Amazing Spider-Man #63

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Federico Vicentini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 30
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• We all the know the romantic story of R&J! Star-crossed lovers, deep-seeded family enmity, tragic ending...
•  Wait, who are Romeo and Juliet? We're talking about Randy and Janice! Yep, Peter Parker's roommate and The Beetle have been dating and that information finally gets out to their fathers...
•  The Tombstone/Robbie Robertson beef has been brewing since 1988 and is back, big time!

Rated T+

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 7, 2021

    Vicentini perfectly matches the energy and tone of the story with the wonderfully detailed art throughout the issue. There are some great visual moments, especially the frenetic energy of the final few pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Apr 15, 2021

    This issue is the before dinner drinks to a huge feast that's coming in this title. Every single summer there's a big Spidey event and this year's really gets rolling with this issue. You aren't gonna want to miss this one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 11, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man has been one of the most consistent books from Marvel. Nick Spencer has written Peter Parker like he's one of his good friends. As a reader we know that Peter is in good hands because Spencer treats him like family. The pencils and colors this issue match the tone of the book and pay off. Amazing Spider-Man is fun and full of life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Apr 7, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man is a setup issue that felt a little crowded at points as Nick Spencer continues putting his pieces in place for something big down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 8, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #63 wears its Romeo and Juliet influence pretty obviously with Randy and The Beetle. In fact, it's almost like Nick Spencer is saying not to take it too seriously when they become the focus of the comic. Unfortunately, everything takes a back seat to their drama, including Spider-Man, and their relationship isn't that compelling. Hopefully, this stays a subplot in the rest of the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - James Ferguson Apr 8, 2021

    A romance right out of a soap opera mixes with the action / adventure of Spider-Man's latest story. Some sharp artwork makes for a dynamic reading experience that raises the excitement in a packed issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Apr 7, 2021

    The unfolding romance does jut against the issue's action sequences, so the pacing will be bumpy for readers throughout. And when paired with some bloated dialogue, this issue left me wondering why its plot points weren't split into separate releases. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #63 is one of the worsts, if not the worst, issues that Nick Spencer has written in his run on this series. The fact that underdeveloped storylines became such a major focus in this issue makes it seem like Spencer just threw everything he could into part one of "King's Ransom" without caring what it would mean for the characters long-term. Spencer just had way too many things going on that made everything come across as rushed and chaotic for no reason. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 16, 2021

    I don't think it needs to be said anymore, I still really enjoy this title each and every week. There's a lot of humor in this issue, which is a lot of fun. There's a ton of nostalgia here for me for 80s Spider-Man stories, and while that may be a cheap way to earn my goodwill, it works for now.

  • 9.0
    Afre Apr 12, 2021

    It was very entertaining. And currently I want nothing more from ASM.

  • 9.0
    the green death Apr 8, 2021

    I love this title, Spencer gets the history of the characters so well and rides the themes well. Really solid art too, I wish this were weekly.

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 16, 2021

    I'm kind of extremely here for Randy & Janice modern day Romeo and Juliet (with bank heists).

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Apr 16, 2021

    " Love and War more common than you'd think."

  • 8.0

    Nick Spencer knows his Spidey history, that's for sure. Robbie and Tombstone's rivalry was one of my favorite situations in the old days and it looks like the thought of their kids in item is about to trigger that old feud back into their lives.
    Most Tombstone stories are pretty good, so I expect this one to deliver too. As for Kingpin's offer, it brings in even more danger straight into Peter's apartment where Randy and Janice are caught right in the middle. What a cliffhanger.
    This issue proves Nick Spencer is capable of moving beyond something like Kindred and shift the focus to something else, then later at the right time, go back to it. I look forward to see King's Ransom and the resuming feud between the fathers develop.

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Apr 8, 2021

    It's a fun issue especially with some of the dynamics but after such a great issue last time it's tough to keep it going. Vicentini is a great match for this book and his style is a nice addition to ASM. I hope he is part of the rotation.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Apr 15, 2021

    It was another fun read. It actually had some good parts but nothing really stood out as being great. Definitely a must if you like the Spidey Boomerang stuff.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 7, 2021

    Beetle and Randy dance through their prescribed romantic comedy of errors while Spidey's Lifeline table story chugs along. It's finely crafted -- I particularly admire the speedy, complex-but-clear scene structure -- but it's very safe. The "Romeo and Juliet" parallels are so obvious that hanging a lampshade on them feels redundant, if not smug. The art: I like a lot of the characters, particularly the Beetle. A script this fast and complicated really needs better blocking and visual storytelling, though.

    Bigger picture problem: This issue's contemporary and flashback focus on the Randy & Janice reveals that they have no real sexual or interpersonal chemistry. The sole purpose of their relationship is to generate plot twists and more

  • 6.5
    Federico Liguori Apr 17, 2021

    Doesn't look or sound like Spider-Man honestly, but the issue was decent. Kindred's references are still the most enjoyable part, while the "Romeo & Juliet" angle kinda feels ridiculous and forced knowing Robbie and Lincoln's backstory (the usual "Hey, what if the most implausible thing happens?"). Not interested in the Kingpin and Tablet story anymore, it was already established previously.

  • 4.0

    The Amazing Spider-Man
    Volume: 5, Issue: 63, LGY: 864
    “King’s Ransom” Part I

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: Nick Spencer
    Artist: @federico_vicentini_artist
    Colorist: @sinccolor
    Cover: @officialmarkbagleyart , John Dell & @delgaduck
    Letterer: @joecaramagna

    Peter Parker's roommate Randy and the supervillain known as the Beetle, AKA Janice, have been secretly carrying on a romantic relationship. Now their fathers, Robbie Robertson and the Tombstone, have gotten wind of their relationship and both aren’t happy. Their historic hatred towards each other dates back to the late 80s and it’s about to be jumpstarted once again. Meanwhile, Boomerang and Spider-Man continue to sea more

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  • 9.5
    Grifter Apr 15, 2021

  • 9.0
    iPodwithnomusic Nov 28, 2021

  • 9.0
    cincyfan May 8, 2021

  • 8.5
    jmprados May 10, 2021

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Apr 23, 2021

  • 8.5
    tmartinez Apr 7, 2021

  • 8.0
    Magik Apr 7, 2021

  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    Julhin Apr 12, 2021

  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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