Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Guillermo Sanna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 25
7.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

+ Pull List

• Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he's back?
•  Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history.
•  We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater's secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat.
  Rated T

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 26, 2020

    Excellent artist Guillermo Sanna draws this issuereally well. For the most part, this is a story of people without superpowers, but with many layers. The emotions he conveys through just his drawings of peoples faces is astonishing. Not to mention their body language, stance, and outright physicality. Everything he draws is gritty, sophisticated, and real. Like the writing, this is a very different method of storytelling than your usual issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jul 22, 2020

    A worthy addition to one of the best Spider-Man stories (1985's “The Death of Jean DeWolff”), and if you're following the bigger story that has already started in Nick Spencer's run of The Amazing Spider-Man, check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Geoffrey Luu Jul 27, 2020

    Sins Rising Prelude does an effective job story-wise at setting the stage for the Sin-Eater's return to Spider-Man's life, with Nick Spencer providing a great deal of backstory as a refresher on the serial killer's deadly actions while keeping the humanizing element of the character introduced by Peter David. Spencer's changes to the mythology flesh it out more, but may not appeal to everyone. The prelude's art suits the dark tone of the story, though the choice to use pages from a decades-old comic produces some distracting side-effects. Still, readers interested in Sin-Eater's connection to Kindred and in following the Sins Rising storyline will find a strong starting point here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Jul 22, 2020

    A wonderful issue that sets up the upcoming event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 31, 2020

    The compelling prelude sets up the upcoming Nick Spencer event, Sins Rising. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 22, 2020

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1 is undoubtedly an improvement over previous attempts to get readers excited for the upcoming arc. It feels substantial, even if the substance isn’t always totally fulfilling. At the end of the day, the creative team did exactly what they set out to do: tell an unnerving origin story that sets up more to come. I wouldn’t quite say that it’s mandatory reading, but you certainly won’t regret picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey Jul 22, 2020

    For all the tortured religious upbringing and haunting imagery, Spencer doesn't quite stick the landing on bringing this Sin-Eater story back around to Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 28, 2020

    Sins Rising Prelude is a competently put together book, but its existence asks the question why? Why add a supernatural element to one of Spideys most grounded enemies? Why resurrect him at all, when there are plenty of living enemies that could serve a similar purpose? Why couldnt this have been part of the regular Amazing Spider-Man book and simply not decompress the narrative so much? Like most of Spencers run, this one-shot issue is just okay. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 22, 2020

    This is a case where you can see there are good pieces put forth and a solid idea behind it all, but it doesn't come together in a believable or satisfying way. I want the Sin-Eater to be dark, complex, and unique, but from what is presented it's grasping at straws. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Psycamorean Jul 22, 2020

    This is a really dark comic and I'm completely here for it. There are two things I like most in my media, and those two things are horror and Spider-Man. We get mostly horror here, but Spider-Man does show up, albeit as a cracked, fucked up version of himself (And I don't mean because the writer wrote him poorly). This book calls back to the whole Sin-Eater saga, although as far as I'm aware, the whole snake handling pentecostal part of Sin-Eater's origin is new. I didn't mind that addition to his origin. I'm happy that the creative team is going for it. They're not trying to make this comic (and probably the entire arc) fun, and that ironically makes it very fun for me. If they hadn't leaned into the horror elements, this would've flopped more

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  • 9.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 29, 2020

    I liked this a lot! Nick Spencer is always so good for these one-shot character deep dives that make me weirdly emotional.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 23, 2020

    The art was fantastic. I'll get that out of the way right now. It fit the tone perfectly. Also, its been a while since a really dark spiderman story came along so im all for it. It was an enjoyable read whether youre familiar with sin eater or not. Its shaping up to be a good story if Spencer can pull it off.

  • 7.0
    Swift Planet Nov 6, 2020

    This is quite dark for Spidey, but the structure of the story was a bit sloppy.

  • 10
    JS3620 May 11, 2021

    With the Sins Rising Saga now on the horizon, it might be one of the best sagas In Amazing Spider-Man. Sin-Eater has been known as one of Spider-Man’s most notorious and deadliest villains in Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. In this one-shot prelude, we get to explore the his origin and his psyche of this tragic and twisted villain in such a gritty and dark fashion which was prefect for the character. He’s conflicted with both his human self and his dark twisted self, the Sin-Eater. The art by Guillermo Sanna perfectly captures the tone and style of this book and is certainly one of the most compelling and grittiest stories ever given to us In Amazing Spider-Man. Nick Spencer is going all with this new story, and we are all in for quite a more

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Jul 26, 2020

    What a change of pace in the story!

    Love that Guilllermo Sanna art mixed with Jordie's colors.

    Lots of red to boot.

    Spencer knows hows to make you invest in villains and it shows.

    If you are reading ASM I would absolutely recommend buying this!

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Jul 29, 2020

    Relatively new to this character, knowing little about him before his return. This issue does a great job giving you all you need to know about him, and I say its justified considering he is from a story that is nearly 40 years old.

    The art is fantastic and the tone is very grim, macabre with little to lighten it. In other instances this might be overbearing but it fits perfectly for Sin-Eater. Really hoping Spencer stick the landing with this arc, I'm looking forward to it.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Aug 18, 2020

    OK now I'm excited for Sins Rising. This one shot was really good. Spencer as usual does a fantastic job in these character in depth explorations. The whole vibe was dark and borderline horrific in some places. I'm surprised this one was rated T and not Mature, at least it should have been a T+. Don't matter to me but if a young one reads this, they are not getting any sleep for a while. Guillermo Sanna was spot on with his art and fit the tone well. Bellaire was good too with her dark and moody colors and Joe Cramagna made his presence known with some stellar bubble work.

  • 8.5

    This book offers some interesting insight into the psyche of one of the most impacting foes Spider-Man has ever went up against. In truth, I grew to accept Sin-Eater as a character lost with the ages. It's real interesting to see him back after so long, and this prelude alone ensures a real exciting story ahead. I'm looking forward to see how "Sins Rising" turns out.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 17, 2020

    Feels like this switches, halfway through, from "you don't need to have read the original Sin-Eater stories" to "you DO need to have read them."

  • 7.0
    Doku Jul 25, 2020

    The simple truth is that Nick Spencer is producing a middling run on the Amazing Spider-man. He won't be remembered alongside some of the more influential modern age writers like J Michael Straczynski and Dan Slott; both of whom definitely made their mark on the character with new villains, interesting concepts, etc. The current run of Amazing can't even seem to get a consistent art team. Its a constant rotation of Ottley, Ramos, Gleason, and other random fill-ins. All you have to do is look at what other creative teams like Ewing/Bennett (Immortal Hulk), Zdarsky/Checchetto (Daredevil), and Cates/Stegman (Venom) are doing at Marvel. They are operating at an entirely different level, which is awesome...but is puzzling that Amazing can't seem more

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Jul 28, 2020

    " You can say that again, Buster ! Once a Sin-Eater, always a Sin-Eater--that's what i say."

  • 10
    EdNothIng Jul 22, 2020

  • 9.0
    Afre Jul 29, 2020

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Aug 17, 2020

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Oct 11, 2020

  • 8.5
    saintseiya010101 Dec 24, 2020

  • 8.0
    PP35 Jul 23, 2020

  • 8.0
    jbong Jul 23, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Jul 22, 2020

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Jul 23, 2020

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 28, 2020

  • 7.0

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  • 5.5
    TweedySodd Jul 31, 2020

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