Amazing Spider-Man #28

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 28, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 34
6.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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The new-and-improved Doctor Octopus takes his upgraded tentacles for a rampage through Oscorp! Can the deadliest Doc Ock ever be stopped?
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  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Jun 28, 2023

    A hard-bitten journalists surprising vulnerability and the deadliness of endearing creatures allow readers to ponder the worth of first impressions in Amazing Spider-Man #28. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 28, 2023

    McGuinness delivers some amazing art throughout the issue. The visual style is great and I love the bright, detailed action elements throughout as well as showing Ock as a being of pure rage and menace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 28, 2023

    With so many classic characters arranged in a genuinely new fashion, Amazing Spider-Man #28 manages to summon the magic of classic 1970s Spider-Man action in a modern style. Wherever Doc Ock's plan may lead, readers will want to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 30, 2023

    This series has so much going for it. I want it to be this good all the time, and without the specter of some horrific tropes hanging over it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 7, 2023

    Wells works with all of the standard Spidey tropes in slightly new ways. Its not terribly insightful or groundbreaking, but it DOES take a certain amount of vision and talent to put together all of those familiar elements that Spidey has been dealing with over the decades in a way that doesnt feel excessively repetitious. The overall feel of the new Doc Ock is interesting...but lacks anything beyond the physical that would make him seem any more interesting than he has been in the past. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 28, 2023

    In Amazing Spider-Man #28, Spidey is metaphorically tied up with fixing robots before literally being tied up by Doc Ock. It's a chapter that looks fantastic thanks to McGuinness' incredible art, but lacks plot progression or interesting character work. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jun 28, 2023

    The Amazing Spider-Man #28is a step towards the light, delivering an unproblematic but wholly vapid story that is sure to be building towards something, but as of right now is simple surface level 'fun'. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 28, 2023

    Spider-Man #28 is a semi-serious, forgettable, and sometimes silly time-waster to take your mind off the horrendous death of Kamala Khan. Doc Ock's upgrade has interesting threat potential, but JJJ is written bizarrely out of character, and the setup is somewhat ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 3, 2023

    I can't recommend anything about this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Jul 7, 2023

    Not a bad issue here, but not this run's best. After Peter was shown to be dealing with Kamala Khan's death in the last issue, it feels largely ignored here. After Issue 27, it felt as though that her death was going to be weighing on him for quite some time. Either way, this was a fun and enjoyable story that manages to maintain my interesting going into the next issue. While I don't think this is the best issue of the series whatsoever, the enormous amount of hate this run is currently getting is still undeserved, in my opinion.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jul 2, 2023

    My biggest problem with the last issue was the tonal whiplash, and this issue continues that trend. I expect the tone to shift around as the last two issues play out as well, given how this issue ends (With Ock implying he's getting revenge on Norman for essentially making him give up his Superior Spider-Man-ness). I don't mind this title being light-hearted - I actually wanted that after the dourness of Dead Language - but I don't think things are well defined here. Ock's new tentacles are kind of a joke, but also they can easily dispatch Spider-Man. Ock himself is a campy man but his motives are super serious, and he has the wits to back it up. I don't mind what I'm reading at all, I just wish I was more engaged in what's happening (and i more

  • 7.0
    Hex Oct 10, 2023

    I'm struggling finding something to say. I like the lightheartedness with Jonah, Peter and Norman. Octavius is obviously building to something but I really don't know what. This is fine. If it was all fun there wouldn't be conflict to drive the story with Ock but the conflict has no real context. We'll see where this goes I guess.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Jul 5, 2023

    Fun? Yes. But it's more campy than I'd like. It doesn't really captivate me and I always think it's dumb when villains have a chance to kill the hero and don't for whatever reason.

  • 5.0
    ResearchReader Jul 2, 2023

    Doc Ock fight scenes are cool. That is it. Nothing else positive to say but at least some stuff is positive this time around.

    But the plot makes no sense. Most of the characters are written poorly/make no sense. Zeb clearly doesnt know what he is doing writing this. Just some weird tentacle stuff. Skip.

  • 5.0
    KittyNone Jul 1, 2023

    Another miss from a comic that's regularly close enough to good stories to keep me reading, but usually far enough to not make me feel like it's worthwhile. There's fun ideas here — in particular, I liked the JJJ/arms relationship — but none of it really comes together for something meaningful, and tonally this story is all over the place, starting off last issue with an attempt to provide emotional weight to the empty spectacle of Kamala's temporary demise and then slouching into comedy that feels like it should be funnier than it is here.

    I've been cutting down my pull list a bit, and it might be time to let this one go. This series has never been as bad as the hate-readers say, but more often than not it hasn't quite work more

  • 5.0
    wakizashireviews Jun 28, 2023

    The whole Ms. Marvel Drama seems forgotten as a bizarre slapstick tone permeates this new issue.

    Doc Ock is back and upgraded. J Jonah Jameson is acting completely out of character. And Kraven even makes a brief appearance to be made a fool of by Octavius and as an excuse to info dump about Otto's new appendages.

    Ed McGuinness's art is decent but his version of Doc Ock comes across as a comedy character and lacks any convincing threat.

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  • 4.5
    Federico Liguori Jul 2, 2023

    So bad it's laughable. Looks like something out of Scary Movie.

  • 4.0
    daspidaboy Jul 2, 2023

    I recently had a personal tragedy which Is why I didnt read the recent spidey issue and other issues. Well, I read this issue today, and it did improve my mood a bit because it made me laugh because of how funny Marvel is treating Spidey like garbage. I dont mind spidey losing a bunch, but it happens way too much and there isnt a satisfying pay-off.

    Sucks that now I'm a Batman fanboy right now. This run is the first time I'm pulling the plug for keeping up. I am probably not holding my breath on this. Which is a shame. Because Peter Parker got me through high school and middle school. I really did enjoy Spider-Man a lot. Maybe I should have came in this series with a different angle, like seeing it as a comedy or joke or somethin more

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