Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1
An alien invasion attacks New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here - a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests and a new villain!COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1-5, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STORY)

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1 Details

TitleAmazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1
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ReleaseDec 11th, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302912314
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels, Spider Man, Graphic Novels Comics

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Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1 Review

  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars.This didn't really click with me. It spent way too much time setting up silly jokes and shenanigans than it did with interesting villains or exciting plots.
  • Shayan
    January 1, 1970
    نویسنده ی جدید داره با سرعت جت تمام اتفاق هایی که تو ۷ سال گذشته واسه اسپایدرمن افتاده رو پاک میکنه و همه چیز رو به قول خودشون دارن به حالت بیسیک در میارن و حتی پیتر پارکر رو دوباره فقیر و دانشجو کردمن این وسط حس میکنم هرچی تو ۷ سال گذشته خوندم ذره ای اهمیت نداشته...
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  • Mladen
    January 1, 1970
    While many may have grudge against Nick Spencer, for his Captain America run. I unfortunately do not…mostly because I didn’t read his Cap run. However, I did read his Ant-Man run, which made me fall in love with the character. So reading his Spider-Man, it defiantly lived up to my expectations.What I liked: Story following Peter Parker being down on his luck, and trying to balance his life with Spider-Man. The humor felt more natural, and organic, unlike Chip Zadarsky’s run where he tried too ha While many may have grudge against Nick Spencer, for his Captain America run. I unfortunately do not…mostly because I didn’t read his Cap run. However, I did read his Ant-Man run, which made me fall in love with the character. So reading his Spider-Man, it defiantly lived up to my expectations.What I liked: Story following Peter Parker being down on his luck, and trying to balance his life with Spider-Man. The humor felt more natural, and organic, unlike Chip Zadarsky’s run where he tried too hard with the comedy. The art was great, well drawn, and it fitted well. Giving it a fun energetic tone of the book. What I didn’t like: There was a joke that was weird to read and Rocket Raccoon trying to make it sound cool. During the presentation at university, woman speaks about cheating and shows 3 students who cheated their tests. Why am I bringing this up? One of them bribed a skrull and made me scratch my head with questions. What was the bribe? What did the skrull get in exchange for helping him? How did she find out about it?Overall, this is a great start with good story, comedy, characters, and some touching moments. It’s also a good jumping point for the new readers.
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  • Will Robinson Jr.
    January 1, 1970
    I am not going to be around the bush. I had a lot of reservations about Nick Spencer taking over Spider-man. I was one of the folks who thought he had a great idea for Captain America. His run with that character started out great and the Hydra Cap story arc sounded good on paper but ultimately was not executed very well. In fact now Captain America's whole origin is a muddled and confusing. Not to mention a large bit of the Marvel fan base were outrage by the changes with many not reading Marve I am not going to be around the bush. I had a lot of reservations about Nick Spencer taking over Spider-man. I was one of the folks who thought he had a great idea for Captain America. His run with that character started out great and the Hydra Cap story arc sounded good on paper but ultimately was not executed very well. In fact now Captain America's whole origin is a muddled and confusing. Not to mention a large bit of the Marvel fan base were outrage by the changes with many not reading Marvel comics any longer. Let's just say I am a bit worried about what Spencer might do with the character of Spider-man. I picked up the free comic book day of the first issue in this new story arc and was not impress. In my review of the first issue I express how I am just bit sick and tired of the whole superhero gets turned to evil, the superhero gets a doppelganger, or superhero gets altered somehow formula. I just at this time in my comic book reading want simple good vs. evil story lines. I just want to read an old fashion Spidey has a villain to stop quest. Because of positive word of mouth I decided to wait for this trade paper to be release and finally give this series another try. I can thankfully say I enjoyed reading this first arc. Spencer did an okay job of getting this story to feel like an old school Spider-man tale. Some of Spider-man's quips came across cheesy or just not funny at all but overall this felt like a Spider-man book. Ryan Ottley's artwork was not bad but in some places it could have been better. The colors were bright and really what I have come to expect from a Spider-man series. I really enjoyed the relationships in the book especially the one Spencer is developing with Peter and Mary Jane. This book was not boring at all. In was a nice easy to jump onto Spider-man comic. I hope Nick and Ryan will keep up the momentum.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    Started out really liking it but man it feels way to comedic everyone has jokes and nothing seems to really matter hope things start to settle in on the next arch. Chip zdarsky should of gotten the job writing amazing Spider-Man. Ryan Ottleys art is Amazing cant get enough of his art.
