Spider-Man #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"The End of the Spider-Verse" is here! Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker. With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider...does he have it coming? Spidey's 60th Anniversary is no joke as two of the most legendary Spider-Creators are working together on Spidey for the first time and you know it's going to be one for the record books!
Rated T

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 13, 2022

    What I enjoyed most here is that although this one issue told a really good story, it also liberally threw in some plot threads for the future. That always makes readers come back, including me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Spider-Man #1 is an epic start by legendary creators. The scale of this comic happens to be both large and intimate at the same time. The multiverse is at stake but these are some of the most personable and relatable characters in comics. Each Spider is so loved that anything bad happening to them is brutal and difficult to take. That blend leads to excitement and heartbreak. It does feel really good having both Slott and Bagley return to finish a story Slott felt hadnt been completed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Oct 5, 2022

    As a casual Spider-Man fan, this series has already made me want to become a die-hard fan with all of the exciting elements that we are already getting in this one issue alone. Add it to your pull list today! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 5, 2022

    Bagley delivers some beautifully detailed and fun art throughout the issue. The characters look amazing and I love the contrast in style between the main action and another moment in the story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 5, 2022

    Spider-Man #1 is a good start to a new event-level threat Spider-Man and his amazing Spider-Verse friends must face. Most importantly, Spider-Man makes a case for why it should exist and why more Spider-Man is a good thing, especially with such a large Spider-Verse to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Oct 9, 2022

    Overall, however, this is a solid first issue to a new Spider-Man series and an excellent way to kick off what is presumably the last Spider-Verse event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 12, 2022

    Spider-Man suffers from something that a lot of Marvel books that I've dipped my toes into over the last few months where it's just so busy. There's no time to establish things beyond a couple of narration boxes and a quip or two of dialogue. We're thrown into things hard and fast, which is fine, but there's no moment to breathe in this issue at all before the deluge of other Spider-characters shows up. Which again, is fine, but it's very limiting. But at the same time I understand that you have to do this in order to keep people hooked and draw them in to come back for more. It's just unfortunate because I would have loved, coming into this after years away from the character, to have a chance to see where things stand and what's going on more than we get. There's a lot of the fundamentals of Spider-Man here and it does what Marvel does well, but it lacks the opportunity to connect with the characters and their lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Oct 5, 2022

    Slott and Bagley's Spider-Man hits those classic Spidey notes while also adding in a few new riffs of its own, and you can absolutely sign me up for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 5, 2022

    Spider-Man #1 is an average start to what appears to be another Spider-Verse story. And at some point, we have to wonder if we need any more Spider-Verse tales. Now, as Spider-Man #1 kicks off, fans of the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man, and all those connected Spider characters will definitely flock to this issue. However, Jessica Drew peeps should enter this issue with severe hesitation and preparation for some disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Oct 6, 2022

    Spider-Man #1 is a #1 issue in numbering only. Readers are dropped into the Spider-Verse and ASM storylines to bring the Spider-Verse to a close with a multiversal threat. The dialog is solid (except for Spider-Man's terrible jokes), and the threats have weight, so there's enough interest to warrant picking up the next issue. However, this is not recommended for new Spidey readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Oct 10, 2022

    A competent issue by veteran Spider-Man creators fails to provide real excitement Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 11, 2022

    This book is a mixed bag for me, not of content but of intent. Point one, with all the multiverse shenanigans going on it is refreshing to see someone try to take a step backward. Point two, Spider-Man is always more entertaining for me when Peter is the focal point not Spider-Man. this is probably why I am enjoying the majority fo the Wells / Romita JR. Amazing Spider-Man run. I am sure that with all the fans that Slott and Bagley have, this book will become a huge hit. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 11, 2022

    The beginning of the End for the Spider-Verse was a rough start. The art is great but the story has some serious faults. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marginalhero Oct 6, 2022

    It is nice to enjoy Spider-Man again. I stopped reading Wells run because, well I hated the way he writes Peter Parker, but this issue was great!

    I loved the first spider verse and also spidergeddon so I’m happy to get more multiverse madness here!

    I only didn’t give it a ten because the chosen one nonsense needs to stop. I’m not sure if that has ever made a story better. Peter 616 can be the main hero, it’s kind expected, but we don’t need to chosen one it. Spidergeddon was great because 616 Peter was only barely there. Let the others shine sometimes too.

    I’m okay for now with the Morlun twist but it better have a decent explanation coming up. I know common threat and all it it better go deepe more

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Oct 5, 2022

    genuinely shocked that this is actually a good Spider-Man event right now. It's interesting

  • 8.0
    Afre Oct 6, 2022

    I have to admit... I don't hate this. There are a lot of things I don't like, like "the chosen one", but otherwise I liked it.

    I don't hate Slott's run, and my view on his writing was always mixed. When it's good, it is so good, but when it isn't , it's... not that good to put it nicely.

    But this? I'm okay with this. Sure, Peter's additude is different to what it is in Wells' run, but I don't mind it. Nice to see him do something Spider-Man-esque.

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez Oct 9, 2022

    No chronological bearing with the "6 month untold gap" just detracts from "Event", imo.

  • 7.0
    thecomiccookebook Oct 5, 2022

    This was alright but a welcome change compared to the very middling current ASM. Dan Slott writes the character of Spider-Man very well, as proven with his great short story recently in Amazing Fantasy #1000 among many others. Mark Bagley is also easily my favourite Spider-Man artist and doesn’t miss a beat here. My issue is I think this whole Spider-Verse storyline seems a little nonsensical. I also don’t care for the fact that this is tied in with the main book because of the dumb costume and good guy Norman nonsense. I’m not going to continue this but I hope it continues to be a better alternative to the mainline book.

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Oct 10, 2022

    It's fine and Slott is good with Spidey as usual until the spider-verse stuff happens and I just don't care. The first one was good, the second one was a waste of time and I'm over the novelty of it. I have to skip it. Bagley's art is as good as it has been.

  • 6.0
    Stormwrath Oct 5, 2022

    It starts well, Slott has a good voice for Spider-Man, it was fun and Bagleys art is good as always, but then Morlun shows up and all the spider-verse bullshit starts, I hope people enjoy this book, but in my case I'll be back when we get some real stories

  • 10
    Mkhan Oct 5, 2022

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  • 8.0
    Justin Ray Oct 18, 2022

  • 8.0
    Swanktub Oct 7, 2022

  • 8.0
    ComicFan0703 Oct 6, 2022

  • 8.0
    AdventureGirl811 Oct 5, 2022

  • 7.5
    Radar Nov 24, 2022

  • 6.0
    KittyNone Oct 22, 2022

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  • 5.0
    Bruno Mael Oct 7, 2022

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