Spider-Man #234

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Oscar Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Miles' world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles' life a living hell.
Rated T

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 2, 2017

    Issues are partially resolved, but mostly a very good set up for Sinister Six. Hopefully, they stick around for a bit and give Miles a true rogues gallery to go up against. While there isn't a ton of action, the story does move fluently through a lot of different terrains. This should lead us to a pretty entertaining arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Eliot Cole Nov 3, 2017

    So my journey on this issue goes from being initially annoyed at the lack of resolution to seeing that true-to-form Bendis character work performing where it always should do, making us feel the right emotions at the right times. Despite my briefly mentioned issues with comic prices (happy to discuss in comments), essentially, if you're buying Marvel comics now, I truly believe that Miles should always be on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Nov 10, 2017

    This issue also takes on the original numbering of Miles' series and Bendis has been with Miles since the beginning and seems to have just as much love for the character as ever and it shows in the writing. Miles is in good hands, unless the new Sinister Six get their way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 2, 2017

    Spider-Man #234 isnt its best offering, especially considering this is the Marvel Legacy relaunch. A lot of its storytelling is undercooked, and the art isnt as good as it has been. However, it does have some fun moments and an ever-compelling lead. If you like Miles, I can certainly recommend it to you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Nov 1, 2017

    It's par for the course from the creative team, though some readers might end up itching for more action. It'll come, of course, as Bendis knows his pacing and how he wants a story to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 3, 2017

    If you're someone who loves Miles but hasn't enjoyed his time in the 616, this is the time to jump back in. The Legacy course correction could succeed where Spider-Men II has failed in recapturing the essence that drew us all to Miles in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 2, 2017

    This issue might not have been the best entry point for new readers, as Brian Michael Bendis throws Miles Morales into a new story arc with minimal setup. Bendis seems to treat it as just another issue rather than a big Marvel Legacy reintroduction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Nov 6, 2017

    Overall, the issue is enjoyable, but its tendency to read like a 22 page previously on.. makes it skippable. In an age when a comic book habit costs a good chunk of your paycheck to maintain, one wants to feel like every page is being used to the best of its ability. As has been established in comics, long-winded dialogue is the trademark Bendis style, so diehards and casual fans of his work likely wont take issue. For everybody else, SPIDER-MAN #234 probably isnt worth the dough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    RustonLF Nov 2, 2017

    Most of the Legacy issues tried to be a hidden number one starting the readers on a new path, this issue does little of that since most of the threads had already been laid. There is the start of the all new Sinister Six with a surprise reveal of the new villainous Iron Spider who bought their suit on the black market. The reveal does create what could be an interesting dynamic if done right. The same could be said of Bombshell (in this case the mom) being part of the Six. Goldballs returns to get back to the strong supporting cast. The art made everyone look good. The only issue I had was that Spider-Man did not really make an appearance and for a Legacy starting point that seems like an oversight.

  • 8.0
    Granfalloon Nov 2, 2017

    This is the start of a new arc, so it's a build issue. I love that we get Miles' supporting cast back, they really have developed into a great ensemble.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 2, 2017

    Without spoiling the ending, I personally called who the iron spider would be months ago when I read the solicitation. There would not have been a better choice and I am glad I was not wrong. This adds a massive complication into Miles is life. The story was well written, even though slow. That's Bendis for you though. Great dialogue and a snails pace story. Not that I mind. The burdens for Miles are growing and it's almost reminiscent of the old Peter Parker days. He needs a win here soon! I know they are playing with the idea, but I really hope he stays as Spider-Man. Other than that, the art has been consistently good in this series and this issue solidifies that. Will someone stop making these childish covers though?????

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Nov 5, 2017

    Finally some true enemies

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 14, 2018

    It's not just the formation of a new Sinister Six, it's also the return of Lori "Bombshell Sr." Baumgartner and Goldballs. The first two developments are promising enough to make up for the way Fabio shows up dragging a momentum-killing love triangle behind him. The issue's a little light on action but it does tons of promising setup. Oscar Bazaldua's art is looking better, too; he seems to be bending in a good way towards a David Marquez style.

  • 7.5
    the green death Nov 2, 2017

    Haven't been following this series since waaaay back, and this issue wasn't really written for the newbie. Seems like a nice issue if you've been along for the long haul though.

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Nov 18, 2017

    I find a lenticular so I take it. Not a bad issue. Well a good sinister six one I have to credit Bendis for it.
    I'm less interested about the drama around Miles, Godball & Laura. But that kind of have the spirit of the original Miles run.

    Cover : I live the lenticular ... 2/2
    Story : 2/3 ... A good one.
    Arts : The art isn't the strong part of the book. Too much blank background. Too much trying to be Pichelli or Marquez, but clearly aren't. 2/3
    Feelings : That may be a good time to jump in. 1/2

  • 6.0
    Spider-Man Prime Nov 2, 2017

    This issue had some ... issues. First of all the dialog is dreadful. The only splash page is literally the first pages ruined by 13 bubbles crammed together. It was cool to see the villain costumes but covered by these bubbles made it look terrible. Accompanied by Goldballs jealousy this was just painful to read. There was almost no action. Only 2 panels contained any sort of action. Nothing else.
    So, on to the good things. The cover really brought me to this issue. The color art seems to change a few times through out the issue. Starts off warm with reds and yellows. Good start to the first villains' introductions. Then relaxes a bit with white backgrounds for the school and outside scenes. Then finishes with the dark look with black more

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Aug 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    freemanlouis7 Nov 3, 2017

  • 8.0
    axdn Nov 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    Afre Nov 5, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Nov 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    bigteebomb May 19, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 1, 2017

  • 7.5
    Grimm911 Nov 1, 2017

  • 7.5
    jmprados Jan 30, 2018

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 4, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 12, 2017

  • 7.0
    mikesbr42 Nov 20, 2017

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Dec 5, 2017

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