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  • Borja
    January 1, 1970
    Con lo que me gusta el dibujo de Ottley (razon por la que lo estoy leyendo), pero no termino de enganchar con las maneras de Nick Spender...
  • Blindzider
    January 1, 1970
    Spencer's initial run has a main plot to introduce new readers to exactly who Peter/Spider-Man are. Without giving it away, the plot device has been used before, and feels a little..."soap opera-y" (and yes I realize comics aren't that far from it.) It takes a few issues but you learn the major components of their personality and what drives them, without going over his origin directly which at this point I don't think there's anybody that really doesn't know it.Spencer also makes a point to bri Spencer's initial run has a main plot to introduce new readers to exactly who Peter/Spider-Man are. Without giving it away, the plot device has been used before, and feels a little..."soap opera-y" (and yes I realize comics aren't that far from it.) It takes a few issues but you learn the major components of their personality and what drives them, without going over his origin directly which at this point I don't think there's anybody that really doesn't know it.Spencer also makes a point to bring in 'C', 'D' and even 'Z' level villains from Spidey's vast roster of rogues, even if they're only in it for a panel. Kudos for at least trying to bring in some variety instead of the major 8-10.This volume contains a lot of set-up though: Re-introducing two old villains, introducing a new one, reestablishing the status of Peter's relationship with MJ (again), changing his living status (again) and changing his employment status (again). Nick also seems determined to enter at least two pop culture references in each issue, both dating the book and I guess connecting with the younger audience. While there are plenty of jokes, sometimes they feel a little forced. So far the run feels like Slott's, just full of constantly moving parts and snappy patter.Ottley's art is actually pretty good for the book, having only seen him on Invincible. Pretty skeptical about this, especially after reading Zdarsky's reverential and fun take on Spidey.
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  • Norman
    January 1, 1970
    I am not really enjoying Nick Spencer writing Spider-Man. I didn't like him in the Superior Foes comics, and I don't like him here. The storylines are whacky, and the writing is just jokes jokes jokes. Everything is written to feel as though we're reading something smart, but it's just bloated with clever lines. No real character development, no real plot movement, and Peter Parker feels like a foreign character. Am I reading Deadpool? Squirrel Girl? No. I'm reading Spider-Man. Give me a good st I am not really enjoying Nick Spencer writing Spider-Man. I didn't like him in the Superior Foes comics, and I don't like him here. The storylines are whacky, and the writing is just jokes jokes jokes. Everything is written to feel as though we're reading something smart, but it's just bloated with clever lines. No real character development, no real plot movement, and Peter Parker feels like a foreign character. Am I reading Deadpool? Squirrel Girl? No. I'm reading Spider-Man. Give me a good story. Give me a good Peter Parker. All I see is some dude trying to make us think his words are more important than story, which is usually fine with me, but THIS IS ALL FLUFF. He needs to learn to edit.Also, am I supposed to believe that nobody recognizes Peter Parker after his global tech dominance? I get it, it's comics. Still though.
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  • Ondra Král
    January 1, 1970
    Slott je mrtev, ať žije Spencer. Z prvního booku jde místy cítit vymezení vůči předchozímu runu, vrací se staré známé postavy (které Dan neměl rád) a obrovský apel na zodpovědnost, který po Superiorovi trochu zmizel. Zatím dobrý, uvidíme co bude dál.
