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The Amazing Spider-Man #53

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.


Following the shocking events of #50, PETER PARKER is a changed man. He’s now SPIDER-GOBLIN, the most dangerous superhuman in the world. And his chaos is DEADLY!

Meanwhile, who will stop Norman Osborn?!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Amazon ASIN

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    First Comics News

    No review.

  • 75

    Nerd Initiative

    I’m excited to see what happens next and love the arc development.

    This issue though felt a bit like a filler to get us to the main event. And that main event is sure to be a doozy!

  • 65

    The Super Powered Fancast

    I’ve been following this arc from the beginning and this issue left me flat emotionally. It was a predictable mess both in its dialogue and execution. There was nothing in this issue that I could not predict coming a mile away and all of it was unsatisfying both as a reader and a fan. For the life of me I cannot understand what Wells is trying to accomplish with this arc because it’s so banal that I’m just waiting for it to finally end.

    Nauck and McGuinness deliver beautiful art in this issue from a character design and action perspective.

  • 60


    For fight comic fans, Amazing Spider-Man #53 delivers. There’s plenty of action and a wide variety of characters involved. Spider-Man is largely absent, but at least the story appears to be closing in on some kind of point and conclusion.

  • 60

    That’s not to say the issue is confusing, rather it’s a straightforward continuation of the prior issue that doesn’t pay off the rising tension. The issue’s highlights instead come from its sense of humor as Ms. Marvel’s ragtag gang squares off with the Goblin and Spidey struggles to maintain himself, there’s plenty of great gags (especially from Rek-Rap) to play against the high stakes. But inconsistent artistic styles and a sense of rising action without any clear destination make for an underwhelming installment of Amazing Spider-Man.

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