Amazing Spider-Man #53

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 36
6.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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o If you think you've seen a brutal Spider-Man fight before, you are wrong.
o Do not miss this issue.
32 PGS./Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Nov 19, 2020

    Each installment of Last Remains has secured this arc as being one of the most memorable stories to ever be told in the Spidey books. This issue even brings legendary Mark Bagley into the fold, adding his iconic visuals to the unwinding tale of Kindred. While this arc has been nothing short of incredible, this is the issue that demands your attention most of all. And if you've been reading Spider-Man since at least after Civil War's conclusion, you owe it to yourself to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Nov 18, 2020

    Like I mentioned earlier, a little meta, but it actually needs to be at this point in the game. Although a quick read, it's really worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 18, 2020

    Mark Bagley does excellent work with the art in this issue. The style of the art aligns perfectly with both the setting and the tone of the story. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Nov 18, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #53 is a moment of introspection for Peter Parker and the audience, as the "Last Remains" storyline hits its halfway point. Now that Peter knows the identity of his newest enemy, the stakes are significantly higher for him and his loved ones. I can't wait to see how Spencer and his artistic team wraps it all up, and how it'll affect the title going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 20, 2020

    Amazing Spider-Man #53 is all about the big reveal of Peter Parker finding out who Kindred really is. From that perspective Nick Spencer did a great job building up that reveal by using controversial events in Spider-Man's history to create a strong foundation for why this revelation had such an impact on Peter Parker. Unfortunately not much else happens in Amazing Spider-Man #53 as Spencer has left all the other sub-plots of "The Last Remains" to be told in the tie-in issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Nov 20, 2020

    An enjoyable issue with great art and an interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Nov 18, 2020

    After all, one of his greatest ghosts is here to haunt him, and Spider-Man is at a loss for what to do next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Nov 23, 2020

    We finally get a peek under the mask of Kindred, but it's too little, too late. Since everyone but Peter Parker knows who he is, does this really matter? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Nov 18, 2020

    I’m not one of those people who has been really annoyed with Nick Spencer for dragging his run out, but even I have to say that Amazing Spider-Man #53 is going to anger a lot of readers. Especially after such a promising cliff hanger in the last issue, it is very disappointing to see so much of nothing happening here. Bagley is great and Delgado probably adds the most to the book’s quality, but unfortunately, I feel that their efforts are mostly in vain since so much of the book is just… nothing. A part of me says that 3/10 may be a bit harsh, but when I remember that this book is $3.99– yeah, no. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Psycamorean Nov 18, 2020

    I feel like this is either an issue people will love or hate depending on whether they've read their Spider-Man or not! Peter's trip to Hell is literally the back half of ASM #545, with some slight Kindred enhancements. If you don't know, 545 is the final issue in the One More Day arc, and its back half is the introduction to the big Spider-Man history retcon, Brand New Day. It's when Harry Osborn is brought back to life, now having been in Europe the whole time instead. It's a big deal that this is featured so heavily. Harry even directly alludes to Mephisto (just like Peter did). At this point, if Nick Spencer doesn't fix One More Day, I'd be shocked. This issue is very effective in putting the reader in Peter's position. That final "Gotc more

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  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Dec 3, 2020

    I know that I definitely missed out on things that giant nerds will judge me for missing, but I did enjoy the aura of oppressive dread in this one.

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    Grifter Nov 20, 2020


  • 9.0

    I never was partial to "Brand new day" (In fact I sold all the issues I had of that several years back). Maybe because I used that as a jumping back on point, which made it a bit distasteful for me. I don't know much about those days, but know they have a lot to do with the last few issues, and I still find them very entertaining.
    Somehow finding Harry under that decomposed face wasn't too surprising. I've read enough of these "mystery villain who knows the hero's identity" stories to know he was someone close to Peter, and I noticed Harry hadn't been seen much since this all began. But I'm not disappointed. In fact I look forward to learning what drove him back to insanity this time. Kudos to Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley for their wor more

  • 8.5
    Afre Nov 18, 2020

    There isn't a lot that happens in this issue. But what happens is huge. That confirms our suspicions and what Spencer is planning. If some of you won't get what that flashback is about, it's ASM #545.

    I really liked Bagley's art too.

  • 8.0
    Federico Liguori Nov 18, 2020

    Nothing happens here, except for a obvious call on the infamous storyline "One More Day", that Spencer is clearly going to address or (hopefully) erase from existence.

  • 8.0
    Sollywoods Nov 18, 2020

    It was hard to rate this one as not much happens. After a reread I did enjoy it more and raised my rating to an 8.

    As mostly a rehash of ASM 545 (which shockingly was like 300 issues removed now. That's like the creation of spiderman until Venoms introduction approx).

    At first I thought the issue wasteful since the reader already had the reveal. Peter didn't though and now I'm glad the reveal to him wasn't done lightly and had an issue to bring it out.

    I'm very happy the OMD nonsense with Harry is being addressed since Marvel basically did nothing with him for 15 years so it seemed pointless to bring him back. I really like where this is going and hope Spencer sticks the landing and that will make this a more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 18, 2020

    It was one of the weaker recent issues but still a good read. In just really anxious to see how this plays out and just needed a little more.

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Nov 22, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man
    Volume: 5, Issue: 53, LGY: 854
    “Last Remains” Part IV

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: Nick Spencer
    Artist: @officialmarkbagleyart & John Dell
    Colorist: @delgaduck
    Cover: @patrickgleasonstudio & Edgar Delgado
    Letterer: @joecaramagna

    Kindred’s relentless physical and psychological assault on Spider-Man and the Order of the Web has lead Peter to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends. Peter begged to keep his friends alive in exchange for his own. Kindred takes the deal, frees the Order of the Web from his control and killed Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Norman has revealed that Kindred is his son Harry, however Spidey doesn’t know it’s his best frien more

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Nov 24, 2020

    A quick read that leans heavily on the Harry Osborn resurrection from way back when. I remember it but not all of its details. Obviously Spencer will address One More Day and there are no winks to be had anymore but will he fix it? I don't believe anything until it happens. These next few issues will be immensely crucial. Bagley's art is classic as ever but Dell's inks made it look like an old sequence which it was so that worked well. And all of the green hues from Delgado were nice too.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 14, 2021

    I know, I know. It's a bigly huge-normous moment in Spider-history. But I contend it's not a good comic. Why? First, relying on supplementary material or in-depth prior knowledge is asking too much of the reader -- and I maintain this issue is incomprehensible (or at least inconsequential) unless you have ASM #545 in front of you or burned into your brain. Second, all due respect to Mark Bagley, but he's not at his best here and his panels aren't in the same ballpark as Mr. Quesada's originals -- which you're all too likely to go review after reading the later issue. It's a pale imitation, visually, and Mr. Spencer leans his script so far into #545 that half of this issue is meaningless without the relevant background.

  • 5.0
    jbong Nov 18, 2020

    too little happens in this issue

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