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The Amazing Spider-Man #47

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Based on 10 critic ratings.

After the events of WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1, Chasm is on the loose!

Spider-Man better track down his erstwhile clone and Hallows’ Eve ASAP!

We’re getting closer to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50!

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26 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Amazing Spider-Man #47 reveals an intriguing link between the living brain in Oscorp and New York City restaurants and hints at who arranged Peter’s date with Tombstone’s lawyer. After his great fall, Chasm finds a new champion. But can anyone put Ben Reilly together again?

  • 90

    Un Cómic Más

    This installment serves to introduce new villains in this new stage of Peter’s more tangled life, however he does not reveal much of what is coming or happening.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    No review.

  • 80

    Ben Reilly’s return as Chasm – the great underappreciated antagonist of this The Amazing Spider-Man run accompanied by the always-great Hallows’ Eve – bookends this issue as it introduces and updates a wide array of plot hooks in the best soap operatic fashion of The Amazing Spider-Man. Ranging from adorable new exploits in Peter’s dating history (that some fans are just determined to hate) to updates with long-simmering villains, it provides a chaotic portrait of Peter’s life. That blend of encounters and supporting characters, new and old, also paints Peter with the earnestness, good will, and drive that makes him so admirable. Guest artist Todd Nauck proves an excellent fit to this volume with detailed characters capable of delivering horror and humor within a single page turn. The only thing better than the chaos found throughout The Amazing Spider-Man is the storylines bound to unfold from these introductions as things get very hectic by the final page.

  • 75

    Nerd Initiative

    Clearly Ben needs help and is confused, but Peter needs to get out of his current predicament before he can even begin to think about Ben’s well-being.

    We’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store. Also we are incredibly close to issue #50, which means we could get something special coming…

  • 70


    Fun issue, although I would love for Marvel to just let Ben Reilly be the Scarlet Spider. (Is that really too much to ask?) I don’t need him to play Spider-Man. I don’t want him to be a villain. Can’t he simply be the character that fits him best? Isn’t there room in the Spider-Verse for that? Sigh. Anyway, expect a big throwdown in the next issue and hopefully some kind of resolution for the character by the time we reach issue #50.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 62

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Wells manages to converge three different storylines that I hoped I would get the luxury of forgetting. The Ben Reilly storyline is more than tiresome at this point and conveys none of the drama or suspense that it thinks it does. Hallow’s Eve continues to be a relatively pointless character who serves as the “anti-Mary Jane” and does it badly. Also, I truly enjoyed the world without Paul in it and seeing him again made my eyes roll. I find it hard to decide if I’m going to continue this series. I might pick it up again after this arc is over, but I don’t know yet.

    The Art: Nauck delivers some beautiful art in the issue. I just wish is was attached to a more entertaining and compelling story.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Amazing Spider-Man #47 boasts a few intriguing developments, a sweet date, and a follow-up to the Hobgoblin debacle from earlier in Wells’s run. That said, the mostly action-free issue keeps hinting at a mystery without expanding on it, and the trio team-up of Queen Goblin, Chasm, and Hallow’s Eve lacks gravitas or drama.

  • 50

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    While I do like the date and the fight scene, it’s just not enough. With jumping from Ben to the date to Betty to the Living Brain to Queen Goblin, nothing felt like more than just a tease. Plus, it flew by while reading it. I was shocked when I flipped the page and saw the letters pages (thus the comment earlier about this being a FCBD issue). It’s not bad enough to make me mad, it just not good enough for me to enjoy. Plus, there was nothing about this issue that I could go off on the deep end and research.

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