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The Amazing Spider-Man #33

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.


The hunter is now the prey. Can Kraven survive?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Intense plot arc that nostalgically brings back a story that inverts the protagonists/antagonists.

    Gleason offers art inundated with details that makes it very dynamic and almost hyper-real.

  • 100

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    I am so in on this story right now – an evil Spider-Man and done correctly (at least so far)! Can this arc crash and burn? Certainly. In fact, I quite expect it to. That said, I plan on enjoy this trip until it does! We know Wells can write awful stories and the editor isn’t the keenest of them all, but we also know that Wells can do very well. Here he is. This is a well thought out and planned story. Whether you like it or do not like it is one thing. To deny that Wells is bringing his A game to this story is something else. But feel free to disagree with me in the comments section.

  • 100

    Covered Geekly

    Amazing Spider-Man #33 stands out as the best issue yet. Wells takes Spider-Man from being a superhero comic to a pure horror story, asking the question of what happens when one has great power but no sense of responsibility.

    This issue provides a clear answer to that question. Patrick Gleason’s artwork also adds to the overall excellence of the issue, portraying Spider-Man as both human and monstrous in the darkness.

    If this is the best work of Wells in the run, then it is also Gleason’s finest piece of work.

  • 90

    Amazing Spider-Man #33 (already a notable number) lays out an enormous feat for the story ahead as it seeks to rival a piece of the Spider-Man canon but the tact and skill displayed in this set up makes that feat seem entirely achievable. This may be the best story yet in an already excellent run.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    Kraven’s Last Hunt will always go down as the most legendary Spider-Man story to date. 40 years later, the current arc of ASM looks to recapture the magic from that story as we follow Spidey, who was infected with Norman Osborn’s sins by Kraven The Hunter, and with that, Spidey is now the hunter with Kraven himself in his sights; The dark and moody elements within this issue works well to where it pays homage to KLH instead of recycling bits and pieces of the original story so I’m glad Zeb Wells didn’t go that route. I’ll always praise Patrick Gleason’s art, I wish he would have stuck with this style instead of trying to use Mike Zeck’s work as inspiration but his use of darkness helps in completing the story while showing that he does indeed have range. Very impressive feat to take Kraven’s Last Hunt and give us a companion piece worthy of the original so kudos to the creative team for achieving the impossible and giving us another enjoyable story arc.

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A lack of confidence provokes desperate measures, and a hero’s failure returns to haunt him in Amazing Spider-Man #33.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Wells takes Peter on a dark journey in this issue and creates an even darker one for Kraven. There are some great parallels to one of the most well-known Spidey/Kraven adventures in this issue and they work with Spidey’s new darkness. I liked the return of the black suit and how it perfectly fits this new personality for the character. It’s going to be interesting to see how this new dynamic plays out for Peter, Norman and everyone Spider-Man cares about.

    The Art: Gleason delivers fantastic visual atmosphere in this issue. Every page is an exercise in building suspense. Every sequence works perfectly with the tone of the story and the darkness of the plot.

  • 80


    Spider-Man couldn’t be scarier, thanks to the creative team here. New York couldn’t be in more trouble, and it makes for a hell of a read.

  • 80

    Derby Comics

    Ultimately, I really enjoyed this issue. It had a great balance of darkness and suspense in building the stakes for this new arc. The final scene see Peter make one of the darkest decisions I can remember him making. It gave me flashbacks to Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man, which will be returning later this year. I don’t know if the previous Amazing Spider-Man arc suffered due to Wells having to shelve his own ideas in order to handle the Kamala Khan story, but it definitely feels like a switch has been flipped for the series and we’re back to a more traditional Spider-Man story. I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out and just how much darker things will get.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Amazing Spider-Man #33 replays a modern version of Kraven’s Last Hunt with Spidey and Kraven II in reversed roles for a decently intense comic. Gleason’s art is on point, and the issue ends with a strong cliffhanger. That said, this issue is an almost point-for-point remake of Kraven’s Last Hunt, so you’re better off reading the original, superior version.

  • 60


    The Amazing Spider-Man #35 reads like a good one-shot homage to Kraven’s Last Hunt, but there isn’t much meat on the bones. Visually, it’s stunning, with cool callbacks and dark moments, but none of this is tethered to the character’s internal struggle or motivations. It’s a loud response as Spider-Man loses himself, but to what end?

  • 60

    Caped Joel

  • 50

    Wakizashi's Reviews

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