Amazing Spider-Man #691

Amazing Spider-Man #691

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
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No Turning Back comes to an epic conclusion as only one man on Earth has a chance of helping Spider-Man stop the Lizard. And his name is Curt Connors. Plus a shocking development that will set things in motion... for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700! Be sure to pick this issue up fast, because you can bet its going to be VERY important later. Youve been warned!

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 18, 2012

    Another excellent issue by Dan Slott. I love seeing the Lizard get humanity, and after having the Lizard stuck in Curt's body, having Curt stuck in The Lizard's was a genius move. Does this mean Spidey may have an unexpected ally some day? I'd think so. All in all, I really enjoyed this issue, especially the twist with Kingsly, I didn't see that coming at all. Once again, another issue I had no problems at all with, perfect issue in my opinion.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Scott West Aug 18, 2012

    Mr. Slott, if you happen to read my humble reviews, know this" you are now officially my second favorite Spider-Man writer behind Stan "The Man" himself. You've rocked your entire ASM run but this issue" you got an old fan excited for next issue in a way that I haven't been in decades! Great work! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 15, 2012

    I'm really happy with the conclusion to "No Turning Back" it is definitely a very good Spider-Man story with a particular focus on the Lizard. The Amazing Spider-Man is back with an oversized 50th anniversary issue next week! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 20, 2012

    Overall, the pacing and structure of the story works well in this issue. There are a number of very predictable moments, and a few surprises that kept me turning the pages throughout. More and more, I think Dan Slott is the writer Spider-Man needs to keep my interest in the series, so I hope he on board for many years to come, though I doubt that will happen. The art team delivers a visual experience that keeps the pace of the story from dragging, and they make use of large panels for dramatic effect rather than just fulfilling a page count. Spider-Man continues to be one of my go to books, and The Amazing Spider-Man #691 is worth checking out, earning 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 15, 2012

    Another great story arc by Dan Slott. With the conclusion of this story line comes the start of something bigger and awesomer. The end of this book is fantastic as it concludes the Lizard story perfectly and sets up the next story insanely well. Slott keeps this issue light hearted and fun and he's the perfect writer for this book. I love the creative team here, but what I loved was Frank D'Armata's color work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 19, 2012

    UltimatelyAmazing Spider-Man #691 is a very good comic that stumbles a bit on the way to its finish line, but nonetheless earns a more than solid recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 16, 2012

    Slott's epilogues are also really on-point this month, tying a nice bow on the Lizard's story while adding something new to another villain's. It's not a blockbuster ending, but it's easily one of Slott's smartest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 15, 2012

    But it's a decent wrap up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 17, 2012

    This story arc had its ups & downs, but was for the most part, damn entertaining. This issue and its entire story arc, gets a rating of 7 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Aug 16, 2012

    While this issue isn't the usual masterpiece I've come to expect from Dan Slott, it was still an enjoyable read, despite the problems I had. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 21, 2012

    The Lizard problem has been dealt with, and now Spidey's getting ready to party as he heads for his 50th Anniversary issue next week, and No Turning Back has come to a conclusion. There's a lot to love in the story arc, though this concluding issue doesn't sit quite right with me, but it doesn't do anything particularly bad to colour the overall storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 15, 2012

    Just when you think the story has ended on a rather neat twist, we see the Kingpin and Hobgoblin in Shadowland preparing a new and improved Spider-Jammer before heading to Delvadia where Devil-Spider is in action and the stories final twist is revealed. It is a good twist that leaves us hanging and waiting for the next issue which is The Amazing Spider-Man's extra sized anniversary issue and it looks to be another great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 18, 2012

    A nice conclusion to a pretty good Lizard story. Drop out the hand-wringing about death and it would be a lot better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 20, 2012

    Despite some hiccups in the art, "Amazing Spider-Man" #691 provided a solid, entertaining read that is sure to please most Spider-Man fans. After all, this issue features another Spider-Man adventure that has a tidy ending before leading into a celebration of the webslinger's fiftieth anniversary. Slott offers some teases of what's to come, but those teases almost feel like afterthoughts -- at least until the final panel of the issue. I've avoided preview solicitations for this title coming up, choosing to be surprised when the next issue hits the stands and with the conclusion of this issue, Slott and company have me looking forward to I know not what, but I'm definitely eager to find out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 15, 2012

    There are some parts of this issue that work well, mainly the scenes involving the scientists, but otherwise the story falls flat. Toward the end of the issue Spider-Man visits the Raft -- a place rife with great potential for interesting interactions and reflection from Spider-Man -- but the scene is truncated in order to set up for the next conflict. It's an anticlimactic ending that, fittingly, won't have you turning back to read this one again. Read Full Review

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