Amazing Spider-Man #75

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 51
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid-artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shake up Spider-Man's 59th year in ways you CANNOT PREDICT!
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  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Oct 6, 2021

    While highly entertaining, the book executes the main purpose of every comic. It gets the reader to stick and stay. After only one issue, you're sure to add this one to your pull list. You won't have to give it the standard "three-issue test", the and story and art are gonna hook you in right away. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 6, 2021

    Gleason delivers some beautifully bright, vibrant and detailed art throughout this issue. The action is thrilling and the human moments are engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Oct 8, 2021

    The issue is done perfectly from start to finish. There are two added stories taking place two weeks ago which are completely anti-climatic and unneeded but of course Marvel needs to increase the page count to justify the price. Overall this is looking to be a worthwhile ride, and the fact that we know it's only 19 issues long means we can hopefully enjoy it for the quality collaboration it is rather than worrying that every twist is a permanent one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 6, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #75 is a hopeful, fun, and exciting new direction for the Spider-Man franchise. Considering the last two years Peter Parker has had, this issue does everything it needs to in order to move Ben into the role. Given the attention to details new and old along with the strong character work and dialogue, this is a genuine Spider-Man comic and a great way to turn the page on a new era. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 6, 2021

    While Amazing Spider-Man #75 is the best individual issue of this title in years, one has to wonder if the continually bloated release schedule will make it a worthwhile investment. This is a good comic, but might be even better with a stripped down, less-is-more approach. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 6, 2021

    This is a hell of a debut that feels like it's a natural direction building off of the last two major runs and setting Peter and Spider-Man up for a new direction. It's good, really good. And it has this on-the-fence Spider-Man reader coming back for more… and excited about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 6, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #75launches the Beyond Saga, as Peter Parker deals with emotional stress and Ben Reilly gets a new lease on life. This is the perfect jumping-on point for Spidey fans old and new, and I would definitely recommend it to Reilly's fans as well. Hopefully, the upcoming weeks will keep up this momentum, as this saga is set to lead into Spidey's 60th anniversary. Read Full Review

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

    Amazing Spider-Man #75 is off to a great start. Zeb Wells has lined up an interesting and engaging story that respects both Peter and Ben Reilly. The pencils and colors look good on the page and truly help sell this book. The work the artists put in make this an easy and enjoyable read. Amazing Spider-Man is in good hands and off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 8, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #75 kicks off the Spider-Man Beyond direction off on a great note. Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason, and the Beyond Board are able to create a fresh start for the franchise that utilizes Spider-Man's history in a welcoming way. Now with it looking as though Ben Reilly will be the lead Spider-Man for this series moving forward I'm interested to see what direction Amazing Spider-Man goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 9, 2021

    A really enjoyable launch of a new story, with a lot of fun writing, some interesting new directions and absolutely gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 11, 2021

    Despite a few small stumbling blocks, this is the relaunch Spider-Man needed. Wells has a great grasp of the world of Spider-Man and the art team down stunning work. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Oct 6, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #75 feels like a fast comic that rushes to get the ball rolling on the new “Beyond” storyline.The main story is not great, it's not terrible, it's serviceable and does its job. However, it establishes the dynamic and parallels between Peter and Ben very well and distinguishes the two as separate heroes. The art team for the comic does a solid job here with Patrick Gleason on art and Marcio Menyz on colors. However, the Beyond storyline doesn't seem to be that enticing, hopefully the next issue sells it better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 6, 2021

    The debut delivers a comfortable tone for fans of comics and movies alike while introducing a new wrinkle to Peter Parker's already complicated life in one of the best looking Spidey magazines published this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Afre Oct 6, 2021

    It's good.

    Did you like Spencer's run? Read this too.
    You didn't like it? Read this.
    Don't like the idea? Read it, give it a chance.
    Already read it and liked it? Read it again, it's good.
    Already read it and didn't like it? Näh, just read it again.

    Because it's good.

  • 9.0
    Stormwrath Oct 6, 2021

    It was great, Wells and the Beyond board respected what Spencer did, all the characters were well written and the idea is great. Gleason's artwork is perfection, he is growing to be my favorite Spider-Man artist of all time.

