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Von Esper reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #47 Apr 10, 2024
6.0

This issue wasn't as bad as usual, but the status quos of Mary Jane and Ben Reilly are still very frustrating and leave a bad taste, even if the story is more compelling than usual.

I still don't get why Spider-Man and the X-Men didn't give Ben his memories back in Dark Web like they did for Madelyne Pryor. It's such a big plot hole that it makes the Chasm stuff seem really forced.

Amazing Spider-Man #47

By: Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck
Released: Apr 10, 2024

After the events of WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1, Chasm is on the loose! Spider-Man better track down his erstwhile clone and Hallows' Eve ASAP! We're getting closer to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50!
Rated T

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thecimmerian reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #47 Apr 11, 2024
7.0

IDK. I love me some new IP's but Chasm is just a re-skinned Spidey and Hallows Eve looks too much like Hobgoblin to really qualify in my book. Feels like Miles and Kamala syndrome. The goblin Queen is....yet another Goblin and I'm really sick and tired of arrested development Peter. This isn't a bad issue and is in fact one of the better issues of late, but I'm just too checked out at this poi more

Amazing Spider-Man #47

By: Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck
Released: Apr 10, 2024

After the events of WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1, Chasm is on the loose! Spider-Man better track down his erstwhile clone and Hallows' Eve ASAP! We're getting closer to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50!
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #45 Mar 14, 2024
7.0

better than gang war but also nothing happened lmao (why is this a $4.99 issue?)

Amazing Spider-Man #45

By: Zeb Wells, Carmen Carnero
Released: Mar 13, 2024

The Gang War is over, but New York City will bear the scars for a long time. While Peter was fighting the war, other parts of his life kept going on and the consequences will be felt here. Plus...what mystery is bubbling up at Ravencroft?
Rated T

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #44 Mar 6, 2024
4.0

this was so boring and dumb. why do any of us still bother reading this crap? oh yeah that's right, we can't help ourselves.

Nick Lowe, please retire or fire yourself.

Amazing Spider-Man #44

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Feb 28, 2024

GANG WAR CONCLUSION!
Madame Masque makes the power move she's been waiting to make her entire life. This is not going to go the way you think it will!
Rated T

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 May 10, 2023
3.0

Summary: MJ never fucks Paul — they find their kids in Dimension Goofy and adopt them. Then Spidey rescues them but MJ leaves him cuz too much time went by. And the FF and Cap are still pissed at Spidey for stealing the shit he used to rescue MJ.

Lol Imagine pitching this to an editor and getting the gig to write Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 10, 2023

The past and the present collide in this oversized and monumental 25th issue! Your heart isn't ready for this one.
Rated T

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 May 11, 2023
5.5

...the second story was actually pretty funny. I did like it quite a bit but we're all here to trash the main story!

The lengths Marvel will go to...to...keep PP from MJ? OK, whatever.

But Peter behaving like a complete man baby and needing to punch other superheroes even *after* MJ is safe? This is just frustrating silliness from the editorial team. Apparently, having Peter more

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 10, 2023

The past and the present collide in this oversized and monumental 25th issue! Your heart isn't ready for this one.
Rated T

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #20 Mar 2, 2023
5.0

This issue was really phoned in, both writing and art.

Amazing Spider-Man #20

By: Joe Kelly, Terry Dodson
Released: Feb 22, 2023

omeone tries to kill Spidey and Black Cat. You thought this would be easy for Peter? Nope! The special two-parter from superstar guests Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson concludes here!
Rated T

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KittyNone reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #20 Feb 22, 2023
6.5

Lots of the usual fun ideas and banter from Kelly, but the Dodsons turn in messy rush job art that makes the comic borderline unreadable. Such is the way of fill-ins, I suppose.

Amazing Spider-Man #20

By: Joe Kelly, Terry Dodson
Released: Feb 22, 2023

omeone tries to kill Spidey and Black Cat. You thought this would be easy for Peter? Nope! The special two-parter from superstar guests Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson concludes here!
Rated T

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Hex - Feb 22, 2023 (edited)

I've honestly never thought the Dodson's did well on interiors. It's almost always a huge step down from their covers. I'd rather have them doing covers over JRJR and Gleason or someone who has shown a significant talent for drawing Spidey that has been underrepresented.

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #17 Jan 12, 2023
7.5

Was it brain rot? Yes.

