• Spider-Man Meets Captain America…And It May Hurt A Lot!

• Special Guest Artist Leinil Yu Brings Together The World’s Two Favorite Super Heroes As The Most Action Packed New Book Of The Year Continues!

• You’re Going To Need New Pants After This One.

Story by Zeb Wells
Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan
Colors by Sunny Gho
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Leinil Yu

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 24.3%


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Avg Rating: 4.6
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  1. greg land leaves and i come back, woohoo!

  2. God, I hope this is better than last issue.

    The characterization of Hawkeye in issue #4 made me wanna drop this title.

  3. I gotta be honest, the preview for this issue I saw looked really good. Then again I’m a sucker for Yu’s art in general.

  4. I already buy Amazing Spidey so this never even gets a look-in on Wednesdays. But seeing that Leinel Yu is on art duties, plus an appearance by Cap… I think I may give this one a shot.

    • I think the next issue is part one of a three issue crossover that continues in Punisher and concludes in Daredevil.

    • http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/daredevil-vol-3-20120229112109733.jpg

      The Omega Effect: Avenging Spider-Man #6, Punisher #10, Daredevil #11

    • Even if Avenging Spider-Man #6 is great, I won’t buy the Punisher and Daredevil tie in’s out of principle. It seems that Marvel are ripping off their existing fan base rather than trying to bring in new comic fans. Don’t hold story lines hostage and force me to buy other titles.

    • I’m already getting Daredevil.

      It’s currently one of the best superhero books on the stands.

      I’m finally figuring out what Zeb Wells is doing in Avenging, so I’ll probably keep getting this title, since Ends of the Earth, the big story over in the main twice-monthly Spider-Man book, is supposed to conclude there.

      And because I’m already getting a bunch of related Marvel Knights/Wackerverse titles (like Scarlet Spider and Venom), it won’t kill me to pick up one issue of Rucka’s fine Punisher comic book.

      But I do see your point, and I do tend to camp out in one small corner of one universe in one publisher’s line these days, just as a personal defense against the Zombie-ism of the Nineties.

    • @TheAgeingYoungRebel: If you’re not picking up Daredevil and Punisher, you’re missing out on two fantastic series.

    • I was getting Punisher, but it just didn’t grab me. Punisher Max seemed so much more fun, real and drama filled.

  5. $3.99 and I’ll need to buy new pants? Comic collecting is an expensive hobby.

  6. Judging by the cover, which I’m told you should’nt do, the art seems to resemble Joe Mad’s art which I’m glad for. When is he returning by the way?

    • Judging by the preview, the art does not resemble Joe Mad’s in any way. I will continue to wait for the return of Joe Mad before picking it up again.

  7. Is this storyline supposed to be set in the past? It says MEETS Captain America?

    • That’s what I was wondering too….plus they covered the first time Spider-man and Captain America met in an ASM Annual a couple of years ago.

    • So… here’s the thing with this title.

      It’s almost like they told dude to do a “soft reboot” or “update-tation” to tie in with the movie line, yet this title supposedly exists within the MU-616. It’s kind of like Assembled, but here it’s as if the world itself is fresh and new.

      Did you guys read issue #4? Is that the Hawkeye that you know? I haven’t seen that Hawkeye since 1965. Which, incidentally is about when the Avengers had the movie cast as active players in the comic book.

      Maybe Marvel will eventually fully calve-off a movie-related line, where comics like this can exist in a “they just made it yesterday” wonderland of It’s Happening Right Now.

      It seems less jarring in the cartoon tie-in comic book, because you get that it’s a compressed telling of the continuity, as if the FF had recently gone into space, and Peter Parker just gotten bitten by that bug.

      Anybody else getting that old Everything Old Is New Again vibe from this title?

    • I read the preview and in the first few pages Peter, Spider-Woman and Wolverine are hanging out reading the paper and talking about Captain America. It feels like an issue from when Yu was penciling New Avengers. It felt pretty cemented in current continuity. I think the solicit is just f’ed

    • Yeah this was absolutely in current time/continuity, not at all Spider-man meeting Cap…weird solicit. Anyways, I really liked this issue a lot, great art and a nice story between Cap and Spidey.

    • I never thought that it meant meet for the first time. It just means meet up. Like “I’m going to meet my friend in town later”.

  8. If this isn’t pick of the week I’m punching a goat in the face.

  9. POTW for me

  10. Yeah I’ll also punch something in the face cause this was my pick as well.

    Just a fantastic issue all around and I think it’s the best Spider-Man related comic I’ve read in a long time….A VERY LONG time. Zeb Wells, to me, writes the best Spider-Man and Yu’s artwork….god it was so gorgeous. That two page spread of WWII Cap, with him punching Hitler no less, was amazing. We need these two to stick to ASM sometime!

    5/5 (POTW)

  11. Holy hell this has a high POTW rate. I am excited. I love Zeb Wells spidey!

  12. Wowza! This was terrific! I wasn’t planning on buying it, but I like Yu, so I flipped through it in the store…then read the whole thing in the store, bought it and read it again when I got home. Very poignant and chuckle inducing at the same time.

  13. This was absolutely my favorite book this week, but did I miss the part where spiderman revealed his identity to everyone in some other comic? I know that SOME people know his identity, but is that everyone now? Bendis always makes a big deal about it in New Avengers(maybe because Victoria Hand is around), so it seems weird that he’s not walking around the mansion with his face all about and his name slapped on boxes.

    Alas it’s a weird nitpick.

    One last thing, I wish my hair looked the way Yu draws it.

  14. All these reviews plus the Hardman art, I’m in.

  15. for a Spider-Man book plus an Avengers book (why write in 1 post what you can write in 2).

  16. wowowowowow hold on a minute.

    when did spidey reveal his identity, i thought it was still a secret from everyone except carlie and MJ? sorry don’t read the avenegrs books till this avsx event and spidey aint revealed his identity to no one in the amazing title.

  17. This book had a very Bendis feels to it . . . the good Bendis when he started Avengers. Very good dialogue and character interaction – very humorous at times too. Yu’s artwork looks great. This has quickly become my favorite Spider-man title . . . Definitely my POTW.

  18. Between this and Amazing, we are Spidey-Spoiled right now.

  19. I wanna read Steve and Pete’s comic…

  20. The Hawkeye editing in the front credits did more for his standing with me than any book i have ever read, very funny. This was a big bucket of fun. Means nothing to the bigger continuity but that is the point of this book isn’t it. Made me smile.

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