Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39

Writer: Brian Reed Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 30, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
6.6Critic Rating
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Peter Parker's web is turned upside down! Landing in a reality where Spider-Man never existed, Peter must find a way back to his own world or face being trapped in a webless existence forever!

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Mikael Francisco Jun 5, 2012

    My verdict? Get this. It's a nice break from all the stuff going on in Ends of the Earth, and, well, aren't you curious about how the world would be like without our favorite wallcrawler? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 30, 2012

    This is the type of stories we should have in comic book annuals. We don't need annual stories that tie into other comics (or annuals) and we don't need back up stories and layouts on Peter's apartment (and similar features we've seen in the past). This is a stand alone oversized story with an interesting twist. The unfortunate nature of being a stand alone story is you don't get a sense that we'll be seeing any repercussions from this issue pop up later. Lee Garbett does a great job on Brian Reed's script. It's unfortunate that we had a recent story centered around messing around with time but this story had a nice twist to it. If you're looking for a good stand alone story that delves into who Peter Parker/Spider-Man is, you definitely need to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jun 1, 2012

    The lesson of “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #39 is ultimately very clear. No, it's not that Spider-Man is an important character, and no, it's not even some form of debate on morality or ethics. It's not even really justa variation on a theme/trope/idea that has been admittedly played out, both in Spider-Man stories and elsewhere.No, all that's in here somewhere, but the lesson here is that Brian Reed should write more superhero comics because I say so. (Objectivity in a review? What's that?) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2012

    Even with appearances by the Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39 is Peter Parker's story first and foremost. There are plenty of rough edges here, particularly once you get to a somewhat hasty wrap-up, but the character works so well with the concept that it's easier to forgive missteps with the plotting. This comic doesn't reinvent the wheel, or even have any greater effect on the Spider-Man mythos, but it's still a surprisingly fun read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 30, 2012

    All told, this actually isn't a bad issue to hand a new reader curious about the current status quo of Spider-Man and his world. At $4 for 40+ pages, it's certainly a better value than most books the Big Two put out. Still, the script never reaches its true dramatic potential, and that's a shame. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 4, 2012

    That said, this is a well-executed, if increasingly thin story that relies on an emotional core that can only just support the necessary weight. There's a decent concept at its heart, but the execution doesn't quite work. Not bad, but not as good as it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 4, 2012

    I think this is the first time in a few years in which Amazing Spider-Man has had an annual which tells a story that a) doesn't require any prior knowledge to understand and b) is done-in-one and doesn't continue elsewhere. This is what annuals should be like. There may be some pacing problems and the art may not be perfect all the way through, but it's an enjoyable, heartfelt little story that will keep you going until the main Amazing Spider-Man issues are back on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 2, 2012

    I could have really done without reading this comic. Read Full Review

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