Siege: Spider-Man #1

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Brian Reed Artist: Marco Santucci Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The Avengers have come to Asgard to take back the world from Osborn. And Osborn’s old friend Spidey has joined the battle. But the ultimate confrontation will not be between Greeney and Spider-Man, but rather, Spider-Man and Venom!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 25, 2010

    Reed, as a writer, is someone who can turn out excellent books on occasion, which makes his sub-par work feel all the more disappointing. This issue, thankfully, is one of the former examples and although it isn't very Siege-centric, fans of Spider-Man (or Ms. Marvel) should definitely give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Apr 21, 2010

    This has continued the good track record these Siege tie-in specials have earned. Both the Young Avengers and Captain America issues were better than they even needed to be, and so is this. Even though this is just a "bridge" to get readers from one part of Siege to the next, it's an enjoyable story in itself that delivers on what you'd want out of a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Apr 21, 2010

    The only thing really holding back this issue is that it adds absolutely nothing to the overall Siege story. All the events occurred before the end of Siege #3 and are pretty meaningless in the overall scheme of things. To some readers, that may be a deal breaker, but that shouldn't completely discourage you from giving this a chance. That's especially true if you're a Ms. Marvel fan, since it sheds new light on events from that series. In the end, it's a fun story with a creative fight and pretty art, which isn't a bad combination at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Apr 28, 2010

    This is not your usual face off between Spidey and Venom. In a lot of ways they sound like old sparring buddies from the same gym. The wise cracks and irony run at an all time high but then there is a little extra spice added to the gumbo. Namely the cosmically powered Ms Marvel who has recently had a date with Spider-Man. They have an interesting dynamic that I hope we can see more of. In one corner you have got the tough, military driven Carol Danvers and in the other you have the sarcastic science wiz Peter Parker. At first it does not seem like the two would mesh well but there certainly is some chemistry there. Now outnumbered two to one Venom does the only thing he can to a cosmic foe. The symbiote takes over Ms Marvel! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 27, 2010

    Siege Spider-Man was surprisingly an entertaining read. This one-shot did nothing to add more to Siege. This was nothing but a filler issue that most can pass on. But if you have been looking for Spider-Man and Venom to finally face off than you will definitely get your moneys worth with this one-shot written by Brian Reed. It gives you everything you are looking for in a fight between these two long time enemies. So if you are a Spider-Man, Venom, or Ms. Marvel fan pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 20, 2010

    I'd put this one almost exactly on par with last week's Siege: Young Avengers as a good time if you're a fan of the characters, but probably not all that essential otherwise. Of course, I'd say only Siege: Loki could be considered "essential" at this point. Read Full Review

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