Amazing Spider-Man #45

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Carmen Carnero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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The Gang War is over, but New York City will bear the scars for a long time. While Peter was fighting the war, other parts of his life kept going on and the consequences will be felt here. Plus...what mystery is bubbling up at Ravencroft?
Rated T

  • 9.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Mar 13, 2024

    Former villains remind Spider-Man that no one is above the law, Dr. Curtis Connors has something on his mind, and a new coalition threatens to give Peter Parker nightmares in Amazing Spider-Man #45. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 13, 2024

    Carneros art is beautifully detailed and visually vibrant. A fantastic looking issue that showcases the characters brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - Michael Rothman Mar 13, 2024

    After Spider-Man is mentioned during the conversation, Marko tries to break free from Bakers subconscious in a fit of rage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 13, 2024

    That uncertainty is as meaningful as any big battle in Central Park and makes the cliffhanger reveal at the end of Amazing Spider-Man #45 all the more sinister. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 13, 2024

    Amazing Spider-Man delivers a post-Gang War cooldown issue to tie up loose ends, some of which started in ASM and some in other titles, to set the stage for the return of Green Goblin. The character interactions are nice, but the lack of meat on the plot and the lack of setup for Aunt Anna leave a bland aftertaste. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Mar 17, 2024

    Plot
    This comic deals with the consequences of Gang War, where Peter manages to obtain a cure for Anna Watson, MJ's aunt, who, trying to treat her senile dementia, used a medicine from Krakoa altered by Orchis, which unleashed uncontrollable anger.

    Anna is in the Ravencroft psychiatric institute for super criminals and Spider-man administers a cure that he synthesized with the help of the X-men and the cure, but she says that everything she did makes her owe a debt to society for what that she is going to remain in this psychiatric hospital until she fulfills it.

    On the other hand, Peter intends to resign from Oscorp because his activities as Spider-man cause problems for the company, Norman does not accept it and more

  • 9.0
    Afre Mar 13, 2024

    Easily Zeb's best issue in a while. The art from Carnero was amazing, but Zeb's script here is very focused and very enjoyable. It's also nice to get some plot threads going again, even ~39 issues ago.

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Mar 20, 2024

    This was the best issue of the series since the Spider-Man's First Hunt storyline. I acknowledge that I may be overrating this a bit, but this is the most I've enjoyed this title in six months. Despite the dip in quality and the amount of people trashing Wells online for this run, I know he's a good writer and I've been waiting for this run to get better. This just felt a lot more personal and intimate than what we've been getting with something like Gang War, and I think that worked towards the book's benefit greatly. Plus, Carnero's art fits really well with the story. I was hoping she'd be on the series more regularly, but that doesn't seem to be the case with her being announced for Eve L. Ewing's Exception X-Men run. I'll take one more more

  • 8.5
    Hex Mar 13, 2024

    I have no idea why Anna took weird Krakoan medicine but even given that lack of knowledge beforehand that sequence is handled deftly. Wells can write very touching interpersonal dialogue. He doesn't like to tap into it often, relying on really jarring action sequences but when he gets Peter in a room with a small group or just one on one, his dialogue flourishes. Most notably with Norman. It honestly breaks my heart to see how much distance has been crossed for both Peter and Norman together that we know it's coming to an end soon. All the good that Norman has struggled, bled and fought to do will come crashing down and while disheartening will be something to see. Even the short interaction we get between Peter and William Barker (Sandman) more

  • 8.0
    BirdmanG07 Mar 29, 2024

    Refreshing to see good art again on a premier book.

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 13, 2024

    The solicits lie once again, as does the cover. But what we got was enjoyable enough, so it's fine. It's very weird how often this run manages to tie up plot threads without ever actually pursuing the narrative opportunities they offer. We saw it with Black Cat, we saw it with the Spidey Who Laughs, and we see it here with Aunt Anna. Now, I didn't think the idea of Aunt Anna going crazy was very good to begin with, but imagine you're reading this run all in one go at a later time when it's all wrapped up. This plot thread is introduced in an annual by a different writer, is never mentioned unless it's in extreme passing, and is then resolved with all the work to do so being done in another title that's not even a Spidey title. Why was it ev more

  • 7.5
    Mout Mar 29, 2024

    Wait, did we just get a good ASM issue after all this time? Good dialogue and meaningful character interactions? Crazy.

  • 7.5
    AmericanHealthcare Mar 24, 2024

    Good looking cover on this one, although I miss the days when covers generally had something in common with the content of the issue. This issue felt like a step in the right direction in that Peter's actual life seems a bit neglected in this run, so it's nice to see him interacting with people even if none of it seems particularly meaningful. I'm not super stoked to see the Sinister Six. That's not very fresh; Peter's been fighting them for 60 years. Is that why we're doing this again? 60 year anniversary?

  • 7.0
    jbong Mar 14, 2024

    better than gang war but also nothing happened lmao (why is this a $4.99 issue?)

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Mar 14, 2024

    It wasn't horrible. Yawning at the end though. Just can't get away from the same villains over and over.

  • 10
    twiglk Mar 27, 2024

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    monk Mar 21, 2024

  • 10
    SamsonE Mar 17, 2024

  • 10
    Nostalgiajay Mar 15, 2024

  • 9.5
    purifier Apr 13, 2024

  • 9.5
    Paul0 Mar 25, 2024

  • 9.5
    Comicsfan1994 Mar 14, 2024

  • 9.0
    bluewhale Mar 13, 2024

  • 8.5
    bowserkart Mar 13, 2024

  • 8.0
    Texas VII Mar 14, 2024

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Apr 19, 2024

  • 7.0

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    Watchtower022 Mar 15, 2024

  • 5.0
    Lock Mar 13, 2024

  • 4.0
    Von Esper Mar 27, 2024

  • 1.0
    Widow 117 Mar 14, 2024

  • 1.0
    Opposite_Hedgehog_75 Mar 14, 2024

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