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The Amazing Spider-Man #85

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.


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.

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 91

    Comic Watch

    Another issue of superhero action on a grand scale! Cody Ziglar knows how to tell a story and with Paco Medina on art duties, they make for a winning combination. Pick this up and for the love of God, put it on your pull list!!

  • 91

    Spider Man Crawlspace

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I love that this story is starting to get some teeth. I’ve enjoyed the storyline so far, but this issue has really solidified the tension and drama that is at the heart of Ben’s journey. Zigler nails the tone of the story and Ben’s reaction perfectly while also giving some fun and entertaining moments throughout.

    The Art: Medina delivers some beautiful, vibrant art in this issue. The visuals are amazing and perfectly capture the tone of the story and its emotions.

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Amazing Spider-Man #85 delivers on the second round between Ben Reilly and Doctor Octopus. The comic’s writing, pacing, and dialogue was solid and the art continued to bring in dynamic energy and action. This story not only resolves the fight between Ben and Otto, but it also moves the Beyond storyline forward and leaves Ben in an interesting position for the next issue.

  • 85


    Judging by this and Superior Four, Marvel Comics is leaning towards Doc Ock leaning a touch more toward hero than villain, and this issue proves that. The Amazing Spider-Man #85 has good humor, good action, and the continued intrigue of Ben Reilly’s very shady Beyond Corp overlords. After this issue though, the real threat of self-doubt and imposter syndrome might unravel it all first.

  • 84

    Multiversity Comics

    What could have been a run of the mill replacement superhero story finds some compelling themes to consider amidst all the clones and chaos.

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    But Why Tho?

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  • 65

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

  • 55

    Comic Book Revolution

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