Amazing Spider-Man #76

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 40
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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• The unthinkable has happened.
•  Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason will remind you why you love (and hate) comics.
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 13, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #76 expertly balances action with emotion, as Ben Reilly and Peter Parker wrestle with mental and emotional challenges. With the Beyond era fully set up, I look forward to what the creative team of Kelly Thompson and Sara Pichelli bring to the table in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 16, 2021

    Despite containing two of my most hated aspects of Spider-Man, this book was a fantastic read, for the most part. The key for the books success will be how different Ben is to Peter and will the villains know the difference. Next up is Kelly Thompson who has been on fire on Captain Marvel. Thompson excels at the dialogue between characters, so it will interesting to see that style, even if it isn't Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 13, 2021

    It's very hard to convince readers that a mainline superhero might die, and yet the creative team has done it here. You're going to be on the edge of your seat not knowing if Peter Parker may die while also wrapping your head around the idea of Ben Reilly earning the right to be Spider-Man at such a difficult transition. Amazing Spider-Man #76 is a tense issue that is shocking because of how much the comic makes you feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 13, 2021

    Patrick Gleason delivers some thrilling visuals throughout the issue. There is great action as well as great character moments between Peter and the people in his life. I liked the last few images a lot and they had an interesting 90's aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 13, 2021

    I'm not the biggest Spider-Man fan. Amazing Spider-Man #76 ups the soapy drama of the series while delivering something that feels new and different. For this casual fan, it's an entertaining read. Most importantly, it has me wanting to see what's next and come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 15, 2021

    Things get dire for Peter Parker and Ben Reilly in very different ways. The creative team comes together to create one of the most intense Spider-Man stories in years, grounded in the mundane, rather than the fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Oct 13, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #76 is the issue fans have been dreading. This comic holds nothing back showing the injured critical state Peter is in after the fight with the U-Foes. It continues to contrasts the lives of both Peter and Ben, as they both deal with the important matter of being Spider-Man. That is the comic's main focus and the writing and art do everything they can to emotionally pull at readers' heartstrings while Peter is hospitalized. With Peter down, and Ben Reilly taking over as Spider-Man, the Beyond storyline will have to bring its A-game. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 16, 2021

    The writing and art do a great job of setting up the new direction of the series and I think it could all be a lot of fun " it's just that this issue feels a bit like an afterthought of the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 13, 2021

    This sophomore outing maintains all of last week's strengths with clear character work and outstanding artistic contributions, but it also fails to provide a clear hook or provide more than half-steps forward for either of its leading heroes. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 18, 2021

    This issue excels in its character moments, from the Ben/Peter interaction to May dressing down the doctors to the Beyond Spider-support team, but the art is a little bit sketchy and lacking in detail for my tastes. Even so, it's a interesting change in the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Afre Oct 13, 2021

    Remember what I said last week? That it's good, go read it. Same thing here.

    Now that the uininitiated are out of here, let's talk about this issue.

    First of all,, I just love Gleason's art. It's just so good.

    Second. Let's talk about Ben. I'm one of those odd people who don't mind clone saga that much. My oldest comics are Spider-Man's clone saga so they have a special place in my heart. And Ben's tenure as Spider-Man was great IMO. I really liked seeing how Peter we all know and love would act without having so much tragedy in his life.

    And then the Clone Conspiracy and David's bizarre wtf-run happened and that ruined Ben for me. Not Clone Conspiracy necessarily, but David's run especially. To more

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  • 10
    The Batman Oct 13, 2021

    Hell yes, Spider-Man.

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Oct 13, 2021

    Zeb Wells is doing a great job so far, I hope he can keep this up, that ending was badass!

  • 10
    Psycamorean Oct 13, 2021

    Alright, this issue lured me in, despite my hesitance with #75. I mean, if you give me a whole bunch of drama and good character work, for characters I truly do enjoy and care about, it's really hard for me to be objective. I will say, I hope the artist switch next issue (I have no fear about Kelly Thompson coming in to write) doesn't mess with the story too much. I kind of expected, with this rotation team, we'd at least conclude small portions of the run before switching things up, even if it's one big 19(+) issue story. So, there's a little disappointment there, but I'm used to artist switching in Big Two comics, so as long as it is good art and competently done, I don't care all too much. All-in-all, I'm excited for issue 77. Also, seei more

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  • 9.0
    Swanktub Oct 13, 2021

    Drama, action, incredible art and great characterisations. There's not much more you could ask for in a Spider-Man issue.

  • 8.0
    Rachit Mittal Oct 13, 2021

    This was much better than previous issue.
    At last, Ben was Ben I knew.
    My suspicions on Beyond Corporation is growing. What are they upto?
    Truly excited for next issue with Kelly Thompson.

  • 10
    omnicitycomics Oct 13, 2021

    A great follow up issue by Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason. When I finished the issue I realized that the entire time I was having so much fun, and this is really what I’ve been missing from Spider-Man. I cared about what was happening to Peter and Ben. The interactions between them feel real, genuine, and important. There is one particular moment between the two that hit me right in the feels and made me think “damn I love this, this is why Peter is my favorite superhero and one of my favorite people in comics.” Gleason’s art continues to shine in every aspect. From the action scenes to the more quiet moments his art captures your attention. Lastly, I want to briefly touch on Ben Reilly seemingly taking over for Peter as Spider-Man. more

  • 10
    fenixalasnegras Oct 13, 2021

    This writer is hitting hard, I don't know what he has in mind but he's being aggressive and I like it.

  • 10
    DoorMan Oct 16, 2021

    Fantastic!

  • 9.5
    Hex Oct 14, 2021

    Not the turn I was expecting but that just made it more exhilarating. It's hard to talk about anything in this book without revealing too much. All I will say is that like Peter, I want Ben to be amazing.

  • 9.0
    Hydro-Man Oct 13, 2021

    Okay. I’m even happier than last issue. I’m also convinced this literally has nothing to do with the last arc. This current team planned to do what they planned to do and that’s that. “Yeah, y’know, just throw in a line that he’s sad over Harry or some shit.”

    Great issue. Lots of fun. Zeb Wells is awesome. Which is my only concern…. If he’s “cream of the crop” (oh yeahhhh, can ya dig it?!), will the other writers be able to maintain this level of awesomeness?

    Lose a point for Aunt May. When and why did she shift from GILFy Aunt May back to Old Biddy Aunt May??? You guys want synergy with the movies, remember Marissa Tomei is still playing her.

    … though I am old enough to say Sally Fie more

  • 9.0
    Stormwrath Oct 13, 2021

    Really excited to keep reading this book, my review for the last issue is the same for this one

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Oct 13, 2021

    What can I say? A solid issue no doubt. Really enjoying this new direction and deep characterization for Ben Reily.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Oct 18, 2021

    Great issue! Keep it going!

  • 8.5
    Federico Liguori Oct 14, 2021

    "Hell yes, Spider-Man". This issue improves last issue's weak points and finally shows us more about Peter and Ben's relationship. Will Ben be a "superior Spider-Man"? Or will Beyond Corp. ruin everything only for Peter to get back and save his twin's ass?

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 13, 2021

    Gleason is just a top notch artist.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 18, 2021

    Pretty solid. Feels much different than Spencers run, which right now, is a good thing. Overall, its enjoyable and has some good moments.

  • 7.0
    Mout Oct 13, 2021

    Not much happened, but it was a nice issue

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    Emma Oct 19, 2021

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    Magik Oct 13, 2021

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    ActionCity Oct 15, 2021

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    hanry1998 Oct 13, 2021

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