Amazing Spider-Man #50

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2024 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 25
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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THE GREEN GOBLIN RETURNS in this landmark and massive issue of ASM that boasts not only a double-sized main story but some instant Spider-Man classics by legends and legends to be! The Sins of Norman Osborn have found their way home and Norman shows his true color - green. But is it truly that simple? Spidey and Gobby's brutal fight is one for the ages and you don't want to miss this ending. PLUS! MARV WOLFMAN RETURNS TO SPIDER-MAN! NIKESH SHUKLA tells a story that will stay with you for a long time. And more!
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  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache May 22, 2024

    When the Living Brain starts talking, its words upend Peter Parker and Norman Osborns lives in Amazing Spider-Man #50. Perhaps it's just as well that Peter's heightened strength, agility, and spider-sense prevent him from ever relaxing. He'll need all his wits to confront the enemies that surround him and the demons that lurk within. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 22, 2024

    Enjoy the art and fun backup stories when you read Amazing Spider-Man #50, which puts Green Goblin into a central focus. The art is spectacular, and the legacy of Spider-Man continues to tantalize. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett May 22, 2024

    The Amazing Spider-Man #50 delivers an over-sized anniversary issue filled with twists and back up stories for one excellent superhero reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - Michael Rothman May 22, 2024

    I'm excited to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer May 29, 2024

    Final Thoughts Normans back in green, and while Peter put up one heck of a fight, he lost in the end. With Spider-man now completely nuts, its up to the Walking Brain and a human, Dr. Connors to save the day. The heaviness of the main story is offset by the numerous heartwarming and funny stories that follow it. Grab this before its gone! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 24, 2024

    Osborn and Parker: Round Umpty-Seven ends with a surprising twist or three, but its a long walk for a short drink of water, and the uneven nature of both art and story are sticking points. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 22, 2024

    Final ThoughtsAmazing Spider-Man #50 is notable onlyin thatthe Green Goblin has returned, and Peter Parker's ability to fight himis severely hindered. Sadly, Goblin's returnis marredby a lack of setup, hand-waving explanations, and copy/paste plot devices.Getting the Goblin back isagoodthing, but his return deserved better writing than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG May 24, 2024

    The Living Brain leaves two mysterious messages for Doctor Connors, one saying that PETER PARKER IS NOT SPIDER-MAN and the other CHALICE STARLIGHT AGGREGATE.

    Peter meets with Norman and tells him the message CHALICE STARLIGHT AGGREGATE, not knowing that they are the words that transform Norman back into the Green Goblin, who has been working in the shadows and used the Winkler Devise to get into Peter's mind. to the Green Goblin...that is to say...Spider-man is now another Green Goblin.

    Now The Living Brain walks and has a's called The Walking Brain and it doesn't seem to have good intentions.

    Shocking revelation that changes everything.

    McGuiness presents his super cl more

  • 9.5
    justonemore May 22, 2024

    what a tense and well written issue with great art. this is great to read, i recommend it.

  • 9.0
    SneakyToaster17 May 24, 2024

    What’s here is great, I was just disappointed that only half of the book is the main story. $10 is a lot for this much Green Goblin art, even art as top notch as this.

  • 8.5
    AmericanHealthcare Jun 5, 2024

    This was pretty solid. The backup stories are fine. Didn't we just do evil peter, though?

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack May 27, 2024

    Ok. This was a storyline being LOATHED when it was coming up. Doing the same thing he just did again... well it turns out its more complicated than that.

    And this issue was awesome.

    I legitimately didn't see the twist coming, even knowing that goblin was going to come back, the way its done here is brilliant. And Peter was pretty darn competent in this issue as well.

    This could surprise us yet.

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  • 8.5

    Nothing about the main story here should be shocking. We knew Green Goblin was coming and we knew something was up with Peter. But nonetheless, we get a well-written and tense showdown between the two, that is incredibly well rendered by Ed McGuinness, with some of his best art on the title to date. It's a story that's bound to get you hyped for whatever they're planning to do next.

