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The Amazing Spider-Man #46

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Spidey is cleaning up the mess that is his life after some of the most harrowing conflicts of his life. Electro isn’t going to wait for Spidey to figure his problems out, though. A dangling thread from earlier in the run that you forgot was dangling starts to pull the sweater apart!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Peter’s life continues to become tangled as his most loyal enemies join forces.

  • 98

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    After someone messes with his head, Peter Parker seeks to overcome the distance between him and Mary Jane. The inmates at Ravencroft Institute also face a dilemma. Is who they were who they wish to be? Or can kindness transform psychopaths? Heroes and villains ponder their identities, friendships, and futures in Amazing Spider-Man #46.

  • 80

    The Amazing Spider-Man #46 is a return to form for the series’ as it showcases both the fundamentals of a one-and-done Spider-Man adventures and highlights how this era contrasts with others. At its core this issue features a prisonbreak inspired by the coming threat of a reunited Sinister Six – and it features plenty of familiar faces from Aunt Anna to the original Electro. There’s a clear contrast to Maxwell Dillon’s antics in a psychologically complex Sandman whose conflicted feelings reflect an overall theme of struggling to walk the line. It’s meaningful character work that still delivers upon a colorful Spider-Man adventure with plenty of action and humor, and a truly excellent twist. Carmen Carnero proves to be an outstanding fit as guest artist for the series as he capably captures these classic costumes while imbuing his action sequences and layouts with an exaggerated appeal. He fits smoothly in contrast with the likes of Romita and McGuinness. It’s an outstanding issue that signals Amazing Spider-Man is ready to deliver its best with recent events behind it.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    This was a pretty low-stakes issue that had some good stuff and some bad stuff, but the bad stuff wasn’t terrible. And it wrapped up a subplot and set into motion a Sinister Six story that will likely be the focus of the upcoming big 50th issue. What’s that? Issue #50 is about the Green Goblin’s return? Oh, well, never mind.

  • 78

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Wells crafts an entertaining and unexpectedly fun story in this issue. The relationship tension between Peter and Mary Jane is slightly tiresome at this point, but it’s tolerable for the sake of the story. The Sinister Six storyline has some potential and it’s enough of a draw to keep me engaged with the series.

    The Art: Carnero delivers beautiful art in the issue. The visuals are one of the main draws for me as a fan of the character and this issue delivers some great visual moments.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Amazing Spider-Man #46 ends the two-parter issue with more Peter/MJ relationship teases, more Spider-Man sitting on the sidelines, and a setup for Sinister Six problems on the horizon. Technically, this finale makes things happen, but it’s not worth remembering or caring about.

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