Spider-Man #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 22
6.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"The End of the Spider-Verse" continues! See a new side of Peter Parker and the Spider-mythos! Shathra and her forces work towards the extinction of Arachnida sapiens. PLUS! This issue includes a special super heroic back-up storyfeaturing Spider-Man and Photon celebrating Black History Month!
Rated T

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 15, 2023

    Bagley delivers great art throughout the issue. The character designs are great and I love the visual world and style of the issue as well as the visual callbacks to classic Spidey stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 16, 2023

    Peter Parker has been picked apart from every conceivable angle over the course of the past half-century or more. What Slott and Bagley are doing with this issue isnt anything that hasnt been done in one way or another. Slott and Bagley HAVE managed to find a pleasant echo of the original idea developed by Ditko under the supervision of Stan Lee all those years ago.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 15, 2023

    Spider-Man #5 is a head-scratcher issue, never giving up details on what it all means, and instead requires you to pay attention to an alternate take on Peter Parker. Basically, a multiverse What If? story. Read this one expecting some major ramifications and explanation, but go in with plenty of patience. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Feb 16, 2023

    Spider-Man #5 takes an odd detour in the Spider-Verse-ending event to visit a pocket universe where Peter Parker's life turned out very differently. The story makes for an intriguing “What if…?” but the detour kills the momentum of the main plot for a story that could have been covered in a couple of pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 15, 2023

    I won't call it filler because I did enjoy aspects of the issue, especially Peter and Silk's relationship, and the artwork by Mark Bagley, Edgar Delgado, John Dell, and Joe Caramagna is perfect for the spin on this vintage adventure. As part five of an ongoing story though, the fact that there's so little movement is disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 21, 2023

    This issue continues to make us ask the question why this series continues to exist. The story does nothing but waste time and cause the story to lose momentum. The art is great though. Read Full Review

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