Spider-Man: Life Story #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 51
7.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! The superhero CIVIL WAR rocks the world! A hero's death changes everything for both PETER PARKER and his family as LIFE STORY continues into the 2000s!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 26, 2019

    I will admit a certain annoyance that Peter in this series is always retiring and un-retiring, but Zdarsky's world-building continues to be very impressive and meticulously laid out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Jul 17, 2019

    A fantastic, surprising issue that unites several disparate stories in an inventive and earnest way. This Peter Parker is complex, flawed, and fascinating and I wouldn't have it any other way. Truly one of the best Spider-Man stories of our time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 22, 2019

    Spider-Man: Life Story #5 does a great job adapting the events around Marvel's Civil War and Morlun hunt for Spider-Man. Both stories furthered the concept of "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility" that defines Peter Parker and Spider-Man. How Peter, his family and the Avengers deal with this perfectly set the stage for what the final issue of this series will deal with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 19, 2019

    Still, despite the flaws in the art, this is still a solid issue of a fantastic mini-series. I can't wait to see how it is concluded next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Murray Jul 17, 2019

    Overall, Spider-Man: Life Story is a great mini-series that does a pretty good job of expanding on some of the classic What if one shots from back in the day in mini series form.  However there are moments where some very interesting things are brought up or mentioned that we never really see that are beginning to add up a bit throughout the five issues in the series so far.  Regardless the art team does a great job of setting the mood and capturing the emotion in this title making it something Spider fans should see through and find worth in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 22, 2019

    "Spider-Man: Life Story" #5 sheds light on the later years of Peter Parker's life as Spider-Man as an older adult. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jul 17, 2019

    Like every issue of this series, this issue begins and ends with yet another senseless tragedy. The mission statement of this title seems to be everyone who Peter Parker loves must die horribly, for no reason. The title has one issue left, set in the present day. Heres hoping Zdarsky and Bagley dont take the opportunity to ruin Miles Morales as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 17, 2019

    There are so many concepts struggling to function that they each stop one another from ever succeeding in this comics version of "crabs in a bucket" syndrome. Read Full Review

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