Spider-Man: With Great Power #3

Writer: David Lapham Artist: Tony Harris Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15 introduced us to Spider-Man…and as it said in those pages, “As his first TV spectacular ends, Peter Parker breathes the first sweet scent of fame and success!” Now for the first time ever, writer Dave Lapham and artist Tony Harris explore the story of Peter’s heady days and sleepless nights living the celebrity life! As a wrestling superstar, show-stopping sensation and major moneymaker, this dweeb’s hit it big! But even before being forced to discover that with great power must come great responsibility, will the ol’ Parker luck rear its ugly head? How could it not?

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2008

    Lapham does play with readers' emotions a bit in that we never quite know when Uncle Ben will kick the bucket. Brian Michael Bendis did the same thing in his early issues of Ultimate Spider-Man, and it worked wonders for his opening arc. Unfortunately, Lapham ends up relying on silly cliffhangers and plot twists too often to pad out this story. Again, I'm ecstatic to see Tony Harris drawing Spider-Man, but I wish Marvel could have found a better vehicle for his talents. As it is, With Great Power... is a slick-looking waste of time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 30, 2008

    Tony Harris does more incredible artwork in this issue. It's, by far, the highlight of this series. He had to be happy to finally get out of the wrestling locker room and draw New York, monsters, and just more Spider-Man-esque stuff. The colors continue to be a big part of this book as well – J.D. Mettler and Paul Mounts create a world rich with color and what can I say? It's just a feast to the eyes. Story wise, this book passes… barely. Art wise, it's utterly beautiful. Read Full Review

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