Review: The Amazing Spider-Man No. 12 has some holiday spirit


The Amazing Spider-Man #12 features the continuation of Spidey and J. Jonah Jameson’s adventure through a Christmas Carol format… that is until the end. Keep reading for our spoiler-filled review!

Have you ever seen A Christmas Carol? I’m talking about the movie where the Christmas-hater Scrooge is visited by three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Whether you’ve seen it or not, you are definitely in for a very unique take on the story. This version features J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man and a lot of bad guys. It also features a not-so-happy ending.


The story starts off with a recap of last issue, from Kingpin’s invitation to the huge amount of villains Spider-Man and JJJ are greeted with. Throughout the issue, Jameson’s past, including his childhood, death of his wife, and holt he part he had in making certain Spider-Man villains, and his present are shown through an interactive museum.

But, his future is supposedly death… at the hands of all the villains he helped create! A battle ensues, and Spider-Man starts to fight off the foes. But, Jameson soon decides to help and pilots and old Spider Slayer to beat up some baddies too. After they are all defeated, the heroes stop for a moment of rest….only to be greeted by the Big Man, and he’s HUGE!

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To all a good night

I enjoyed this issue much more than I enjoyed the last one. Not only did the writers pull an enjoyable spin on a classic holiday movie, but they also used it as a great opportunity to dive into J. Jonah Jameson’s past.

I said in the previous review that I love it when a series does a Christmas issue, and doing a continuation still set during Christmas is amazing! I also appreciated the fact that some villains that have not been seen in quite a while were brought back, which is something that Nick Spencer has been doing very well.

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If I had to point out one flaw in this comic, in my opinion, I would say the ending is a bit not the best that it could be. I feel like it could have been used as an opportunity to reintroduce someone bigger(no pun intended). But, Merry Late Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year!