Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
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Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 38
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed "Parker Luck".
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  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 21, 2017

    Im not sure how tightly this will or wont adhere to the other Spider-titles in the Marvel lineup, but based on the strength of this first issue, Im making mine Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Ben McElveen Jun 22, 2017

    If you're a Spider-fan, then this is definitely another one for your pull list, especially after that epic cliff-hanger! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 21, 2017

    The appeal of Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 as a jumping-on point for new readers, as well as a chance to get more conservative fans back in the saddle after a prior alienation, is obvious and strong. The main feature offers a razor-sharp script combined with well-realized although imperfect pencils, while the back-up is just as quick-witted as it adds an extra question mark or two to the main mystery. Read this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 25, 2017

    A good start, with a fun, easy story and strong art. The acknowledgements to the Marvel Cinematic Universe were a bit too much, but shouldn't annoy readers too much. Someone appears on the final page of the first story that will have readers' jaws drop and have them rushing to their local comic book store to reserve the next issue. It's enough of a tease to want me to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brandon Davis Jun 21, 2017

    PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 is a welcome return to form for a character that's already larger than life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jun 22, 2017

    An effortlessly fun and fresh take on Spider-Man; classic surroundings with a thoroughly modern voice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 23, 2017

    More to the point, this is a Spidey comic set to come out once a month, and " with any luck " one that will stay clear of any Spider-crossovers or other events. In other words, it's the debut of not just a second Spider-Man comic, but specifically a low-commitment one. It's the kind of comic that any Spider-fan, old or new, would do well to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 24, 2017

    While it's a slight shame that Chip Zdarsky doesn't get Amazing Spider-Man, I am more than willing to let Marvel create new Spider-Man comics on the side if they're this funny and enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 21, 2017

    “Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man” #1 is a winner. It is familiar but in this case, familiar is good. This is the Peter Parker I've known and been a fan of for many years. I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 21, 2017

    If you want a Spider-Man comic that reminds you of flipping through comics with big, open layouts by John Romita Sr, Todd McFarlane, or Mark Bagley and still has a quirky, clever, and occasionally adult sense of humor, thenPeter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man#1 is the book for you. Chip Zdarsky is truly the king of comedy featuring iconic pop culture characters with his playful, sometimes encyclopedic, and joke-a-minute approach to the webslinger just like he did with Jughead for Archie. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jun 21, 2017

    Is Spectacular Spider-Man great no but I do see where Zdarsky was trying to take this series. Back to the basics of Spider-Man who has become a totally different character in recent years. I also appreciate that this series is more or less separatedfrom the overallMarvel comicverse. Paired with artwork that signifies the Concrete Jungle with Peter whipping through the city. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Shoot The Breeze Comics Jun 27, 2017

    I thought this was a great first issue to this series. Chip Zdarsky really infused his comedic style of writing with really entertaining light jokes throughout the main story while at the same time dropping multiple story threads and questions that I am excited to learn more about in the coming issues. It was awesome to see Spider-Man back as the character I grew up with protecting the streets of New York. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 22, 2017

    Combining the new and the old of Spider-Man's universe with fantastic detail and heart, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 gets things off to a brilliant start. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 21, 2017

    The newest incarnation of Spectacular Spider-Man is nothing if not a fun read. The book banks on the rock-solid relationships between Peter Parker and his supporting cast, throwing in a few new faces for good measure. And it looks great, to boot, thanks both to Adam Kubert's wide-open art and Jordie Bellaire's striking colors. That said, this first issue doesn't exactly build a compelling conflict right out of the gate. That's one area both Amazing Spider-Man and Renew Your Vows have it beat. Good Peter Parker: The Spectactular Spider-Man #1 is a fun, attractive but fairly shallow debut for the new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jun 21, 2017

    The actual plot here is a little lacking, but humorous dialogue, likable characters, and charming art help this series get off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Cain Winstead Jun 23, 2017

    Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert kick off Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 with plenty to dig into and more than one good laugh. Fans longing for the Spider-Man of a different era might just find what they're looking for here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 23, 2017

    Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 is easily a recommendable book. Its a lot of fun. It feels like a back-to-basics Spider-Man story, and it manages to fit a lot of story into its pages. Give it a try if youre interested in a good Spider-Man book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jun 22, 2017

    Overall, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 introduces a promising story for nostalgic Spidey fans who've missed the "friendly neighborhood" aspect of the character, but the premiere issue proves that there are still some kinks to work out before the series can truly become great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 23, 2017

    Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 is a strong start to a series that can bring new and old fans into a Spider-Man series that is not reliant on continuity. Chip Zdarsky does a great job creating a light-hearted atmosphere as Spider-Man interacts with a wide variety of characters that bring out something different from his typical banter. The hook ending could go either way on the scale of being good or bad but for now I'm willing to keep an open mind to what it will add to the series moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 26, 2017

    SpectacularSpider-Man is filled with hit and miss humor, leaning heavily towards the missend of the spectrum, while also not offering up much in the story department sofar, other than a semi intriguing cliffhanger, and barrage of never endingjokes that progress the story forwards. Artistically this issue is also veryaverage, and looks very rushed in spots, especially when compared to the FCBDissue released just last month. Read Full Review

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