Amazing Spider-Man #6

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness, David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 42
9.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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LANDMARK ISSUE #900!
•  The nine-hundredth issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comes out the month of Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, and we are pulling out ALL THE STOPS!
•  Someone from Spider-Man's past has captured the Sinister Six and used them to create the truly terrifying SINISTER ADAPTOID!
•  This is one of the biggest adventures in Spider-History and you will not believe the ending!
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  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 27, 2022

    The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Legacy #900) is an amazing anniversary issue. The stories within are well written and paired with art teams perfectly. The $9.99 price tag is a little steep but at roughly 90 pages, its a good deal and definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 30, 2022

    This super-sized anniversary issue is a real Spider-Man treat, as a bunch of creative teams come together for some really great Spidey stories. The main story by Wells and McGuinness is pure, perfect Spider-Man, with tons of callbacks, great guest stars and an overall fun adventure. Quality issue all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 27, 2022

    You really need to buy this book. It's an excellent summer-fun, oversized read that you'll love. This is truly the way to celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 27, 2022

    McGuinness delivers some beautifully detailed and vibrant art throughout the story. The art is visually thrilling and filled with great energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 27, 2022

    All in all, The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (or #900) provides readers with a story that reminds readers why Spider-Man is such an iconic character, even as it celebrates their history, and should leave new and long-time fans alike anticipating the road to issue #1000. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 2, 2022

    Marvel celebrates Spider-Man's 60th with an extra-sized anniversary. It's exactly the celebration Peter Parker deserved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 27, 2022

    It's a big year for Spider-Man, and Marvel has done him a solid with this fun and lengthy milestone issue. It's hard to believe the character has reached 900 issues, but once you put this book down, you'll be daydreaming about what Marvel could be planning with only 100 issues until the groundbreaking 1,000th issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 27, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #900 doubles as an action-packed adventure and an introspective look into what makes Peter Parker a great character. Wells and McGuiness delivered some great work here, and the end of the book teases them coming together to work on future Spidey stories. As far as anniversary stories go, this one's worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 28, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a triple-sized one-shot that celebrates Peter Parker's birthday with a visit from the Living Brain and the OG Sinister Six. The pacing and art are all excellent, but the corny humor overpowers the weighty message behind the Living Brain's quest, and the lack of continuity with issue #5 makes this a #6 issue in name only. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Patadu94 Aug 10, 2022

    I've been reading some very negative review on this issue, but also on this new run in general. I really do not understand why. This issue was great (not just its doubled (?) size). I enjoyed a lot while I was reading, it was full of humor (thing that I did not feel much in the previous 5 issues). I do not know all the story of 'The Living Brain" and when Spidey first met him, but I could follow all the story present in the issue. Moreover, a great battle is present in the comic, and also that one will make you laugh more than once. Lastly, you have a very cute/fun relationship between Spidey and Octavius tentacles.

    One very thing I loved about LGY 900 was the art. The first 5 issues felt a bit weird, specially some questionable more

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Jul 27, 2022

    This issue is great.

    Anyone saying otherwise is for BS ship reasons, there's nothing wrong with this book. Always like her as a love interest anyway.

    Great art, great action. Splash page with him teamed up with the 6 is an all timer.

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  • 9.5
    KittyNone Jul 27, 2022

    Huh, I mostly don't see what all y'all are mad about; I thought this story was all kinds of fun! McGuinness delivers some gorgeous art, the main plot is charming and a lovely old-school-style restatement of (some of) what makes Peter special, I loved the subplot with Peter's relationship with the arms, and if there's anything this book was missing before now, it's Jonah. (Also, I always liked Anna Maria and I'm glad to see her pop her head back in.) The backups by Kibblesmith/Lopez and Slott/Martin were pleasant little hors d'ouvres.

    In fact, I'd have considered this issue an easy 10 if I didn't have 2 complaints about it. One, the subplot where Felicia and Bobbi meet and spend the whole issue bickering about a guy neither of th more

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  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Aug 1, 2022

    It was a very enjoyable issue that felt like a side story off from the main one we had in the arc that just closed so it makes complete sense to me. Yes it is very old school and feels like a story pricked from different eras and mixed in here but somehow it still works for me. Zeb Wells and Mark Waid are the two writers I trust with these stories. The art has never looked better! Ed McGuiness is welcome anytime he feels like it. The guy draws a great Spider-Man and delivered some wonderful pages that still looked consistent even with 3 other inkers and 3 colorists. I like when the team jells together. I can't say I like the back up stories that much. I wish they just do 70 page story and move on but no we gotta get $10 instead of $6.

  • 8.5
    justonemore Jul 27, 2022

    People are gonna get mad about this issue and that's so funny. For me, is a very strong read, with good moments, and besides what everyone's going to say, I like the last page

  • 8.0
    Blubber1976 Aug 12, 2022

    It was enjoyable, but very steep at $9.99. I've always been a fan of Ed McGuinness's art but he really needs Dexter Vines as his inker to deliver the goods. Murky watercolour effects suit many independent comics in the crime and horror genre but it doesn't really work in the superhero world. Backups were pointless, although I'm always happy to see the master of minimalism, Marcos Martin, even if it's only a mere two pages.

  • 8.0
    imderekreide Aug 2, 2022

    Rating goes for the main story only.

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jul 29, 2022

    The problem with this issue is... the backups. I don't know what possessed Marvel to put a Jimmy Kimmel guest starring story in this anniversary issue, but I don't like it and I don't want it. The other backups are fine, yet completely unnecessary. I don't like paying for mediocre fluff. Give me excellent fluff like Nightwing does every month.

