Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #22

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Venom versus Spidey! The Final Showdown!How does Gwen Stacy figure into it and how will it change her and Miles’ life forever?Guest-Starring Mary Jane Watson!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Apr 25, 2013

    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22 is certainly the best issue in the series so far. While the whole "Venom War" storyline was a bit iffy to start, this issue brought it right home; with big time consequences for Miles and his future as Spider-Man"if he has one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 26, 2013

    The fight with Venom is epic. Sara Pichelli is drawing the hell out of the beast, and Venom hasn't looked this villainous in a long time. He's a monster of epic proportions! His battle with Spider-Man is fantastic, with the tendrils stretching in all directions, and then exploding when Miles hits him. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Apr 27, 2013

    As I started here, I have not been too impressed with the Ultimate line of late, with the exception of this series. Bendis and Pichelli have completed the first phase in the life of Miles Morales, and I'm interested to see what Bendis does with his new visual partner beginning next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Apr 27, 2013

    As disarmingly emotional as the death of Peter Parker? Not quite, but taking into account the barely 2 year run Miles has held on Ultimate Spider-Man compared to Peter's 10-plus, it's impressive that this issue comes as close as it does. The usual exquisite characterisations are front and centre, assembled from a truly harmonious gelling of script and art. Plus: epic fight scenes. This book has it all at the moment and is soon to go to some even more interesting places. If you're currently reading it, rave about it to anyone who'll listen; if you're not, get in while the getting's good! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Apr 27, 2013

    The end was truly shocking and shows that Bendis does not hold back punches. It was an emotional scene when Miles fights Venom because even with just a small part of his mask ripped off his mom knew it was him instantly. And as any loving mother opened fire on Venom putting herself in danger. Bendis has managed to portray the one thing that shaped Peter's life which was never letting those closest to him die on his account. A failure by Miles that in turn caused him to rip apart his costume and declare that he's done. This issue here truly felt like Spider-Man in it's entirety. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Apr 25, 2013

    This is Pichelli's last issue. I've said numerous times that she is my favourite Miles artist and the last couple of pages are the epitome of this. With all that has happened to him over the past day it hits the right note of the shock, realisation and anger. Then there's Venom as his tentacles wave around in all directions and you see the scarier side of the pendulum. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 24, 2013

    This issue also marks Sara Pichelli's final bow on Ultimate Spider-Man. It's a shame, as her art has been a major factor in the book's success so far. The good news is that this issue lets Pichelli put all her varied skills to the test. The action scenes are dynamic, yet also intimate and claustrophobic enough to highlight the personal danger for Miles. The unique fashion and character designs help keep the panels diverse and interesting despite the myriad characters running about the hospital. The facial work is excellent, really highlighting the varied emotions. Two panels in particular stand out as key emotional beats, and they would fail miserably if Pichelli couldn't render them with the emotional gravitas needed. Again, it's really unfortunate that Pichelli can't continue to render Miles' world, but at least David Marquez is sticking around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Apr 25, 2013

    Bendis has proven once again that he is the master of the Ultimate universe. Miles Morales is earning his hero stripes the hard way, which is the way it should be. All the pieces have been set for some wonderful stories going forward, so this already awesome series has nowhere to go but up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Apr 29, 2013

    In my opinion, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is one of most consistently great comic books on the shelf today. There is no doubt that Bendis knack for storytelling on an emotional scale coupled with Pichelli and Ponsors unique talents will be more than up to the task. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 24, 2013

    While ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #22 is a very fun and action packed issue, it's a pretty big downer. This is is going to change the direction of this book in a big way, and while I'm not the keenest on the idea of death being used as a plot device again, it's still, overall, a great issue. Pichelli's art is a brilliant masterpiece of visual story telling, and Bendis paces this issue incredibly well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Robert O'Doherty Apr 29, 2013

    Once our hero reaches the hospital, he faces Venom head on, just like Mara Hill told him toowait! Hold on! Just let me scan this issue for a minuteah! No Miles, she said dont face Venom head on. This arc ends with someone receiving a real nasty bad boo-boo. We also discover who Venoms host is (I didnt even think their was a host). This event sets up the next issue called Never Again a tribute to Spider-Man No More. Read Full Review

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