Spider-Man #21

Spider-Man #21

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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• Miles Morales has always had difficulty balancing his duties as Spider-Man with his studies at school, but his personal life is starting to suffer now, too!
•  Between Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and his mother and father, Miles is being pulled in a million directions at once...and he's starting to come apart at the seams.
Rated T

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Oct 5, 2017

    This Tokyo adventure was quick and had a bunch of cool moments, but does it add more depth to Miles? That's a Kanye shoulder shrug for you to decide. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Levi Hunt Oct 4, 2017

    Spider-Man #21 wraps up Miles' identity quest with a heartwarming reminder that his family is what makes him special. It's a story that reestablishes Miles' past and has some unexpected hints at the future. Now bring on Marvel Legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 5, 2017

    Spider-Man #21 is a solid output from Bendis and company with humor, action, and an ever-compelling lead character. This is a really fun comic, and it earns its recommendation with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Oct 9, 2017

    Miles may be called Spider-Man, but that's not what makes him interesting. I would follow his adventures wether he was Spider-Man, Kid Arachnid, or even just Miles Morales, but I think he's earned the title and is himself a “real” Spider-Man. I'm going to continue to follow his exploits and I think you should too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Nov 5, 2017

    This is a fun and exciting issue, as Miles is in a bit over his head in Japan. The action here is excellent, and Nico Leon is killer on art...I love the two-page spread after Miles falls through the roof into the room full of Inhuman Ninjas. Tomoe is an interesting adversary for Miles. And the scene with Miles mowing through all these Ninjas as his dad talks about Bruce Lee clearing through opponents was fun. Aside from the cover, which is done in a style that is really not for me, this was a really cool issue.

  • 8.0
    Granfalloon Oct 4, 2017

    This was a pretty fun arc in Japan. It's nice to see Miles away from all the crossover stuff for a while. Good that Ganke was not forgotten, too. Nothing too heavy, this was a nice fun story.

  • 7.0
    RustonLF Oct 12, 2017

    Lately Bendis has made me feel uncomfortable with the stories he has been telling in regards to Spider-Man. Miles seemed to admit in the Generations series that Peter is the true Spider-Man and he should remember that. In Spider-Men II there are hints that Peter is going to take the Spider-Man title away from him. While probably not the intention it felt like a white man controlling the young minority Miles and keeping him in his place. Now he has Miles drawing on inspiration of Jackie Chan to fight an Asian mob. That just seems a bit off to me and lowered my score of this issue. That said the action in this issue was great and by far the art showing it was the saving grace. The enemies introduced in the arc do seem interesting and could be promising if they return. That is important for Miles getting a rogues gallery of his own instead of sharing one with others. The strange twist did nothing for me personally, and just felt like at this point Bendis is just throwing things at the wall and hoping they stick. There is also the strange marketing behind this issue. All the marketing materials seem to speak about the many things going on with the people in Miles life. Him being "torn apart at the seams". The cover even reflects that. None of that comes into play in this issue. The issue is only about his fight in Japan. Is there a disconnect in what is happening with Spider-Man right now? That strangeness aside, the short arc was a fun small adventure. Next issue is supposed to be the Legacy numbering that introduces a new Sinister Six. I am hoping that things get back on track.

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 Oct 5, 2017

    Why can't every issue be like this? Fast paced, witty banter, humor, intrigue, lots of action and a cliffhanger. That's the recipe.

  • 8.5
    Grimm911 Oct 4, 2017

    I'm calling it, Miles x Tomoe, she will become the "Black Cat" to his "Spider-Man".

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 4, 2017

    This was a fun ending to this Tokyo visit story. The ending leaves a lot to be explained. The art continues to impress with this series and it remains one of the more fun comics out today. Miles has grown to be pretty much my favorite hero and I love being around for the ride. Some really fun scenes in this book, especially the ones that utilize flash backs of uncle Aaron. The legacy initiative hits the title next issue and I am excited to see where we wind up

  • 7.5
    Spider-Man Prime Oct 12, 2017

    Overall this was a good issue, but something seemed to be missing. Might be the pacing during the beginning or maybe an extra panel or two could have helped. I liked the art along with the fight scene. The parallel made during the fight was really cool. And the cliffhanger is gonna make me come back for the next issue.

  • 4.0
    AsgerSpidey Oct 28, 2017

    Only good thing about this book is the cover

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 8, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Oct 21, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Oct 5, 2017

  • 6.0
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 1.0
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Oct 6, 2017

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