Amazing Spider-Man #49

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 29
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User 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 - 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

  • 9.5
    OldAgeWarrior Oct 7, 2020


  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 7, 2020

    I cannot wait for next week.

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Oct 7, 2020

    Awesome story, awesome action, awesome art, awesome issue. Worth every penny.

    Spidey and Goblin... name a better duo.

  • 8.5
    Federico Liguori Oct 7, 2020

    A very good story, after all. Maybe a little too long and rhetorical (the Spider Gang's dialogues over freedom of choice), but the core (Spider-Man and GobLin team up) was great. Kindred is coming and he'll be revealed soon, so that's probably the most interesting part (still think he's Harry Osborn). There is also a little reference to the infamous Sins Past storyline and if Spencer is able to retcon or erase that garbage from existence he will instantly become my favorite Spider-Man writer ever!

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Oct 10, 2020

    It was a great read. I enjoyed the Green Goblin and Spider-Man team-up/conflict because that is the core of Spider-Man story from eons ago and Spencer rehashes it in a good way. Still drags in bits and pieces with the Spidey Squad parts but overall worth a read. Ottley was very good and he will be missed on this book. Ramos and Bagley are veterans and gave their parts a nice feel to them, It wasn't jarring for me because I like all of them plus I was too deep into the story. I can't wait for Kindred and it's about time. The bonus stories were mostly OK and did like the trippy Tradd Moore story and Spidey's curves lol.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Oct 12, 2020

    I thought it had the feeling of a good read. The back up stories I really dont have much to say about but the main story was well done. Norman was the star here but it still bugs me that Peter just cant let the sin eater do whatever to Norman. Like I get the moral code but how many times is green goblin gonna do things and Peter just be ok with it. Its like the joker and Batman. The team up was very interesting though and Im curious to see what happens with the hint that peters meant to die at normans hands.

  • 8.5
    huz Oct 20, 2020

    Gonna miss Ryan Ottley's art.

  • 8.0
    Afre Oct 7, 2020

    It is almost perfect. I wanted to come here and sing it's praises. But I can't. The story is great and this certainly isn't just ASM #800 done again. It amazes me how well Spencer writers Peter and Norman here. They are the stars of this issue and not in the way you think. The art is great mostly but it doesn't feel that Ramos and Bagley their A-game.

    But. That Kindred tease began to annoy me now. For 49 issues we've had these and while we finally get them to meet (presumably?) in the next issue it just feels so annoying now. We know about him as much as we did in #31 and I really hoped something more. This issue ends very oddly and I had to check I didn't miss any pages.

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight Comic Fan Oct 7, 2020

    I haven't read the three short stories yet so I will update this review once I do. With that being said:

    This has been a satisfying conclusion to the Sins Rising Arc. The way Spencer writes the Green Goblin is amazing and the tension shown between him and Spidey is pitch-perfect. And holy cow that ending scene with Spidey, Goblin, and the Order of the Web. Straight-chills. The art for the main story was awesome too and I know this is an unpopular opinion but Ramos is a good Spider-Man and his talent is shown here.

    Can't wait for next week when Last Remains begins! It's Kindred time!!!

    EDIT: I just finished reading the backup stories. Bachalo's and Moore's were both weird but they were good reads. Nothing gro more

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Oct 15, 2020

    " You and i, Peter--we were destined for this. Together let's fulfill our destiny... Spider-Man and the Green Goblin----Fighting side by side !"

  • 7.0
    jbong Oct 8, 2020

    There are a lot of good moments in this, but it doesn't tie all the ideas together well. Much of the Sin Eater arcs has been foregone to let Norman back into the spotlight. I think Ryan Ottley's art here is great, which is why Ramos' and Bagley's parts make this book so weirdly inconsistent.

  • 10
    EdNothIng Oct 7, 2020

  • 9.5
    Grifter Oct 7, 2020

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 7, 2020

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Oct 9, 2020

  • 9.0
    Peaches Oct 12, 2020

  • 9.0
    wesshamu Oct 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Oct 19, 2020

  • 8.5
    Magik Oct 8, 2020

  • 8.5
    Ollie44 Oct 10, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Oct 10, 2020

  • 8.5
    Bananaknight Oct 13, 2020

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Oct 17, 2020

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    tmartinez Oct 15, 2020

  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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    Crimson Knight Oct 7, 2020

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