Amazing Spider-Man #78

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 47
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Ben Reilly’s second real outing as Spider-Man pits him against MORBIUS, and it DOES NOT GO WELL! The full support of Beyond gets tested as Morbius puts the hurt on Spidey in a big way.  

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #78 is a great follow-up to the last issue as Spider-Man takes on Morbius. Kelly Thompson continues to show how efficient she is with character writing and the foreboding nature of Beyond reveals a bit more of itself to the reader. All told, there's a lot of moving parts that come together in a compelling Spidey story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #78completes another story in the Beyond Era by placing Ben Reilly on death's door and spotlighting the Daughters of the Dragon. With another classic Spidey foe slated for the next issue, Spider-fans will definitely want to either jump back on or start reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 10, 2021

    Pichelle and Towe deliver some great art in the issue. The action is lively and exciting and the character moments look fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Nov 10, 2021

    There was a 90% chance that I was going to like this new direction for Spider-Man, but if you would've told me that I'd like it this much, I never would've believed you. This issue keeps the train rolling with more top=flight storytelling and art. A new take on an old story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Nov 10, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man #78 continues the Beyond storyline with some interesting setup for the next few issues. The fight between Ben Reilly and Morbius kicks off a new mystery around the Living Vampire, while showing off some more of the shady Beyond Corporation. It even sets up more things that will be going on in the Beyond storyline, as well as new match up between Ben and a familiar Spider-Man villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 10, 2021

    Sara Pichelli's depiction of Morbius may be unmatched as she makes this awkward B-lister look lithe, powerful and often terrifying, even (or especially) as he's been mutilated in combat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 16, 2021

    Spider-Man's life is getting turned upside down. The creative team sets up the pieces for the story to come, with some absolutely incredible art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 13, 2021

    The new direction for The Amazing Spider-Man is fun so far, and this issue is a nice blend of Ben Reilly's unique character, his interesting supporting cast and some classic Morbius. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 11, 2021

    While Morbius was treated as throwaway villain the story Kelly Thompson crafted around Ben Reilly's Spider-Man and the Beyond Corporation kept interest in this new direction high. The developments in Amazing Spider-Man #78 reinforced the foundation that the Beyond era is looking to build on. Unfortunately the rushed artwork did impact the overall flow of the story, which is something that will likely be the norm given Amazing Spider-Man's current release schedule. Read Full Review

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