Amazing Spider-Man #690

Amazing Spider-Man #690

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.3Critic Rating
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There might be more than one Lizard now…and Spider-Man might notice– if he wasn’t busy trying to save everyone from a crazed Morbius! Also in this issue: new developments for The Kingpin, Madame Web, Horizon Labs, and the Hobgoblin!

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jul 26, 2012

    When all is said and done, this is still Spider-Man at his best and I never want Slott to leave this title. He's the best thing to happen to Spider-Man in a long while. As for the art, this is Guiseppe Camuncoli's most impressive work yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 27, 2012

    Dan Slott seems to have really enjoyed writing this issue. Lots of fun even if the art can't quite keep up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 25, 2012

    I'm still loving this story, and you will too. There are some fantastic fight/action sequences in this issue, and I loved the inclusion of Madame Web, which seems to be leading to something bigger and even more awesome. I loved how this issue focuses more on Curt Connors more than anything, since this really is his story, not Spider-Man's. On the downside, I wish Spider-Man would listen to Madame Web a little bit more, and I got a tad annoyed with more people getting someone else's powers, which has been used at least three times in the past year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jul 26, 2012

    There aren't a whole lot of ways for this story to go, but I'm having a hell of a time enjoying the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 30, 2012

    There's not a lot left to say here, other than No Turning Back continues to be unpredictable, impressive, and enjoyable. We've taken a turn for the dark with this storyline, but the series continues to be great fun to read, and infinitely more fun to think about afterwards. As long as the conclusion is satisfying next issue, and I see no reason why it wouldn't be, I would easily rank this arc next to Shed for best Lizard storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jul 25, 2012

    Things aren't looking so hot for either Spidey or Doc Connors, but if Slott can keep the Lizard's new status quo compelling, then this arc should prove to be a fitting companion to Shed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jul 25, 2012

    The issue closes on a cliffhanger regarding the fates of a few supporting cast members after one of them notices Connors is missing the wrong arm. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jul 27, 2012

    This issue was kind of weird for me. It was about Lizard-Connors, which is cool, but him loving life and living as a Lizard-brained Connors so he can play videogames and listen to pop music is just... odd. I'm sure he'll use the injection it but it seemed like an odd cliffhanger. Plus, the stuff with Morbius seemed to end too quickly, so hopefully he's in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 31, 2012

    Overall Amazing Spider-Man #690 is a good read that doesn't over extend itself. Despite some narrative faults this penultimate issue still comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 28, 2012

    I always enjoy the wall to wall Spider-Man fights and the Spidey Vs. Morbius match did not disappoint. All in all a decent enough issue. Written by Dan Slott & illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Jul 29, 2012

    What's also fascinating about Amazing Spider-Man is that instead of leaning on the movie adaption, Slott works to revitalize and retool The Lizard character. It's a bold move. That's a larger point about the last several issues. Here in issue #690, the main point is Kurt Connors rediscovering his humanity through the experiences most of us see as rudimentary. Can a pop song or junk food or videogames save your soul? Given our culture and the stakes in Amazing Spider-Man, let's hope so. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 25, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man #690 is not Dan Slott’s best work but hey, everybody has an off day. Read Full Review

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