Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1
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Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 28
7.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other...
• Face front, True Believers. This is the one you've been asking for.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 3, 2015

    Fans of a Spider-Man with family responsibilities will be overjoyed with this great first issue. Those of you who like their Spider-Man single will still find entertainment in the high stakes at play in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Jun 4, 2015

    This was a great start to this world and I can't wait two weeks to read the next part. I think when the final issue hits I am going to be sad that this world won't continue. How Peter handles his new role in life as well as the changes around him will be interesting to see. I think more of the Parker luck will end up making this a very interesting ride. I also hope we see little Annie grow up some to see what kind of trouble she get's into. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 2, 2015

    Overall, this issue is everything Spider-Man fans have been demanding for years. Slott perfectly handles the responsibilities of an older, married Peter Parker and these changes give his adventures a great new spin. While the issue is pretty fast paced and doesnt spend as much time with the family as Id have liked, its an awesome introduction and leaves with a great set-up for the rest of the series. Anyone looking for an extension of the Secret Wars event need not follow this, but this should be required reading for Spider-Man fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 8, 2015

    As we all know, I'm big on nostalgia, and I'm a big '90s kid. That means I grew up with Peter and Mary Jane's relationship. This book hits home, in the best way possible. It's a heartfelt progression of a beloved character, over the span of what his life would have been like if the '90s Spider-Man stories carried out. This is a beautiful representation on one aspect of Peter Parker's life, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. If you support Peter and Mary Jane's relationship, this book is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jun 4, 2015

    Overall, Renew Your Vows is the perfect bittersweet reminder of why comic characters should be allowed families, and also why they shouldn't. Although the latter may fall more with Slott's opinion. Peter's ultimate decision is understandable, but seems to support the idea that One More Day should have happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 5, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 is one of the best Secret Wars tie-ins that is currently out. Dan Slott and Adam Kubert did a phenomenal job developing the status of Peter and MJ's marriage while also showing us why Spider-Man is the last hero on this part of Battleworld. That status quo gave greater importance on how we saw Peter Parker in the final page of this issue. How Slott and Kubert will develop the conflict in this series moving forward will be interesting to see play out. If you are a Spider-Man fan this is one comic you must definitely go out and buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 2, 2015

    If you've been craving a comic featuring a married Peter Parker, Renew Your Vows won't disappoint. Maybe it doesn't take place in the traditional Marvel Universe, but this issue effectively established the Parker family dynamic and then quickly builds a sense of danger and dread. Couple that with great visuals from Adam Kubert and the series has most of the right ingredients in place. Only a bland, unremarkable villain hold Renew Your Vows back a little. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 3, 2015

    The moment many have wanted and waited for is here. Peter Parker and Mary Jane are once again married. Sure, it's in a Secret Wars Battleworld region but we get to see what married life is like for the two along with how they're raising their daughter. Slott takes the theme of responsibility to a new level now that Peter is a family man. The story does have a slight sudden pace but that is likely necessary due to the constraints of the size of the series. Adam Kubert's pencils and Justin Ponsor's colors make this look as great as we could hope. Spider-Man's world is often plagued by bad luck but let's hope this turns out to be a great experience for the characters and readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Jun 15, 2015

    This is the Spidey book I want. Fun, challenging, high stakes and with a twist I didn't see coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 2, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 is a solid first issue that has a great hook at the end. Slott and Kubert are veterans that work very well together to tell the tale of this family and as someone who has always been a fan of the Peter/MJ relationship, I was very happy with what I found in Renew Your Vows #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Jun 4, 2015

    Though Kubert's art is hit and miss throughout the issue, Slott's consistent connection to past continuity and excellent dialogue save this issue from becoming a Secret Wars tie-in that no one will remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 1, 2017

    I grew up reading Spider-man books, fondly remembering Web of and Spectacular a lot and being hugely into Amazing when the original Secret Wars got underway as that was the first book of that series that I bought. So reconnecting with it, albeit a bit late, with this miniseries side story is definitely fun to get a look at a Parker family that I'm familiar with but has had a lot of changes over the years. It's a rushed issue in what it's trying to do and it feels like there's a disconnect from other Secret Wars books but part of that may just be my memory as I really didn't care for the event overall and just had fun with some of the alternate stories that were told. This one is set up with the right pieces that should be fun and I'm holding out hope that the couple of bucks I spent on it is worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 4, 2015