    The backups are at the very least good, as well. Marv Wolfman's Black Cat story is a bit rough around the edges, but there's an undeniable charm in how she interacts with Spider-Man.

    Then, the doughnuts story written by Nikesh Shukla gives the issue a fun, heartfelt story that I honestly wouldn't expect from the title at this point.

  • 8.5
    Afre May 22, 2024

    Truly an amazing issue. As a standalone story, this was phenomenal, and Ed's art is best that it has ever been. I was worried about the tone, but both Wells and Ed were up to the task and I am excited to see what is next.

    However, I do have problems with this issue. Not as it's own, but as 50th issue of Wells' run.

    I have spoken about Norman previously and how I have felt that his turn felt sudden and there wasn't enough personal stuff with him and Peter in first half. So now turning back, it feels... still too sudden.

    But the much bigger issue is how this story has been build up. Once again Wells continues his stories after ages and it has felt like they were completely forgotten or mostly forgotten. It hap more

  • 8.0
    derbycomics May 23, 2024

    With Amazing Spider-Man #50 (legacy issue #944), Zeb Wells kicks off a brand new arc that promises to finally shake up the web-slinger’s status quo. While Spidey’s recent arcs have been a bit of a mixed bag w/ a lot of mini-arcs take up a lot of recent space, this issue is a step in the right direction, showcasing Wells’ ability to craft a compelling story that will keep readers engaged.

    Wells' writing here succeeds despite Marvel's heavy teasing of Norman Osborn's return as Green Goblin, which could have made the reveal feel anticlimactic. Instead, Wells is able to build tension, adding a twist to Norman’s relationship with the Green Goblin that allows the situation to play out in an unexpected way. Even though the retur more

  • 8.0
    BirdmanG07 May 23, 2024

    I have NOT enjoyed a lot of this run. This book? This book was really good. It does lose half a point because it was $10. The book prices are high enough, I don’t need the extra back stories. That being said, the back stories were fine.

    Glad JRJR is nowhere to be seen, inside or on the cover.

  • 8.0
    jbong May 23, 2024

    I think this is fine as another ASM issue, but we really should be asking...

    Are we now forever stuck in this loop of Pete as "Spider-Man rogues gallery villain #X"?

    Technically, this is at least Spider-Man as a villain iteration #3 if you think of Kraven's Last Hunt as the first.

    Are the Big AMERICAN Two forever limited to superhero only ideas (for their main properties)? Maybe, such is the nature of American liberal capitalism. At least DC is experimenting the idea with isekai (within the limitations of a superhero context). I am getting desperate for something completely new with Spider-Man. Maybe I'll never get that, and maybe I should move on...(and yes I am reading USM. It's different enough and it's g more

  • 8.0
    Hex May 22, 2024

    Despite 49 previous issues leading up to a return of the Green Goblin the final transformation and reveal felt a little rushed. Not that I'm into drip feeding pivotal moments like ASM has trended towards in the past ten years but it just felt so sudden as well as the apparent and immediate de-powering of the Goblin. Those gripes aside the story was stellar. Moving incredibly fast but with decisive urgency. Getting to Spider-Goblin 2.0. I'm not sure what this is going to mean for Peter OR Norman now as the last time we got a Goblinized Peter Parker it was the best thing this run had to date and all of the progress that Norman has made still seems to exist inside the Norman half of the personalities. Wells has shown he can do this and make it more

  • 7.5
    Mout May 30, 2024

    Zeb's run is filled with silly ideas, but sometimes he execute them well

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB May 25, 2024

    The back up stories are a mixed bag. The main story is hard to judge. I get the seeds were planted, but there was no momentum in recent issues that made this return 100% worthwhile. On the other hand, it was very engaging. It had a great moments and it worked even without a great set up. It just could have been even better.

  • 6.5
    superstan52 May 23, 2024

    So.. WHY did Osborn keep his Goblin costume and weapons so handy instead of burning them?

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