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Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 41
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team!
SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah...or be his destruction?
CHIP ZDARSKY and MARK BAGLEY reunite for this story told in a world where Marvel's beloved characters aged in real time!
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 25, 2021

    Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1 serves as a great character piece for J. Jonah Jameson, and returns to one of the best modern-day Spider-Man stories in the process. Zdarsky continues to prove himself as one of the strongest writers in Marvel's stable, and I'm game for more of his Spidey stories. It's clear that he has a deep love for the web-slinger and genuinely inventive ideas for what to do with him and his supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 25, 2021

    It's almost a tragedy that the nature of these books demands an ending, because no matter how poignant or beautiful that ending is, it's hard to say goodbye. This is the beautiful, poignant epilogue to a nearly-perfect series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 25, 2021

    Spider-Man: Life Story Annual is an unconventional superhero story, but one that needs to be told. So many people hold resentment, anger, and even guilt so close to the chest they forget to breathe. This is a story about a man filled with those feelings and how he finds the courage to be better. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 30, 2021

    "Spider-Man: Life Story Annual" #1 is able to capture an entire lifetime of a Spider-Man supporting cast member with a refreshing level of honesty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad Aug 27, 2021

    As the issue, and decades, go on it is interesting to see Jonah struggle with his demons. While he never truly accepts what he did to Spider-man was wrong, he does learn how his hatred destroyed his relationship with his son and grandchildren. The prison visit between Jonah and his son is particularly heartbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 25, 2021

    It's a character study that resonates almost entirely within cinder block walls and with small affected gestures and expressions as one of Marvel's most human characters also proves to be one of its most resonant. Read Full Review

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    cincyfan Apr 23, 2022

    Brilliant! A perfectly written story that is powerful and moving. Fantastic artwork as well making this a must own comic book in my opinion

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    Ryan Jan 1, 2022

    No complaints here. A shame that Zdarsky said he would never write ASM

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    C.C.Comicson Sep 23, 2021

    I really enjoy to read this issue...absolutely amazing

  • 10
    deen Sep 2, 2021

    A perfect bow to put on a near-perfect series.

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    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 28, 2021

    This is great. So great I'm going to rebuy this series in hardcover just to have it!

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  • 10
    allenquanobi Aug 27, 2021

    This is gonna be a lengthy review about not just this comic, but Zdarsky's work on Spider-Man. Zdarsky is probably the only writer in the past decade that truly understands Spider-Man as a character. Slott had his moments, but his run went off the rails pretty quick. Spencer's run seems to be more focused on dragging itself out telling a story that could be finished in 3 arcs. Zdarsky's Spectacular Spider-Man run, Spider's Shadow, and Life Story shows that Zdarsky understands what makes Spider-Man such a great hero and character. The humor, the character moments, the story itself are all perfect. Not only does he understand Peter, he writes all of the surrounding Spider-Man characters perfectly. He writes all the villains perfectly, more

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  • 9.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 4, 2022

    The creators of Spider-Man: Life Story swing back to fill in a few holes in the original series in this portrait of J. Jonah Jameson. They do it masterfully, locking multiple puzzle pieces into the previous narrative like they were always meant to be there. It's beautifully drawn and written. Everybody knows Chip Zdarsky writes a damn good Spider-Man. What this comic spotlights, though, is that he writes THE BEST Jameson, full stop. This is perfectly enjoyable as its own story, as an epilogue to the original, and as a remarkable piece of comics craftsmanship.

    At the risk of being spoiler-y: Is this the first we've heard about the fate of Life Story's Gwen Stacy clone? I was obsessively interested in what happened to her when I wa more

  • 9.5
    WhistleBlower Aug 31, 2021

    Imagine if Spencer's ASM was even a fraction as good as this.

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    DDJamesB Aug 25, 2021

    Wow. This was good. Probably one of the best comics ive read in a little while. Such emotion and just a great read about Jameson.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Aug 26, 2021

    This is really good! Zfarsky's take on JJJ is well done just like his Peter Parker Spectacular Spier-Man Annual from a few years ago with the Allreds. Bagley's pencils look really good here because Hennessy's inks and Milla's colors were fantastic!

  • 7.5
    Loafy Trophy Aug 27, 2021

    I'm always up for more Zdarsky Spider-Man and this was a pretty solid Jameson story. Makes me want to go back and see how this overlaps with each issue of Peter's life.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Aug 25, 2021

    Not bad but at the end of it, just as at the beginning my first question was if this issue really was necessary at all.

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