    This is not the Peter Parker we've known anymore. He needs to make tough decision for the best of his family, and he can't be careless anymore. It's great writer Dan Slott gives us a chance to see Peter Parker in his married life again, but it's a bit a shame that this story has absolutely nothing to do with the Secret Wars event, and it even introduced us a new villain, instead of putting an already existed character into the antagonist role. A great issue regardless, and I can't wait to read what's next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Jun 3, 2015

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 offers a promising beginning to a potentially controversial arc and is one of the more personal Spider-Man stories we've had in years. But can the creative team maintain this momentum? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Jun 3, 2015

    A fun story with some fantastic final moments, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 seems to be an anomaly in the Secret Wars canon. If you're looking to worship Doom and obey the Thor Corps, you're looking in the wrong place. But, if you're a Spider-fan who loves a little character development, pick up this book…you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 2, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows could have been campy fan service, but it avoids that with an almost-twist ending. That sets the stage for what's to come in a big way. Dan Slott and Adam Kubert took a good approach to this one and executed very well. Minor hiccups abound, but they're not enough to take you out of the story or affect the readability of the issue. While it's hard to gauge how important these miniseries are to the main narrative, some of them have undeniably been fun, and Renew Your Vows is no different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 2, 2015

    There is plenty more to mine from this concept and Slott writes like it's his last Spider-Man story. The stakes are more personal than they have ever been for Peter and, now that the lead up has been established, it will be interesting to see if Slott addresses Battleworld at all or if he will keep this as self-contained as possible. "The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" #1 is a story that explores the heart of the character and feeds into the 90s nostalgia wave, while still having something new to say about Marvel's most recognizable hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 6, 2015

    "Renew Your Vows" may feel like a comic book that is twisting the knife for those readers that opposed the undoing of the marriage. While the comic reads a lot like a "What If?" story, the book explores an interesting theme. If you are looking for deep insight into the marriage then this will be a letdown. This is a super-hero comic book with plenty of action where the lead character happens to have a wife and kid. The story components that get the comic from A to B are rushed, which leaves too many unanswered questions. However, overall the comic book is worth checking out. I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 7, 2015

    I liked the title of the book. With Peter and MJ on the cover, it's a flashback moment to their wedding. But as it turns out, that is not the vow that may end up getting renewed. I haven't read any Spider-Man since Superior Spider-Man #2 and it had been a while prior to that. This issue reminded me why I used to love Spider-Man books, but also why I stopped reading them. That said, this is a good slice of “what could be” in the midst of Secret Wars and of course the recently announced All New Marvel reboot, re-image or restart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 4, 2015

    At the end of the day, the issue is an uneven start, but one that I enjoyed, mostly for the ideas within and the heart of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2015

    A tale of hard choices that isn't given enough room to really explore them, and falls a bit flat for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 3, 2015

    Renew Your Vows #1 is an uneven issue from all creators involved. Slott capably embraces the fun and strangeness of this period in Marvel Comics history, but his pacing leaves something to be desired. Kubert and Dell, on the other hand, are at the top of their game as long as they are portraying characters in masks. The story's arrangement as a prologue leaves a lot of interesting ideas to be explored and time to iron out the flaws. It's an issue filled with potential, but it's fulfillment is far from certain. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 10, 2015

    It also doesn't help that the comics many contrivances are growing more and more pronounced. Regent still lacks any personality beyond bland conquer and worse he has no motivation for conquering Earth and no repercussions whatsoever. This goes beyond simply missing details to the point of confused continuity, despite taking place in Battleworld during Secret Wars we haven't seen any indication of that. It all just comes off as lazy and supremely in the audience's face about that laziness. Renew Your Vows doesn't care that its plot is weak and full of contrivances and holes, so long as it can make sure the audience knows Peter's marriage is the worst it's all okay. It's the author fighting with the fan base and not trusting the readers to feel "the right way" about their work. Not recommended. Read Full Review

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