Amazing Spider-Man #20

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 59
6.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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omeone tries to kill Spidey and Black Cat. You thought this would be easy for Peter? Nope! The special two-parter from superstar guests Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson concludes here!
Rated T

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2023

    Terry Dodson's art is spectacular. The visual style and look of the characters is brilliant and visually engaging throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 25, 2023

    I had a ton of fun with this issue, and it feels like the creative team did too. If Marvel is going to keep Peter and Mary Jane apart, it'll be easier to accept if a lot of stories have this much freedom and flirty banter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 22, 2023

    It's another classically styled issue of Amazing Spider-Man that manages to bring readers something fresh but recognizable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Feb 23, 2023

    A side quest that doesn't feel all that urgent, or connected to the main plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 23, 2023

    The second-half of a two-part story by Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson doesn't make a lick of sense, but it does offer some fun moments between Black Cat and Spidey beating the wannabes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 22, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #20 will get folks talking. It's not the most effective action comic while also only doing a so-so job relaying relationship chatter that doesn't quite say much. That said, Spider-Man confirms he and MJ are over, and it's a new era of love for Black Cat. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Feb 24, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #20 is shockingly bad. From terrible, Whedon-style, snarky dialog to repetitive pee jokes to surprisingly terrible art. Save your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hex Oct 9, 2023

    Everyone complaining about the, "but she's more like a sister--" are either genuinely illiterate, completely attention deficit and can't read three more word bubbles or are simply idiots operating because some ASM Redditor/Twitter incel told you it was bad. Peter is clearly not over MJ and clearly doesn't see her as a sister. Felicia knows that and IMMEDIATELY called him out for it. But he's realized he's changing. Love changes and that line about love with a capital L changing to a lower case one hit a lot harder for me than I thought. This issue has flaws, mostly in the art department. In the last issue there was enough good to overlook the bad but most of this was bad. Not sure what happened. A lot of the dialogue involving anyone but Pe more

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 26, 2023

    I don't care about the scene where Peter tries to convince Black Cat (and himself) that he no longer has the same feelings for MJ. Anyone who's reading this comic should realize that nothing about how Peter is acting in that scene cements anything that he is saying as his genuine feelings towards MJ. He's obviously trying to say what he thinks Black Cat wants to hear, which is why he stumbles with the whole "she's like a sister" thing. The last time MJ was the direct focus of this comic, he was fighting Wolverine and screaming about how he loves her. We're about to get a several issue long arc about how Peter supposedly does something really bad in an effort to save MJ... This isn't the end all, be all of their relationship. Don't be the cl more

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  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 20, 2024

    Slapping in a slightly-significant Relationship Moment™ for Pete and Felicia gives this issue some sorely-needed weight. The script is focused on funny banter and the art is devoted to sexy splashes. What's missing from both sides of the storytelling is any sense of world-building, character development, or scene-setting that would make this conflict memorable. It's still a decent comic and a fun read, because the creators are very good at those things they're focusing on. But without that deeper work, this can't be more than an amusing diversion.

  • 6.5
    Screaming Enigma Feb 27, 2023

    While I did, personally, enjoy this a bit more than the first part, it still was kinda average. One thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the dialogue during the fights. Maybe it's just an issue I, alone, experienced, but I felt as though it was a bit difficult to figure out what was going on during the action sequences, while also reading what was being said. As I stated in my review of the previous issue (#19/#914), this is issue also very much filler, which was to be expected with the guest creative team. On the other hand, this issue did get me more excited for one thing in particular. That being the relationship between Peter and Felicia. I've always preferred the two of them together as opposed to MJ or Gwen. I'm hoping that it's something more

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  • 6.5
    KittyNone Feb 22, 2023

    Lots of the usual fun ideas and banter from Kelly, but the Dodsons turn in messy rush job art that makes the comic borderline unreadable. Such is the way of fill-ins, I suppose.

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  • 5.0
    Mout Mar 19, 2023

    Two issues for for a time out of the big stuff, and instead of nice character moments and dialogue, we got a meaningless fight that lasted way more than it should´ve

  • 5.0
    jbong Mar 2, 2023

    This issue was really phoned in, both writing and art.

  • 5.0
    Kalaoui Feb 24, 2023

    What a waste. There is no end to this cycle rinse and repeat. Dodsons were poor on art and gave a very rushed job. What a waste of time and money.

  • 5.0
    DDJamesB Feb 22, 2023

    It was once again another pointless issue. I know it was a fill in story, but give me a break. This was only slightly ok due to the art and the nice interaction with Felicia at the end.

  • 4.5
    Afre Feb 22, 2023

    Before I give my thoughts about this issue, I wanna talk about this series overall. It's currently heavily disliked by the vocal part of the ASM fanbase, and especially this issue's leaked panels just added fuel to the fire.

    Wells' style is very BND-esque. And tbh, his stories would fit more with BND that happened ~15 years ago than now. Especially since we don't know what caused this "Wells' BND", 10 months later. So, overall, I don't like the premise.

    But Wells' run hasn't had the time to shine either. 20 issues in and only abouty half of them are actually part of Wells' own run. Only half of them are not tie-in, anniversary issue, part of an event or written by a guest. So it's still too early for me to say this is more

  • 4.0
    Federico Liguori Feb 25, 2023

    I swear, I understood absolutely nothing. It's like watching indefinite colored spots do random things. What kind of useless trash has this series become? And people were complaining about Nick Spencer! The final dialogue is the equivalent of a kick in the balls for a Spidey fan.

  • 4.0
    samizrozami Feb 23, 2023

    The story is nothing but i do like the peter x felicia ship

  • 2.0
    wakizashireviews Feb 27, 2023

    It's rare that I give such a low rating but this was a poor issue of ASM. The "humor" and story by Joe Kelly was all over the place. A lot of action scenes in which nothing really happened. The "Silicon Six" characters that have zero impact on the story or the reader. Bizarre "pee pee" jokes, again. That "love her like a sister" line at the end was just wrong on so many levels. And I hate to say it but the Dodson's art looked very rushed and sketchy at times.
    NOT a recommendation.

  • 1.0
    Tiki Apr 22, 2023

    Worst f—king issue

  • Toonstrack Mar 8, 2023

    Anyone saying that Peter said "MJ is like a sister" without qualifying that statement by adding that Peter was very clearly lying to himself and Felicia and trying to rationalize his feelings and that Felicia points this out explicitly, is arguing in bad faith.

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