Was it funny and at least entertaining? Yes.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jan 11, 2023

Round One is over! Peter Parker finds himself trapped in Limbo. Peter not only has to find his way back home, but he has to do it in a truly hellish fashion. And who is shadowing him?
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #11 Oct 13, 2022
8.0

Aside from JRJR drawing Kamala to look a little older than she is? O_o pretty fun start to a new arc and looking forward to this

Amazing Spider-Man #11

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Oct 12, 2022

THE RETURN OF THE HOBGOBLIN! The timing of this goblin's return with Peter working at Oscorp MUST be a coincidence, right? But who is donning the yellow cowl? Roderick Kingsley? Ned Leeds? Flash Thompson? If you know anything about Hobgoblin, you know that you know nothing about Hobgoblin.
Rated T

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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 9, 2022
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #2 May 25, 2022
6.5

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 25, 2022

• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 May 25, 2022
7.0

What an odd choice for cover and synopsis. Yes, they have been misleading before, but I can't remember a last time when a character appeared on the cover of ASM and didn't appear at all in the comic itself, or had nothing to do with the story.

I'm just confused. That's just... wrong. Like what the hell Marvel? Especially, what the hell Lowe???

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Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 25, 2022

• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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Afre - May 25, 2022 (edited)

Yeah, but I get milestone covers and why they are what they are. Celebrating something with a big round-up cover I get. Having only two characters on a cover that teases a moment that never comes since one of the characters doesn't show up at all, I don't. I also don't get why you feel the need to defend this, or comment this when you either don't like it? Just because this has happened before, doesn't mean it's okay and people shouldn't complain about it.

Afre - May 25, 2022 (edited)

That I do agree with. Giving this comic a 1-3 because of misleading cover doesn't make sense, since otherwise this run hasn't been that bad actually. Nice change of pace compared to Spencer's run.

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #1 Apr 27, 2022
7.5

This is probably not your usual #1 that promises a ton of exciting new changes to the status quo (they literally brought in the go-to Spidey artist), but it wasn't a bad read by any measure. JRJR's art definitely isn't what it once was, but we've seen worse in the past 2 years lol. Peter/MJ stuff will always be able to reel me in, so uhhh yeah I guess I'll keep reading

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Peter's on the outs with the FF. He's on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Ock's on Spider-Man's tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned? Just in time...

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8.5

I went into this issue with optimism, and a chip on my shoulder. Not for the creators on this book, or even the editor. Rather, I had a chip on my shoulder for the fans. That chip is still there, after reading this book. All that screaming and whining about how this would be the worst run ever, and what have we gotten with this issue? A solidly written piece of a story that sets things up. It is n more

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Peter's on the outs with the FF. He's on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Ock's on Spider-Man's tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned? Just in time...

jbong rated X-Men: Red #1 Apr 7, 2022
7.5

X-Men: Red #1

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Apr 6, 2022

WHO CAN SAVE THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war - but on what was once called Mars, they're learning to live in peace. STORM knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But ABIGAIL BRAND has other plans, along with an unstable VULCAN on her side and CABLE keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-MEN...

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jbong reviewed Immortal X-Men #1 Apr 2, 2022
8.5

Overall, incredible first issue. Couple things did annoy me a bit though: Kurt's reaction to the decision (Selene's escalation is *even* more justification for not choosing her) and just a tad bit too much inner thoughts from Mr. Sinister, otherwise excellent still.

It's a little weird that the X-Books have been doing a lot of election stuff as of late...hopefully this is the end of it more

Immortal X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Mar 30, 2022

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #93 Mar 31, 2022
8.0

haha looks like I'm on the side that liked the Beyond arc...I love Ben, and while I understand this conclusion is conflicting for many, I do look forward to whatever comes next for everyone's favorite Spider-Clone.

Amazing Spider-Man #93

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 30, 2022

• THE BIG FINALE OF "BEYOND"!!!
•  SPIDER-MAN VS. SPIDER-MAN! You may surprise yourself with who you're rooting for.
•  Don't miss the conclusion to one of the most surprising Spider-Stories of the past decade.

  RATED T+

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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #92.BEY Mar 17, 2022
5.0

Amazing Spider-Man #92.BEY

By: Jed MacKay, Luigi Zagaria
Released: Mar 16, 2022

• WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIZARD?! And what could he (or more accurately, it, after recent ASM events) possibly have to do with what has been battering Ben Reilly around?
•  Only one issue to go, so you know, BIG STUFF IS HAPPENING HERE!!!

RATED T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #91 Mar 3, 2022
6.5

IMO the weakest entry in the main ASM Beyond books so far. Pichelli's art was inconsistent, and most of the plot felt like anime filler lol. Still looking forward to how this finishes and hope this story wraps up strong!

Amazing Spider-Man #91

By: Kelly Thompson, Sara Pichelli
Released: Mar 2, 2022

Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews.

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #90 Feb 24, 2022
9.0

There are some truly...amazing :P panels in this issue, and the character writing is overall top tier.

Can't give it a 10 though - there were some editing issues (looking at you Nick Lowe).

