Amazing Spider-Man #39

Event\Storyline: Gang War Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 6, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Super-crime is running rampant, and Spider-Man can't solve just one problem at a time. So Spidey builds a team to take down ALL the super-criminals of NYC in 48 hours. Good luck, Spidey.
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  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Dec 6, 2023

    While Peter acts as unofficial lieutenant to Mayor Luke Cage in Amazing Spider-Man #39, Tombstones uneasy reunion with his daughter steals the spotlight. Despite all the love in the world, youth must have its day. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 6, 2023

    Romita Jr. delivers some great art throughout the issue. The action is visually fun and thrilling and there is some great imagery in the battles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2023

    "Gang War" is in full swing this week, and the danger level is high. Amazing Spider-Man #39 does a good job establishing how dangerous and just how chaotic the war is as many footsoldiers of the various gangs are at war and civilians are in danger. It's still odd other heroes aren't mentioned, and it's also difficult to care much when most of these gangster villains are C-Listers at best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 6, 2023

    It's a very exciting time to be reading Amazing Spider-Man and the fireworks found in the first issue of "Gang War" suggests it will be an unforgettable event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 6, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #39 is controlling the chaos. This event has unleashed its full power, with heroes and villains everywhere in a power struggle that stretches over an entire city. And yet, with everything erupting, the story is captivating and keeps the exposition from overloading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Dec 6, 2023

    Amazing Spider-Man #39 is a surprisingly decent action comic. Wells pits Spider-Man and his allies against an assortment of Gangs across NYC, and the strategic maneuverings by the Gang leaders behind the scenes are intriguing. Wells may have gotten this event off to a rocky start, but this issue shows promise. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Dec 6, 2023

    The Amazing Spider-Man#39 falls further into feeling like a cheap grab for cash, it's story riddled with so many odd holes and lackluster moments of character writing that it's a shame something this unfinished is being billed as a top event for Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    derbycomics Dec 7, 2023

    While the interlude scenes of the Gang War arc in previous ASM issues left something to be desired, I’m really enjoying the event more than I expected so far! ASM #39 picks up the pace and helps set the stage for most of the heroes who will be involved in the event. Zeb Wells throws Spidey and his allies into the thick of battle against various gangs across New York City, keeping the energy high throughout the issue even with so many moving pieces.

    Including various Gang leaders also present, the sheer number of characters involved in the issue can be overwhelming at times, but Wells takes some time to explore character motivations, providing readers with a glimpse into their world and why they're acting in certain ways. This a more

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 21, 2024

    This is better, but I'm still waiting for something to truly grab me.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Dec 13, 2023

    I think it's kind of funny that the team on the cover of this fights together for a few pages and then, all of a sudden, just disbands to go protect different areas of New York so they can have their own books. Regardless, this was an entertaining issue. I liked the Tombstone stuff here especially, as Wells has done a good job writing the character since the first arc of this series. There was also some good humor with Spider-Man and She-Hulk towards the latter half.

  • 8.0
    Hex Dec 6, 2023

    To start, that cover is atrocious. The story however was pretty bombastic. Great story beats with Lonnie and Robbie, Janice taking over her dad's territory, Madame Masque continuing to torture Hammerhead and the dynamic that Peter has be it strained with Miles, absent with Elektra or the surprisingly good rapport he has with Jen and Jess made for a really compelling narrative. I'm actually looking forward to the next few issues.

  • 8.0
    Afre Dec 6, 2023

    It's very chaotic and action-heavy. Much like the city is. It's a very enjoyable second part to this storyline. Not the best comic, but there isn't really anything wrong here. Plot moves forward, we visit all major players and see great action from JRJR. There isn't anything more I wanted from this comic.

    It's so hard to not compare this to the travesty event we got last year in the form of Dark Web. In almost every aspect that failed, this feels to excel. It's funny looking back.

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  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Dec 12, 2023

    Lots of action. It had some good moments. It had moments that made me care. There's just part of me that thinks the stakes aren't there. It doesn't have that punch to make me really care at that next level.

  • 7.0
    Criminology. Dec 7, 2023

    I liked the opening issue, this is still alright but I did not enjoy it as much.

    I feel like so much is going on, all of a sudden. I like the position Peter is in this event, how this is a moment for him to prove himself, to be competent, which was just a big part of the critique towards this run, from the start of it, so it has like a meta element to it. Like meta stakes to the event. If the alpha issue was about establishing that, now we are getting to the meat of the problem, by Spidey showing his worth as a leader and that's done mostly by his actions, but as for now nothing definite. But still, the whole issue feels like ''now it's time for the action'', which I found fitting after the boom of the first issue.

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  • 6.0
    Mout Dec 30, 2023

    Spidey's gang war

  • 4.0
    BirdmanG07 Dec 13, 2023

    There’s a lot going on here, unfortunately I don’t think the execution was there. Character voices felt off to me. Too much of the dialogue was just, bad.

  • 10
    tls Dec 7, 2023

  • 10
    StrandedGecko54 Dec 6, 2023

  • 9.5
    galactus420 Dec 28, 2023

  • 9.5
    Pardo Dec 8, 2023

  • 9.5
    Comicsfan1994 Dec 6, 2023

  • 9.0
    Mickkl Dec 9, 2023

  • 8.5
    Texas VII Dec 7, 2023

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jan 15, 2024

  • 7.5
    Drasek83 Dec 10, 2023

  • 7.0
    The Cheese Man Jan 1, 2024

  • 7.0

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Dec 9, 2023

  • 6.0
    Lock Dec 6, 2023

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