    This feels like a Spider-Man Inc., a concept that I like, and with that fantastic redesign of the original Sensational Spider-Man suit, this has the potencial of being a great run

  • 7.5
    Mout Oct 6, 2021

    Now that the Spencer run is over, I had to check this one out. It did not mention most of the stuff that happened, so it was an easy read. Patrick Gleason's art looked a little different than the usual, but it's great as always. Excited for the next issues.

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  • 9.5
    Hex Oct 6, 2021

    Ben is back. That's all that I need. I like this idea of Pete "losing" the Spider-Man mantle due to the most idiotic, simple and capitalist concept possible. Marketing. I'm also into Ben's, "I am the lesser of two evils and it was my duty to take this," mindset. I will always love Ben Reilly and I love even more seeing two Spidey's teaming up and cracking jokes. I was actually a huge fan of Superior Spider-Man because while Otto wasn't a "good" person, he managed to do more for the city in a very short amount of time. Did people appreciate him for it? No. Did he do it as a hero? Barely, but he still almost completely stopped crime because he used his tools, resources and a team to do it. It looks very similar for Ben and I am all for it. Pe more

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  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Oct 6, 2021

    This was a mostly great issue. The emotional beats were all there; the writing was on point. I'm kind of worried that when Peter decides not to deal with his feelings about Harry, that's the writer saying that he's not going to deal with his feelings about Harry until the next run. I guess we'll just have to see. The art is great for the most part, although some of the backup art (for some reason, not done by any of the main artists on this book) was rough. A big selling point for me on this run was nostalgia, pure and simple. The Art Adams covers give such a nostalgic vibe to me, plus the return of so much 90s Spidey just cinched it. This issue didn't have that classical (for lack of a better word) feel I was expecting. It's not bad, by an more

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Oct 6, 2021

    this is a fine issue, which means compared to the previous 74 (plus side issues and annuals) from Nick Spencer, it's pretty damn good. It's a great introduction into this era of Spider-Man, bringing back the fun quippy dialogue, the simplicity of villains, and re-introducing Ben Reilly. It brings you up to speed on what Ben has been up to and how Peter is feeling after the Spencer drag that he's just been put through, feels kind of meta to be honest. The story is interesting, and I'm very excited to see what happens after that cliff hanger. The standout here is the art. Patrick Gleason just has that fun vibe that was missing from the majority of Spencer's run. Some of the best issues from Spencer's run were carried by Gleason art, so more

  • 8.5
    Loafy Trophy Oct 7, 2021

    This was a lot of fun and Wells has a great voice for Peter. The Beyond Corporation stuff had a really solid hook. The idea of Spider-Man as a corporate property thanks to Otto is mostly brilliant. The fight between the U-Foes and Ben/Peter was fun too and did a lot of good work setting up the next couple months of stories.

    This is also some of Gleason's best art since his Batman and Robin days with Tomasi. I've got much higher hopes for this than Spencer's run which was lukewarm, even at best, to me and focused too much on the past and not enough on the future.

  • 10
    The Batman Oct 6, 2021

    Damn, that was a great opening issue. I'm really excited to see where this goes.

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  • 10
    omnicitycomics Oct 6, 2021

    A solid start for this new ‘era’ of Amazing Spider-Man! In short, this first issue is fully used to introduce the pieces that will establish the status quo going forward. Not much happens, but that’s ok. After so many plot threads going on at once and what felt like a continuous unorganized setting, it felt great to enjoy a simple Spider-Man comic. A story that went from A to B and lays the foundation to organically move to C.

    Like I mentioned, nothing necessarily big or mind blowing happens, but the possibilities for where the story can go are vast which I appreciate. Touching on the pacing, we are getting issues almost on a weekly basis so I’m ok with the modest approach that is taken. At least for now, as my biggest w more

  • 9.5
    Sollywoods Oct 6, 2021

    I enjoyed this a lot! I almost have it a 10 but one minor gripe, maybe being a bit overly critical but a 9.5 is pretty good. First off, for me this was a comic I read and then immediately read again. You know it's good when that happens!

