Spider-Man #19

Spider-Man #19

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Oscar Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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• Miles has been wrestling with some inner demons and losing.
•  Has he gone so far into the dark that he can't find his way back into the light?
Rated T

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Aug 2, 2017

    In SPIDER-MAN #19, writer Brian Michael Bendis includes no drawn out action scenes. Instead, he intensely focuses on the book's characters. In doing so, he adds some incredibly interesting ideas about Miles Morales' place in the Spider-Man legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Aug 3, 2017

    When Bendis is on, he is on. You can't help but feel the build up as Hammer Head has his blueprints ready to make his move. Miles' social life and reasons for being Spider-Man continue to be challenged, serving for an even deeper look at his character as the issues press on. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 3, 2017

    The friendship between Ganke and Miles is still one of the best parts of this book, but the sluggish pace really does work against it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Levi Hunt Aug 11, 2017

    With Spider-Man #19, the series continues to struggle to progress in meaningful ways but reaches one of its (admittedly low) highs by delivering on wonderful characterization in a handful of a great scenes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 2, 2017

    The best supporting cast at Marvel gets a lot of good interaction this go around, but not much story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Grimm911 Aug 4, 2017

    Strong Bromance for the win!

  • 8.0
    Granfalloon Aug 3, 2017

    Any Ganke-centric issue is a hit with me! This is more a building-stuff-up issue than anything climactic, but it's got some good character stuff.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Aug 7, 2017

    A solid issue with a ton of character work. The art was well done. I really hope that Miles stays Spider-Man and doesn't go off as a different character.

  • 7.5
    freemanlouis7 Aug 2, 2017

    I love the youthfulness of the issue but would it be asking too much to get a little more super hero action, it is a comic book after all.

  • 7.5
    RustonLF Aug 3, 2017

    Bendis seems to be going for a Spider-Man No More story for Miles in this small arc. Miles begins to miss his simple life before Spider-Man. Ganke talks to him about maybe being his own hero. With Generations creeping in this could be a way to set up the one shot that will happen between Peter and Miles. There are even hints in Spider-Man II (another team up between Peter and Miles that is currently running) that Peter is frustrated with Miles actions as Spider-Man. Whatever it is Marvel would like us to think that Miles time of sharing the name of Spider-Man is over. I liked Peter Parker, but Miles treads new ground that I would like to see explored. Taking time to have him maybe go through a name change or give up being a hero just seems like a waste. On top of that issue we are introduced to a handful of mystery all at once making them all background noise. When you introduce a mystery it is intriguing. When you have nothing but mystery it just becomes frustrating. Hopefully Bendis does not plan to drag all these out to long. The art is still pretty good. There were no moments that really stood out for me. Still good but I think the team has done better.

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 4, 2017

  • 7.0
    kfc902 Aug 14, 2017

  • 6.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 3, 2017

  • 6.0
    StanielK Aug 13, 2017

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