Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 17
7.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

•  Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other...  
•  Face front, True Believers. This is the one you've been asking for.
Rated T

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 8, 2015

    So many of the Secret Wars settings seem something like experiments, a little bit of an excuse for the creators to let loose in world with few rules as to continuity. The problem with this is that it seems very temporary. While this is also the case here, it is unfortunate, for this is a reality that would be well explored over several dozen issues as opposed to four or five. As it stands, this is one of the best tie-ins to the Secret Wars crossover, and it does so with barely any reference to the bigger series. That is because this is a great story which is executed well and deserves praise for being a little bit better than the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Jul 9, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2is what I hope to find within the landscape of Battleworld. It's a jaunt that further explores a familiar playerin a new light while not abandoning the core elements that have allowed Peter Parker to be a fan favorite all these years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 8, 2015

    This is a good issue that doesn't quite top the first issue due to a lack of action, but it's still very good reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Jul 8, 2015

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2 delivers a well-executed follow-up to the series opener and is filled with moments of hope, warmth, despair and urgency. This may not be the "real" Peter Parker, but the stakes are high in this alternative universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 9, 2015

    This book stands out because of the ways it examines the familiar "power and responsibility" struggle from new angles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 12, 2015

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2 was another strong issue in a series that has quickly stood out as one of the best Secret Wars tie-in comic books. Dan Slott is working his magic with how he has reintroduced us not only to a married Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker but also Annie Parker. The dynamic that Slott has created with the Parker Family has made everything going around these character feel much more important. And with the momentum created by Peter's final decision at the end of this issue I'm highly intrigued in what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 9, 2015

    We haven't seen too much direct Secret Wars influence to this point, but Renew Your Vows is a really fun read and a return to form for Slott after an overlong Spider-Verse event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jul 9, 2015

    Adam Kubert is more on his game this month. Annie's age doesn't wildly change from panel to panel, and she consistently looks like a six year old. Kubert's penciling of Annie is great, adding a nice mixture of MJ's and Peter's facial structure to make it believable that it's their child. He could have just left it at "give her red hair" and most would have been fine. Character's faces have a more consistent look compared to #1. Kubert has always been a great Spider-Man artist, and ASMRYV #2 doesn't change that. Spider-Man flips through the page with ease, with an agility that that can be hard to convey. My personal favorite panel was Peter telling Annie to get back in classic Spider-Man fashion, by giving her a smile through his hoodie and saying stay back. You can barely see the smile on Peter's face, but it says everything about Peter's personality and how he saves people. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Jul 8, 2015

    Overall, the story doesn't quite do it for me because unlike the first issue, which worked extremely hard to illustrate the difficulty with choosing between different responsibilities and those consequences, this one simply moves around familiar pieces in a way that is supposed to surprise the audience. I believe in what this story is trying to do, but it always works better when Slott writes scenes that illustrate how Parker feels instead of trotting out popular Spider-Man lines and villains. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 10, 2015

    It also doesn't help that the comics many contrivances are growing more and more pronounced. Regent still lacks any personality beyond bland conquer and worse he has no motivation for conquering Earth and no repercussions whatsoever. This goes beyond simply missing details to the point of confused continuity, despite taking place in Battleworld during Secret Wars we haven't seen any indication of that. It all just comes off as lazy and supremely in the audience's face about that laziness. Renew Your Vows doesn't care that its plot is weak and full of contrivances and holes, so long as it can make sure the audience knows Peter's marriage is the worst it's all okay. It's the author fighting with the fan base and not trusting the readers to feel "the right way" about their work. Not recommended. Read Full Review

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