Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 22
7.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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• Spider-Man and the Human Torch are following a trail of terrifying tech, and the trail takes them to... WILSON FISK?!
•  The former Kingpin of Crime is still quite a force to be reckoned with...but what is HIS connection to all this?
Rated T

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Aug 23, 2017

    With a plethora of jokes that never fall flat and consistently pleasing artwork, this issue proves that the third time is the charm. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 24, 2017

    Three issues in, it's pretty clear that Chip Zdarsky's Spider-Man is a much more comedic take than we normally get with Spidey. But not all of the humor hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 26, 2017

    Three issues in and this new Spider-Man comic is starting to feel a little too wibbly wobbly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 27, 2017

    Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3 delivers the fun that fans expect from a Spider-Man comic. Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert team-up to create a story moves forward and never slows down, even in the dialogue heavy pages. Though there are some problems with how Teresa Parker's backstory, it did not get in the way of how entertaining it was to see Spider-Man, Human Torch and Teresa go up gainst Kingpin. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Cain Winstead Aug 25, 2017

    Adam Kubert's art carries yet another puzzling script penned by Chip Zdarsky. If the previous two issues have not sold you on the third volume of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man then this one is not going to win you over. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    thecomiccookebook Aug 23, 2017

    The comedy that made me fall in love with the first two issues was mostly absent here. Instead the focus is on this Kingpin plot which isn't particularly original. Kubert's art is mostly pretty good though some panels appear messy. I'm probably going to drop this for now unless I hear about a massive improvement in the future.

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  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Aug 24, 2017

    Some nitpicks but still a solid chapter. Teresa and Torch are good to see.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Aug 28, 2017

    This was an ok issue. I really liked the art. The story was decent, nothing we haven't seen before. I always like me some Kingpin.

  • 7.0
    RustonLF Aug 31, 2017

    I enjoy Peter Parker, but never enough to really collect his series. This series ended up in my pull list by mistake I guess so I gave it a shot. While my feelings for Peter have not really changed I do enjoy Chip Zdarsky's writing. There is humor and old school fun to the story. The art team does a good job of displaying action. This is a Peter Parker title that has won me over for now.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 11, 2018

    Silly Spider-Man confronts a super-smug Kingpin; hijinks ensue. Chip Zdarsky is putting comedy first; that's okay in theory. In fact, turning Spidey into a buffoon and drowning him in poorly-characterized guest stars is a *very bad* way to build this title. (Weaving an over-complex plot for a straightforward funnybook is a mistake, too.) Adam Kubert's art is great at telling the story, but it's also clearly crafted with minimum effort. It's all too easy to imagine him reading the script and deciding around page four that this issue doesn't deserve his A-game.

    What the hell's the point of the "Insulting someone about their weight is the same as leveling those insults at others who are larger!" line? It's damn sure not funny and it more

  • 3.0
    daddyT Aug 25, 2017

    43 attempts at humor on 18 pages. this writer would clearly prefer to be a stand-up comedian than a writer. utter garbage. I wish I knew how to format text here, because: joke count per page
    6 in the opening recap page
    1 on the opening page - JJJ getting comment spam, OK this was good.
    4 on the next page, with Karnak babysitting
    4 on the next page, where Karnak leaves
    0 on the next page WOW - yet this is the page where the actual STORY goes into stupid mode - giving sister powers?
    9 on the next page, the full-page where sister gets wings
    5 on the next page, with the roof melting
    2 on the next page, where they break in
    3 on the next page, where Kingpin appears
    1 on the next page, with the more

  • 8.5
    Billyndo Aug 23, 2017

  • 8.5
    Alex Mackay Sep 8, 2017

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Aug 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    Grifter Aug 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Aug 27, 2017

  • 8.0
    that dude Nov 2, 2017

  • 8.0
    EdNothIng Oct 19, 2018

  • 7.5
    Kgphil01 Sep 2, 2017

  • 7.0
    Hamman798 Aug 25, 2017

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 28, 2017

  • 7.0
    Yippeekiyay Sep 15, 2017

  • 7.0
    Zumba Sep 21, 2017

  • 7.0
    CraigR Sep 21, 2017

  • 6.0
    Canadian Satanist Aug 26, 2017

  • 4.0
    Nicetrylaoche Oct 19, 2018

  • 1.0
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