Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  One of the most defining stories in the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE explodes in a way no one saw coming!
•  Only one of the two ULTIMATE SPIDER-MANS shall rise!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Sep 23, 2014

    So far I am truly enjoying the amount of mystery that is present in the series but, more specifically, the mysteries behind Norman Osborn and Peter Parker are most intriguing to me. The amount of questions that are raised in my mind with each issue is one of the main components that keeps me on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next issue. Of course the amazing work by Bendis, Marquez, and Ponsor is another huge contributor to my readership. This creative team is truly doing something new with this series and I am definitely in this one for long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 18, 2014

    It would be a criminal offensive to praise this comic without mentioning the absolute gorgeous art of David Marquez. His style is a lot more realistic than many other artists out there given the grounded tone of the Ultimate universe and manages to make both the superhero action and quieter dramatic moments look incredible. His attentional to detail with elements such as the emotion in the characters faces and flow of movement is truly outstanding and this story could easily be read and understood without any text. Marquez truly is a master of sequential storytelling and deserves just as much credit as Bendis for making this book such a compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 19, 2014

    Miles Morales just may be the coolest character currently under the Marvel banner, so don't miss out on Ultimate Spider-Man #5. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 18, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #5 is a damn good comic. This creative team is as strong as it gets and this volume is showcasing some of their best work yet. This issue is just another example of how great Miles Morales is as a lead character, and how strong the Ultimate Universe can be when it is firing on all cylinders. If you aren't reading this series, you're missing something special and I highly recommend you get your hands on the issues soon – you'll be wanting issue #6 as badly as I do. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Sep 18, 2014

    Perhaps the best Spidey book on the shelves these days, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man shows no sign of slowing down. Beautiful artwork, a deepening behind-the-scenes mystery and a shocking confrontation make this another excellent entry in the series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2014

    The sluggish shipping hasn't done this book and its pacing any favors, but the wait always proves worthwhile when it comes to the visuals. David Marquez delivers another winner with his latest issue. Marquez's clean, expressive style benefits from the addition of more texture and shadow. Miles' world has only grown darker since the events of cataclysm, and Marquez's art reflects that without losing any of the qualities that made it so vibrant and engaging in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 17, 2014

    MILES MORALES finally gets back to the lingering story lines that fans have been clamoring for more of. Bendis does a phenomenal job with the writing by giving readers some wonderful, dialogue driven scenes. Marquez and Ponsor kill it on the art, as always and make this one visually exciting book. Almost everything about this issue was a gigantic hit. I cannot recommend this series enough. MILES MORALES: THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN is easily one of Marvel's best series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 22, 2014

    Curse you, transition issues, you are the bane of my comic book reviewing existence! Writer Brian Michael Bendis delivers another stellar chapter in Miles Morales' current superhero woes, but it's the sort of chapter that takes us from Point A to Point B instead of delivering any really great story moments of its own! And those it does deliver are obvious cliffhangers! It's so frustrating, but only because the comic is still oh so good! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 18, 2014

    Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man continues to be the must read Ultimate series, as though I kind of want the “Peter Parker”scenario to conclude, the tense developments allow for an exciting read. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Sep 22, 2014

    I was skeptical about Bendis bringing back Peter Parker, especially after having grown so fond of Miles Morales. I'm still not sold on Peter's return, but the experience of reading Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man continues to be a fun one, even in issues where the writing is building the plot. Save for his occasionally excessive dialogue, Bendis is still crafting solid issues with well-developed characters and exciting stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Sep 22, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-man #5 is not the strongest issue in the current story. However it does enhance the supporting cast that is being cultivated around Miles Morales. Maria Hill and J. Jonah Jameson have strong personal connections to Peter Parker and Spider-man, and it is imminent that whoever this "Peter" is revealed to be, a passionate response by Maria and Jonah will soon follow. Read Full Review

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