

+ Pull List

• Spider-Man has been pushed harder than he has in a very long time and in ways he has never been before.
•  How far can he be pushed before he breaks?
•  Who he has to face this issue is going to answer that very clearly as we are one issue from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LGY #850!

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  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Sep 11, 2020

    Spencer works through some great character moments and perspectives from other characters, with Peter ultimately making the decision we expect him to make. It's a compelling drama, set up with an even more compelling villain. As this arc continues, things are only sure to get more complicated. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 9, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man #48 is a breakdown of what makes Spider-Man tick, and perhaps one of the finest and most introspective looks at the Green Goblin and Spider-Man dynamic ever made. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Sep 9, 2020

    It's the Christmas Eve of comics. Butterflies in your tummy, a little bit anxious, and a WHOLE lotta anticipation for the next issue. Get hyped!!!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 9, 2020

    Marcelo Ferreira delivers some fantastic art in this issue. There are great visual moments throughout, but the best ones are the one on one conversations Peter has with his friends and how those conversations shape the beautiful final panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Sep 9, 2020

    An utterly fantastic issue, full of many emotional conversation and beautiful drawn action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Sep 9, 2020

    Sins Rising is still going on strong. This has been a story I've enjoyed since the beginning, and I haven't a reason to assume it won't finish on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 10, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #48 was a strong chapter in the "Sins Rising" storyline that added importance to what Peter Parker did at the end of this issue. Having the Spider-Man Family get involved made the choice Peter decided to go with even more personal. That choice led to an unexpected turn that creates even greater interest in what this means for the direction Nick Spencer is going with this Sin Eater storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Sep 9, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man returns this week with a new issue filled with Peter Parker's uncertainty. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Afre Sep 9, 2020

    Damn. Like really. Damn.

    I thought having Norman in this story would make it weaker or feel samey. I'm happy to say I was so wrong about it. Spencer is killing it and with Bagley back as the artist, I just like this so much. Everything this issue has is just great.

    Sins Rising has been a great storyline but this one made it amazing. I cannot praise this enough without spoiling anything so do yourself a favor and go read this. Especially if you are a long-time Spidey fan.

  • 10
    Dark Knight Comic Fan Sep 9, 2020

    I'm going to assume that the next issue will wrap up this arc but this issue solidifies Sins Rising as the top arc of Nick Spencer's run on Amazing Spider-Man.

  • 10
    jbong Sep 9, 2020

    Reading this issue hurt me emotionally, because it perfectly captured how I feel about the world now. Stories like this is why long time Spider-Man fans keep coming back, because we always relate to Peter Parker. Coupled with Bagley's art, this is the first 10/10 I'll give ASM during Nick Spencer's run.

  • 10
    GammaBurst Sep 9, 2020

    Now that's how you write a great Spider-Man story!

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Sep 10, 2020

    I really like what this arc is doing. I mean, there's a reason why Spider-Man is my favorite character. It's that he's intensely relatable in how he struggles, but is also ultimately a hero. And not just any hero, one of the best. Whenever his morality is questioned, like in this issue, it's always very interesting (if executed properly). And there's something to be said about how often Osborn has been used lately, but this is going in a very different direction than the Red Goblin arc or the Absolute Carnage tie-in. That tie-in, btw, is one of the best stories in this run. Spencer knows very well how to tell that story. And similarly to that arc, this issue, this entire arc, plays into one of the core themes of this run, which is that Pete more

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Sep 11, 2020

    " Lay your hands upon me, all of you-- recieve this gift-- accept your calling, as i accepted mine. Good. Good. Now go forward in my name-- and cleanse."
    - SIN-EATER

  • 9.0
    Watchtower022 Sep 13, 2020

    Give me all the Spiders!!!!!

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Sep 15, 2020

    OK this issue puts the story back on track for me. Spencer is always good with his writing and this is no exception as it let's you in Spidey's head and you really feel connected with his dilemma. Having Bagley on pencils gives it the feel like a classic book. Dell's inks over Bagley's art were tight and Curiel didn't go crazy with his colors which fits the tone.

  • 8.0
    Federico Liguori Sep 9, 2020

    Very hyped about next issue! Sins Rising is easily Spencer's best Spider-Man story yet, but I don't know about the ending of this issue. Seeing Peter's reaction to Osborn's possible demise was very interesting, but the Spider Army? We'll see.

  • 8.0
    allenquanobi Sep 9, 2020

    Came back for Bagley art and boy was I surprised. I still don't care about the ongoing story, but Spencer really gets the character dialogue right and knows how the interactions should be. The only thing I don't like is that Bagley isn't drawing the next issue and that this overall event isn't very interesting.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 14, 2020

    It was pretty darn good. There were some really good parts and some good progress in the plot but I will admit the the whole morals thing superheroes have sometimes is just corny to me. Like norman Osborn is bound to kill more people and I get not wanting to kill him but the fact he wont let sin eater is just too much. I get thats the point of this book and its well done but i just never understood that part of heroes.

  • 10
    EdNothIng Sep 9, 2020

  • 10
    Comic Dreamer Sep 10, 2020

  • 10
    LadyLaica Sep 15, 2020

  • 9.5
    Grifter Sep 9, 2020

  • 9.5
    Ollie44 Sep 9, 2020

  • 9.5
    tonpas1989 Sep 9, 2020

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 9, 2020

  • 9.0
    Magik Sep 9, 2020

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 12, 2020

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Sep 9, 2020

  • 8.5
    Bananaknight Sep 13, 2020

  • 8.0
    Radar Sep 11, 2020

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Sep 10, 2020

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