Spider-Man: Life Story #4

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 40
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Spider-Man's life enters the 1990s! The COLD WAR is no longer cold as PETER PARKER returns to a world gone MAD! But will he let that madness infect HIM and his family?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 12, 2019

    Thankfully, Zdarsky's story has plenty of other surprises in store, even if long-time Spider-Man readers can guess the plot points before they come. That, coupled with the excellent art by Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy and Frank D'Armata, make this book a must-read for all fans of the Spider-Man saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Jun 14, 2019

    An incredible issue, from an incredible artist/writer duo. This book will be remembered as one of the greatest Spider-Man books of all time, mark my words. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 12, 2019

    An excellent chapter in a series that is fresh, new, and popping with opportunity. Most comics don't feel as fresh as this and that goes for every page turn and every twist. Read this if you love Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jul 16, 2019

    The pacing in this series is nearly perfect. The script is an expert balance of action and introspection, with a real focus on character. Combined with fun, jubilantart, this series is one for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 18, 2019

    Spider-Man: Life Story #4 is another strong entry it was is easily one of the best comic books Marvel is publishing. This issue is far from being perfect but Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley both did an excellent job adapting the Clone Saga in a way that was meaningful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Murray Jun 12, 2019

    Overall, Spidey Life Story continues to be a very enjoyable ‘What If' take on what would happen to the Spider-Man story/mythos in real time, mixed with a bit of real world super hero flavor. Zdarsky does a great job of mixing old and new continuity up, making it much more than a run of the mill retelling, and into an idea I'd like to see altogether expanded to include other ‘heroes' or ‘villains'. Bagley and Hennessy continue to be an excellent team considering the project at hand, especially when it comes to showing character age, and emotion. All around something truly unique that deserves a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jun 12, 2019

    I've really loved every moment of this series and excited to see where Zdarsky lands with it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jun 12, 2019

    Spider-Man: Life Story seemed like such a great idea on paper. A real-time Spider-Man title by one of his best writers in recent memory and one of his most iconic pencilers should be a rousing success. Instead, its a depressing tragedy, like this version of Peter Parkers life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 12, 2019

    Truncation doesn't serve these ideas well, and it's a good thing Mark Bagley is present to make so many ideas function in a limited page count, even if they don't function well. Read Full Review

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