The Avenging Spider-Man #9

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Spider-Man plummets into action with the all-new Captain Marvel! Is the World's Greatest Super Hero ready for a ride with Earth's Mightiest Hero?

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 14, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man #9 was more than I was hoping for. I had a feeling I'd enjoy DeConnick's snappy dialogue, the same with Terry and Rachel Dodson's art. What I didn't know was if I would finally find that connection with Carol Danvers I was looking for. Now I get it and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 16, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man continues to be a shining gem in Marvel's crown. A book that remembers when comic books were just about having fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 12, 2012

    Now, time to talk art. Terry Dodson is a top artist in my mind and his pencils in this issue are fantastic. Carol is strong and looks the way a Captain Marvel should. Spidey and the new character introduced in this issue are sharp and well penciled but Dodson really lights up any page with Carol on it. Dexter Soy has got his work cut out for him with the main series because Dodson has set the bar extremely high for Captain Marvel in the Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jul 13, 2012

    And hey, outside of the lack of Dunkin Donuts signs everywhere, it's a pretty great little representation of Boston. Or, at the least, the Zakim Bridge (although the lack of appearances of the Boston Garden in that area is a bit suspect, says the guy who lives a ten minute drive from that location). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 12, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Manis a book that needs to have a constant creative team. I long for the days when Zeb Wells wrote this book. The team up genre is one that can be fun, but constantly changing up the creative team is going to create a sense of unevenness. Unless Zeb Wells is going to be on one of the Marvel NOW! books, I'd really love for him to come back. He is one of the best Spider-Man writers right now, and deserves to be writing the character more regularly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 17, 2012

    From the time you open up this comic with the comedic recap page to the ending there is a lot to love about Avenging Spider-Man #9. This issue pushes the friendship between Spider-Man and Captain Marvel as Kelly Sue DeConnick gives us a preview of the voice she will give Captain Marvel in the characters new ongoing. This issue definitely got me more excited to read that series and has me looking forward to the next issue of Avenging Spider-Man. Having Terry and Rachel Dodson on art duties just puts the whip cream and cherry on top of this highly entertaining comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2012

    That's the key to this book, just as it was for "Marvel Team-Up" decades ago: fun. "Avenging Spider-Man" is the closest thing to a revival of "Team-Up" that we're going to get and stories like this are exactly the kind that should fill its pages. This issue is the first of a two-parter, but it packs enough of a complete story to entice readers to return for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jul 16, 2012

    Avenging Spider-Man continues to be a fun read. The series continues to find writers that keep the tone light, and the banter and humor high. Non-canonical books are freeing in that they don't have to adhere to the minutiae found in a continuous series. For those looking to get a break from the continuity-heavy Amazing Spider-Man, this is your book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 12, 2012

    The art is beautiful with Terry Dodson able to get the vast skyline shots into perspective and is able to keep it consistent. When Carol uses her powers it manages to get better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 12, 2012

    This may not be the best Avenging Spider-Man issue and it may not inform or expand these two characters in any way, but it does succeeds in delivering a fun story that might just be worth your $3.99. Recommended. Read Full Review

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