Amazing Spider-Man #84

Writer: Cody Ziglar Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 26
8.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

+ Pull List

• The events of ASM #80.BEY have set Doctor Octopus on a collision course with the Beyond Corporation and their Spider-Hero in residence.
•  Ben Reilly isn't the only one with new tricks up his sleeve, or, in Ock's case, MANY sleeves.
RATED T+

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 5, 2022

    I'm so sick and tired of telling you just how great this book is. BUY it!! READ it! Then read it again, because every issue in the Beyond Era is worth multiple reads. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 5, 2022

    The Beyond Corp era of Spider-Man continues to be a delightful juggling of Ben Reilly's personal life, supervillain intrigue, and the continued reveal of what Beyond Corp is really up to. If you've been itching for more Doc Ock, The Amazing Spider-Man #84 delivers him as the main course and he's written and drawn expertly well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 10, 2022

    Otto Octavius makes a splashy return in one of the best issues of the Beyond era to date. The writing is sharp and the art nails Doc Ock, though Spidey is a bit stiff. All-in-all though, it's a winner! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jan 5, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #84 delivers a solid comic book as Ben Reilly comes face-to-face with Doctor Octopus. The writer nails down the pacing, dialogue, and characterization of both main characters, while the art team make the comic book look good and dynamic from start to finish. On top of that, this comic actually moves the Beyond storyline forward a bit, and hopefully we get more in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 5, 2022

    Medina delivers some beautiful visuals throughout the issue. There are some stunning character shots and the action looks fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 8, 2022

    Really fun, really enjoyable issue of this Beyond Corporation storyline, mixing classic villain goodness with some plain fun Spider-Man action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 7, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #84 was a solid chapter in the Beyond direction. Cody Ziglar and Paco Medina did a great job with how they wrote and drew, respectively, Doctor Otto Octavius. This portrayal made Doc Ock instantly one of the most interesting characters in the Beyond era. How Ben Reilly's Spider-Man and the Beyond Corporation respond to Doc Ock's actions in this issue will be very interesting to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 5, 2022

    If asked what happens in these pages, it's difficult to say more than, "Doc Ock returns." That may be enough to provide some style points, but it doesn't make a $3.99 comic seem any more satisfying upon reflection. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Federico Liguori Jan 5, 2022

    Well, well, what do we have here? A story going forward! And I think it makes perfect sense for Ock to be mad at Beyond, considering he created Parker Industries and they basically bought it for cheap. When will we see what's behind Beyond (no pun intended)?

    P.S. Ben Reilly is a giant dumbass in this run, the hell happened to him?

  • 8.0
    Criminology. Jan 5, 2022

    On a surface level i enjoyed this issue(as with most of beyond so far). I really like the characterization of Doc Ock, in general I like stories when somebody underestimates him, takes him for some loser or tries to take some advantage of him, only to be shown how much of a badass he actually is. The dialogue, the art is all good and engaging. I also like the laid back nature of this run so far, I think that was needed, but still at times it feels like nothing of importance is happening, nothing is getting explored in a deeper way and the same stuff is happening over and over without much of difference. It's all getting so formulaic so fast. This issue is actually better than most of the others in this aspect but still to fully love this I more

  • 7.5
    Julhin Jan 20, 2022

    The main storyline is starting to move, and it's fun, very well written and drawn, but i'm just not so much invested in Ben as a character.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jan 5, 2022

    This is pretty good, I guess, but I'm really not feeling the excitement.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jan 10, 2022

    It's ok.an enjoyable read. Nothing too crazy. I do like Doc Ock though.

  • 7.0
    Hex Jan 10, 2022

    I'm so tired of Maxine. She just regurgitates the same dialogue every time she is in an issue. "We thought you'd be better, maybe we chose poorly. Our investments, blah, blah, blah." She's not even a character at this point and that's really disappointing. Ben felt a little off here but Ben is someone I feel is pretty nebulous in terms of his characterization. I'm willing to allow for a change in personality as it has been a long time since we saw him for an extended period of time. I really enjoy watching his relationship with Janine. I was just as frustrated their date was shuffled off as they were. Like Peter, I just want to see Ben happy and successful. Otto felt like Otto and I couldn't really ask for much more. I thought the art was s more

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Jan 10, 2022

    Yeah this is very average ASM. The Beyond era is officially a lull spot holder until we get to the next thing. Ziglar is OK. Paco Medina is good and Grundetjern colors were OK (his skin tones are weird though). Can't wait for this to be over already.

  • 7.0
    Hydro-Man Jan 7, 2022

    Just fair. Paco Medina didn’t disappoint but not much happened to move the Beyond plot along. We already knew they stole tech from Ock’s time as Superior Spidey and he’s pissed about that from the tie-in issue. What did Beyond take and why? Guess we’ll find out next issue cuz this issue they were too focused on Ben getting his ass kicked and then getting yelled at for it.

  • 7.0
    Afre Jan 5, 2022

    Another week of Beyond storyline, another week of fine issue.

    Everything here is fine. I just wish the overall storyline was more interesting or that I would care about Ben at this point.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jan 5, 2022

    This was fine tbh. Art is a bit iffy but its not offensive. Just wish ben reily has better characterization

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jan 5, 2022

    Pretty decent issue, nothing special.

  • 6.5
    El Raro Jan 10, 2022

    Another week, another middle-of-the-road Amazing Spider-Man issue. Nothing terrible as such but certainly nothing “amazing” either. At least there’s some progress in this issue but it’s nowhere near as exciting to justify a weekly purchase. If this book doesn’t vastly improve in the next two or three issues, it’s a drop.

  • 6.0
    Deep Six Jan 10, 2022

    I notice that others do not take issue with the dialogue of this issue but I am personally finding Ziglar to be the worst writer of this Beyond project. Art was fine. I am enjoying the direction of this arc but the Ziglar issues are rough to get through.

  • 6.0
    Rachit Mittal Jan 5, 2022

    Ben just does what Beyond says. He seems more like Employee rather than hero.

    Otto's anger is justified. He built Parker Industries. Building a company is difficult task. It's huge risk. And getting to know thàt someone bought it for cheap, is just disheartening. Him going after Beyond is good progress. Atlast Progress in the Beyond Story or it seems so.

    At last Average Issue.

  • 5.0
    UxasIs Jan 6, 2022

    super formulaic, can't wait for this storyline to be over

    took them about 25 pages to say doc ock is back

  • 8.5
    DoorMan Jan 8, 2022

  • 8.5
    Batmanchuria Jan 6, 2022

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Jan 24, 2022

  • 8.0
    Radar Jan 11, 2022

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 7, 2022

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Jan 5, 2022

  • 7.5
    Swanktub Jan 11, 2022

  • 7.0
    ICC Jan 13, 2022

  • 7.0
    cincyfan Jan 8, 2022

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 5, 2022

  • 7.0
    Jamesey Jan 5, 2022

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