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Sinister War #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 52
7.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN!
Ock's got a new Sinister Six and if you think he's thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN'T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It's an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey's in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he's ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 14, 2021

    Sinister War #1begins Nick Spencer's final Spider-Man story, and it starts with plenty of action and jaw-dropping plot twists. Peter Parker is in for the fight of his life, and I can't wait to see how he gets out of this one. If you are a Spidey fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 16, 2021

    Sinister War #1 is a fun filled issue that is not as light as it seems. Nick Spencer likes to have you let your guard down and then hit you with something unexpected. The art work on this book is phenomenal. Bagley, Reber and company knock it out of the park and make this issue a breeze to look at. Sinister War is shaping up to be a classic Spider-Man story! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 12, 2021

    Pretty much perfect summer reading. This reminds me of the summer Spider-Man events when I was a kid like Round Robin and others. And with this series rapids release schedule, you won't have to wait long between issues!! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 14, 2021

    Bagley has a wonderful eye for both the humanity of the characters and the nature of their world. His Spider-Man always looks great and the rest of the characters are dynamic and visually interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 15, 2021

    Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley do not disappoint in delivering an epic start to the Sinister War event. Everything about Sinister War #1 gives you the vibe that we are at the endgame of a big storyline. The concern for what will happen to Spider-Man and his supporting cast is at an all-time high. That all creates great excitement to learn how everything will turn out when all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 15, 2021

    All in all, while I could certainly have opted for a gentler reintroduction into the world of Spider-Man, I'm still glad that I chose this particular moment to hop back onto the bandwagon. I'm also fairly relieved by the fact that, including the prelude issue, this “event” is only going to run for eight issue across two titles, which is far more palatable than some of Marvel and DC's other events in recent years. A fun, action packed start to what promises to be a hell of an event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Jul 14, 2021

    Spider-Man is back this week with an epic first issue in Amazing Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer's biggest showdown with Spidey's rogues gallery ever: Sinister War. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 12, 2021

    'Sinister War' already feels like a classic Spidey free-for-all in all the best ways. The action is big, the drama is high, and the quips are flying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jul 13, 2021

    Sinister War #1 launches with the promise of a super-villain brawl between the Sinister Six and the Savage Six, and that's exactly what you get. The art and colors show all the members of both super-villain teams in all their glory fighting each other while Spider-Man is caught in the middle. However, the comic doesn't sideline Spidey for the villain fights and manages to keep a cohesive story in what could've been a cluttered comic. Sometimes you'll wish there was of the villain teams fighting each other, but the comic leaves on the strong promise of more to come in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Jul 19, 2021

    A ton of action with well-known and new villains. It also leaves many questions for the reader, but that intrigue could be enough to check out #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Jul 15, 2021

    An intense story filled with colorful villains, with gorgeous art to back up the engaging tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 19, 2021

    Spencer's script is basically yelling at us for twenty pages, but there are interesting questions in the mix, and Bagley's art is amazing. But THIRTY-SIX villains? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 14, 2021

    Sinister War #1 is a breezy, well-paced read that marks the beginning of the end of a run that has been plodding along for 25-plus issues now. The ending of this all Im sure will make fans happy, and I wish we could just get there already. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jul 16, 2021

    I'm not sure what Spencer is thinking after blowing 1/3 of his sinister ammunition, but Sinister War can only go up from here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 14, 2021

    The uninspiredness of Sinister War unfortunately extends to its visuals. Im loath to critique the artistic sensibility of confirmed industry legend Mark Bagley, but his classic aesthetic is just not an exciting aspect of this series. I actually like his modern art a lot when its used cleverly (i.e. Spider-Man: Life Story, where his old school vibe serves a metatextual purpose), but it just doesnt work for me here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 14, 2021

    Sinister War #1 had me excited going into the comic. The idea of rival villain groups battling it out sounds like it could be fun and entertaining. But, the story is more a continuation of what's been going on in Amazing Spider-Man. It's not a jumping-on-point, just a spin-off to pack everything in and check off storylines. It's definitely a pass for those who haven't been reading the series already. Read Full Review

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