Amazing Spider-Man #88

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Michael Dowling Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 36
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  For almost sixty years, Spider-Man has been defined by Goblins, and Ben Reilly has a brand-new one all his own.
Rated T+

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 2, 2022

    "Beyond" has been met with trepidation, or even disdain, from old-school Spidey fans because it stars... gasp...the clone (no further clarifier needed). But chapters likeAmazing Spider-Man #88 prove why that line of "ok boomer" style thinking is absolutely, utterly wrong. Through Ben Reilly, we're getting a fresh take on Spider-Man, one that has the chops to resonate for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 4, 2022

    The newest Goblin makes her debut in a tale that's much deeper than it appears. It's a terrifying new addition to the Marvel Universe, with a twist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 2, 2022

    Dowling delivers some great action throughout the issue. The character moments have a great visual sense of energy, but the action is compelling. Great imagery throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Feb 5, 2022

    The art style in this issue isnt my favorite, but it didnt take away from an issue that makes you wonder how far Beyond will go (Marcus is in big trouble and I'm already trying to figure out how to combine his name with Rhizome – Marczome?), who is going to stop them and how will things get fixed afterward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 2, 2022

    If you're looking for character drama, Amazing Spider-Man #88 has it in droves as we see manipulation at work. Through its characters, you will feel dread and uncertainty that's hard to turn away from. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 5, 2022

    Some really fun character development elevates another fun Spider-Man comic. I like where this story is going and I'm excited to see how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 2, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #88introduces a terrifying new foe in the form of the Queen Goblin, as the Beyond Saga enters its final phase. As always, it looks like it'll fall to Peter Parker to save the day-especially when his loved ones are in the Queen Goblin's crosshairs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 2, 2022

    It's the final few pages that will leave fans talking for the next two weeks, though, and the build to them in this issue and across the story so far have been masterful. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Feb 2, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #88 has Ben Reilly face off against the new Queen Goblin. So far, Queen Goblin is fine, she has a cool look thanks to the art team, but that's about it right now. It also doesn't help that Marvel accidentally spoiled her secret identity, so the mystery's gone. But the rest of the story is still fine as we learn more of the Beyond Corporation. Hopefully, the action with Queen Goblin picks up in the next issue. Read Full Review

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