Spider-Man: Life Story #3

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 56
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 16, 2019

    You may have to wait for the trade at this point if you're not already reading this series but this should be mandatory reading for any fan of Marvel Comics, Spider-fan or no. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 16, 2019

    It's amazing how much heart, plot, and generally amazing art are crammed into each issue of this incredibly-satisfying series.The fandom is lucky to have it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Carlos Escobosa May 15, 2019

    Admittedly, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #3 isn't the greatest Spider-Man comic. Nonetheless, I appreciate Chip Zdarsky's and Mark Bagley's decision to take such a candid approach to aging and instability. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Murray May 19, 2019

    Overall, Spider-Man: Life Story #3 covers what seems to both be a dark time in Spider-Man's and the surrounding communities life. Zdarsky does a great job of touching on each topic here just long enough to keep the reader engaged, while providing the information necessary, yet not making it seem like a clip show he's breezing though. Its some great work overall and paired with Bagley, Dell, and D'Armata's art this book is really worth the little extra investment when all put together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti May 20, 2019

    "Spider-Man: Life Story" #3 is an amazing new entry in an already spectacular series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece May 15, 2019

    Spider-Man: Life Story continues to be uneven, which is a shame given the Spider-Man bona fides of its stellar creative team. Still, this issue is a significant improvement over the last chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall May 20, 2019

    It's not a feel-good story. But if you've ever given the best parts of yourself to a career only to see it demand still more, you can relate. Like Peter, we soldier on. It doesn't get easier, but we're too committed to stop. Too stubborn to quit. Some say that's heroic. But we share Peter's feelings that the price eventually becomes too dear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 15, 2019

    Another good issue in a series I can't get enough of. Longtime Spidey-heads will love this for its ingenuity and celebration of the greatest hero of all time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 16, 2019

    Though nowhere near as sunny as Chip's previous Spider-Man work, Spider-Man: Life Story #3 is still a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 15, 2019

    Life Story does not suffer from a lack of ambition, but it does struggle to channel its massive scope and history at the midway point. Read Full Review

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