Spider-Man #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 21
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• The Avengers are down and Miles Morales stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe.
•  More importantly, his grades are in the toilet.
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 2, 2016

    While the first issue of this series was pretty decent, Spider-Man #2 gives this character more direction and offers a lot more depth. The art on this book is worth the price of admission alone, but what makes this issue great is that it's building Miles Morales as a stronger character in the new Marvel Universe. This book really feels like it's on the right track. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Sammy Rendon Mar 5, 2016

    A great follow up to the premiere issue with very subtle character development and ideas that challenge society's perception. All while staying on track to the Spider-Man storyline, Its strikes the perfect balance fans look for in a Spider-Man book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 6, 2016

    Before it's all over, Bendis, Pichelli, Carlucci, Ponsor, and Petit give readers a fun adventure that is neatly self-contained, but truly part of a larger whole. As such, the creative crew positions plots and subplots for the future, including events that will impact both Miles Morales and Spider-Man and the two as a whole. Spider-Man #2 is a nice addition to any read pile, and a surprisingly inviting chapter for a fan-favorite character who is now part of a larger world. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Mar 7, 2016

    I didn't think we'd be seeing Miles' take on being a dark-skinned Spider-Man within comics at all. You know this is going to have to be addressed further down the line and I think Bendis and Sara are going to give us more heat makers down the way with this topic. We're also seeing a setup for some old Parker enemies to take a shot at the newbie Miles. Plus, we get a new player stepping into the arena and this person has Mile's father shook! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Mar 5, 2016

    Bringing Miles into the main Marvel Universe has kept things new and exciting while delivering terrific character beats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Mar 4, 2016

    So far, Spider-Man is not only delivering the character-driven experience that made the original Ultimate Spider-Man a success, but taking it in a bold new direction. Bendis finally addresses Miles' ethnicity and captures a viewpoint that many of us may not have considered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 3, 2016

    Spider-Man #2 is a true testament to how quickly Bendis can keep a story moving along as well yet another example of Sara Pichelli's control of fight scenes, made even more detailed by inks from Gaetano Carlucci and colors by Justin Ponsor. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. Mar 7, 2016

    Okay, so maybe old readers didn't need a refresher course in the Spider hierarchy. So what? This book is so well paced, sweet looking and entertaining overall, it's easy to not give a damn. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Mar 3, 2016

    Not to be completely outdone by his exciting alter-ego, Miles has trouble on the home front in the form of his Grandma coming into town because heroes can't maintain their grades and save the world at all in the Marvel Universe. Things are becoming more personal and risky for both parts to Miles's life, and we only await the next issue to see what Bendis and Pichelli will do to put our new Spider-Man through his paces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 4, 2016

    This book is gorgeous fun. While I enjoyed the darker elements of the previous volumes of Miles Morales' journey, I like the series' new tone. The cartoony flashbacks, the emphasis on family hijinks, the dialogue, the layouts and fashion choices all build a book that I look forward to reading every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 5, 2016

    With the glut of Spider-books these days, it's going to take a lot for Miles Morales to stand out. What does he bring to the table now that he's part of the regular Marvel Universe? What's so great about him? Well, there's a lot great about Miles. And I hope Bendis and Pichelli can capture that greatness in the new setting, even if a couple things are a little off-kilter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Mar 14, 2016

    Bendis is bringing Miles' story back to the its grounded roots while trying to juggle these Ultimate characters in their new world. While these changes and interruptions to the story are annoying, Bendis and Pichelli have shown they still understand what makes Miles a compelling character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy Mar 3, 2016

    Though this social commentary stands out strongly, Bendis is really returning to some of his glory days with this title. For a long time, the fact that he seemed to be writing half Marvels catalog on top of his other projects was diluting the quality of his work. The sharp dialogue that had always been his calling-card began to feel contrived and his stories began to fall more towards clich. Whether as writer hes returning to his former glory or simply rejuvenated by a character he is deeply connected with is unclear. Still, this book, in particular the cartoonish recollection of the previous conversation between Miles and Parker, offers great potential to give the reader the best Bendis has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Mar 3, 2016

    Spider-Man #2 is a great, triumphant introduction to Miles Morales as a superhero. But, if you've already been with Miles on his journey as Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe, why do you need another introduction? Read Full Review

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