Amazing Spider-Man #700.1

Amazing Spider-Man #700.1

Writer: David Morrell Artist: Klaus Janson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• One year after his death at the hands of the Superior Spider-Man - PETER PARKER IS BACK!
•  Acclaimed novelist David Morrell (First Blood) and legendary comics icon Klaus Janson (DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS) team up to kick off this celebration of the world's greatest super hero!
•  With a blizzard crippling New York City, Spider-Man must protect the city - but Aunt May's life is in danger!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 17, 2013

    "Frost," despite whatever editorial errors are present in it, is the type of comic book storytelling that we should certainly have more of. "Frost" is touching, elemental, and powerful. Morrell himself may or may not be engaging in comic book writing again any time soon, but I for one desperately hope that he does. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Dec 6, 2013

    This first entry to "Frost" feels not so much like a superhero book, but an exploration of Peter Parker's life and routine that is very appropriately set in winter. If there is a definitive moment that captures the difference between Peter Parker and his Otto Octavious counterpart over in Superior it's the warm moment he shares with Aunt May as she comforts him through his exhaustion. Though we see very limited web-slinging and not a single part of Spider-Man's famed rouges, The Amazing Spider-Man hits all the right beats if you've been missing Peter Parker. If for nothing else it further made me realize that in the fantasy world of comics, where we live vicariously through these characters that we know and love, that you don't know what you've got until it's gone and that the week after Thanksgiving, though it isn't much, I'm thankful to have a little bit of Peter Parker on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 7, 2013

    I'd say that this series is off to a fairly good start. The particular numbering doesn't make sense, given the events that happened in The Amazing Spider-Man #700, but I'd say that's the only real criticism of this issue that I can offer, aside from the enjoyment factor. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Dec 4, 2013

    Peter Parker's return to current Marvel comics (alas, not in ongoing format for now) feels very comfortable and classic, and "Frost" sets up a charmingly familiar-feeling story that's great for ASM fans and Spidey novices alike. There's nothing bombastic going on here; just Spider-Man doing his thing, looking out for Aunt May and the city of New York, and trying his best to be a hero during a winter slump. It's a nice winter read; cozy and familiar, and perfect for chilly weather and Peter Parker nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Dec 6, 2013

    Now while I have gone on record to say how much I love Otto as Spider-Man and I still do, I will not deny that it was great to see Peter again. This was the Peter I grew up with and loved, no wife, no bigger plans, just him working and looking after his Aunt. That was always my Parker and this issue brought back the memories of reading his early adventures and me saying this is a guy like me. So if you have missed Pete and want to read some really fantastic material this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Dec 4, 2013

    Spiderman fans rejoice! After a year of missing our friendly neighborhood Spiderman, Marvel has decided to throw us a bone. If you've been reading Superior Spiderman, or even stopped after issue 700 of Amazing Spiderman I recommend picking up this book, It's a nice way to hold all of us believers over until the much waited return of Peter to the ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2013

    There's also the problem that the concept as a whole feels a bit thin for a five-issue mini-series. Morrell only lightly hints that there's something bigger at play with Peters condition and the encroaching blizzard. He'll need to start showing his hand quickly in order to justify another four issues of this material. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 6, 2013

    The point issue makes it approachable and marketable, especially with hype accumulating for "Amazing Spider-Man 2" following the debut of that film's trailer. While waiting until May might seem far away as the temperatures drop throughout the northern hemisphere, "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.1 is a near perfect snow day read. Morrell's story is not necessary to be set in the waning days prior to Otto Octavius' greatest victory and could certainly hold its own in any time period of the webslinger's history. Once upon a time, this story (and the subsequent chapters) would have been presented as a graphic novel, but now a series of specials seems the preferred method for delivering a slightly out of continuity adventure. That's fine with me as "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.1 provides a nice break from the constantly self-centered superior Spider-Man. I just hope the upcoming chapters are as independently enjoyable as this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Dec 4, 2013

    Overall, this is an average story that is trying to sell some comics stating that Peter is back, but it is only for 5 issues. This story won't have an impact on the Spider-man canon but it is nice filler while waiting for Peter to eventually come back in Superior Spider-man. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Dec 6, 2013

    Overall, this issue was pretty disappointing. Whatever skills Morrell has a writer, they don't feel applied here as the dialogue comes off as stilted and unnatural and characters act only in a way that serves the specific story structure. Nothing feels organic about the writing which even brings down how good it is to see such a classic-feeling Spider-Man story. This doesn't feel like set-up to a grander story in the next part, which thankfully will only a take a week and not a month to finish, it just feels empty. Only Klaus Janson's art, which creates a timeless quality to his style, is of note here and even then he doesn't get to draw anything of worth. Except perhaps that page of Spider-Man stopping the cable car from falling. That might be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 5, 2013

    I think that most fans wanted new adventures from Peter Parker and not think pieces on what it means to be Spider-Man. Unfortunately, this issue doesn't do a great job of delivering either one. Read Full Review

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