Amazing Spider-Man #90

By: Patrick Gleason
Released: Feb 23, 2022

• QUEEN GOBLIN IS TRIUMPHANT!
•  The Daily Bugle is decimated.
•  Can Ben Reilly bounce back and take down the Queen Goblin?
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #85 Jan 14, 2022
9.0

I admit I'm biased. I'm going to give any SM comic that includes anti-capitalist messaging an automatic 9. Memes aside, this was a great issue that did tease us with more exciting stuff about Tesl---oops I meant Facebo---SORRY! Beyond corp.

Amazing Spider-Man #85

By: Cody Ziglar, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 12, 2022

DOCTOR OCTOPUS VS. SPIDER-MAN AT BEYOND HQ!
•  It's going to take everything Ben Reilly and the company that backs him has to stop Otto Octavius.
•  But, in the Merry Marvel fashion and as with all respectable Spider-Stories, even if Spider-Man wins, he is going to lose. And he is going to lose BIG.

RATED T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #79 Nov 25, 2021
9.0

Solid issue. It feels nostalgic but is also definitely carving its own mythos for Ben. Subtle / not-so-subtle throwing shade at capitalism is cool now. I love how the Beyond staff is basically the stand-in for the PMC (Professional Managerial Class) / petty bourgeoisie here, or maybe I'm reading a little tooooo much into this lol. Really excited to see where the rest of the series is oing!

Amazing Spider-Man #79

By: Cody Ziglar, Mike Dowling
Released: Nov 24, 2021

The aftershocks of the Morbius incident are still fresh in Ben Reilly’s mind, and he’s faced with KRAVEN THE HUNTER! A corporate-sponsored Spider-Man is more than Kraven can bear, and the hunter is going to test his prey like never before. The trap is set, and the bait is ready. Now it’s just time to wait and watch.

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #75 Oct 6, 2021
9.0

great start to a new era!

hoping this is a critique on capitalism...if it is, Zeb Wells will be my hero

Amazing Spider-Man #75

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 6, 2021

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid-artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shak...

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jbong reviewed Non-Stop Spider-Man #5 Oct 3, 2021
4.0

"I want a Spider-Man book that makes me feel like this", Nick Lowe describes the inspiration of the book on the last page of the issue. He was riding a subway when that happened...

Not everything is a good idea, Nick. This book certainly wasn't.

Real critique: the flow of panels just really doesn't work, add to that some pretty cringe dialog from the villains, and you get a b more

Non-Stop Spider-Man #5

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Sep 29, 2021

• Okay, so we haven't been 100% honest with you.
•  No, we still won't be stopping.
•  No, it's still about Spider-Man and the biggest craziest fight of his life.
•  It's just, there's something we've been teasing you along with that is really a trick (on both you and Spider-Man) that... Well... you're just going to have ...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #74 Oct 3, 2021
4.0

I've started reading more manga than comics (no, not because comics are too woke or whatever, that doesn't bother me). The stories there are infinitely more diverse and fresher. Comic book history baggage have led us to...this garbage. As much as I hated OMD, I would really rather them just move on than try to fix the past. No one cares.

At least we'll be getting new creatives on this more

Amazing Spider-Man #74

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Sep 29, 2021

• It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
•  It's all lead to this... "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"...and so much more all led to this climax and con...

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jbong reviewed X-Men #3 Sep 23, 2021
9.0

The art in this issue alone makes this a 9

X-Men #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 22, 2021

EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY!
The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes...but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!

Rated T+

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #71 Jul 29, 2021
6.0

Same sentiment as a lot of people here - two different artists creating a disjointed experience. I can do with just 1 issue of ASM a month. Marvel please stop milking your IP at the expense of your creators. You could be a little more mask-on with your capitalistic tendencies you know?

The story was mostly fine but feels like a whole lot of nothing happened.

Amazing Spider-Man #71

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Jul 28, 2021

SINISTER WAR CONTINUES!
Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred's role in all this?
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2 Jul 11, 2021
5.5

why does this annual exist? the first story was seriously cringe.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2

By: Karla Pacheco, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Jul 7, 2021

SPIDER-MAN VS. STAR!
The next can't-miss installment of the "Infinite Destinies" saga is here! Spider-Man thinks he knows reality warpers - but he's never met Ripley Ryan. Mass murderer and occasional Thunderbolt, Star is still searching for her own path...and the power to shape her future however she wants. But can the wielder of the Reality S...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #69 Jun 25, 2021
4.0

this is the lowest I've ever rated ASM. what a mess. can't wait for spencer to be out with this

Amazing Spider-Man #69

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jun 23, 2021

• Spidey and his superspy sister, Teresa Parker, dig to uncover THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY.
•  Their investigation is challenged by Chance, Jack O'Lantern and the Foreigner's anarchic alliance!
32 PGS./Rated T+

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