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Published September 20, 2019

The Reviews Are In: 'Spider-Man' #1 "Lives Up to the Hype"

Get a full rundown of what critics are saying about the shocking first ish!

This week, the Modern Master of Mystery made his House of Ideas debut with SPIDER-MAN #1!

SPIDER-MAN #1 cover by Olivier Coipel
SPIDER-MAN #1 cover by Olivier Coipel

JJ Abrams, Henry Abrams, Sara Pichelli, Dave Stewart, and Olivier Coipel joined forces to present the stunning start of their reimagined Spidey story.

But how did the Abramses turn in a signature twist? Who is Cadaverous? What other new characters are introduced in this terrific and sometimes terrifying tale? Well, frantic ones, if you haven't already, you'll have to find those answers at your local comic shop—but right here and now, we've collected a some critical reactions to the ish from across the world.

Here's a spoiler-free lineup...

IGN: "SPIDER-MAN #1 lives up to the hype thanks to its superstar creative team and a surprising plot twist."

Monkeys Fighting Robots: "SPIDER-MAN #1 is a good book and is well worth a read. When you add the beautiful art it becomes a must buy."

AiPT!: "This book has all the trappings of a contemplative, dark, and relatable tale. It has everything in a Spidey story from the action, dire stakes, and most importantly it's empathic."

On Comics Ground: "One of the most shocking, harrowing, and gut-punching beginnings to any Spidey story I've ever read."

Newsarama: "...having Sara Pichelli and Dave Stewart means you’re in for a visual treat."

Graphic Policy: "I figured the comic would be entertaining but this goes beyond that. This may be the surprise of the week."

Pick up a copy of SPIDER-MAN #1 at your local comic shop today!

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