Amazing Spider-Man #49

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 36
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  As if things weren't bad enough for Spider-Man with Sin-Eater's reign of terror reaching riot level... THE GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK!
•   Spidey has been through a lot, but even the worst things that have ever happened to Spider-Man have just been a prelude for what happens here, with an epic main story by a veritable Hall of Fame of Spider-Creators.
•  As if that wasn't enough, this issue also boasts a collection of prestige short stories by Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo
& Saladin Ahmed!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Oct 7, 2020

    An issue that's truly worthy of its epic numbering (#850). You're gonna have a great time reading this one!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Oct 7, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #850 is a perfect example of how to write an anniversary issue, celebrating the web-slinger's history and reigniting his deadliest rivalry. The upcoming "Last Remains" story arc promises to continue this trend, with Spidey and the malevolent Kindred finally coming face to face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Oct 10, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #850 succeeds as both a celebration and as the next chapter in Nick Spencer's run. Every artist attached to this book is worthy of the honor, and succeeds in delivering one of the best looking books of the year. Not every story is a winner, but they're all more than worth reading for one reason or another. This issue is an exciting look back at Spider-Man's past, but doesn't forget to excite you for its future. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Oct 7, 2020

    A thrilling main story, with three action-packed and fun-filled short tales following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 7, 2020

    Overall, Amazing Spider-Man #850 is a celebration of Spider-Man has been and will always be and a testament to the narrative flexibility of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Oct 7, 2020

    A giant package of a comic, it's the main story that carries this whole issue, as it should. The additional content is purely filler, and there's nothing wrong with that, but if you're wondering if that $10 USD price tag is worth it...(yeah, comics can be pricey...)...I'll say the ongoing Sins Rising arc has yet to disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Oct 7, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man makes a return this week with an epic issue that wraps one of Peter's biggest issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 12, 2020

    After two years of build up Nick Spencer completes all the set-up for the big Kindred storyline he has been developing since starting his Amazing Spider-Man run. Spencer did a great job centering the story around the weight of every decision that Peter Parker has made as Spider-Man. The way he finishes laying the foundation for the upcoming Kindred story with the conclusion of "Sins Rising" in Amazing Spider-Man #49 created a lot of intriguing sub-plots for that event. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 7, 2020

    Ottley, Ramos and Bagley deliver some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. The pages look great despite the unnecessary length of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Oct 7, 2020

    Obviously, readers won’t want to miss this issue. This is a pretty satisfying, if predictable, ending to one of Spencer’s strongest arcs on the series. There is one weird moment in particular that will probably take you out of the story, but I found the character moments and the strong artists made the overall experience a good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 7, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #49 is a good book overall, but it doesn't cross the threshold into greatness. The backups are like icing on the cake, but the cake is a bit dry. The main story is one long escape scene, with an unbalanced Green Goblin, and some interesting choices that read like teases rather than big beat moments worth holding onto. The art is stupendous though, and there certainly is a lot here to chew on. At the end of the day, most will put this book down and think it was fine, enjoyable enough, but likely unmemorable as time goes on. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 10, 2020

    Everything old is exactly as you remember it, and that's not worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Oct 12, 2020

    I've never yearned for a reboot before, but after referencing the worst Spider-Man storyline in recent memory, it's worth asking for. Read Full Review

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