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The Amazing Spider-Man #39

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


Super-crime is running rampant, and Spider-Man can’t solve just one problem at a time. So Spidey builds a team to take down ALL the super-criminals of NYC in 48 hours.

Good luck, Spidey.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
36 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    This is a great start to the event! I enjoyed pretty much everything about it. Hopefully we will get more on Spider-Man in future issues, but for now, it seems worth the build up.

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    While Peter acts as unofficial lieutenant to Mayor Luke Cage in Amazing Spider-Man #39, Tombstone’s uneasy reunion with his daughter steals the spotlight. Despite all the love in the world, youth must have its day.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Wells crafts a thrilling, action-packed story in this issue. I like seeing these characters working together and there are some great moments with them as well as some funny dialogue. I like the stakes of the story as well and the suspense and tension throughout it. An enjoyable story that is teasing something interesting to come.

    The Art: Romita Jr. delivers some great art throughout the issue. The action is visually fun and thrilling and there is some great imagery in the battles.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    “Gang War” launches Peter Parker and friends into the conflict head-on with a great introduction. Wells, Romita jr, Hanna and the team construct excellent action with high-stakes drama to give readers a great read for New Comic Book Day!

  • 85

    Derby Comics

    While the interlude scenes of the Gang War arc in previous ASM issues left something to be desired, I’m really enjoying the event more than I expected so far! ASM #39 picks up the pace and helps set the stage for most of the heroes who will be involved in the event. Zeb Wells throws Spidey and his allies into the thick of battle against various gangs across New York City, keeping the energy high throughout the issue even with so many moving pieces.

    Including various Gang leaders also present, the sheer number of characters involved in the issue can be overwhelming at times, but Wells takes some time to explore character motivations, providing readers with a glimpse into their world and why they’re acting in certain ways. This adds a touch of humanity to the story and helps readers connect with the characters on a deeper level.

    John Romita Jr.’s art is a perfect fit for this action-heavy issue, which will surely please longtime Spidey fans. His dynamic layouts and detailed panels capture the chaos and energy of the action effectively. The fight scenes are particularly well-drawn, with each panel conveying the intensity of the action. Marcio Menyz’s vibrant colors complement Romita Jr.’s art perfectly, making the visuals pop off the page.

  • 80


    “Gang War” is in full swing this week, and the danger level is high. Amazing Spider-Man #39 does a good job establishing how dangerous and just how chaotic the war is as many footsoldiers of the various gangs are at war and civilians are in danger. It’s still odd other heroes aren’t mentioned, and it’s also difficult to care much when most of these gangster villains are C-Listers at best.

  • 80

    “Gang War” is off to an excellent start in Amazing Spider-Man #39 with chilling power plays and fantastic superpowered battles playing out across Manhattan. The story centers artist John Romita Jr. providing him with one excellent scenario after another and ensuring the visual hooks for this event are too good to be ignored. Readers will find She-Hulk and Spider-Man brawling with oversized monsters alongside perfect patter between longtime enemies; the range displayed across the different facets of this story at its beginning is incredible. It’s also evident that this particular event has been planned for a longtime as minor figures from throughout the current run deliver interesting twists or assist others in making a point. That planning suggests the clear ambition displayed in this issue is executing on a plan to weave so many characters and long-simmering beefs together. It’s a very exciting time to be reading Amazing Spider-Man and the fireworks found in the first issue of “Gang War” suggests it will be an unforgettable event.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Amazing Spider-Man #39 is controlling the chaos. This event has unleashed its full power, with heroes and villains everywhere in a power struggle that stretches over an entire city. And yet, with everything erupting, the story is captivating and keeps the exposition from overloading. It’s clear what is necessary for that scene and for the story at that particular point. Anything else can wait, or it’s moved to a tie-in. The cacophony of noise is actually a symphony being led by a calm composer. When it comes to experience, this is a creative team with acres of it, especially the art team.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Amazing Spider-Man #39 is a surprisingly decent action comic. Wells pits Spider-Man and his allies against an assortment of Gangs across NYC, and the strategic maneuverings by the Gang leaders behind the scenes are intriguing. Wells may have gotten this event off to a rocky start, but this issue shows promise.

  • 44

    Comic Watch

    The Amazing Spider-Man #39 falls further into feeling like a cheap grab for cash, it’s story riddled with so many odd holes and lackluster moments of character writing that it’s a shame something this unfinished is being billed as a top event for Marvel.

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