Amazing Spider-Man #2

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 30
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Electro's power is out of control! And only one person can fix it...
•  ...the Superior Spider-Man!
•  Wait. This book's the AMAZING Spider-Man now.
•  So we're probably out of luck.
•  Plus: That thing that freaked you out last issue? There's more on that. The return of you-know-who? There's MUCH more on that. Action! Drama! Surprises! There's MORE OF EVERYTHING!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 22, 2014

    Writer Dan Slott really steps up his game here, turning in the best issue of Amazing Spider-Man in about six months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson May 23, 2014

    If you were disappointed with the recent Spidey flick may I suggest picking up the comic book series of the same name? Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos are masters in their respective fields and they complement each other brilliantly. The Amazing Spider-Man #2 truly deserves the adjective in its title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 30, 2014

    We get as much Spider-Man as we do Peter Parker, and seeing the two sides working and developing the plot shows an approach to the character that's more than just page-fillers and throwaway plots. It's actually pretty amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 22, 2014

    This is turning out to be a really good title and I hope it stays that way! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 22, 2014

    The Bottom Line:There's a range from “good” to “questionable” to the art, but otherwise it helps sell the idea that Spider-Man's world has never felt very “safe” for some time. And there's no sign of that slowing, with fallout continuing to spin out of Doc Ock' time as Spider-Man. Plot elements are developing in organic ways, and never exactly how you'd expect, continuing to make the main characters intriguing to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    As with issue #1, the main weak point with this new story arc is Electro. Max Dillon feels very much like a shoehorned villain, and this issue shows that his role could have been filled by several other Spidey rogues easily enough. Whereas Slott delivered a great Lizard-centric storyline to coincide with the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, this Electro appearance seems to do little else but tick off those boxes on the movie tie-in checklist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio May 25, 2014

    Basically, Spider-Man is back to his old tricks and he might be better than ever. However, this isn't exactly a rehash of the same old stuff. The creative team is taking the web-slinger to new and interesting places. So far, like Johnny Storm says in the issue, it's like 'Amazing Spider-Man': Take Two. Hopefully things continue moving along like this and we keep on being excited to pick up the ongoing adventures of Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune May 22, 2014

    Issue 1 came out of the stands swinging (no pun inten- ok, maybe a little intended), with ridiculous action and Parker-luck humour; which was great, but underneath it all I, and a lot of fans, knew that around the corner was Anna Maria waiting to get her heart broken. I'd come to really feel a lot for her and was eager to know what would happen to her, and in this issue Dan Slott answers that question: she's not going anywhere.While last issue brought the fun and frantic action that we as the audience missed while Peter was away (not to mention the fun Peter himself missed), this issue brought back something much more important; the heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan May 22, 2014

    Looking forward to see where this series is taking us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan May 23, 2014

    Even with a few problems, Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a very entertaining issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 21, 2014

    Thats two Spidey books in a row that have truly impressed. Slotts Silver Surfer series is awesome too, so maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful trend. If not, whatever. Lets just take it an issue at a time and enjoy the great Spider-Man issues while we can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 24, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man is a great comic book to pick up. The comic has a couple of longer term stories running while still cooking up a smaller plot that will probably end up being contained to the arc. The book has plenty of action and a lot of character work. I definitely recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden May 22, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #2 isn't ground-breaking or earth-shattering. No, it's better than it. It is a fun tale of some wonderfully depicted characters whose lives are determined by and balanced between their responsibilities to themselves and others... you know, a classic Spider-Man tale! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 23, 2014

    Anna Maria's becoming the breakout star of the series and Doc Ock's tentacles definitely haven't given up their last grasp on Parker's life, and if the final actions of this issue are indicated, his psyche. Good times are head of us, Spidey Fans. Good times. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 21, 2014

    Overall this is a decent issue that won't blow you away. There are some tantalizing character dynamics at play that are building and should be fun to read, but the Electro bits are been-there-done-that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 22, 2014

    Amazing Spider-Man #2 has a lot of positives going for it. Peter Parker and his supporting cast plus the wreckage left by his former enemy all add up to a recommended entry. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Fanboys Inc - Asaph Bitner May 24, 2014

    “Amazing Spider-Man #2″ is quick and fairly entertaining, with likable characters and a continued story that long-time readers of Superior Spider-Man still have reason to be invested in. The issue's flaw seems to be the attempt at juggling many story-lines, and the result makes none of them as strong as they could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell May 26, 2014

    On the story front, Slott is still delivering a pretty entertaining new chapter in the life of Spider-Man. I just wish that Ramos would move on to another book so I can enjoy the art again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 22, 2014

    In the end, all of this stuff winds up being kind of the problem with the issue. There's just too much happening here. I get that Slott is clearing the decks in order to put the focus of the series on moving forward rather than cleaning up after Otto, but maybe the second issue is a little too quick to just burn through all this stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik May 21, 2014

    At the end of the day, the issue is tough to gauge. As just one single issue, there were problems. Peter needs to be front and center for the whole opening storyline and they need to trim down the cameos so everyone knows this is Amazing Spider-Man and not Spider-Man and Friends. To look at the larger picture, the book is going in a great direction and it would be a shame for anyone to stop reading this series after a ho-hum issue like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 21, 2014

    All in all, "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 was a fun read, enough to make me want to come back for more. Slott has a lot of balls up in the air, and provided they keep moving forward, I think we're good. I'll come back for a third issue next month, certainly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 24, 2014

    All of it is written well, mind you, and Ramos' pencils continue to be nothing short of perfect. But considering this is supposed to be a big welcome back party for Peter Parker, I would have preferred this issue be a little neater. Slott had no choice but to include Electro in the comic (and probably Black Cat too) because of the movie, but he's just got too much stuff going on, and most of it is just clutter. Read Full Review

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