FCBD 2017: Secret Empire/Spectacular Spider Man #1

FCBD 2017: Secret Empire/Spectacular Spider Man #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The Marvel Universe is under siege from the greatest threat it has ever known! Everything has been leading to this as Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring the entire Marvel Universe together for the highly-anticipated SECRET EMPIRE series! UNITED THEY STAND against a common foe, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Defenders, the Champions, the Inhumans, Spider-Man and more must hold together as an unwavering front! Yet even their combined might may not be enough to withstand the awesome power of Hydra!
Then, after his globetrotting adventures Spider-Man has returned to his friendly neighborhood as Chip Zdarsky and Paulo Siqueira present a s more

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 6, 2017

    This is a must read for Secret Empire fans and Spidey fans should get a kick out of a the wisecracking hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 4, 2017

    To call this tonal whiplash would be being kind, but the Secret Empire/Spectacular Spider-Man teaser one-shot does its job well and stands as an interesting slice of current Marvel offerings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Cain Winstead May 10, 2017

    Offering the promised "back to basics" book Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man was marketed to be, the Free Comic Book Day zero issue gives us a quick preview of what's to come from Chip Zdarsky's upcoming title. While nothing ground breaking, the story delivers some good chuckles and fantastic art from Paulo Sequeira. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk May 6, 2017

    If the goal of this comic was to get people talking about the Secret Empire then Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day succeeds in its goal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall May 8, 2017

    As a long-time Marvel reader and someone who is actually enjoying the Secret Empire event (a rarity among most outspoken people on the internet) I thought Nick Spencer's Secret Empire story was pretty decent, especially since I've been reading Captain America Steve Rogers and I had already read Secret Empire #0. As an intro issue to new readers who wandered into a comic shop on Free Comic Boom Day and picked this up I think it is an epic failure ans a huge wasted opportunity. It didn't have to be. It could have easily explained what was going on in a very clear and concise manner, stressing for new readers that the whole "Cap as Hydra" is the result of cosmic cube manipulation on the part of the bad guys and giving a primer on the current Marvel status quo that could lead a new reader through the confusing stuff that is not 100% easy to comprehend even for veteran readers. What a terrible waste of a comic that could have been so much more inviting to new comics readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Kgphil01 May 6, 2017

    Picked this up and reviewing only for the Spectacular Spider-Man story! Couldn't care less about Secret Empire. Not because of the cap hydra stuff but because of Marvel's relentless assuault of terrible events that are nothing quick cash grabs but that's another rant for another time! I'm a really big fan of Zdarsky and when he was announced on Spectacular Spidey I couldn't of been more excited! This little teaser trailer if you will gives a good idea of where this title will be heading and it looks like a fantastic trip! Spidey' voice seems to be the classic Spider-Man vibe with plenty of humor and quick whit! The art is phenomenal and some of best Spidey panels I've seen in a while! My hopes for this title were already high but this FCBD issue has made them that much higher! My only complaint is that Spidey had to share this book and I have to have a Secret Empire cover in my collection!

  • 8.0
    Jack's Yattering May 8, 2017

    SCORE: 8.2

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Jul 28, 2017

    Not bad, nothing special. I probably like the Spider-Man half a little more. Both stories are just teasers, which are kind of difficult to rate since they aren't intended to tell a whole story but are free so one can't really complain.

  • 8.5
    K5rem1140 May 7, 2017

  • 7.5
    StanielK May 6, 2017

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