Amazing Spider-Man #31

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 36
7.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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SPECIAL OVER-SIZED ISSUE!
IT'S THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR!
Peter Parker is the best man, and Tombstone is walking the bride down the aisle! That's right - Janice Lincoln and Randy Robertson are tying the knot, and there's NO WAY all the crime bosses in NYC aren't seeing this as an opportunity to off Tombstone. This story sets up our big Spider-Event of Zeb and Johnny's second year on ASM, and that's just the HALF of it! Also in this issue: bachelor/bachelorette parties, other ASM-story preludes, glimpses of some of the biggest unannounced Spider-projects and extra bonus awesomeness!
Rated T

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Aug 9, 2023

    Stories in Amazing Spider-Man #31 ask if love can conquer all barriers and tease upcoming Spidey titles, making this issue a must-read for all Spider-fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 9, 2023

    There's a ton of value in Amazing Spider-Man #31, making it an easy pickup, even at a $9.99 price. The main story features Peter Parker's inability to be a normal guy while featuring his excellent Spider-Man persona saving the day. Throw in nine backup stories that set up future stories and some delightful done-in-one shorts, and you have a package well worth every Spidey dollar you have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 9, 2023

    While extended page counts and increased cover prices may test some readers' patience, Amazing Spider-Man #31 earns all of its space in a return to form for the current iteration of Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 16, 2023

    This issue was just too much. If the back-ups had a common thread, it would have been much stronger, and way more worthwhile. But the art looked great throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 9, 2023

    All of the artists deliver great imagery throughout the issue. I liked the contrast in visual styles a lot because they tapped into the emotion those moments were trying to convey. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Aug 9, 2023

    The Amazing Spider-Man #31has a lot going on, and as a set of stories don't offer much interms of satisfying themes, but continues to make shortsighted promises that may turn into something great, but as the record shows, promises from this title will unlikely become anything worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 9, 2023

    A book that like most of this run from issue 6 or so on. has promised so much and somehow failed to deliver anything of any real import. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 9, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #31 delivers bachelor/bachelorette party shenanigans and a disrupted wedding for a comic that's too expensive, has too many pointless backups, and barely manages to setup a new arc. Marvel is asking for too much and giving too little in return on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    K-23 Nov 15, 2023

    I was shocked to actually enjoy this. Note that I read on Marvel Unlimited so my review doesn't reflect the cost of the issue.

    Wells has been way too "silly" in this series (especially the insufferable Inferno "event") but this issue toed the line enough on the goofiness to have some fun without being nonsense. Wells had a good balance of storytelling with comedic beats in Hellions but has yet to carry that quality over in this series. Hoping things pick up though I haven't loved many of the directions he's been going.

    I even liked most the back ups.

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Aug 28, 2023

    Solid selection of issues with a lot to like. The main wedding story i very much enjoyed.

    The taskmaster and spider woman bit was cool.

    A lot of stuff was set up for future storylines. The MJ bit could've been better bur could've been worse.

    Really liked that Peter was going to take the blame for the guys not showing up.

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  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Aug 13, 2023

    Lots of stuff was jammed into this issue. The bachelor party stuff was a lot of fun. Both sides of it. For very different reasons. The breakup with Black Cat was understated, but it makes sense given what they've done with it. Peter got into it as a rebound to get past MJ, made a very poor attempt at trying to legitimize it (the sister page) and then continued being a downer since. It was ill-fated from the start. Could they have done more with it? Sure. Could you argue it was pointless? I guess. I could go on a tirade about how there's been a shift in how comics are read for the 999th time, but this time with a focus on large scale storytelling. I don't want to, though. It used to be that writers would just do things in comics and sometime more

  • 7.5
    Hex Oct 11, 2023

    As a whole this was way too much. I liked the wedding. When Romita was on art I actually felt like it was back to his JMS days so to say, I think it looked pretty alright. The bachelorette/bachelor parties were fine. The only one worth seeing was between Pete and Randy. I really don't like how Felicia has one party with 'friends' and decides that's it. And that Peter didn't fight it at all. They were just talking about how they loved each other and despite how he's been really cold to her lately I would have hoped we would get a decent issue of them talking out their issues. Maybe then a break would have been fine but it was such a crummy way to end it like this.
    The Kamala epilogue is okay. I like what Peter did but I still think that more

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 12, 2023

    I'm not quite sure that I needed the amount of pages this had, but it was still enjoyable. The main story was good and I'm glad we've finally gotten back to Tombstone. I'm thinking this will act as a prelude of sorts for the upcoming Gang War crossover, which is something I'm really excited for. The first five issues of this series dealt with gangs and such, and they were great. One problem I had with the issue, however, was the handling of Peter and Felicia's breakup. Their relationship didn't really get a large focus in the first place, but it felt like their breakup was super hasty and rushed. I didn't want them to breakup in the first place, but I think, if it was gonna happen, it could have been executed a lot better. As for the rest o more

  • 7.5
    Afre Aug 11, 2023

    It's alright. There are stories that weren't most interesting for me, but also great stories in backups.

    Main story was... pretty good. Nothing groundbreaking, but very enjoyable. Peter and Felicia breaking up was just... sigh. It just made me disappointed becuse it showcased how poorly that relationship was done. 31 issues and Felicia appeared in 8? I'm not sad that it's gone because nothing was done with it, but oh boy it could've been handled better. But since it's the only criticism I got and everything else I enjoyed, I think it's fair to say that it was a success.

    So in conclusion good issue enough. Pricey, but good.

    I'm also happy that Wells finally had the talk between Peter and Kamala. I would've li more

  • 7.0
    Mout Aug 13, 2023

    The team finally went to the very good first arc

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  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 10, 2023

    I mean it wasn't bad. I actually kind of enjoyed it. And a good portion of the back up stories which is rare. Overall, ok but I really wish we'd get an exciting run of ASM.

  • 6.0
    BirdmanG07 Aug 10, 2023

    There’s a lot to like in the story, really. But how they ended the primary story was beyond frustrating. Again Marvel billing something big for sales, and it’s not. More stuff that was previously setup potentially thrown down the drain - emphasis on potentially. This could be a drama turn that leads somewhere. Billing/marketing something for something it’s not will always bring down scores for me, especially when it’s a more expensive issue.

    If you like JRJR, more of the same. If you hate his work, he doesn’t do all of the pages so you get a break from it.

    As for the side stories, as much as I hate Paul the MJ story was almost amazing. My issue is *spoiler the rest of the way* MJ does not need to be a super more

  • 3.5
    Briton Aug 19, 2023

    Very poor.

  • 2.0
    Hobgoblin Aug 18, 2023

    This run has been pretty bad. Time to bring in Chip. Nuff said!

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