The Avenging Spider-Man #12

Writer: Kevin Shinick Artist: Aaron N. Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The team-up youve all been waiting for: SPIDER-MAN & DEADPOOL take on HIGH SCHOOL! The devilishly dangerous (and handsome) Deadpool helps Spidey dodge bullets and bulliesbut is there more to the mayhem than meets the eye? Kevin Shinik (Robot Chicken & MAD) and the awesomely talented Aaron Kuder present a Spider-Man story that will thrill and chilland make ... (Its possible!)

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 12, 2012

    Now, without a doubt, the most stunning thing about this issue is the artwork of Aaron Kuder. It's absolutely amazing. Since most of this issue takes place in a dream, Kuder really cuts loose. The absurdity of each and every page is brilliant. Other than Deadpool and Spider-Man, every character is bizarre and twisted creature. It looks fantastic. The panels are never boring;they shift perspective constantly. Shell casings fly towards you and broken teeth litter the page. And Deadpool looks pretty good in a skirt. Keep your eyes on Aaron Kuder, this guy is going to be a freaking superstar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 12, 2012

    Spider-Man and Deadpool team up inside of Spider-Man's mind. It's a crazy trip and Spidey is at the mercy of Deadpool's guidance. This isn't your typical AVENGING SPIDER-MAN story and in many ways, that's a good thing. This issue won't change the fate or direction of Spider-Man's life but it gives us a different sort of team up adventure. As long as you're not looking for a super-serious story, this should be an enjoyable read with some really good art. And if you are expecting a serious story with Deadpool involved, I'm not really sure what you were thinking in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 13, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man #12 is a very good comic book that's worth your time and money. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Sep 13, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man is probably the best Spider title being published right now if you are looking for a fun title that is a throw back to the eighties and is one of the few that you can share with younger readers without much hesitation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man has managed to have a solid run of stories as of late. The manic energy in just one issue makes me excited to see what Kevin Shinick has in store for the next. Having an artist like Aaron Kuder on this helps bring to life a script such as this one. Spider-Man and Deadpool are an entertaining team on paper to say the least and Shinick lives up to that and more. If youre looking for a book that you can just have a good time with, look no further than Avenging Spider-Man #12. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 17, 2012

    If this review didn't convince you to throw your $3.99 down than I don't know what will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Sep 12, 2012

    Although it is shaping up like Deadpool and Spider-Man may be teaming down next issue, Ive no doubt that theyll work it out. They always do. Either way, Im sure it will be fun and Ill be there have some laughs and watch some kicking and screaming as Deadpool and Spider-Man find themselves on the page of the same comic, again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 13, 2012

    Even though the formula still feels like "add Deadpool, and a script will follow," the lighter tone in Avenging Spider-Man isn't derailed by the Merc with a Mouth, even when the story switches from animated comedy to uncomfortably trippy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Scott West Sep 13, 2012

    It was a good issue, despite my usual dislike for Deadpool, and I am actually looking forward to where this will go… especially with that villain reveal! I just hope that pulling Deadpool out into the real world doesn't make his antics annoying again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Sam Sep 13, 2012

    These are the silly fun comics that don't exist in a vacuum but because of the hard work of a dedicated few, and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 15, 2012

    I am presently surprised to say that this issue was a good read, albeit one that felt a bit cramped, featuring four chapters with four levels of dream, that could have been allowed more space to breathe. From an art perspective, I was a bit more conflicted, as Deadpool looked pretty awesome, while Spider-Man was too Ditko-scrawny for my taste. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Sep 15, 2012

    This was an interesting issue. The issue itself was subpar in my opinion, but Deadpool's humor was great, and he had a ton of lines that made me laugh out loud. And I'm NOT just saying that because he has a gun to my head. (Keep typing, monkey.) But besides Deadpool's humor there wasn't much, plus I figured this would be a one and done, so I was kinda surprised to see it wasn't and the reveal of Hypo-Hustler... I can't say I'm excited for that. (So... since we're done where do I get my check?) There's... no check. X and I work for free. (What is this... DC Comics? Later nerds.) Read Full Review

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