Amazing Spider-Man #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 97
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!
Rated T

  • 9.5
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jul 28, 2018

    The Amazing Spider-Man #2 continues to be a really promising start to a really fun and classic feeling Spidey story, especially following the revelation at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Jul 25, 2018

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 is an incredible continuation of Nick Spencer's run. His solid storytelling is matched perfectly by the fantastic work from the artistic team. It's really hard for me to find anything negative to say about this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 25, 2018

    Another A+. As someone who enjoyed what Dan Slott tried to do for Peter Parker, I couldn’t be happier with what Nick Spencer has brought to the table so far. It’s a great jumping on point while building on what came before. The artists of the book, while not my favorite, certainly make it their own and make each issue all the better for it. If you’re scared that the team had only caught lightning in a bottle before, worry not. This one has got to stay on your pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Aug 9, 2018

    I've now read this issue 4 times and highly enjoyed it all 4, I'd call it a win, this arc is a great jumping on point for any new readers, and a return to form for older readers jilted by the huge changes made during Dan Slott's run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 25, 2018

    A strong second issue starts to reveal the tone of this solid Spidey book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 26, 2018

    If there’s any quibbles to be had about Amazing Spider-Man #2, it’s just that the pacing feels a little shorter than one might expect - although Spencer introduces so much in the mix, from a reinstated Curt Connors to an inspired, quip-heavy appearance from Taskmaster and Black Ant, it’s hard to really fault him. But the characterization and artwork are so striking that it’s easy to say that this is both Spencer and Ottley at their best, particularly when they’re filling the massive boots of Dan Slott’s epic run on the book. It’s a tall order, but two issues in, Amazing Spider-Man is proving that it’s a book in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 25, 2018

    I haven't been into Spider-Man for quite a long time, but with this new creative team, they have reinvigorated the Wall Crawler! Not that the series was bad before; it is just nice to have a new voice on the series now. The Parker luck has struck again and Peter must pull his life back together. The Spider-Man may be down but he is not out, and he is looking to climb back on top! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jul 28, 2018

    Go freaking read this comic, it's showing some good signs that we're finally getting a good series of Spider-Man again. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 25, 2018

    I know we're only two issues in, but this is the real deal. We've been through enough good and bad Spider-Man runs to know when to spot something special. Spencer and Ottley's Amazing Spider-Man is going to be at the top of essential Spidey reading lists forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2018

    Ryan Ottley's art is great. All of the detail put into the facial expressions and the composition of the panels, especially in the action scenes are amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 26, 2018

    Throughout Amazing Spider-Man #2 Nick Spencer strikes a great balance between the drama, comedy and action fans expect from a Spider-Man comic book. Bringing back the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson relationship is a strong anchoring point for this series to have. Combining that with Peter finding a new way to balance out his personal and superhero lives makes Amazing Spider-Man #2 a comic Marvel fans will enjoy reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Eric Goebelbecker Jul 30, 2018

    "The Amazing Spider-Man" #2 continues the fresh start with a fun story and excellent artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 26, 2018

    This series feels notably lighter than what we saw even in Dan Slott's status quo-changing run, but it's clear that it's a great time to be a Spider-fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Victor Neal Jul 31, 2018

    Nick Spencer is a superb writer. This issue was funny, witty and grounded. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 27, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a fun, fast-moving, and comedic book. I was laughing with Peter as opposed to cringing after another part of his life fell apart. Im on board with this new take on the Lizard, and this book is showing a lot of promise now. This one comes recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Jul 29, 2018

    This issue takes me back to watching Spider-Man cartoon's on a Saturday morning, which is exactly what I want from a Spider-Man story, conflict with MJ, some humour, some villains and some great action. It's a great time to jump in! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jul 27, 2018

    Ryan Ottley's run re-introduces the classic Spider-Man formula. There's good comedy, MJ, The Lizard, Spidey's bad run of luck, and more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Christian Kern Jul 25, 2018

    So far I'm loving Amazing Spider-Man, like last issue it truly is a breath of fresh air. It's not to say Dan Slott was a bad writer, just when you're at the helm of a book which focuses on one character for ten years, things can become a bit stagnant. This is why I feel Superior Spider-Man was so good; while it was Peter's body, it was also Doctor Octopus inside Peter's body, hence a new character and a whole new way of portraying Spider-Man which was different from the norm of the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 30, 2018

    Amazing Spider-Man issue two follows the formula and style of the first issue and to me, while still finding its footing, is more of a mixed bag again. I love MJ and Peter back together for now, and the art continues the long trend of great art on the Spider-Man titles, but Spencer's style and reliance on his go to tricks aren't really hitting home with me, with his humor walking the line of consistently below average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 25, 2018

    It's an unfortunate sophomore installment that is boosted largely by a choice of great C-list villains and Ottley's excellent work in two action sequences featuring those choices. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 28, 2018

    Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man goes through the Spidey motions to tell a pretty standard Spidey story in this issue. Surprise cliffhanger could be a little interesting. Read Full Review

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