ASM: Gang War – First Strike #1

ASM: Gang War – First Strike #1

Illustrated by: Joey Vazquez

Cover Art by: John Romita Jr.

Written by: Zeb Wells

Release date: November 29, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

The super-crime landscape of New York has been on edge. This issue, they jump over that edge. What incites the war?! Who hired Shotgun and took out Tombstone? What, if anything, can Spider-Man do about it? Everything you need to know before GANG WAR officially kicks off next month is HERE.

“Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War – First Strike #1” explodes onto the scene, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the heart of New York City’s super-crime world. Zeb Wells crafts an electrifying prelude, plunging readers into the midst of a city teetering on the brink of chaos.

Joey Vazquez’s art captures the tension and action with precision, immersing readers in the turbulent landscape where crime reigns supreme. John Romita Jr.’s cover art sets the tone, teasing the looming conflict and hinting at the epic battle ahead.

Wells masterfully weaves a web of intrigue, leaving readers on the edge with questions swirling in the air. Who triggered this war? The mystery behind Shotgun’s employer and the sudden downfall of Tombstone catapults Spider-Man into a frenzy of investigations. Can the web-slinger untangle this web of crime before it spirals out of control?

This issue serves as an essential primer, providing crucial insights and groundwork for the imminent GANG WAR, ensuring readers are well-versed and primed for the explosive conflict to come.

“Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War – First Strike #1” is a gripping entry point, delivering a tantalizing blend of suspense, action, and mystery. It’s a must-read for any Spider-Man fan eagerly awaiting the pulse-pounding clashes and jaw-dropping revelations that await in the pages ahead.

While I feel that this is a great start to what could be a huge battle with street level villains, I still think that the story needs a small time type of bigger bad guy leading the horde against Spidey, but this is just a taste of what Marvel Comics has in store for us, well see how it goes when Luke Cage and Spider-Woman join in to help.

And speaking of Luke Cage and Spider-Woman, remember to also check out Luke Cage: Gang War #1 along with Spider-Woman: Gang War #1 which also release on Wednesday November 29, 2023.

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An Explosive Prelude to Spider-Man's Epic Showdown in the Heart of New York City!

Colors - 8.7
Design - 8.9
Illustration - 9.2
Narrative - 9.4
Subplot - 9.8


"Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War #1" sets the stage for a high-stakes showdown in New York City's crime world. Writer Zeb Wells crafts an electrifying prelude with Joey Vazquez's art capturing the tension and action.

Genre: Superhero
Series: ASM: Gang War | Illustrated by Joey Vasquez, John Romita Jr.
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