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The Amazing Spider-Man #27

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Grief looms over Peter after last issue’s shocking death! Spider-Man’s villains are more than happy to keep him distracted…

Your eyes don’t deceive you, DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Moving issue full of pain and mourning.

    Mcguiness offers such classic and characteristic art that gives Spider-man superhuman yet realistic flexibility. The facial expressions are mesmerizing.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    As characters struggle to accept their pasts, reinvent themselves, and control their destinies in Amazing Spider-Man #27, a vicious villain returns to crush their hopes and upset their plans.

  • 80


    Some grieving occurs in Amazing Spider-Man #27 while the series starts a new story arc. The art pops and brings these characters to life in a slightly zany tale paired with sorrow. It doesn’t quite work, but there’s enough here to enjoy and be hopeful for where it all goes.

  • 80

    In the wake of Marvel Comics’ most contrived controversy of 2023, The Amazing Spider-Man finds its way. Although the issue is compelled to address the death of Ms. Marvel, its focus is on the series’ central cast and how that event impacts their self-image and relationships. Given that Ms. Marvel was hardly a presence in the series, these responses feel earnest and deepens Peter and Norman’s evolving bond. There’s also an outstanding sequence that manages to deliver a showcase of action, some laugh out loud humor, and a reminder as to how much Black Cat brings to this series. The highlight of the issue must be the return of a more familiar Doctor Octopus resembling his nefarious Silver Age self and the emergence of a new character, of sorts, along with this iconic take on the villain. After a long detour Amazing Spider-Man is back to what it does best and promises readers the best may still be yet to come.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 79

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Wells moves past the divisive previous arc to try to bring Spider-Man back to his adventure roots with the tease of a confrontation between Spidey and Doc Ock. As much as I liked the banter between Peter and Felicia and the evolution of Ock, not enough time was spent with either story for me. Peter and Norman lamenting Kamala’s death continues to ring hollow for me as a story point, but the issue did have enough fun elements to make me curious about what comes next.

    The Art: McGuinness delivers some fantastic art in the issue. I love the visual style of the story and how beautifully detailed and vibrant the imagery is.

  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Amazing Spider-Man #27 is Zeb Wells’s opportunity to make the consequences of Ms. Marvel’s death meaningful and get the series back on track. Sadly, Wells falls short of both goals by making Kamala’s death a cheap plot device for Peter and Norman’s feelings, and the overall tone of the comic is a bizarre mix of seriousness and jokiness.

  • 52

    Comic Watch

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a yawning man’s comic, a mixed bag of setups and wrap ups that ultimately makes for a reading expressed only with a shrug. This could be fine, or it could be more of the same mechanically broken storytelling.

  • 40

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    Like I said, nothing to really get me going on this issue. The biggest saving grace was that I didn’t have to read Peter being angsty the whole issue. Sadly, that was because Peter was not in this issue too much. I think it is moving too slowly to be effective in getting me geared up for the new arc.

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