As Spider-Man, he’s a member of the FF and TWO different Avengers teams. As Peter Parker, he works all hours on his dream job at Horizon Labs. That doesn’t leave him with much time for anything or anyone else. This is where he pays the price.

In this landmark issue, one of Peter’s greatest sins– comes back to haunt him. And the life of someone dear to him hangs in the balance.

Plus: With New York’s Infestation complete, the run-up to Spider-Island is over.

Prepare for hell to break loose.

Story by Dan Slott
Art by Ryan Stegman, Michael Babinski & Giuseppe Cammuncoli
Colors by John Rauch
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Paolo Rivera & Michael Lark

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.2%
Avg Rating: 3.0
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  1. I’ve spoken to my comic retailer, it’s sad to say, but after Spider-island me and Spider-man, after a ten year relationship, have decided to read over comicbooks.

  2. @Zeppo I’m leaning in that direction

  3. @bigben2012  if spider island doesn’t kick some serious ass i’m leaning that way too fellas. i’ve never lived in a world where i was buying comics and not buying amazing spider-man. been reading it since bagley started on it, before carnage ever showed up

  4. I have a hard time believing people who read through Howard Mackie’s endless reign of terribleness would drop this book now…

  5. @markish considering how fantastic the book was until Slott took solo writing duties, and now it just seems mediocre

  6. I only started reading comics a few months ago and although I loved the Big Time arc very much, there haven’t really been any good issues after that especially compared to other books on the shelves imo. I don’t like the whole Spider Island idea, so I’m not sure if I’ll even try one issue of that. This issue might be the last.

  7. @markish I’ll be the first to admit that i dropped comics all together almost a year after the clone saga ended, maybe sooner. the whole line of spidey titles felt rudderless after the clone saga ended and perhaps mackie had something to do with it.

  8. C’mon, everyone has to buy 666. It is the number of the beast, after all. In Slott’s defense, most of the stretch of bad issues were not written solely by him. Check out the Van Lente co-credit for most of that FF in Spidey stuff. Still, the book was clearly better before Big Time, at least to my tastes. Take out the Marcos Martin issues and this has been a fairly pedestrian run so far.

  9. I can’t wait to see the art in this, the pencils that Stegman posted on his Tumblr looked fantastic.  But then I will be sad again after I read it because there won’t be any more of his art on this book.

  10. I am a sucker for any FF team up. Even though Slott’s previous issues with the FF were… off.

  11. I will say though, in the books defence, it’s a beautiful cover (though an M Zing sounds like a fast food sandwich to me for some reason).

    The art is not the reason I am leaving this book, I think every artist has been great. I’m just not satisfied with the story. They feel hollow, or often shocking for the sake of it. Why so many guest writers. If one man can’t put out as many issues as are required by Marvel, either bring the team back, or go back to Amazing/Spec/Web etc. The current stuff is so hot and cold…with amazing art.

  12. I’ve never bought a spider-man book (I’m DC), but this cover is gorgeous!  Might grab it.  Also might draw the line at 2.99……

  13. This issue was spectacular. The art wasnt caselli but it was still top-notch.

  14. This was the first issue in this weeks pull that I read. I couldn’t even look at the other issues untill i got on here and gave this issue a huge 5/5. Everything about 655 was awesomesauce. even the back story.
    I wasn`t sure about the art at first but it grew on me with every flip of the page. I will be very happy to have Humberto Ramos back next issue finally though.

    Long story short- best amazing spiderman book since the Straczynsy run. 

  15. This book is bi-polar. Dan Slott can produce top-notch issues like this, a month after what I thought was some of the most boring Spider-man issues I’ve read.

    This was great. It explored Peter, and his commitments, and focused on his story, rather than other Marvel franchises. I’m still gonna leave the book for a while, but at least now the series is going out on a high…ultimately I’m guessing that Peter has learned nothing from this and will continue to blow off his responsibilties to hang out with the FF.

    Also Wacker teased at the end a new Spider-man book with art by Stegman. I hadn’t seen his work before but I thought it was great. He did a two page spread that looked great.

  16. This was great! More Ryan Stegman please!!!

  17. This issue was great until the end….the whole watching a movie in the hospital thing was super lame and even more unbelievable; she had a severe brain injury, she wouldn’t be taking visitors let alone laying in bed withs someone watching a movie.  Wish Slott could have come up with a better ending, it would have been a stellar issue if he had.
    Also, the backup was okay, it will be nice to get rid of Aunt May and JJJ Sr. for a while as they have been kind of played out at this point.

  18. yeah i agree that this book is bi-polar. Starting at Big Time, there are so many different tones going on with this thing. Sometimes is super serious, sometimes its carefree, goofy fun. It doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows up. Its difficult to get momentum with all the art changes and tone changes. Feels like a different book every month. 

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