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Giant-Size Spider-Man #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

SPIDER-MAN VS. VENOM! DYLAN BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM, has a bone…or a brain…to pick with MILES MORALES! With MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN scribe CODY ZIGLAR teaming up with IBAN COELLO (VENOM, FANTASTIC FOUR), and with a cover by the legendary BRYAN HITCH, this is a GIANT-SIZED spidey story that can’t be missed! And this is just the first of more exciting GIANT-SIZE one-shots featuring your favorite characters releasing through the first half of this year! PLUS: Includes a reprinting of ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #22 by Spidey-legends Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli featuring the epic conclusion of Miles’ first battle with Ultimate Venom!

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
41 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Marvel’s Giant-Size celebration kicks off with the next issue of Cody Ziglar and Iban Coello’s Miles Morales story. The issue is a funny romp featuring Miles teaming up with, and then fight, Venom. Ziglar gets the voice of Miles arguably more than anyone in comics today, and Coello’s kinetic linework provides for some tasty action pieces.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 is conflicting. The first in a set of 50th-anniversary one-shots, the idea is magnificent whilst the execution is strange. The main story is exciting and features spectacular art. It’s a side story that is involved in all of the ongoing canon whilst also serving as a battleground between two heroes. But half of the book not being fresh feels strange. The quality of the issue itself is not in question. Every single creator attached to it was at the top of their field when they were working on it. But the space it filled could have featured something current and relevant. The main story is the length of a normal comic, but the price is almost double. It’s something of a deflating read.

  • 80


    Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 does a great job delivering big superhero action while calling back on stories while building toward Rabble and “Gang War” related stories. Thanks to a classic Miles reprint, the book feels padded out, but it’s a solid issue, so it’s tough to complain.

  • 80

    First Comics News

    Marvel celebrates its Giant-Size issues by bringing back an old rivalry – Spider-Man vs Venom! Only this time, it’s Miles Morales and Dylan Brock. Still, while this seems like a good idea it never gels once you read it because while the action scenes are extremely captivating, it never delivers on the Spidey/Venom slugfest. Still, we get them teaming up and then fighting against each other (very briefly I might add). Hence, this is a hit-and-miss situation even though the addition of Misty Knight is very welcoming since she continues to play the part of Miles’ new mentor with such grace and their chemistry is still amazing (no pun intended); Maybe next time we’ll get an another Spidey/Venom battle but this is the perfect example of a good idea should stay an idea, no matter how many times we’ve seen this particular factor from Spider-Man history get played out.

  • 70

    Graham Crackers Comics

    This isn’t your father’s Giant-Size Spider-Man, if it was you’d be getting a deluxe version of a Marvel-Team Up comic for 50 cents. And this isn’t your older brother Giant-Size Spider-Man which would have been a one-shot with Spidey and Doc Ock for $4.99. What we have is Marvel trying to relive the glory days (as proved by their ad for the upcoming Giant-Size Fantastic Four) but using the more modern 2014 one-shot. What that translates to is a thicker comic with Miles Morales and the new Venomin two interesting tales setting up future storylines. And while interesting, I have an issue with the Giant-Size moniker. An annual, maybe. An special, perhaps. But not a Giant-Size. However, that being said, fans of Miles Morales will not want to miss this one.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 53

    Comic Watch

    Giant-Size Spider-Man#1 is anything but giant-sized, unless you count the price which fails to accurately reflect the book’s actual value. With half of the issue being a reprint of material that’s readily available in so many forms, then the totally average-sized main story needed to have more of impact, whether in plot or artistry, than it does for this issue to be a hard recommendation for anyone other than completionists.

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