Amazing Spider-Man #72

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Marcelo Ferreira, Ze Carlos, Carlos Gomez, Federico Sabbatini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 53
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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• Over in Sinister War, Spider-Man is facing two Sinister Sixes.
•  But, then, what is he doing HERE?
•  Just want to say, trying not to spoil - you don't quite understand how intense and impossible this situation is for Peter Parker.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 25, 2021

    Each artist brings some phenomenal energy and detail to this issue. Each page is filled with wonderful visuals and I found myself going over panels to pick up on small details. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Aug 25, 2021

    An essential chapter if you're reading Sinister War, but if you're not, don't worry. You can enjoy this book on its own, and it's a very enjoyable, well-done, issue!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 25, 2021

    We're two issues away from Nick Spencer's final Amazing Spider-Man and yet this issue doesn't change the tempo of teasing without many answers. There's a hint at something that could change how we feel about "One More Day," but if you're as exhausted as most are with this mystery you're likely limping into this finish. Thankfully the book looks good, making each limp a little less painful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Aug 25, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #72 takes readers on another ride with Kindred in this part of Sinister War. There are some small developments as the villain moves the other characters into place for the final act. The comic teases readers with twists and turns that you don't get in the comic.However, there is one big reveal surrounding a major Spider-Man character that is a huge retcon and will be hard to miss. Ultimately, the retcon felt unnecessary and will hopefully be gone by the end of Sinister War. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Aug 25, 2021

    By the chapter's end, the circular logic will have heads spinning, and its cliffhanger promises to make a big reveal about Kindred soon. The only question is whether the story makes good on this deal... Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 31, 2021

    This issue gives us a focus on Norman Osborn that adds a new wrinkle to his already incredibly complicated life, featuring multiple arts teams and several not-so-successful puzzle box reveals. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 26, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #72 continues the disappointment train that Sinister War has turned into. Nick Spencer attempts to create interest by introducing last minute character developments that only makes the story an even greater cluttered mess. The end of this story can't come soon enough so we can all just move on from the disappointing story Sinister War has become. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Federico Liguori Aug 25, 2021

    Hell, I don't know. On one hand, we have the usual "all questions no answers" from Spencer, but on the other hand this looks REALLY important as a twist. The revelation about Norman Osborn's past is controversial (I won't spoil it), but what scares me the most is the fact that Kindred may not be Harry Osborn in the end. And given the fact that we saw a European house, cloning tubes and numerous references to "sins"... I think this has something to do with two characters we all hoped were gone forever: The Stacy twins.

  • 5.0
    Sollywoods Aug 25, 2021

    How does still nothing happen? Is the next issue going to be massively oversized? There's a good story in here, at least I think so, but the pacing is worse then reading something written by Bendis.

    The art is decent. Nothing wowing but no complaints.

    What we did get was some retconning for Norman, nothing terrible that ruins his past, I don't even mind how they worked that in but it wasn't a whole issue worth of reveal when it doesn't really seem to matter (perhaps it will but it's just another plot point that needs to tied in next issue).

    And then it looks like another twist coming for Kindred. The Harry Osborne reveal was good 20 issues back. Now it might not even be true.

    I really want to more

  • 10
    Psycamorean Aug 25, 2021

    In this issue, we finally get the whole (more or less) of Norman Osborn's sins. The retcon here is... good, I'd say. I was initially mixed about it, but the more I think about it, the less I dislike it. Norman sold off Harry to Mephisto to gain success in his business ventures. That part of it makes perfect sense to me. Norman has always been terrible and this is just yet another thing to add to the list of awful things he's done. So, that part I buy completely. I even really like the idea that the Green Goblin costume is based on Mephisto. That's a cool retcon. The part I'm iffy on is how this affects Harry. By selling his son's soul, Harry's life became nothing but sorrow and failure. It becomes a question of agency. This is no doubt trag more

  • 5.0
    daspidaboy Aug 25, 2021

    Okay so In this issue.... almost nothing happens except mephisti revealing Norman osborn may have made a deal with him to get rich in exchange for Harry osborn life being ruined.

    The art is inconsistent, this issue is supposed to take place before sinister war #2, and I just realized: we literally have one more issue to wrap all the remaining plot threads like how did Harry osborn became kindred, dr strange conversation, and the Mary Jane and carlie Cooper plot as well as all of spider man enemies beating up Peter Parker.

    Nick spencer is gonna need a hail Mary if this event is gonna be good

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  • 8.5
    Afre Sep 2, 2021

    I liked this a lot more than I did the main books. These tie-ins showcases the best of Spencer's writing and the main book showcases the worst.

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Aug 26, 2021

    It is too much and not enough at the same time. Too many hints and switches to keep you guessing but very frustrating at the same time because there cannot be satisfying answers for all these threads. I will still be here to finish this ride simply because after 80+ issues I can't stop now. I am also prepared to forgive as long as Spencer doesn't make this another Chameleon fake out or some BS like that. I gave up on the art way back when, so this is on par with the ping pong ASM has been on for the last few months.

  • 9.0
    Rachit Mittal Aug 25, 2021

    It is pretty evident that Norman Osborn made deal with Mephisto for his personal benefits. He wanted his Oscorp to grow. So he might have sold his son, Harry soul to Mephisto. This makes Spec 200 death even more hard. He became a good guy but his soul can't go to Valhalla or something. Right of Harry soul has been licensed to Mephisto. Man Osborn is literally worst Father. Having father like him is worse than having no father.
    By the way, Making a deal with devil to improve his life style in return of someone important to him is perfectly in the character. While in OMD, Peter making the deal, atleast IMO, is way out of his character. Parallel between two thing established. (Is he criticising Peter's characterisation during One More Day more

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  • 9.0
    cincyfan Aug 28, 2021

    The story really starts to pick up in this one. Great issue can't wait for the next one

  • 7.5
    Dali Aug 26, 2021

    No mal pero Spencer tiene que empezar a avanzar en el tema

  • 7.5
    Batcow Sep 18, 2021

    Not sure how I feel about that retcon...

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 25, 2021

    Im giving it a little higher raging than I should. Once again, not much gets done but, it does have some impactful parts that get you thinking.

  • 7.0
    WinterSoldier Aug 27, 2021

    I can't rate this number any more.

  • 6.0
    ComicFest Aug 27, 2021

    Spencer, do you want to do a Tom Taylor and fuck one of my favorite characters? Sorry to exaggerate, at least he doesn't write for 13-year-olds, he just stagnates.

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