Amazing Spider-Man #85

Writer: Cody Ziglar Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 39
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

DOCTOR OCTOPUS VS. SPIDER-MAN AT BEYOND HQ!
•  It's going to take everything Ben Reilly and the company that backs him has to stop Otto Octavius.
•  But, in the Merry Marvel fashion and as with all respectable Spider-Stories, even if Spider-Man wins, he is going to lose. And he is going to lose BIG.

RATED T+

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 12, 2022

    Another issue of superhero action on a grand scale! Cody Ziglar knows how to tell a story and with Paco Medina on art duties, they make for a winning combination. Pick this up and for the love of God, put it on your pull list!! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Medina delivers some beautiful, vibrant art in this issue. The visuals are amazing and perfectly capture the tone of the story and its emotions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jan 12, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #85 delivers on the second round between Ben Reilly and Doctor Octopus. The comic's writing, pacing, and dialogue was solid and the art continued to bring in dynamic energy and action. This story not only resolves the fight between Ben and Otto, but it also moves the Beyond storyline forward and leaves Ben in an interesting position for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 12, 2022

    Judging by this and Superior Four, Marvel Comics is leaning towards Doc Ock leaning a touch more toward hero than villain, and this issue proves that. The Amazing Spider-Man #85 has good humor, good action, and the continued intrigue of Ben Reilly's very shady Beyond Corp overlords. After this issue though, the real threat of self-doubt and imposter syndrome might unravel it all first. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Jan 14, 2022

    What could have been a run of the mill replacement superhero story finds some compelling themes to consider amidst all the clones and chaos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 15, 2022

    This issue makes the absolute most out of a classic Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus battle, while adding some much-needed character development for this extended Ben Reilly guest-starring role. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 12, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #85 hits the halfway point of the Beyond Saga, handing Ben Reilly a pyrrhic victory and testing his resolve as Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 12, 2022

    It's a great deal of fun to read the trials and tribulations of The Amazing Spider-Man reimagined with an original spin. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 17, 2022

    Though not quite as strong as last issue, this is still great Spider-Man storytelling. There's a few bumps (some loose linework, some needed character development), but overall this is a great story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 13, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #85 moves the plot forward in the Beyond Era as Ben Reilly learns information that will impact his immediate future. Now Ben is on an even more unknown path as Spider-Man and it is all thanks to Doctor Otto Octavius. If it wasn't for inconsistent artwork and a major error the editors should've caught right away Amazing Spider-Man #85 would've scored higher. Read Full Review

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