Marvels Snapshot: Spider-Man #1

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
6.2Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

Let's say you're a lowlife criminal in Manhattan, just trying to get by in a world that's recently gotten full of spider-men, daredevils, power men and more, and you just want to make a decent illegal living. Plenty of henchman work available, if you don't mind ending up in traction. And oh yeah, there's a brewing super villain gang war building. What do you do? Keep your head low or go for the big win? Superstar storyteller Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Wolverine) takes you through Marvel's mean streets. Just watch out for Spider-Man, Cloak & Dagger and more.
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 7, 2020

    Though a "Spider-Man title" in theory, this microscopic tale benefits heavily from having the web-slinger far removed from its characters. The end result gives fans something they probably didn't know they needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 7, 2020

    Spider-Man: Marvels Snapshot #1 is a thoughtful and measured comic reading experience. It's definitely not for everyone, with an old-school vibe to it. It's also about average Joes who want to make a buck as criminals in a city of supervillains sorely lacking Spider-Man. That might make folks feel a bit misled from the get-go. If you can get past that, you'll find something here that's interesting, especially for longtime readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 30, 2020

    Spider-Man: Marvels Snapshots #1 makes an interesting point about crime in the age of superheroes... but then what? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 7, 2020

    So, when all is said and done Marvel Snapshots: Spider-Man #1 delivers a solid, down to earth tale, that is almost completely absent of its title character, and has some potentially problematic trappings. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 1, 2020

    I liked neither the art nor the writing.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Oct 8, 2020

    Was the story bad? No. Did it have much to do with Spider-Man? No. I think the point it was trying to make was that sometimes heroes indirectly help people. The guys life changed for the better every time he came across spider-man in some way.

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Oct 9, 2020

    The whole point of this Marvels Snapshot series is to give us more of a common person's perspectives on the Marvels, like the original miniseries did. This issue continues that trend, and I find it obnoxious that some reviewers haven't figured it out. But the story itself isn't anything spectacular. The art left a lot to be desired. I think it should be criticized for that instead of its lack of focus on Spider-Man.

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 3, 2021

    It's a nice, earthy, slice-of-life story that features hardly any character growth and even less Spider-Man. I guess you can just totally ignore the premise of an anthology series if you come into it with a "grandmaster of the industry" reputation.

  • 4.0
    Aussie Dad Oct 25, 2020

    Silly me I thought it was a Spider-Man story. This was more about Chaykin than Spider-man

  • 1.0
    Qarltheplobnrg Nov 21, 2020

    I would like to get back the time it took me to read this comic book. Alas, that is impossible. I’m instead wasting more time thinking about it so that I can write a bad review.
    I’ve enjoyed the first few issues in this series, but this one was quite frankly rubbish. I don’t care about this completely irrelevant group of characters. At all.
    Howard Chaykin, you owe me NZD$10.95 and fifteen minutes.

  • 10
    tcobandag Oct 8, 2020

  • 5.0
    tonpas1989 Oct 7, 2020

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