Amazing Spider-Man #61

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 41
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• Peter Parker gets a new job!
•  Spidey gets a new look!
•  And Kingpin's plans start coming together!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 10, 2021

    Patrick Gleason shines with the art in this issue. There are impressive visual moments throughout and the action is as compelling as the character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Mar 10, 2021

    Even with a couple of head-scratching moments, this book is still up there in quality with the other issues of Spencer's run. Add to that, Gleason's phenomenal art and you've got the first "classic" issue of 2021. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #61 kicks off the "Let's Try Something New" story arc and stands by that name in entertaining ways. Spider-Man's inability to pull in cash is not a new concept, but the job he gets in this issue and how it ties into the new costume is a clever idea. For that alone, this is a great place to start for Spider-Man fans looking for some innovation and new ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #61acts as a "new start" for the web-slinger, giving him a new costume and new job-and setting up a new wave of threats. Given where the issue leaves off, Spidey and Boomerang are up a creek without a paddle-and that often leads to some of the best Peter Parker stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Mar 15, 2021

    With a new costume to help in his hero work and a fat check from Threats and Menaces, Spider-Man deals with some mid-tier villains as a new threat looms in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Mar 16, 2021

    An action-packed issue that makes a quick transition from the previously very dramatic tone of the series to a new fun-loving and often comedic mood. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 11, 2021

    Though the presentation for how Peter Parker gets his new costume in Amazing Spider-Man #61 is not a home run everything around this change worked well. Nick Spencer does a good job in how he focuses what it means for Wilson Fisk to return to being the Kingpin of Crime. How that impacts Peter Parker and Spider-Man's world creates enough things to be invested in to want to come back for more from this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Mar 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #61 is pretty much setup for the next story arc. The comic shows the main players and gives glimpses of what's at stake in this comic. Of course, there's Spider-Man's new suit which is shown off with Gleason's art and Delgado's colors, though, the mileage will vary on how fans like it. We'll see what Spencer and Gleason have in store for fans in this new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Mar 10, 2021

    With influencers and Fisk breathing down his neck, Spider-Man is trying to keep his new roommate safe despite their reckless pet. But when the threats around him close in, fans will be left desperate to know how one Gog fits into the picture. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 10, 2021

    A really big shift in tone. I think people who were bored, or annoyed, by Kindred will enjoy this more.

  • 10
    kdub_bravo Mar 10, 2021

    This was a nice and interesting read!

  • 9.5
    Afre Mar 10, 2021

    This was such a fresh issue. I didn't expect this kind of shift to the status quo, but I'm liking it very much. I'm very interested to see what will happen next, especially since Kindred will be taking a backseat for now.

    Gleason art was wonderful, especially the second page.

  • 9.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Mar 16, 2021

    This was completely a twist! I did not expect. The intensity was toned down but it was extremely fun to see Spiderman in this new Show man situation. A new suit that I fell in love with, great dialogues.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Mar 14, 2021

    I think this a fantastic road to take Spider-Man down I'm looking forward to watching it all unfold. Although eventually he will need to and I'm sure will return to his classic suit this new suit looks really cool

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    Boomerang. ❤️

  • 8.5
    Thorson-98 Mar 10, 2021

    Solid and entertaining issue, I just wish it was Peter who built the new suit.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 18, 2021

    In a conscious move to get a little more fun, Spidey's kitted out with a "social influencer" suit, a ridiculous idea that's sure to go wrong in hilarious ways. The concept is handled with just enough awareness to win my approval, and I can't wait to see what disaster springs from this development. Mayor Fisk's latest move takes the fun-n-games a step too far, though. That's this volume in a nutshell: Anything that's worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • 8.0

    Is it time for another "New costume?" Ah, me.
    Well, while we count down the issues till Norah goes too far and he goes back to the trusty ol' red and blue look I may as well look at the plus side. It was good to get a break from the stuff with Kindred, and back to the web-swinging heroics that won Spidey our hearts. Kingpin is getting desperate in his quest to obtain the tablet and has a herd of Supervillain crime bosses out to bring him Boomerang. I can say things are looking like they're goona get crazier before some sense of sanity returns to the wallcrawler's life.

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Mar 11, 2021

    The suit is not good and aesthetically unappealing in my opinion but the story around it is good and has potential no matter how many times we've done this, I still fall for it. We'll see!

  • 8.0
    Federico Liguori Mar 10, 2021

    Considering that the Kindred affair has been apparently pointless, I'm very happy we're back to the funny and colourful Spidey from the first Spencer issues. Peter working as a "vlogger" for Norah Winters and J. Jonah Jameson was hilarious and I want to see what's next!

  • 8.0
    allenquanobi Mar 10, 2021

    This was a lot more light in tone and humor compared to the Kindred storyline we just got. I've been pretty meh about this run, so this was a nice little comedic issue. I am worried about hopping back in because it seems like this run is all over the place and lacks any real direction. I thought it would climax in the Kindred storyline, but that quickly wore out its welcome. Then all of a sudden, we get back tot he hijinks and humor that was part of the early issues in the run. It seems like Spencer himself is running out of ideas

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Mar 15, 2021

    " I hate that Guy."
    - NY GANG

  • 7.5
    jbong Mar 12, 2021

    As someone who actually watches a bit of Twitch, this was definitely an interesting take. I certainly don't mind Pete more or less being coerced into this - pretty much every other person has become a live streamer over the course of the pandemic. In our current system of slow-decaying capitalism, influencer status can potentially lead to big money. But it sucks because you sell your soul to corporates, and this book demonstrates that decently well.

    Spencer's contemporary jokes in his Spider-Man writing are hit or miss - the ones in this issue were mostly okay...I'm hoping they don't get worse from here. Gleason's art was pretty good, I just wish he could draw the book for more than 2 consecutive issues.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Mar 13, 2021

    It was ok. It wasnt bad but its a little bit of a stretch Peter would allow that reason for the suit. I dont mind the look of it though. It does leave you wanting next issue at least.

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Mar 12, 2021

    The Amazing Spider-Man
    Volume: 5, Issue: 61, LGY: 862
    “Let’s Try Something New”

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: Nick Spencer
    Artist: @patrickgleasonstudio
    Colorist: @delgaduck
    Cover: Patrick Gleason & Edgar Delgado
    Letterer: @joecaramagna

    Peter Parker has had a very tough time lately. Between Kindred and the Osborns, as well as his family issues, Pete has been extremely stressed out. Now with Kindred trapped in the Darkforce cage, thanks to Mayor Fisk, and the Osborn family drama behind him, Peter looks to finally get back to “normal”. However, his “normal” life now consists of a reformed criminal roommate in Boomerang, a pet alien and no money to make rent. Despera more

  • 3.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Mar 13, 2021

    The story itself isn't bad but the new suit and needless team up is. This isn't the black suit, that at least was interesting. This is microwaved dog turds. Save your money kids.

  • 1.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 10, 2021

    Yeah miss me with this run. Spider-Man is broke and sells out ... AGAIN ?
    Peter Parker is Marvel's Peter Pan , and I'm tired of it. I'll pick it up again when shit gets mature.
    Last thing I needed to see was Spider-Man cashing in on social media - not as a developer (which would be expected , mature), but as a goddamn wanna-be influencer.
    Another bromance with a second rate superhero instead of actually tending to a legitimate romance? I can catch Kingpin in Daredevil playing with the grown-ups instead of chasing after this Indiana Jones shit. This issue is a gateway into an arc that is just like Spidey's "new" suit : Hot Garbage.

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