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Spidey #1

Writer: Robert P. Thompson Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Think you know everything about Peter Parker's early days? Think again. It's action, adventure and a rip-roaring romp in classic Marvel style as SPIDEY swings onto shelves this winter! Featuring adventures from throughout the web-slinging wonder's younger years, it's a return to the days of overdue homework, not knowing how to talk to girls (or anybody, really) and just a plenty of danger. Witness some of Spidey's earliest tangles with the likes of DOC OCK, SANDMAN and a host of other unexpected guests!
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  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Tai Freligh Oct 29, 2016

    While the Spider-Man story has been done to death, this issue manages to present it in a refreshing way that might turn a new generation onto the Amazing Spectacular Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 9, 2015

    The creative team on this series has done a phenomenal job on the first issue. There is a lot of emotion and action in this issue that take us back to the beginning days of Spider-Man. This is most definitely a series to keep track of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 6, 2015

    I've been reading Spider-Man since 1970 and I'm all for this update of Peter's early days. It's a fun retelling of the basic story that thankfully doesn't re-hash the origin story yet again (we've seen that quite enough, thanks to Robbie Thompson for skipping over it and joining our hero's story a bit later). Seeing classic bad guys like Doc Ock was fun (and thanks Nick Bradshaw for drawing him with a very classic look, updated a bit but not radically). Seeing some minor baddies slipped a bit earlier into Peter's career (like White Rabbit) was fine with me, she has a cool visual. AND foreshadowing of Peter's first meeting with his BIG BAD, Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, has me on the edge of my seat. I was originally going to give this series a pass, but it grabbed me. It has earned its way onto my pull list! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Dec 4, 2015

    It's the perfect blend of action and humour that makes Spider-Man such a compelling character to read about and makes this issue such a blast to read. While it may feel like material that has been covered before in the myriad of teenage Peter Parker stories that have been mentioned throughout this review, Thompson and Bradshaw breathe fresh life into the high school era of Peter Parker's life by focusing on telling a fun Spider-Man story over trying to tie it into the continuity of his life. While adult Peter Parker is off being an international superspy, now's as good a time as any to go back to basics and remind ourselves just how fun a Spider-Man story can really be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Dec 5, 2015

    Whether you're a new reader or an old fanboy, have been reading Spider-Man for decades or have never picked up a Spider-Book in your life, you will walk away from 'Spidey' #1 satisfied and ready to read the same unforgettable story you've read before, yet again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 3, 2015

    For those tired of or uninterested in multiversal Spider-Men swinging across dimensions, "Spidey" #1 scratches that Spidey-itch. Those who do enjoy the other Spider-Man titles will enjoy this, too; this all-ages book will especially appeal to old-school fans who miss the Spider-Man of decades ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Dec 4, 2015

    Writer Robbie Thompson and artist Nick Bradshaw take readers back to school - - high school - - with Peter Parker and Spider-man in Spidey # , which introduces readers to a fun peek at the stories between the stories we already know. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 2, 2015

    If there's anything that might hold back Spidey, it's that there's nothing really new being added to the mythos here - it's absolutely a retread of the same old settings with only minor reconfigurations. For longtime readers, this may get pretty stale, pretty quick, even with Nick Bradshaw's artwork looking this good. But I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone looking to introduce their young reader to Ol' Webhead, because this trip down Nostalgia Lane is always better as a group trip. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2015

    If the recent status quo changes in Amazing Spider-Man have you feeling blue, consider this series your chicken soup. Spidey is a throwback to a simpler period in the webslinger's career. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 3, 2015

    Not the radical reboot that Ultimate Spider-Man was in 2000, instead it's a back-to-basics approach from writer Robbie. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 2, 2015

    A solid popcorn action story showing us a new early look at Spider-Man. Purists might hate it even exists but they can't argue it isn't capturing the early Spidey spirit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 13, 2015

    Obviously, the big draw here (no pun intended) is Nick Bradshaw's artwork. He's been one of Marvel's most popular talents for a few years now, and he makes it evident here why that's the case. He clearly enjoys rendering the villains the most, as they're presented in the most meticulous detail. Bradshaw has always had a strong Arthur Adams influence in his style, but like the plot and characters, the art here surprised me a bit. Bradshaw seems to have adapted his style here a little. While his usual level of detail is brought to be bear here, there's a slightly more exaggerated, cartoony quality to the characters (especially Peter) that reflects the lighter, more energetic tone. Bradshaw's take on Peter Parker, for example, reminded me a bit of the work of Todd (Young Justice, Nightcrawler) Nauck. Visually, Bradshaw ensures fun is the order of the day. I also love that Marvel has resurrected a design element from the logo of its campy classic Spidey Super-Stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Dec 4, 2015

    Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw have captured the look and feel the Lee/Ditko era, delivering a modern Spider-man comic that feels like a real Spider-man comic. While there are times that the book feels redundant, there is an undeniable amount of fun that the creators have managed to pack in between the covers. Should the quality continue, there might finally be a Spider-man book that is a fixture on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Dec 3, 2015

    Spidey is probably an acceptable book if you're looking to introduce a young reader to Spider-Man in a manner unburdened from continuity. Older readers may find it a welcome diversion that hearkens back to early Marvel as well, but I'll caution again that it's working very independently from the source material. A fun, youthful title is probably something we need, so Marvel's challenge will be to keep this book relevant where so many other "young Spidey" books have fallen into the discount bins. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 8, 2015

    New and young readers will find a charming entry point waiting for them in Spidey #1. Robbie Thompson spins a classic Spider-Man tale with a modern humor and honesty, but Bradshaw and Campbell are definitely the stars of this show, with a compelling case for their aesthetic and role on the book. Spidey simply doesn't bring enough new to the table to demand your attention yet, but it has strengths to build on and all the force of Lee and Ditko's original premise to play with. If it can distinguish itself from the other retellings of the Wallcrawler's origins, it could be a fascinating series, but for now I'll accept that it's a solid offering for a different and woefully underserved segment of the readership. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 3, 2015

    If it can find a sense of direction, then Spidey may become a highly recommended retelling of these classic origins and an excellent showcase for Bradshaw's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Dec 3, 2015

    Basically, this first issue never gives us a reason to believe that this will be new and stand out from the crowd. There are far too many high quality Marvel titles to waste time and money on Spidey. Once again, this is not a terrible comic and diehard Spider-Man fans may want to get it regardless, but this comic cant be recommended beyond that. Its a real shame because this could have been something truly special. Read Full Review

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