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The Amazing Spider-Man #79

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

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.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
22 pages
Amazon ASIN

10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Amazing Spider-Man #79 goes hard with the amount of story it’s delivering, varying ideas, and well-written character threads. This is as good as it gets in superhero comics with heart, action, and pure entertainment.
  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    A very well-done issue. Seriously, this series just continues to get better. The writing team is really working as a team, and the artists that have been chosen are totally on point. Run out and get this one on Wednesday, that way if the football game on Thanksgiving Day stinks, you'll have something to read!
  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zigler does a great job balancing the different parts of this story and bringing them to an exciting and entertaining place with the return of Kraven. Ben’s conflict is well crafted and brought out in a great moment between him and Peter and the bigger conflict with his responsibilities as a hero makes for some great drama. Everything with Kraven was brilliant and Zigler showcases just how dangerous Kraven can be. The Art: Dowling delivers some vibrant, exciting and beautifully detailed art in the issue. The characters look great and the action is thrilling.
  • 85


    The creative team hits a home run out of the gate here. The writing is sharp and fun, while the art is top notch.
  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Amazing Spider-Man #79 continues the Beyond storyline with Kraven The Hunter as the lead villain. The story explores more of Ben Reilly's emotional stakes not just for this comic but for the Beyond storyline as a whole. Readers will also get some cool, good-old-fashioned Spidey super-heroics. When it finally transitions to Kraven's part in the comic, the art is well done, the characters look good, and the action is clear, dynamic, and easy to follow.
  • 80

    Writer Cody Ziglar and artist Michael Dowling make an impressive debut on The Amazing Spider-Man as tension builds between Ben Reilly and his Beyond Corporation sponsors before Kraven the Hunter arrives on the scene. Perhaps the best sequence in this issue is one in which Reilly is left to reflect on his role in a confessional beside Peter Parker's hospital bed. It evokes the complexity of this fill-in role and centers Reilly's story in a way that will likely leave readers wanting more even after Peter returns. There's plenty of action as well, including a robbery sequence that delivers pure Spidey charm and a set-up between Reilly and Kraven in the next issue that's bound to push Ziglar's style to its limits. However, if the last couple pages are any indication, then The Amazing Spider-Man #80 is set to be the wildest issue of this increasingly dramatic new era of Spider-Man.
  • 70


  • 67

    Spider Man Crawlspace

  • 65

    Comic Book Revolution

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