Amazing Spider-Man #36

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 25, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 25
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6.5User Rating

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Spider-Man has never gone this dark. Now the consequences are unraveled. Will New York ever look at him the same way again?
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  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Oct 25, 2023

    Heroes and villains vie for power, while an aspiring hero seeks identity and purpose in Amazing Spider-Man #36. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 25, 2023

    It's a delight to see Rek-Rap back in action in The Amazing Spider-Man #36 in a story that feels significant to the series' ongoing concerns and plays off its creative teams' best qualities to tremendous effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 25, 2023

    I love Ed McGuiness art a lot and this issue doesnt disappoint one bit. The visuals are dynamic and beautifully detailed. The art has a wonderful sense of style and detail that beautifully showcases the characters and the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 25, 2023

    I had a ton of fun with Amazing Spider-Man #36. There's a nice Halloween vibe to it all, from the villains to the night setting to the plentiful monsters. This is super fun, visually stunning, and a nice ode to weirdos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Oct 27, 2023

    It's more of the same from this run at a technical level, and no matter how fun and well-written Rek-Rap is, can't distract from the fact that this series is spiraling down a drain of disjointed and unsubstantiated storytelling that can't focus on a theme, tie up an arc, or tell a story that feels natural. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Oct 25, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #36 forgets everything that happened in the last arc and kicks off a silly, jokey team-up adventure with Spider-Man and Rek-Rap to stop a big threat only Rek-Rap can find. The humor only works in one or two spots, the lack of follow-up (especially for Norman) is bizarre, and the brief scene between Silvermane and Hammerhead to set up the coming Gang War event leads you to believe Gang War is going to turn out as well as Dark Web. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 9, 2023

    Yeah... Rek-Rap is fun.

  • 7.0
    Screaming Enigma Nov 6, 2023

    I'll start this review by saying that, much like a few other people I've seen reviews from, the placement of this feels kind of odd. This is supposed to follow up on events from Dark Web, which we haven't really gotten much on since the initial storyline ended with Issue #18 (AKA late-January of this year). With that in mind, I don't necessarily have a big problem with it. I just think it's a bit weird. Moving on, while not the best issue this series has seen, it's still a fun, solid read. I don't love the character, but I think I enjoy Rek-Rap more than most. I also am interested by the Repossesor's role in this story, especially after realizing who he actually is (The debt collector, Gus, first seen in the opening arc of this series). Plu more

  • 7.0
    BirdmanG07 Oct 29, 2023

    Fun book, on theme for Halloween.

    It’s almost like if Wells doesn’t touch MJ he does a decent job. Crazy thing here is we’re just ignoring the previous arc, what? Did Peter not just go through one hell of a time? As a standalone it was fine but definitely didn’t flow.

  • 7.0
    derbycomics Oct 28, 2023

    Zeb Wells takes a sharp turn from the previous arc that ended in the last issue, following up on the events from “Dark Web” without any transition. It was a hard pivot that took some easing into, but became a fun and enjoyable ride once it was apparent what was happening. Well’s reintroduces Rek-Rap without making him a complete caricature right off-the bat. I do miss Patrick Gleason’s moody artwork, but Ed McGuinness’s cartoonish style is the perfect fit for this type of story.

  • 6.0
    Mout Nov 6, 2023

    Dark Web is definitely the most uninteresting modern Spider-Thing I've ever read

  • 6.0
    wakizashireviews Oct 25, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #36 is kind of fun in a goofy Dark Web way, but it feels like an unwelcome interruption to the main story. More like an afterthought to a story that concluded EIGHTEEN issues ago. Despite the bright cartoony art by Ed McGuinness, I was left unsatisfied by the lack of follow-up to events in the last few issues of ASM. Why drop this story now? It feels like they are buying time for the artists working on GANG WAR to keep the ridiculous twice monthly release schedule.

  • 6.0
    Afre Oct 25, 2023

    Okay this wasn't what I expected at all. I thought this would be an epilogue to Spider-Man's Last Hunt and not Part One of this Rek-Rap adventure. I have no idea why the synopsis is so misleading.

    As a singular comic, it's fine? I'm not the biggest Rek-Rap fan, but I don't hate him.

    But what is this placement? The tonal inconsistency is once again hurting Wells' run, and once again it happens when McGuinness is doing art. Like this isn't an epilogue to Spider-Man's Last Hunt, nor does it feel like a follow-up issue. It feels like the follow-up issue to Dark Web, that happened 6 months and 18 issues ago.

    I don't know what is it with Wells and continuing his plotlines ~20 issues after.

    But if anythi more

  • 4.5
    DDJamesB Oct 25, 2023

    Intrigued by the ending a little bit, but it's really just not a good issue. Dark Web kind of felt bland and I don't like that this issue's focus is one of the most annoying characters to come out of that event.

  • 4.0
    Hex Oct 25, 2023

    The 90s had the Clone Saga, the 2000s had One More Day, 2010s, Clone Conspiracy I guess? But the 2020s currently have Dark Web. Say what you will about the Clone Saga, OMD and Clone Conspiracy. All divisive and pretty much hated or disregarded by most of the Spider-Man fanbase but they were all trying to do... SOMETHING. Whether or not they succeeded in their goal is up to debate but Dark Web is managing to be a much smaller scale disappointment because it doesn't DO anything. And we keep being reminded. For some reason. Interrupting the story that we were previously being told.
    An epilogue to a decent story regarding Kraven and Norman's sins returning? Nope, here's Rek-Rap. Want to see more about Peter's relationship with Black Cat or more

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