Amazing Spider-Man #2

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 43
8.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 30, 2022

    It has been a given that over the last year to eighteen months, it is fair to say that Zdarsky's Daredevil has been Marvel's success. With that said, under Wells and Romita JR., this could be year the Spider-Man climbs back to top spot! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes May 25, 2022

    When you put the perfect creative team on an iconic book, you get better results than you thought possible. That's the case here. Wells and Romita Jr. both tweak their styles a tiny bit to create a book that's beyond what you'd ever expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 25, 2022

    John Romita Jr. delivers some great art throughout the issue. The visuals are thrilling and have wonderful details that draw the eye. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 26, 2022

    The Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a solid follow-up for Zeb Wells, deepening the mysteries laid out in the first issue and getting Peter into some sticky situations. Wells also humanizes Tombstone by highlighting the relationship with his daughter and how that is being affected by the feud with The Rose. John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, and Marcio Menyz are a great team of artists that bring their A-game to this series. Definitely a promising issue for any Web-Heads out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 25, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man #2 delivers a solid, almost standard, Spider-Man story as the wall-crawler takes steps to intervene in an escalating mob war. the plotting, pacing, and dialog are all excellent, and Tombstone is the standout character due to the pure intimidation factor. That said, the confusing wow moments are not only not explained, but they're also completely ignored in this issue, leaving a frustrating aftertaste. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 25, 2022

    It's another great step in the most promising new era for the series in many years. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Jun 1, 2022

    This issue solidifies Tombstone as a very real threat Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 27, 2022

    A great improvement over last issue. The writing excels in the superheroic spaces, and the art continues to feel like the art team's glory days. Well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 25, 2022

    Amazing Spider-Man is seemingly still trying to figure out what it wants to be, so your mileage may vary. A lack of answers surrounding the big mystery paired with a slow-moving plot makes this issue feel like catch-up to something that's still very unclear. That said, it nails the Spider-Man scenes which should entertain most. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 28, 2022

    This is a solid, if unremarkable, second issue of this new relaunch. A couple of the various storylines move along nicely, just not with any panache. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 25, 2022

    This isn't a stellar issue of Amazing Spider-Man from front to back, but the back is really good. Wells has successfully set this arc up for some genuine thrills, with the promise of twists and turns coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Julhin May 29, 2022

    The cover and synopses are a huge disservice to this issue, that's all i'm gonna say about that. A lot of interesting things to talk about this issue but all the discourse will be about the cover, which is unfortunate.

    Another fun(REALLY fun), well written and well drawn issue. The humor just like the 1st issue feels so spot on. Tombstone is freaking menacing here, the man is scary af but at the same time he has a side of him that cares about what the people closest to him might think when they see what he will do. Zeb clearly has a lot of love for Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema Spectacular Spider-Man run and is going for that Tombstone brutallity but he's also working with a lot of the stuff that Spencer did in his run.

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack May 29, 2022

    Really liking how Tombstone is written in this. Also liking Parker having a bit of a chip on his shoulder, but the issue is paced well and has some solid moments of sequential art. JRJR is controversial in a style but in storytelling he is one of the best of the best.

  • 8.5
    Deep Six May 28, 2022

    I am always on board with the decompressed style of storytelling, and I'm getting this vibe here. It's relatively new (to me) on an ASM book and I have all faith in Wells.

    Specific to the issue, I'm happy to see Norman back in the mix again and am waiting to see what role he'll play and the Tombstone stuff is fantastic in my opinion. Romita's art is always just fine to me. There's plenty of mystery going around. What happened to Peter before this volume? Why did MJ leave? What debt is Peter repaying to Norman?

  • 8.0
    KittyNone May 25, 2022

    Perfectly good on its own merits — not quite as interesting or exciting as the first issue, but fine — but the story is so clearly unrelated to the cover and solicit that I assume there must have been some sort of last-minute behind the scenes stuff going on. If you're looking for what happened between Peter & MJ... well, the cover is her only appearance in this issue

  • 7.0
    Batmanaholic May 27, 2022

    This book is a going to take a few issues to get where people want it to be, but the first two issues have been alright, and I'm excited to see where this goes from here.

    Don't be mad about a cover in comics. It's comics lol this is what happens hell last week I got a Batman superman 3 cover with the Batman who laughs on it....... he's not in the issue. Idgaf tho because it's a good cover

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB May 26, 2022

    I really like the tombstone parts but, this whole series just feels off. I get that things will be revealed but, it sets the tone the wrong way. I'm willing to give it more bit, I'd like for some more answers to start coming soon.

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui May 26, 2022

    This has the mystery and I am intrigued but it gives me the feeling that I do when an ASM story I read 15 years ago that I forgot how it unfolded and I'm re-reading it. It doesn't help that Romita Jr is doing the art because while it is good because of the inker and colorist, it doesn't scream new but more of a call back to what I already saw and read. It's a weird one because while I'm all for classic and sentiment in ASM, this doesn't feel like that. Anyway at least Zeb Wells is doing OK with some "familiar" beats. (Yes the bar is that low after Spencer's run) My hopes are very low right now and I expect nothing but heart break from ASM, so why change now?