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  • Naomi Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    Finally, we're done with the Parker Industries nonsense. This is Peter as every generation has fallen in love with him: down on his luck, constantly falling from one on-fire frying pan into a bigger inferno and then into an even deeper frying pan, and Trying His Best. Failing-yet-succeeding Peter Parker is where he belongs, with fun roommate shenanigans, disappointing Aunt May, and MJ by his side. My one complaint is the MJ thing was kind of rushed, but I admittedly haven't read any of the Amazi Finally, we're done with the Parker Industries nonsense. This is Peter as every generation has fallen in love with him: down on his luck, constantly falling from one on-fire frying pan into a bigger inferno and then into an even deeper frying pan, and Trying His Best. Failing-yet-succeeding Peter Parker is where he belongs, with fun roommate shenanigans, disappointing Aunt May, and MJ by his side. My one complaint is the MJ thing was kind of rushed, but I admittedly haven't read any of the Amazing Spider-Man since about a dozen issues after Peter decided to keep running Otto's Parker Industries and became a Global Superhero. So maybe there was buildup in comics before, but certainly not in this volume. I'm willing to accept it though because it is, after all, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Truly Back To Basics, this vol was full of the humor and heart that makes Spidey, well, Spidey. It even proved the point by separating the Spider-Man & Peter Parker entities from one another to showcase just how lost one is without the other, and just how important Peter's great big troublesome heart is to the friendly hero the world (and the neighborhood) loves. The separation was storyline I wish had been allowed to play out even longer or explored with a bit more depth, but it did serve its ultimate purpose by helping Pete solve his 209856th identity crisis and cement his (and MJ's) certainty that being Spider-Man the helpful hero is as much a part of him as being Peter Parker the forgiving friend. All in all, I'm eager to see where this run takes us next.
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  • Xander Haan
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1: Back to Basics - 4/5 ★'sA solid start to what I could imagine being an amazing (pun intended ;)) comic series. There is a lot to like about this. It brings a lot to the table. Nick Spencer isn't messing around. The story is great. I love Nick Spencer's comedic moments throughout the entire book. It is actually very funny. The jokes are very current and fun. There was an "Arrested Development" joke somewhere in there for crying out loud. The story itself is good. I only Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1: Back to Basics - 4/5 ★'sA solid start to what I could imagine being an amazing (pun intended ;)) comic series. There is a lot to like about this. It brings a lot to the table. Nick Spencer isn't messing around. The story is great. I love Nick Spencer's comedic moments throughout the entire book. It is actually very funny. The jokes are very current and fun. There was an "Arrested Development" joke somewhere in there for crying out loud. The story itself is good. I only say good because it is very cluttered. I enjoy all of the storylines, it's just a lot happening at once. I'll be forgiving though, due to the fact that this is the first volume of a new series. It's just setting up what the rest of the series will be. A lot of old faces return to the comic. I love that about it. Although, I do believe one person says "Tiger" one too many times. That is very picky but if you counted I bet there'd be at least fifteen "Tigers"s. The art is AMAZING! I love it a lot. I think Ryan Ottley was legitimately born to draw this comic. It fits with Spidey so well. It looks gorgeous. I love everything about it. Personally, the art made the comic ten times better for me. Overall great comic! I'm definitely going to continue collecting it. I think it has a lot of potential for the future. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes from here!
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    Spider-man has never looked as gorgeous thanks to Ryan Ottley's art. If only they found a writer up to the task of continuing Spider-man's story and who could write something up to the quality of Ryan Ottley's art.Instead they went with Nick Spencer who hasn't met a superhero he didn't think needed a doppelganger. One of the plot points in this book is a direct criticism of a plot point of Dan Slott's prior run. While it shines an interesting perspective on it, it also feels gauche and cheap. Af Spider-man has never looked as gorgeous thanks to Ryan Ottley's art. If only they found a writer up to the task of continuing Spider-man's story and who could write something up to the quality of Ryan Ottley's art.Instead they went with Nick Spencer who hasn't met a superhero he didn't think needed a doppelganger. One of the plot points in this book is a direct criticism of a plot point of Dan Slott's prior run. While it shines an interesting perspective on it, it also feels gauche and cheap. After this past year of Spider-man highs - Infinity War, Video Game, Spider-verse and Chip Zdarsky's run on Spectacular Spider-man, this is a let down. There's a zippy plot and gorgeous art but there's nothing of substance.With every iteration of Spider-man, there's usually a clear perspective on what makes him special. He sees a giant alien spaceship and runs towards it, tries to save a man from ruining his life in sake of venegence or tutors a would be criminal in math to help them on a better path. This book doesn't have that and aside from the beautiful art, there's nothing to distinguish this from any generic superhero book.