    With that out of the way, the main story has its ups and downs. The overall premise of this story is great. The idea of *who* Spider-Man is beyond his identity is great fodder for an anniversary story. I really enjoyed that. The idea of Peter ruining his own party by doing the exactly right thing of showing up on time is peak Spider-Man. I love it. His team up with the Sinister Six was fun more

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  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 2, 2022

    I don't think it was bad. It's just there's been better issues, that answer "who is spider-man?", better than this one. It's just a fun story and nothing more.

  • 7.0
    Tony Jul 27, 2022

    Well... it's not #500, #600 or #700 and #800, these issues closed cycles or previously planned arcs and opened story to new horizons, good or bad, that's something else.

    Here we have something more self-contained, that does not close big plots and in theory does not leave big questions open (I say in theory because I hope that at some point certain elements raised here will be taken up again that highlight the importance that a issue like this should have).

    While it is true the issue does not seem too bad to me, it is not as attractive as it is supposed to be, the art is good in general and an artist like EM would be good for the character, if they let him work at his pace.

    The last page doesn't bother me, more

  • 7.0
    Sollywoods Jul 27, 2022

    I appreciate that this was a self contained story and not some introduction to something to come.

    I also like that this felt like Spiderman, something I have not thought Wells was good at doing in the previous issues.

    Also, when did I miss Flash coming back to life?? Where did that happen??

    The sinister 6 were not written well. It felt like they were written as though they were a parody of the sinister 6. Otto was particularly poorly done. Had this occurred prior to the superior Spiderman it may not have bothered me, but this ignored all character development from Otto from the past decade. Dr octopus was not very interesting in his pre-superior days. He may be a classic villain but he was boring until th more

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  • 6.0
    Julhin Aug 4, 2022

    First major disapointment in this new run, it doesn't even feel like it was written by the same guy who gave us those first 5 issues.

  • 6.0
    Mout Jul 27, 2022

    I really digged the first 5 issues but this is a huge setback. dumb issue

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  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Jul 27, 2022

    damn, this issue is gonna divide people. And honestly, I agree. This issue is fine, but it undoes a lot of stuff, especially Peter, Black Cat, and Mary Jane. I like the overall message but as the 900th issue anniversary and the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man, this was a huge let down.

  • 5.0
    Hydro-Man Jul 28, 2022

    I dunno why Wells’ run just isn’t clicking but it’s not. JJJ can be legitimately funny. In this comic, he’s written like a character in a children’s cartoon. So are the Sinister Six.

    The only thing that could make it worse would be an appearance by that crying c*nt, Jimmy Kimmel, but don’t worry — he gets his own story after the main one. Maybe he’ll show up in subsequent issues and gargle Pete’s balls like he does when he sits in on Stern. “Hey Howard, remember that time we made omelets at Justin Theroux’s house in Mexico?” God, I hate that talentless f*ck.

    If not for Ed McG’s art in the main story, I’d have rated this even lower.

  • 4.5
    cincyfan Jul 31, 2022

    Unfortunately this didn't work for me. It just wasn't my type of story. I felt like it had the same feel as a comic from the '60's. It was kind of a basic superhero story with little depth. Those types of stories don't do much for me however some people like them. I hope others enjoy it more than I did

  • 4.5
    thecomiccookebook Jul 27, 2022

    I check in on ASM for every new run and centennial issue and this is one of the roughest issues I’ve read from ASM for a long time. Ed McGuinness’ art felt rushed and inconsistent due to multiple inkers. And the storytelling was very uninteresting with some very outdated dialogue. This is possibly the weakest centennial issue I’ve read from ASM and this new run seems incredibly unfocused and uninspired.

  • 4.0
    DiegoLDUganda Jul 27, 2022

    Man, this is terrible!

  • 4.0
    Afre Jul 27, 2022

    EDIT: After reading this again, this just felt even worse than before. It's Spidey's 60th anniversary and 900th issue and this is what we get???

    Well this was a very odd read. I'm perplexed by this issue. And very mixed.

    Like, this story feels very filler(-ish). It really doesn't move the main story forward (except with "development" which is very... interesting?). But at least this doesn't annoy me nearly as much like #875 did with it's 10 dollar asking price (I will always hate Spencer's What Cost Victory).

    The story itself is... fine? Like there is nothing bad about it. But it just feels so random. There wasn't really buildup on it (besides that small tease in #1), nor does it include any big moments. Lik more

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  • 3.5
    Jeff Plaza Jul 31, 2022

    Why does everyone act like their in factory settings mode? Flash being back from the dead should be a big deal to Peter but its treated as if nothing happened. Man what a waste of 900. For me, 200, 300, 400, 800 were the top centennial issues. This is the worst for how it seems less like a next step in Peter's journey and more like a repeat of status quo?

  • 3.5
    superstan52 Jul 27, 2022

    Stupid story, cartoonish art, nothing ever feels real or at stake. PP's alienation from everyone is nowhere to be found, dialogue is all "cute," boring several page "origin" story of villain, and Sinister Six never feel menacing. Aside from the interminable length, there was nothing "anniversary" about this issue.

  • 3.0
    Federico Liguori Jul 27, 2022

    I am speechless.
    I don't really know what to say. I'm just sad about the state of Spider-Man right now.
    This is awful. Worse, it's embarassing to read. Every character acts like it's a parody. The Birthday scene is terrible, it isn't funny and it feels completely out of place. Felicia being mad at Bobbi makes no sense considering the last 10 years of stories. Flash acts like a jerk for no reason. The Sinister Six are directly taken from the '60s, as if the characters never aged or evolved. The whole "Living Brain" thing is laughable. Spidey's monologue about "responsibility" is so didactic and explicit it sounds ridiculous. And his final kiss with Felicia is pointless, out of context and pathetic considering Spencer's run and th more

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