Amazing Spider-Man #5

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 70
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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• Things look bad for Peter Parker...
•  ...but GREAT for Spider-Man!
•  The first arc of the epic new run on ASM comes to a climactic finish!
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  • 9.4
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Sep 18, 2018

    A great conclusion to storyline that jumpstarts the webhead in a new and exciting way. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Sep 12, 2018

    Nick Spencer took some worthwhile chances with this arc. It's turned out to be a very needed reevaluation of Spider-Man, as well as a perfect way to debut artist Ryan Ottley at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 12, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 brings the new series first story to an entertaining close. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 12, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 is another home run for Marvel's new darlings. Spencer & Ottley should be celebrated and appreciated by every Spider-Man fan reading comics. There hasn't been this great of a jumping-on point for Spidey comics in over a decade. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2018

    Ottley's art is great and there are some really well done details in the panels that pop with the vibrant colors and use of light. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Sep 12, 2018

    Being honest I felt this issue a little weak in the story with some situations a bit forced and predictable, other thing I can't get is the fact of reducing an important character like Taskmaster as a some kind of comedy relief just for filling a space that any other villain could fill, or well, maybein the future he will have a good reason to be there I don't know, however this issue introduces a new and mysterious villain into the Spidey universe and he looks very interesting and mean, and finally for those who missed the spider-sense (specially Peter Parker) this issue will give you very good news. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Sep 15, 2018

    The Amazing Spider-Man #5 rounded off the ‘Back to Basics' arc in a neat way, bringing the story full circle and setting up plenty of future foes for Spidey to face. The main plot device of separating Peter Parker and Spider-Man didn't last for as long as I'd hope for personally, but I can definitely see how this will impact Peter going forward. Overall I've been really impressed by this new collaboration and can't wait to see where they take Spidey next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 12, 2018

    A good conclusion because it hits home two very important philosophical elements that make this character so great. Spencer knows this character so well, it's no question we're in good hands and Ottley draws it so damn well it's a wonder he hasn't been drawing it for decades already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Sep 18, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man is a great and fun book that's back to form after all these years of "okay" to "meh" stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 14, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #5 is a fun end to Nick Spencer's first story arc on this series. Throughout "Back To Basics" Spencer did a great job exploring why Peter Parker and Spider-Man need each other to be a great hero. That along with how Spencer used this scenario to strengthen Peter and MJ's relationship and Ryan Ottley's fantastic artwork made Amazing Spider-Man #5 a very satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - John Jack Sep 23, 2018

    Not a bad issue, but a lot of lazy writing makes this issue pretty dang toothless, and in this day and age books are too expensive to buy if you're iffy about them. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 12, 2018

    The end of Spencer and Ottleys first Amazing Spider-Man arc does a better job laying track for the future than paying off this first story arc. It has quite a bit to say about the Spider-Man ethos, but its all stuff we heard last issue. Still, the voice and ambitions here remain strong, and Im optimistic for this runs future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 15, 2018

    The real comedy foundation of Nick Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man starts to really come through with this issue, but it's not my sense of humor. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 17, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man's first arc of the fresh start relaunch comes to a very predictable and tired close. Nick Spencer's by the numbers writing style and attempts at comedy this arc have really dragged this series down after a positive launch issue. With the only saving grace right now coming in form of art I'm not sure Ill be sticking with this childish version of the Amazing Spider-Man very much longer. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 12, 2018

    This has been a deeply disappointing relaunch and the best thing to hope for is that #6 provides an opportunity for a fresh start in the wake of a story that served as more as a jumping off than a jumping on point. Read Full Review

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