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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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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #67 Jun 3, 2021
7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #67

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Jun 2, 2021

• In the wake of KING'S RANSOM, Spidey's journey takes a BIG turn.
•  The revelation of GIANT-SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: KING'S RANSOM was huge, but you don't understand half of what it actually means.
•  But you should know that the Chameleon is making his biggest play ever as THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY begins here!
40 PGS./Rate...

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jbong rated Non-Stop Spider-Man #3 Jun 3, 2021
6.0

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Jun 2, 2021

• Something is happening to the brightest young minds in New York City, and Spider-Man has found himself in the middle of it.
•  This story is going to show you a side of Peter Parker that neither you nor Peter thought existed. And neither of you will be able to handle it.
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #66 May 20, 2021
7.5

A decent start to a new arc. A good amount of new stuff...may or may not be good. Hope Spencer can keep up the momentum.

Amazing Spider-Man #66

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: May 19, 2021

• On the other side of King's Ransom, Spider-Man is left to pick up the pieces.
•  If he can manage to put them together he is going to be horrified with what he finds!
Rated T+

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6.5

Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

By: Nick Spencer, Roge Antonia
Released: May 12, 2021

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
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jbong rated Way of X #1 May 10, 2021
9.0

Way of X #1

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 21, 2021

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!
Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, ...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #65 May 6, 2021
6.5

The art in this issue is highly stylized and fits ASM very well...that said, I'd rather have a consistent artist than a rotation. Maybe Marvel shouldn't do books biweekly if they can't keep up...

Peter's in 7 pages of this issue, about 1/3 of the comic...people can claim Nick Spencer isn't writing Spider-Man, point to this issue and be sorta correct.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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Watchtower022 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #65 May 5, 2021
7.5

While this was a fun issue I feel like Spidey is fading into the background around the supporting characters.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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jbong reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 Apr 29, 2021
9.0

A solid start. Art and writing are great in this one. MMSM continues to be a solid book!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25

By: Saladin Ahmed, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Apr 28, 2021

THE CLONE SAGA - MILES MORALES-STYLE!
•  We finally see the full extent of what the Assessor did when he kidnapped Miles back in #7.
•  This oversized anniversary issue lets the clones loose in Brooklyn and messes with Miles life even more than Peter Parker's Clone Saga messed HIS life up.

Rated T

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