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The Amazing Spider-Man #34

73
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

SPIDER-MAN’S FIRST HUNT!

The hunter is now the prey. Can Kraven survive?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C959FPZV

9%
27%
64%
11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Peter has the Green Goblin psychotic break so all of his darkest desires are coming true in the form of revenge

  • 97

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    As an Unfriendly Peter Parker settles old scores, Amazing Spider-Man #34 reminds us that heroes act out of love and keep no record of wrongs.

  • 93

    Comic Watch

    The Amazing Spider-Man #34is a great comic book, displaying sound writing and intense artwork to craft a story that’s both incredibly entertaining yet thematically rich with a more-nuanced than usual take on redemption within the pages of this title.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Spider-Man cuts loose in a rampage worthy of the Green Goblin-ego now inhabiting his psyche as he seeks out supervillains and ex-girlfriends alike for some violent catharsis. With Peter Parker temporarily holding the role of villain in Amazing Spider-Man, the series’ focus shifts to its supporting casts and current antagonists with Norman, Kraven, and others responding to a sincerely terrifying vision of Spider-Man. Patrick Gleason’s redesign of the classic black costume makes the typically lithe figure appear daunting; Gleason often obscures much of Spider-Man’s form to build tension and their use of shadows and black backgrounds throughout the issue create a potent atmosphere. It also goes to show just how far many figures in the supporting cast have grown with both Norman and Mary Jane’s responses reflecting just how critical they remain to the narrative while occupying radically different roles. This inversion of “Kraven’s Last Hunt” continues to be one of the most impressive twists on Spidey lore in recent memory and one that bolsters minor villains, like the new Kraven clone and Goblin Queen, to far more interesting positions. If Amazing Spider-Man can sustain this energy, it’s well on its way to producing another classic storyline for Marvel’s flagship series.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 90

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    I’m really tempted to give this an A, but this story still happened because of the whole “Norman’s sins are a tangible and transferable thing”, which as I mentioned last time, I don’t like. Other than that, I loved almost everything in this issue. What is happening here??

  • 85

    AIPT

    The Amazing Spider-Man #34 is a great blend of visual storytelling and dark horror. Regardless of whether you disagree with an evil Spider-Man, the technical ability unfolding from lettering, plotting, and art is exceptional.

  • 80

    Wakizashi's Reviews

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I was truly surprised by the ending of this issue. Everything Wells is building to in this arc is interesting and gives some great insight into Peter and Norman, but the ending caught me completely by surprise and I loved it. As much as I didn’t want Paul nor Mary jane in this arc at all, it made a small bit of sense that they would be targeted by a transformed Peter, but my hope was that everything he described doing to his enemies would be what I got to see next.

    The Art: Gleason delivers fantastic art throughout this issue. The imagery is fantastic and the action is brilliantly detailed.

  • 65

    Caped Joel

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Amazing Spider-Man #34 loosely concludes the reverse take on Kraven’s Last Hunt with a transition issue that has Spidey running around and menacing anyone without accomplishing anything. Gleason’s art is great, and the issue has plenty of energy, but Wells’s script reads like filler.

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