The Amazing Spider-Man #6 Review

Writers: Zeb Wells, Daniel Kibblesmith, Jeff Loveness, and Dan Slott

Artists: Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales, Wade Von Grawbadger, Cliff Rathburn, David Lopez, Todd Nauck, and Marcos Martin

Colorists: Mario Menyz, Dijjo Lima, Erick Arciniega, Nathan Fairbairn, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Muntsa Vicente

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Release Date: July 27, 2022

Price: $9.99

Reviewer: Lukke Sweet

If you’re interested in this comic, series, related trades, or any of the others mentioned, then simply click on the title/link to snag a copy through Amazon as you read the Amazing Spider-Man #6 Review (a.k.a. #900).

The Amazing Spider-Man #6, a.k.a. #900, is an oversized 90-page giant of an anniversary issue.  The main story, The Sinister Seven?!, is the longest and was written by Zeb Wells as part of his current run on the book.  The other three are all short fun stories.  Let’s dive in and look at each one of these stories individually.

The Sinister Seven?!

Writer: Zeb Wells

Penciler: Ed McGuinness

Inkers: Mark Morales, Ed McGuinness, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Cliff Rathburn

Colorists: Marcio Menyz, Dijjo Lima, and Erick Arciniega

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

At 70-ish pages, Zeb Wells does the bulk of the work writing for The Amazing Spider-Man #6 and is joined by a team of wonderful artists that provide the best art so far on this run.  Digging deep into Spider-Man’s history, Wells introduces us to the newest iteration of The Living Brain, originally introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (1963).  Dr. Octopus’ legs come to Spider-Man for help, showing just how independent they can be as Peter ditches his own birthday party (he looks great for 60 by the way) to do his duty as Spider-Man.  Throughout the story, readers are shown many familiar faces as we see both friends and foes of Peter Parker and get a look at what it truly means to be Spider-Man.  Taking place a year earlier than the current run of Spider-Man, it will be interesting to see how this story fits into the mystery Wells has been teasing since he took over the title.

With so many contributors to the art of The Amazing Spider-Man #6, it’s hard to know who did what, so this review will be simple.  The art throughout this story was perfect.  It’s by far the best that has been present in the current run.

Better Late Than Never

Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith

Artist: David Lopez

Colorist: Nathan Fairbairn

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramgna

Better Late Than Never is a great short story and plug for the local library.  Daniel Kibblesmith captures Spider-Man’s quipy-ness perfectly as he has a funny back and forth with the local librarian, who we can only hope to see more of in the future.  A fun story that works well with the cartoony style of art provided by David Lopez and Nathan Fairbairn.

Spidey Meets Jimmy

Writer: Jeff Loveness

Artist: Todd Nauck

Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Jeff Loveness, who readers may recognize as a screenwriter for the upcoming MCU feature, Ant-Man, and the Wasp: Quantumania, digs into his previous work as a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Spider-Man finds himself on the west coast battling against Mysterio and ends up saving Jimmy Kimmel, whose show he’s set to appear on that very night.  A hilarious story, Loveness will have readers cracking up as they read through it.  On art, Todd Nauck and Rachelle Rosenberg do a tremendous job of giving the action-packed story a dynamic feeling throughout.

Save the Date

Writer: Dan Slott

Artist: Marcos Martin

Colorist: Muntsa Vicente

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Dan Slott returns to Spider-Man ahead of his upcoming series, Spider-Man, due out in October, to give readers a two-page look into the life of a teenage Peter Parker.  It’s short but within those pages, Slott shows readers how hard the life of a superhero is and the kinds of sacrifices that need to be made. Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente team up on the art side of things and give the story a classic feel that works well with the look at a younger Peter Parker.

Final Thoughts

The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Legacy #900) is an amazing anniversary issue.  The stories within are well written and paired with art teams perfectly.  The $9.99 price tag is a little steep but at roughly 90 pages, it’s a good deal and definitely worth picking up.


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