The Avenging Spider-Man #21

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 29, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Can Spider-Man keep his secrets while facing off with the Secret Avengers?SHIELD has the Chameleon. The Superior Spider-Man wants him. Time to break into the SHIELD Helicarrier!Chameleon is loose onboard the SHIELD Helicarrier, and it’s all Spider-Man’s fault.And then there’s a little matter of SHIELD’s newest resident. Big. Green. Angry. Hulk-y.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 3, 2013

    I loved everything about this comic, and really the only reason that it's not a perfect book is because it doesn't give us enough Spider-Man/Chameleon interaction, which was the centerpiece of the arc. But despite this minor, minor flaw, Avenging Spider-Man delivers on all of its fronts, whetting my appetite for another Yost/Checchetto book. If this book is any indication of how well they work together, I'm sure we'll see them teaming up again in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 31, 2013

    By the end of Avenging Spider-Man #21, we're somehow rooting for Evil Spider-Man to get one over on the good guys, and Yost managing that is a remarkable feat. Go team Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2013

    Visually, this issue is another winner for Marco Checchetto. His dark, moody style couldn't be better suited for Chameleon, and the various shots of Chameleon wearing a tattered face are deliciously creepy. The action flows well and the various characters sizzle on the page. I once again finding myself wishing that Superior could display the level of visual fidelity and consistency that Avenging does every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Jun 3, 2013

    Now that the gang is all back together (even if imprisoned) one still has to wonder – what the hell is Otto really doing collecting all of his old teammates? How is this going to backfire? More importantly,with the pages of ‘Avenging Spider-Man' coming to a close in the near future, where will we see this play out? I'm more curious on the questions we are getting from the series over what few answers we've been teased with from the last few issues. Still it's about to end and I've had so much fun with the read on this one (even over ‘Superior') that I can't wait to see how it goes out with a bang. Speaking of a bang… next issue? The Punisher. 'nuff said true believers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker May 29, 2013

    Now that this arc has wrapped up, maybe we can get back to focusing more on Spidey-Ock and what the heck is going on in his head. Thats been the most interesting part of Yosts run. He writes a very captivating Spidey-Ock. Some more of this Silence of The Lambs Chameleon would be nice too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jun 5, 2013

    While the plot does not take advantage of everything it could and the action ends up taking up close to everything in a rather chaotic way, we still manage to get a somewhat decent comic thanks to Checchetto, Rosenberg and some of the humor placed in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 2, 2013

    This arc really didn't do it for me. I just couldn't get into the secrets and the Russians attacking S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chameleon only wearing one face for the entire time. It's just odd to me that for the issues with The X-Men team up or the one with Thor vs. Electro, we basically got one issue, self contained stories, but for this story it was two issues, which didn't really seem necessary. But That's my opinion. All in all, this issue wasn't bad but it was far from great or memorable for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 3, 2013

    For the most part it is a technically competent book, and even when Yost isn't so strong on plotting the characters and dialogue are enough to remind you of his abilities -- but for a title already struggling with its identity (no joke intended) it's just as well that it's heading for a relaunch. It appears to have become just another ongoing monthly Spider-Man book, and that was the very thing it was always intended not to be. Read Full Review

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