Sinister War #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 53
7.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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Spidey's classic problem has been multiplied by two and you don't even know the HALF of it. Twelve of Spidey's greatest villains are out for blood: Spider-Man's and each other's! Ock and Vulture make their big plays this issue that are going to shake up NYC in ways you didn't think were possible!
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  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Aug 4, 2021

    Sinister War is heating up in a big way, and Nick Spencer (with a more than capable assist from Ed Brisson) is more than giving his all to make his mark on Spidey lore as his run quickly nears the finish line. DO NOT miss out on this comic! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 4, 2021

    All of the artists do a great job of connecting all the parts of this story visually and keeping the energy high as the story moves from one extreme to another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Aug 4, 2021

    Sinister War #2 brings back the super-villain brawl fights you might've missed in Amazing Spider-Man #71. Here we see Spidey face off against multiple super-villain teams each of whom have made appearances in this run from earlier story arcs. Their stories all converge here thanks to the machinations of Kindred. The action is great, the art looks good, and the fights are honest-to-goodness superhero fun. And judging by the ending, the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Sinister War #2pits the web-slinger against a multitude of enemies, while finally unveiling the truth behind the miniseries' title. Spider-Man truly is in for the fight of his life, and Spencer is looking to enlist all the help he can for this final storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 4, 2021

    Ultimately though, while the significant events of this issue can essentially be boiled down to one single splash page, the journey to get there is undeniably entertaining, and the spectacle of Spider-Man being forced to take on so many bad guys at once gives this event a really unique feel. We're back here in a fortnight for more Sinister War, and I'll definitely be checking in to see where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Aug 4, 2021

    The issue's frantic pace makes Peter's plight all the more believable, but its substance falls short in the end as Kindred unveils his backup plan. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 5, 2021

    Nick Spencer and company completely drop the ball with Sinister War #2. For how little is accomplished in Sinister War #2 the entire comic book comes across as rushed from beginning to end. The massive creative team behind Sinister War will now have an uphill battle that is even greater than the one Spider-Man is fighting against Kindred to regain the high interest coming into this event. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Ben Reilly Aug 4, 2021

    I have never given a comic this low of a rating before in my life. And it upsets me that I have to give it this rating. This review is gonna be long so bear with me. I'll appreciate it if you stick around for the whole thing. Some spoilers are below:

    I cannot believe I paid $5 for a 20-page comic that feels so rushed in its nature that they had to bring in a co-writer and, specifically speaking here, three additional artists. I'm not really annoyed at the inclusion of another writer. It's happened before with Christos Gage during Dan Slott's Spider-Man and (I think also) Iron Man runs.

    But here's the thing with the artists: while none of them are bad in their own right, it absolutely upsets me how we can't manage to more

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  • 4.0
    Afre Aug 5, 2021

    It's not bad. In theory. It shouldn't be. There are good artists and writing isn't bad.

    But nothing happens. Literally nothing. We find out the motivation of all groups and that is it. Spider-Man fights them and that's it.

    We also have three artists that have so different styles that it makes harder to think this book as a whole package. It feels like someone took quorter of pages from two books, mashed them together and said this is full, overpriced package.

    This was a huge letdown. After being just buildup for the first two parts of the series, this really isn't the time to slow pacing EVEN MORE.

    And hey, another very miss-leading synopsis? Otto and Toomer have only small cameo in this issue! Bu more

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  • 4.5
    Federico Liguori Aug 5, 2021

    Here we go again! Another Spider-Man issue that gives me headache. Who thought this was a good idea, exactly? 26353 villains trying to kill Spider-Man while Kindred babbles about "hell" and "sins" and whatever the hell is this storyline, Jesus Christ. I literally couldn't keep track of the events because it was so freaking rushed! I'm just waiting for this run to talk about the elephant in the room, but the other things have completely went downhill.

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Aug 5, 2021

    I tried. I gave up on most Marvel books years ago, but I thought I'd give this a try. The first issue wasn't bad, so I came back for the second one. I won't be back for #3. The issue was just a mess and was all over the place.

  • 2.0
    superstan52 Aug 5, 2021

    So, uh, why does Kindred need 30 villains to kill S-M when he repeatedly killed him by his lonesome? And sneaking up on all these super villains while they were sleeping and implanting something IN THEIR HEADS without waking them? May be the single stupidest thing I've read in a comic book.

  • 4.0
    daspidaboy Aug 4, 2021

    This issue was a HUGE step down from last issue. The art is inconsistent, the pacing is insane. One minute we see spider man fighting the villains, then in the middle of a climatic scene we see a long flashback.

    The pacing is all over the place. Honestly my favorite superhero of all time is spider man but this issue was a huge let down. Wow very disappointed that I am more hyped for batman than my favorite superhero of all time

  • 10
    Psycamorean Aug 5, 2021

    You know, I usually wait until I read everything over the course of the week to post my reviews, but I read this issue Wednesday morning, because I'm really enjoying this run of Amazing Spider-Man, if you couldn't tell by my very fair and balanced reviews, and after I did, I went to look at the reception, and I saw... a lot of hate for this one. In an effort to ensure that my review is seen, I feel like it's worth it to forgo my typical reviewing strategy in favor of pumping this one out now. Now, you're probably thinking that my score is a reaction to these negative reviews, and not what my score would've been if the user reception was more positive. That's not the case. I alluded to it above but you can check yourself - I am very positive more

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  • 5.0
    Kalaoui Aug 9, 2021

    After talking with the people at the Local shop and how many are disappointed with it, I heard from them some dropped it way back and others read it but are not happy. Again I had to wait 5 days to read this book because I just can't do it right now and as expected it was a disappointment. The story progression is at a snails pace and it's just another ASM issue or a tie-in for me. Nothing special and the fact that they had to bring in Brisson as help to write this is just weird. But what's worse is having 4 pencillers and 5 inkers in 1 book is a nightmare for me to read. Anything the story Spencer is trying to convey just goes out the window as soon as the art changes drastically. None of these guys complement each other. I know I keep say more

  • 7.0
    PalancasLocas Aug 6, 2021

    Spencer is again dropping this comic, hell give this man an antidepressant or something.

  • 7.0
    things as they are Aug 7, 2021

    What the hell happened here? This looks like the roller coaster, pick up the story and then drop it, Spencer dude, really?

  • 7.0
    eowyn Aug 7, 2021

    An absolute filler book

  • 8.5

    I'm amazed so many readers are complaining. While it's true this was more filler than Sinister war, it does explain why everyone's out to get him. Who or whatever Kindred is, he certainly wants to see Spider-Man suffer. Almost as much as Norman. And I'm not convinced for sure he's Harry. Not entirely that is. Could he have been split into 2 halves, good and evil? Hmmm.
    Despite the disappointment most feel, I'm still pretty impressed and enjoying this more than any story since the Sin Eater story.
    My only complaint is having to pay extra for these issues when they could just as easily sell for regular price as just another story arc in the regular series. But considering how every story in it lately has a special expensive conclus more

  • 8.0
    Mother of dragons Aug 7, 2021

    Finally there is action, spider has to face the villains. The action vignettes are incredible.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Aug 8, 2021

    Just a really fast action issue. Not much is revealed but, it it least was entertaining.

  • 5.0
    Batman Sep 18, 2021

    Why are there so many artists in this issue...

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