Amazing Spider-Man #2

Amazing Spider-Man #2

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
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  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 21, 2015

    This issue is a lot of fun with yet another Spider-Man gadget that brings on the fun side of the character. I haven't laughed so hard at a Spider-Man comic in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 24, 2015

    I think this was the funniest issue of Amazing Spider-Man I've read in a while! Slott was totally on his game, delving into the newly technological and international world of Spider-Man, and with a confident and excited Peter Parker. It helps that Spidey now has a best pal in the form of Prowler, and the two of them make for a great set of good guys. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Oct 26, 2015

    So if you are not a Spider-Man obsessed goomba who considers the Clone Saga a misunderstood work of genius and you can accept that despite the core premise being the original Iron Man but DISTINCTIVELY Spider-Man, you'll really enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 22, 2015

    I'm really enjoying the new tone and direction of the Spider-Man universe, and though I'd never call this issue bold or ground-breaking, it does succeed in being hugely entertaining and satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 24, 2015

    The art is solid and appropriately adventure-y, except for a few missteps when it shifts gears to flash back with mixed results, but overall, seeing Spider-Man and the Prowler in action feels both fresh and classic at the same time, thanks to the Zodiac's interpretation as a sprawling evil spy-like organization. As with the first issue, it's still in the mode of establishing a new status quo, so there's a lot that feels like "a Spider-Man story" but it's all on a different level. For now, it remains fun, humor-filled, and intriguing, although I'll admit to still wondering if there's some missing ingredient of "hard luck" to really be Spider-Man in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 23, 2015

    "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 is a real pleasure, one that can have a character concerned for his own well-being while making sure that unconscious bad guys get rescued from a base that's going to be destroyed. Slott has been writing "Amazing Spider-Man" for a while now, and this issue is a reminder not to take his presence here for granted. "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 is a strong issue that's a good jumping on point for those who have been holding back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Oct 21, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 4) #2 continues to be an entertaining, if not vexing read for Spider-Man fans. There's so much that feels unfamiliar and foreign about its premise and themes, but it is undeniably fun and entertaining with a strong art team to back it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Oct 24, 2015

    While Slott spends a little too much time characterizing the Zodiac members, Amazing Spider-Man #2 is another fun entry into the web-slinger's new journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Tajaye Williams Oct 22, 2015

    So far this title is shaping up to be a great "buddy cop" book as the dialogue between Peter and Hobie throughout the issue easily stands out. Hobie even plays the straight man to Peter's smart-alec leader, making it difficult not to hear Riggs & Murtaugh bantering back and forth. Slott even incorporates some of Spidey's history here as ties to his "Ends of the Earth" arc and "The Gauntlet" run from the late 2000s show up here. No matter how big Pete get's, the pure hearted sense of morality stays the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 26, 2015

    To grow is to change and Amazing Spider-Man #2 is changing beyond just a mere superhero yarn. As Peter's influence grows, as does his responsibility, and we all know how Peter Parker feels about responsibility. While it is fun to have Peter back in the suit full-time and juggling a life as a CEO and superhero, it is even better to see Dan Slott not keeping his characterization static and using the stories that came before this new series as bedrock for Peter's new adventures. Nothing is more frustrating as a reader to find that arcs that were important at the time now don't matter now that a newer, shinier story is being publishes. Thankfully, Amazing Spider-Man #2 side-steps all that and makes the Slott era feel more connected than ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Oct 23, 2015

    All in all, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 is a far less impressive effort from a plot standpoint, and although it's nice to see the ol' Webhead in some new locales and different environments, the emphasis on his new technology is wearing a bit thin. Luckily the art team hasn't faltered at all from last issue to this one and remains a highlight of this young series. Hopefully within the next couple of issues Slott will ditch the lame villains and get to a plot with some substance. Read Full Review

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