Spider-Man #240

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Oscar Bazaldua, Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
6.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Marvel Comics proudly presents the final issue of Bendis' epic (bio-electric) run! Over seven years and across two universes, Miles Morales has been an Ultimate, a Web-Warrior, an Avenger and a Champion. A New Yorker, a student, a son and a friend. And whenever the city needed him (and one time when all of reality needed him), he was always SPIDER-MAN.  Don't miss the chance to see comics superstar Brian Michael Bendis bid farewell to one of his most beloved creations, and to glimpse what the future may hold for Miles Morales.
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  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz May 2, 2018

    SPIDER-MAN #240, the summation of Brian Michael Bendis' work on the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN series, is a truly touching finale. It draws upon real events in Bendis' life and he uses them to tell an emotional issue. If you love Miles Morales, pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 5, 2018

    Spider-Man #240 is a fun and heartfelt send-off to Bendis favorite son, and it makes for a good finale to this era of Miles life. Friends and family come in to show their support for the beleaguered superhero, and the artistic team puts in top-notch work to make the book shine. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 4, 2018

    Bendis' run on Miles Morales tale ends on a whimper. Plot lines are completely dropped without any forethought and we are all left with possibly the last Miles Morales solo story for a long time. It's more than a disappointment and my boy deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 2, 2018

    It's charming, but it's also just kind of average. Bendis throws a lot of little things into the story trying to tie things up, but it still feels unfinished and a little disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin May 3, 2018

    The character deserves better, the time has come to pass the torch. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 6, 2018

    Some cool flight blocking from Oscar Bazaldua, smart color shifts from Laura Martin, and every time Ganke shows up,Spider-Man#240 is an unceremonious end to Brian Michael Bendis' time writing Miles Morales. There were some good ideas in this storyline, like the return of his “Uncle Ben figure,” Aaron Davis, but it's squandered with start and stop subplots, and can we seriously stop with the fading to black panels. Bendis stuck the landing withJessica JonesandDefendersas farewells to his other big Marvel creation and his work on street level and team books, but sadly strikes out in his final issue of the book that got him in the door and made him a star back in 2000. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Afre May 2, 2018

    The story arc was a mess and there are lots of issues in this comic, but still, it is pretty good.

    Bendis is at his best, when he writes smaller stories about a very little group of people. BIG events were never his thing. So this comic is pretty good.

    I mean, there are lots of issues, Cable thingie, disease, disappointing ending to the Sinister Six Reborn storyline, but still, I liked it. Maybe I just like Miles so much, I don't know.

    Artwork is great, as always.

  • 10
    axdn May 5, 2018

    Thank you Bendis for creating such a great character!

  • 7.5
    RustonLF May 3, 2018

    Starting off I would say this is a good issue to end the Sinister Six arc. I loved seeing Miles realize that his friends and family are more important than being Spider-Man. The problem is when rating this book I would look at context. This is the final issue for Bendis who has been with this character for a long time. This is his farewell to the character. It is also the last issue of the series as Marvel has not talked about the future for Miles outside of the Champions. That makes this book problematic. There are some plot holes that are tidied up. Barbara who was going to sell Miles' identity as Spider-Man changes her mind because she is so into Ganke. "Good for you Ganke". Miles' parents are getting along. The Six have been stopped. Th more

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain May 10, 2018

    The final Bendis issue of "Spider-Man" serves as an analog of Bendis' illness this past year, which unexpectedly almost took his life. It's sentimental, but not overly so, and serves as a nice outdo to his Miles run. Thankfully the Sinister Six plot plays a minor role in this, and we see the people in Miles life rally around him. I really liked the ending with Ganke, Curiously, Miles himself seems to be stepping away from the role of Spider-Man, as Bendis himself is walking away from the character. I feel like I got on the Miles bandwagon too late, and missed most of the really great stories Bendis did with him, but I certainly appreciate the character and am curious to see where Marvel takes him next.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB May 4, 2018

    Was it a bad issue? Nope. Was it anything near what a last issue of a series should be? No way. Bendis has been cranking out stinkers since his departure has been announced. I don't know if this made the endings rushed, but the search for tony stark isn't really that good, the defenders ended quickly and this was a little bit of a letdown. I love Miles, but the Sinister Six story was a bust. The impact of uncle Aaron was lackluster and this is just a half assed exit. This series was really fun until this last arc. I am disappointed.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 25, 2018

    Miles is dropped out of his climactic fight into a hospital bed. It's a good-to-great love letter to the character but a horrendous conclusion to the ongoing storyline. It's a small mercy that Mr. Bendis only includes the mildest of references to his "Leonardo Da Vinci's SHIELD 2.0" albatross idea.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Aug 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    CesarCastanha May 6, 2018

  • 8.5
    jmprados Aug 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic May 4, 2018

  • 8.0
    mikesbr42 Aug 22, 2018

  • 7.5
    Spider-Man Prime May 2, 2018

  • 7.0
    StanielK May 6, 2018

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Jul 21, 2019

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