Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2

Writer: Reginald Hudlin Artist: Mike Wieringo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
5.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Spidey faces his biggest threat yet -- a foe so insidious that he can't hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Hank Pym, he won't have to. But can even the world's greatest minds change the course of fate?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 11, 2005

    This issue does shake things up a little bit for the crossover, taking better advantage of the Marvel Universe as a backdrop to Spideys tragedy, and exploring at least some of the logical avenues of investigation that a hero like Spider-Man has open to him when faced with such a fundamental threat to his health. However, if something doesnt happen soon, fans are going to tire of the vaguaries of the crossovers plot, because theres just not anything substantial enough for readers to get their teeth into and care about yet. From what weve been told, Spider-Man has cellular degeneration, a dangerous blood condition, radiation sickness and some kind of supernatural curse on his head: the catalyst for all these things still hasnt been made clear, and Spideys ultimate fate never discussed in sufficient depth to really make readers buy the idea that such a significant characters time is really up. With the best will in the world, it feels like its time to get over the early stages Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 10, 2005

    This isn't a bad issue in itself, but it does very little to drive forward an already-floundering storyline, and we're still no clearer as to what this big event is actually about. Hudlin deserves praise for delivering an entertaining issue against all expectations, while his bosses deserve to be taken out back and beaten with sticks for forcing this nonsensical crossover on us. Read Full Review

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