Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

•  After the mind-blowing reveal at the end of the first issue, miles life will NEVER be the same again.
•  With SHIELD gone, the biggest villain in SPIDER-MAN history is out and nothing can stop him.
•  Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jun 5, 2014

    If this series isnt on your pull list, you need to make room. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man is simply the best. In fact, its so good that even though the Ultimate universe is convoluted and worthless garbage, it manages to shine through like a diamond. Now that is some high praise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 4, 2014

    As I've sampled his adventures throughout his tenure, Miles Morales has won me over as a fan. That truly took root during the "Spider-Men" series and has held on throughout the adventures since. With the launch of this new title, I've found myself even more compelled to follow the adventures of the Ultimate Spider-Man and "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2 provides a stellar example of why, bringing new readers up to speed without squandering valuable page real estate for readers more familiar with the Ultimate Universe. If only the next issue were coming out right now, like the page at the back of this issue advertises. It's not, however, but until it does, I have two very enjoyable issues I can re-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 5, 2014

    This issue isn't quite as dynamic as the first in the series as it is setting up some large situations that will pay off down the line, but it is written and penciled so well that it does not feel like a filler issue at all. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #2 is just a great issuein a top notch series, and I can't wait to see where Bendis and Marquez take this book next. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 5, 2014

    “Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man” is shaping up to be a more than worthy continuation of Bendis' decade-plus saga. It's singularity belies its high profile nature, making it a bit of an anomaly in the comic book world, in more ways than one. While the catalyst for ‘Revival' is just as likely to induce groans and and skepticism as it is to engender excitement and nostalgia, Bendis and Marquez manage to hit all the right beats, preventing the development from feeling overly gratuitous or regressive. The continuing adventure of Miles Morales has become a must-read story, and the wait for next month's issue is nigh unbearable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 5, 2014

    I'm still liking where this is all going, but I think I'm ready to see more about the villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jun 5, 2014

    David Marquez has a very sleek style that fits well with sleekness that the Ultimate Universe often attempts to portray. His layouts are mostly very straightforward and they are always easy to follow, but every once in a while he uses stylized panels that are playful, creative, and add just a bit more to visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Jun 6, 2014

    It's a bold move to rename the book after "the new guy" and then bring the old one back right away. It's a bolder move to then directly acknowledge fan theories as to what's really going on. Not to mention bringing in old *and* new villains! This beautifully-rendered issue doesn't answer any questions, but instead successfully digs the hook deeper. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - simon Jun 12, 2014

    Issue 2 of the newest iteration of Ultimate Spider-Man isn't big on action, and relies instead of close ups and character moments. Luckily, artist David Marquez is more than up to the task of making another of Bendis' patented talking-heads issues seem interesting. The poses and expressions of the characters tell as much of a story as the dialogue does. Miles Morales has been very lucky when it comes to the artists who help tell his story, and it's great to see that trend continue in the new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Julestrue Jun 12, 2014

    This was a strong follow up to what I though was a great relaunch to a title I have enjoyed since the beginning. Bendis just knows what he's doing with the Ultimate Spider-Man and I'm just gonna have to trust he knows what he's doing and not going senile on me here. I know he know what he's doing I just had to take a quick dig after I saw that All-New X-men cover I felt a little slighted. I'm still sold and waiting on the next one, and you should be grabbing it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 5, 2014

    While it's nice to see Peter back again, it's quite obvious that Miles is now Spider-Man and there is no longer any contest as to which Spider-Man the Ultimate Universe needs. And if what Miles has figured out at the end of the issue has any truth to it, his life running into Peter Parker(s) is only going to get more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 5, 2014

    For many fans, the strength behind Ultimate Spider-Man lay the emotional connection between the characters and the readers, and Marquez and Justin Ponser do a phenomenal job of capturing and connecting Miles to his readership. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 6, 2014

    The second issue of Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man is pretty much business as usual, with Bendis keeping the stories flowing with his usual skill. Artist David Marquez remains an absolutely stellar member of the creative team, and really, there probably isn't a better team out there in comics these days than Bendis and Marquez. They are producing a very good, quality comic that really gets into the head of Spider-Man, even if Peter Parker isn't the main character. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Jun 5, 2014

    I just really think that to assure reader satisfaction you have to give them a little more bang for their buck. Instead of having three major situations at once cut it down to two and allow for those two stories to flourish. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man is still a must read for comic book readers that love the Ultimate universe and if you are still on the fence about the character of Miles I highly recommend checking out his run on the Ultimate Spider-Man series and grabbing a hold of this series when you are all caught up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 5, 2014

    Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man continues to tantalise and amaze as despite the overly quick pace dropping the grade slightly the mystery and suspense makes it a must read for Ultimate Spider-Man fans. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers Jun 11, 2014

    Other than the lack of action, the comic has a handful of interesting stories I'm waiting to unfold, so hopefully I can finally see a fight with Spider-Man in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 4, 2014

    The Ultimate Universe, at its very core, as always been about subverting our expectations and giving us brand new versions of the characters and stories that we loved in the 616 universe. Ultimate Spider-Man flirted with the notion of doing a full out adaptation of the Clone Saga in its early volumes and now it seems that Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man is going to do more than just flirt with this story. Miles Morales are been baptized by fire recently and came out the other side a full fledged superhero. It’s only natural that now he has to deal with proper superhero hijinks, just like Peter Parker did before him. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that he doesn’t end up wearing a weird off-the-shoulder sweater with the spider on it before this is all over. Read Full Review

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