Amazing Spider-Man #52

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 19, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Nothing is okay.
This issue is so shocking and troubling we can't even show you the cover!
Rated T

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Jun 19, 2024

    Kraven, Spider-Goblin, and Spider-Man all reach for a broken spear, while someone who destroyed most of its mind tries to save Peter Parker's broken brain in Amazing Spider-Man #52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 19, 2024

    Although the stakes are high, the issue doesn't veer away from the series' characteristic humor making for a fast-paced and thrilling read. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Nerd Initiative - Josh Allen Jun 19, 2024

    The issue is good, and a fun read if you've been keeping up with the story to this point. But if you're just jumping in, you might be a little confused at what's going on. There aren't any huge stakes or a cliffhanger ending with the issue, and to be honest it feels like an interlude between stories, or a prelude to what's to come with the inevitable end of the Zeb Wells run. Regardless, there are some interesting plot threads brought up in this issue that I'm interested to see where things go from here. And the next few months should be VERY interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 19, 2024

    McGuiness and Nauck deliver some great art in the issue. The visuals are bright, beautifully detailed and vibrant. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 19, 2024

    Amazing Spider-Man #52 is mostly a fight comic with a subplot table setting thrown in the mix. Pound for pound, the art by Nauck and McGuinness, is exceptional, but this is a slower chapter in the story for sure. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Jun 19, 2024

    Zeb Wells continues to try to make things feel big while making them end real small. The art is great, but can't save this issue or run! Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 20, 2024

    Amazing Spider-Man #52 looks fantastic, but it's a mess of a story that tries to convince the reader that a rehash of the Spider-Goblin concept is still interesting and that Kamala Khan was a pivotal character in Spider-Man's life for the last two years you just didn't know it. Zeb Wells manages to write a comic that combines all the worst bits of his tenure on the title in a single issue. The score reflects the amazing art quality alone. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 24, 2024

    The story lacks a coherent center, careening from wacky humor to disturbing brother-on-brother ultra-violence to the seemingly requisite puzzle box of a plot, but it just doesn't hold together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dave DSG Jun 29, 2024

    Plot
    Ben/Chasm faces Peter/Spider Goblin in an intense, painful battle, where Peter is out of control, Ben uses his new powers and manages to momentarily disengage the effect of the Winkler devise.

    Peter reacts and discovers that the Green Goblin sent him to take the spear from Kraven who had recently managed to stop Norman Osborn's outbreak of Green Goblin madness, Peter has the spear in his possession and is now going to eliminate Osborn.

    Meanwhile The Walking Brain recruited JJ Jameson, Curt Connors, Rek-Rap and Ms. Marvel as a team to help Spider-Man, as their algorithms predict that something horrible is going to happen.

    Art
    McGuiness presents his super classic and nostalgic art that highlight more

  • 8.5
    BirdmanG07 Jun 19, 2024

    Giving it a score for what it is. One of the best arcs Wells has had was only a couple issues, and it’s a big part of what led to this arc. It looks like this might be another short lived scenario, but we don’t know yet.

    Again, haven’t been a fan of his run as a whole but I’ll give credit where it’s due.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Jun 19, 2024

    I was not expecting this issue to go the way that it did. That was a pleasant surprise, in all honesty. I'm really not sure what to make of the subplot in this issue, or what the larger plan is regarding Osborn. While previously I've been happy to see the return of plot threads throughout the run, I thought some of the returning threads in this issue were more worrisome than exciting. We'll see. Wells' run is ending soonish, so I expect the next few issues to be the final word from Wells for some of these threads.

  • 7.0
    Afre Jun 19, 2024

    After the strong start, I wasn't ready for the tone to switch this much, or for anything really. It's a bit disappointing, but let's see where it goes next.

    Also, how does the goo work again?

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  • 7.0
    Hex Jun 19, 2024

    A bit slow after last issue but that tends to happen after such a big reveal as well as having been the norm in Wells' arcs. I don't mind a slow pace but considering this arc isn't that long it worries me that this stems from a cool idea where he has a solid first issue and little to bring it all to a satisfying conclusion. Not that he hasn't before but his consistency is lacking in that department. As well as that of Ed McGuinness. I don't think his art style is bad, in fact I really like it but I tune out when his art is present in Spider-Man. I don't like how his characters look in costume. Nauck however is fantastic. I'd much rather just have one artist per book, not one per storyline. Eventually the paths meet and you leave one artist more

  • 4.5
    DDJamesB Jun 20, 2024

    I was kind of liking it at first and then it just got so corny.

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    Airpro Jun 21, 2024

  • 10
    Rodul Jun 19, 2024

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Jul 15, 2024

  • 7.0
    Texas VII Jun 21, 2024

  • 5.0
    Lock Jun 19, 2024

  • 4.0
    Von Esper Jun 19, 2024

  • 3.5
    Watchtower022 Jun 21, 2024

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