Spider-Man #238

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Oscar Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 17
6.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

•  The Hobgoblin doesn't like following orders, but Iron Spider made a compelling case to join the Sinister Six.
•  One of the perks? Killing Spider-Man!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Mar 9, 2018

    I like this issue despite the fact that I didn't get my fight with Miles and the Six. Hopefully, we will get that showdown soon. Also, I don't know where the setup with Miles' parents is going, I just hope it's something good. Moving them away from the situation just seems like it robs the reader the opportunity to see them interact with Aaron, which is something we desperately need. They are just as much invested in this as Miles is. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Mar 7, 2018

    SPIDER-MAN #238 takes an exciting premise but falls flat in a somewhat uneventful story. Brian Michael Bendis writes a pretty funny and interesting script, but it can't make up for the plot. Not even Brian Reber's superb coloring can save the book from the story's dull nature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    Spider-Man #238 is a solidly good issue of the Miles Morales series. It has tension, action, and a compelling narrative. Sometimes comics just work, especially when they have the great artwork of Bazaldua and Reber. This one earns a recommendation. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 7, 2018

    The return of the Sinister Six story continues in the pages of Spider-Man and its... fine. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Mar 7, 2018

    I think I’m going to take a break from this book. I simply can’t imagine anything being done in the remaining two issues that will make this boring and costly endeavor worth the trouble. Miles Morales is a character I genuinely like, but it is way past time for him to have a new writer. Until that issue rolls in, I’ll get my fix from Champions, which is also getting a new writer. I’m going to recommend that everyone skip on this book. It didn’t have enough redeeming qualities to make it enjoyable now, and the future doesn’t look good enough to invest in. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Mar 8, 2018

    For the most part I am enjoying the new Sinister Six and the story that is coming out of this. It is just taking way to long to tell. Bendis is a slow burn writer, but I think there was some trimming he could have done to these issues. It feels like the [spoiler] connection that was teased before and revisited in this issue was meant to be a bigger moment than what it felt like. It is interesting to seem him and makes me wonder what his connection to the now defunct S.H.I.E.L.D. is, but not as much as it is made out to be. All the double crossing within the Six was satisfying. Sandman standing up to the team is fitting. This may be a slow read but it is worth reading for a Spider-Man and Sinister Six story.

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain Mar 12, 2018

    This series has more or less been a major disappointment as of late, as the the whole Sinister Six thing is kind of run of the mill for me. This issue, while nothing spectacular, kept me interested enough to hang in till the surprise conclusion, which actually has me interested to read this next time, for the first time in a while.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Mar 12, 2018

    Spider-Man is coming to end at probably some of the worst this title has been at. Kind of disappointing.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 20, 2018

    The Sinister Six steal their helicarrier. In a display of situational mis-reading that would have looked foolish in 1968, Miles and the Rulk manage to disable each other and let the baddies get away. A few glimmers of good characterization get lost in a landslide of "lookit the purty MCU Helicarrier" double spreads and the ongoing plot-gears grind on, slow and none too smooth.

  • 5.5
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Mar 18, 2018

    Bendis definitely pulled this one straight out his ass,

    if this part had came about 3 issues earlier it would have been a much better fit. Unless you are collecting this comic regularly, just stay away the story is not worth the $4 of admission and the art isn’t great either.

    Overall a very un-exciting read and not what I had expected when I found out Bendis was going to introduce a new sinister six..

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Mar 8, 2018

    Spider-Man has been such a letdown and it all comes down to Bendis' faults as a writer. His writing is so decompressed that a 3 issue arc for a normal comic can be 6 for him. It feels like he doesn't really have a plan. He's been telling this story for 26 issues that's supposed to conclude in 2 more and yet, we have issues that are comprised of unnecessary double page spreads that do nothing but serve the ever growing decompression of the story. This run, his final run on a character he created, from a universe that he created, is going to end on such a whimper and that's truly sad. But I don't think Bendis cares. I mean, how could I? The Spider-Man run has been spinning wheels when it wasn't mired in events, events that Bendis didn't have more

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Aug 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 4, 2018

  • 7.5
    StanielK Apr 2, 2018

  • 7.5
    jmprados May 8, 2018

  • 7.0
    Spider-Man Prime Mar 7, 2018

  • 6.0
    CesarCastanha Mar 7, 2018

  • 6.0
    Afre Mar 8, 2018

  • 6.0
    mikesbr42 Mar 29, 2018

  • 6.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly May 17, 2018

  • 5.0
    Billyndo Mar 9, 2018

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

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