    I'm a fan of Ben Reilly and was really hoping he would be written better than his last series a few years ago. And he was! I always enjoyed Peter and Ben's relationship at the end of the clone saga. They were like brothers and acted like family. The jealousy of who is a clone or not was past them. I can accept Peter not being at that point anymore after what was unfortunately down to Ben when Dan Slott brought him back but this issue looks like it's fixing that without ignoring it.

    M more

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Oct 6, 2021

    Pretty good first issue, it washed the bad taste in my mouth after Spencer's bad ending.

  • 8.0
    Hydro-Man Oct 6, 2021

    Not bad. Given the hype, you were probably suspecting this was going to spin straight out of Spencer’s run but it really didn’t. How Pete gets his ass kicked and gives way to Ben taking back over is all in this issue… and it’s not bad.

  • 7.0
    Rachit Mittal Oct 6, 2021

    Art was definitely good.
    But storytelling wise, it's just meh. IMO it's downstep from previous run starting point. I can't say for entire Beyond era at now. I think it is even a downstep from previous issue. Spencer starting point was so better than this.

    Ben Reilly looked like a corporate douchebag. I am gonna take away your mantle. I want you to be sidelined. You can't be Spider-Man. Instead of having Beyond Corporation agreeing on 3 Spider-Man in town, I will stop both of you from being Spider-Man. Atleast Miles didn't did this type of shit.
    In Clone Saga of 90s, Ben didn't wish to be Spider-Man at all. It was Peter who passed the mantle to him. Now he wants to. Yeah, he had a reasonable reason of Beyond Corporation more

  • 9.5
    DoorMan Oct 6, 2021

    Fantastic. I lost count of how many times I dropped ASM with Spencer at the helm. This has revitalized my interest in Spiderman, and after being away for what feels like a long time I am very excited about this series and what's to come.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Oct 6, 2021

    That feeling when this issue is somehow better than nick soencer spider man run

  • 9.0
    fenixalasnegras Oct 6, 2021

    I liked this, I think it can give a good boost to Spider who was declining.

  • 9.0
    jbong Oct 6, 2021

    great start to a new era!

    hoping this is a critique on capitalism...if it is, Zeb Wells will be my hero

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Oct 7, 2021

    Good start to a new arc. Art is fantastic. Can't wait to see where it goes.

  • 9.0
    maelstron Oct 7, 2021

    A very good jumping in point. Art is pretty good, writing is on point

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Oct 8, 2021

    Great first issue. Just when I think I'm out, Zeb Wells pulls me back in!! Wells is an outstanding writer as usual. I remember liking his writing the best along with Mark Waid in the 550s when there was a team of writers doing ASM after OMD. It is crazy to think that was 13 years ago and we're in a bullpen of writers yet again after a disaster set of issues...Yes Spencer I can't forget the mess you did. I didn't care so much for the back up stories especially because of the subpar art. Speaking of art, Gleason was FANTASTIC!! His inks were not as overpowering as usual so he played it tight and made his foregrounds pop and I liked it very much! Menyz's colors made his art look beautiful! Great start!

  • 8.0
    Federico Liguori Oct 6, 2021

    I'm both excited and scared about this new run, I think it's either TOP or FLOP and no in between. I appreciate the fact Zeb Wells acknowledged what happened in the ending of Sinister War (with Harry's death and everything else) and I mostly liked the issue. It's fun to see two Spider-Men interact and the concept of a corporation owning Spidey's identity is definitely something new and original. We'll see: it's more Yes than No as of now.

  • 8.0
    the green death Oct 7, 2021

    Good set-up. I’ll be interested to see where this goes and I think the thrice monthly for six months style of release gives it a good length to tell an epic story that won’t bloat. We’ll see if that is a true prediction or just wishful thinking as things progress.

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Oct 11, 2021

    Solid start, but I can't help but feel this is how they always start with spider-man runs when picking up the pieces from a previous mess

  • 8.0
    DVE Oct 12, 2021

    This was a good time.

  • 8.0
    TSMack Oct 19, 2021

    I gave up on ASM months ago but picked this up because of the good reviews. I'm glad that I did. Wells is a good writer, & I liked Gleason's artwork style. So what were the U-Foes up to in this issue?

  • 7.5
    Crimson Knight Oct 6, 2021

    Good start. You can always count on Gleason.

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