Amazing Spider-Man #49

Event\Storyline: Blood Hunt Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Vampires are running rampant through New York City and while the Avengers are caught in the middle, someone has to take care of the citizens of the Big Apple. That person? Yep, Spider-Man. But if only it were that simple. Things never are and this issue leads directly into Spider-Man's larger role in BLOOD HUNT!
Rated T

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache May 8, 2024

    Spider-Man revels in an angst-free dustup until a killer convinces him to save the gangland lieutenant of his best friend's ex from a life hiding in the shadows in Amazing Spider-Man #49. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 8, 2024

    Romita Jr delivers some great action in the issue. Beyond the vampire fights, the fight in the enclosed space with White Rabbit was beautifully executed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. May 8, 2024

    Power and Responsibility might not be enough as Spider-Man is thrown into the deep water of Blood Hunt. Wells crafts a steady tale pushing Spidey on his moral code. Romita and the team welcome readers into the dark and terrifying world of the vampires with strong imagery. Jump on board and see where things lead the wall-crawler now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 8, 2024

    This issue delivers a top-notch example of how to utilize an event tie-in to support the best elements of an ongoing series, and regular readers ought to be glad that vampires paid Amazing Spider-Man a visit this month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel May 8, 2024

    It's a great installment that proves there is something interesting lurking in between the pages of the larger Amazing Spider-Man story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 8, 2024

    Amazing Spider-Man #49 ties into the Blood Hunt event with a mildly entertaining side adventure. The art is decent enough, and Spidey learns a valuable lesson about treating vampires like people, too. However, the story contributes nothing to the Blood Hunt plot, so non-ASM regulars can skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 8, 2024

    Amazing Spider-Man #49 gives readers a taste of what Spider-Man deals with when killing vampires or narrowly escaping are his only options. An interesting bit about the civilian victims getting turned is a highlight, but it's mostly a quick setup without much payoff. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG May 8, 2024

    This comic supports the Blood Hunt event, Spider-man tries to stop the Vampire massacre in New York, when Katreem contacts him to help him save his friend Rabbit, who works for Tombstone but is now a vampire.

    In the Marvel Universe the rule applies that if you kill the vampire who turned you, you are cured, so Peter helps stop the person who turned Rabbit into a vampire, but he is a victim of the situation who even chained himself up so as not to harm others. Nobody, however Kareem stakes him and kills him.

    Spider-man doesn't know how to deal with this situation, but he doesn't want to kill vampires who can be cured and who are ultimately innocent.

    Dark episode full of action and terror.

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  • 9.0
    Jawnyblaze May 13, 2024

    Really good small scope zoomed in perspective on the big catastrophic event going on right now. Great writing, and somehow great art. I've never been a fan of JRJR at all but I'm actually really enjoying his run on ASM right now. Quality stuff.

  • 8.5
    Afre May 8, 2024

    This was a really good tie-in. For someone who had no interest in Blood Hunt, Wells and JRJR delivered. It's sad that this continues in tie-in issues, but with #50 being next, I get why.

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  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 8, 2024

    This is a good issue, with baffling editorial decisions behind it. Wells does his best with what he can do in the space of one issue. One of the best things about Wells' run is how he writes Peter's empathy and that comes out in spades in this issue. JRJR's art isn't terrible but there's a fine line between awkward and dynamic, and Romita keeps falling into awkward in this book.

    I don't know why this issue exists. Why end this book on a cliffhanger leading into a separate miniseries? Usually with these sorts of tie-ins, it ends with a vague "See what happens next in the main event", and that's fine enough. You can tell your small story and get out, and readers won't wonder how it all plays out. In this case though, you have to re more

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  • 8.0
    Hex May 8, 2024

    The art looks so phoned in if Spider-Man or anything without any action isn't on panel. It's so disappointing. The only thing saving the art is the amazing coloring that really doesn't seem to hit until page 6. As for the story, for someone who isn't diving into Blood Hunt yet this was an engaging and pretty harmless tie-in. Its nice to see Peter getting upset about the world around him constantly turning to crap instead of being so conditioned by it that he's lost his empathy for the city.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB May 8, 2024

    Did I actually have a decent time reading this? I did. It was a decent Spider-Man conflicted type story.

  • 6.5
    BirdmanG07 May 11, 2024

    Random fill in issue for a big event. It was fine for what it was.

    I dislike JRJRs art, but I will give credit when it’s due. There were actually some nice panels in this one. The cover is mediocre though.

  • 10
    Airpro May 8, 2024

  • 9.5
    Rodul May 22, 2024

  • 9.0
    galactus420 May 21, 2024

  • 9.0
    KittyNone May 8, 2024

  • 8.5
    Texas VII May 10, 2024

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 May 19, 2024

  • 7.5
    ed1138 May 8, 2024

  • 7.0
    DXO May 9, 2024

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