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  • 7.0
    daspidaboy May 25, 2022

    So I am going to review this issue as objectively as possible. Is this issue actually bad? Well, no its not. But its not great either.

    For starters, I am going to say that the art really isnt the strong suit. The coloring feels weird, and some of the pages dont wow me. The art is holding me back from truly loving this issue.

    now, to the story. Is it bad? no, its not. It's a story about Norman Osborn wanting Peter to work for him, and its Spider-Man trying to be in a conflict between Rose and Tombstone. Tell me, does that sound like a bad story to you? It really doesnt.

    Now, lets get to the main problem Spider-Man fans have with this series. Why and how did Peter Parker and Mary Jane break up? I admit, I rea more

  • 7.0
    Afre May 25, 2022

    What an odd choice for cover and synopsis. Yes, they have been misleading before, but I can't remember a last time when a character appeared on the cover of ASM and didn't appear at all in the comic itself, or had nothing to do with the story.

    I'm just confused. That's just... wrong. Like what the hell Marvel? Especially, what the hell Lowe???

    But, back to the issue. It's fine?

    Like yeah, Peter isn't that big of an asshole that we haven't seen previously. Peter, like a normal human being, isn't always virtuous, happy and nice guy. And he clearly is doing badly currently. It's not anything new, but it would be nice to know the reason for it. But again, it's not out-of-character for Peter. One of the reasons I more

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  • 6.5
    Hex May 30, 2022

    "You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN". Yeah I really couldn't believe that nothing happened. I'm definitely going to be continuing with the series, I gave the first issue and the new status quo the benefit of the doubt. I'm rating it as low as I am because aside from Peter's conversation with Norman, nothing happened here that I remotely cared about. That and the goon not shooting Peter because he saved him was cool. I am very critical of JRJR's art and some of it felt like his good old style and some of his new jank was there. The colors also didn't seem to pop as well as last issue. Hopefully more happens next issue.

  • 6.5
    WhistleBlower May 26, 2022

    I pity those who are too illiterate to read this comic 🤣🤣🤣. Maybe they're projecting their own loneliness.

  • 6.0
    SenpaifenixJäger May 25, 2022

    I don't understand why Marvel insists on separating this couple, a formula that has already been done and unlike many couples, this one is good and iconic. That's why one ends up leaving the comics and looking at the manga.

  • 5.5
    Federico Liguori May 25, 2022

    I'm pissed off. I accepted Issue 1's weak points and negative parts because I liked the Mafia story and JRJR's art, but this is way worse. Peter has become an insufferable jerk and his actions almost look like they're made out of anger or revenge (Peter Parker? The man who forgave murderers of the worst species?). Also, the dialogue between him and Rabbit is the dumbest thing I've ever read in my life. But most important: Norman Osborn being in touch with his nieces? How? Why? I get he was cleansed, but why on Earth would Liz Allan be ok with a psycho hanging out with her kids? What was the point of Peter babysitting them if we didn't even see the interactions? Why is Norman Osborn walking free and without a worry in the world? Why does Spi more

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  • 2.5
    Sollywoods May 25, 2022

    I don't know what comic those critics read but it wasn't this one! I was enjoying spiderman a lot until Beyond didn't stick the landing but then it just got so much worse.

    The arts okay. Not really to my liking but I've seen enough John Romita Jr to be okay with it.

    There's just nothing to like here, story wise. For me, reading comics is at its best when the characters are fun, interesting and inspiring. Ya know, super heroes. There's none of that left here. It even reads like spiderman goes after tombstone, not because he wants to stop him from doing something bad but because this (fake) Peter is so self absorbed with feeling personally threatened by Tombstone that he goes after him. Then loses in a one on one fight more

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  • 2.0
    Marginalhero May 25, 2022

    This comic sucks!

    I’ll give it the Linkara treatment and explain why.

    I’ve read a lot of Spider-Man comics and never had Peter Parker been such an unlikable idiot as he has been since Wells took over. Not only is this back to broke Peter, a status quo that really makes him seem like an idiot, but it’s also unfriendly jerk Peter to everyone. I hated issue 1 but thought I would finish the first arc and see if it gets better. This is a waste of money. Don’t buy this comic. It sucks.

    The cover is a lie. There’s not a single panel with Mary Jane here.

    Remember when Spencer took over and first thing he did was get Peter and MJ back and most fans said it was about time! So Wells decides it more

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  • Daredevil May 25, 2022

    So let me get this straight: people were pissed off when they initially saw this cover and solicit, even though no further details of the issue were revealed, but then when this issue came out they're pissed that the cover and solicit is inaccurate to the contents of the issue itself? And these same people were pissed off at the FIRST issue of an ONGOING run?

    I'm sorry, but unless you're new to comics, you're a fool for falling into this old tactic. Comic covers were the original clickbait. Has been since the 20th century. It happened in Nick Spencer's ASM. It happened in Beyond. It's also not exclusive to ASM either as it happened in Nightwing recently from what I've heard. And its gonna keep happening.

    People really more

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