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  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    Finally Spider-Man is back!No more of the rich industrial world famous scientist - it's just Peter Parker and Spider-Man having problems paying the rent, holding down a job, making bad jokes. The Spider-Man that I fell in love with in the early 70's (wow I'm old) has finally returned and this volume was fantastic!Ryan Ottley on pencils is a great choice. He's an amazing artist that brings all of the great aspects of Spider-Man and makes them better (ok I'm a little bit bothered on how he draws f Finally Spider-Man is back!No more of the rich industrial world famous scientist - it's just Peter Parker and Spider-Man having problems paying the rent, holding down a job, making bad jokes. The Spider-Man that I fell in love with in the early 70's (wow I'm old) has finally returned and this volume was fantastic!Ryan Ottley on pencils is a great choice. He's an amazing artist that brings all of the great aspects of Spider-Man and makes them better (ok I'm a little bit bothered on how he draws feet for the people wearing super-tights (he's fine if you are wearing shoes) but I'll get over it).I am sooooo looking forward to continuing this series now that it's finally back on track.Highly recommended - I really had fun with this one.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    I felt this was a really strong start from new Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer. It's light-hearted Spider-Man fun for the most part with cameos from various villains. Spencer respectfully moves away from the things that Slott set up, pushing Spider-Man in a new direction without completely erasing his recent adventures. Poor Peter Parker has a big downfall in this volume which I hated from a liking Peter Parker perspective but appreciated as a reader. It's very much an introduction to the new run I felt this was a really strong start from new Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer. It's light-hearted Spider-Man fun for the most part with cameos from various villains. Spencer respectfully moves away from the things that Slott set up, pushing Spider-Man in a new direction without completely erasing his recent adventures. Poor Peter Parker has a big downfall in this volume which I hated from a liking Peter Parker perspective but appreciated as a reader. It's very much an introduction to the new run so it does lack a proper arc but I got me really exciting about Spider-Man again!
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  • Pyramids Ubiquitous
    January 1, 1970
    The title 'Back to Basics' is apt because it sticks to what makes Spider-Man work: too many predictable jokes, overstuffed with cameos and villains, the balancing of personas, an overly talkative protagonist. If you've ever read Spider-Man, then you know exactly what to expect. This collection did run through significantly more story than other five-issue volumes and is very dialogue-heavy, which adds a sense of value.
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  • Groovy
    January 1, 1970
    My only complaint is how the story opened up with everyone openly distrusting/disliking Spidey. When are we going to get past this whole "Spider-Man can't be trusted" schtick, when the man's been apart of just as many teams as, say, Wolverine or Black Widow. Feels a little twite at this point in Spidey's career, doesn't it?Outside of that, this is probably my favorite Spider-Man series in a hot while. (At least since Spider Island.)
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  • Geoffrey Payne
    January 1, 1970
    Ryan Ottley gets 5 stars for the art in this book but the writing probably hits at a solid 3. I like the cheesy humor but this first story arc just wasn’t that interesting to me. I know some people don’t like the “down on his luck” Peter Parked but I’m okay with that aspect I just hope that the future story telling focuses more on characters than traditional super hero tropes. 3.5 out of 5.
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  • Eric
    January 1, 1970
    I had low expectations initially, but this is my kind of camp. This should prove to be a fun series.It does bear mentioning the grammatical errors were distracting. Eventually, I got over them/myself and enjoyed the book.
  • Ian Miller
    January 1, 1970
    Spencer brought me back to Spider-Man after 10 years of the immature, single idiot. Make no mistake, I'm back for MJ being with Peter. Ottley's art is really excellent, and a new find for me, even though he's a veteran penciller.
  • Jack Phoenix
    January 1, 1970
    Nick Spencer has big, webbed shoes to fill, but if this first entry is any indication of things to come, there’s much entertainment to come, even if it is at the expense of reversing some of Dan Slott’s changes.
  • José
    January 1, 1970
    50/100.Me gusta el arte; no me gusta el guion de Nick Spencer. Demasiados chistes cargantes (¿¿Peter Parker haciendo más chistes que Spiderman?? ¿Pero qué?) y los giros están un poquito alejados de mi gusto. Le daré alguna oportunidad más, a ver si mejora.
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  • j_ay
    January 1, 1970
    Great to see Ottley play with Spidey but the story is really, really bad and Spencer has NO feel for the character of Parker/Spidey. And back together with Mary Jane? Major screw up.
  • Andres Pasten
    January 1, 1970
    Menos de lo esperado para ser la historia debut de Spencer. Esperemos que mejore.
  • Joe Belfeuil
    January 1, 1970
    It was a lot of fun. Reminded me of the old Dave Michelinie stuff from when I was a kid.
  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars
  • David Lipely
    January 1, 1970
    A nice turn around for spiderman!! Finally! I wasn’t a fan of the spider island stuff! Which is crazy cuz I’ve always liked everything spidey until that!
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