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The Amazing Spider-Man #12

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The first huge battle!

Wait, if the first fights were just skirmishes, this can’t mean anything good for the Spiders. Miles Morales shows his stuff! Silk finds something valuable on her run! Meet the most surprising Spider-Character yet!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    Dan Slott seems to be taking a Looney Tunes’ “Barber of Seville” approach– the heroes run on screen with a weapon, then the villains run on screen with a bigger one, then the heroes run on with an even bigger one… But with such alternatingly interesting, serious, and silly characters, and with genuine surprise reveals like our last page, this Spider-Verse story really is an exciting, must-read, roller coaster of an event.

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    All in all, Spider-Verse has been a complete blast so far, if you’re missing out on this make sure to check it out!

  • 90


    Amazing Spider-Man #12 continues the streak of strong Spider-Verse issues and Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Justin Ponsor are bringing their A-games to this event. This issue features a solid story, great art and an intriguing cliffhanger that may be polarizing, but I’m excited to see what it brings. The madness of this event doesn’t seem to be dying down, and I’m loving every page of it.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    Perhaps the problems of the tie-ins has been more pronounced in the past and it simply hasn’t been as noticeable because this is the first a tie-in hasn’t been available readily, but in either case this is a strong issue in what has, so far, been an enormously satisfying event. The visual changes match the tonal ones and make the whole series feel like it’s entering a new act, and if what we see at the end is any indicator, it’s definitely going to be the final one. At every turn, whenever some reveal or event feels like it could either be one of the best or one of the worst things, Slott manages the former every time.

  • 80


    So it’s a good thing Dan Slott knows exactly how to use this wide library of Spider-Man characters. That scene with the Japanese Spider-Man was brilliant. Not everybody probably remembers that show, but I do (or at least I remember it being mentioned on the Internet), and Slott wrote it for people like me. He sets it up so that the reveal goes panel-by-panel, so you start out wondering if he’s really going to go there, and then cheering when he pulls it off! That was just a great scene. Let’s hope Slott has a few more crazy Spider-Verse surprises up his sleeve.

  • 71

    Nerds On The Rocks

    So much happens in this issue and had I not been reading all the tie-ins, I would be a little confused as to what certain characters are up to. But this job does a good job of summarizing what is happening elsewhere briefly while moving the story further ahead. Before this issue came out Dan Slott warned that the ending was BIG. And it is, in a way, but I guess I was just expecting something different so it was a bit of a letdown for me. The characters are written wonderfully in this and the art is great. The colors and inks are nice and do not overpower Camuncoli’s pencils.

  • 69


    The latest chapter of Spider-Verse is somewhat disappointing compared to the previous three, but that hardly means there’s no entertainment to be had. Dan Slott manages to ramp up the drama without losing sight of the inherent fun of this concept. Giuseppe Camuncoli, meanwhile, fills in for Olivier Coipel as well as anyone could hope. It’s mainly the lack of forward momentum in this issue that disappoints. With only two chapters remaining, this storyline needs to kick into high gear.

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