Spider-Man #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Rated T

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 30, 2016

    The character dynamics make this issue sing, especially with Pichelli's elegant, flowing art and Justin Ponsor's vivid colors. Pichelli's figures have so much vitality and energy they seem ready to leap off the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jul 1, 2016

    Overall Spider-Man #5 is a good comic book, it's got it's problems with consistency and artistic choices but it comes together nicely. Bendis set himself up with plenty of potential drama for his beloved Miles Morales and his adventures as Spider-Man; now he just needs to make sure he isn't too distracted elsewhere to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 4, 2016

    Much like when Ultimate Spider-Man first started many years ago, I may be enjoying the "Ultimate" version of Spider-Man more than the main Spider-Man book by Slott, but either way, it's proving to me that there's room for both Spider-Men in the same Marvel Universe! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 29, 2016

    Even in the wake of the news that Sara Pichelli is leaving the book soon (as it goes to twice a month), let's just enjoy the pencils while we can. This issue, like the previous ones, looks great in almost each panel (some of the distant shots of Miles aren't as crisp as other similar situations). All in all, the book still looks great with a good flow from page to page, even when the narrative isn't at its strongest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 4, 2016

    While Spider-Man #5 might not excite you to the point where you start sweating and hyperventilating..... kind of like me trying to get to my third floor apartment.  What it does do is throw a lot of set up at you that promises to be a lot of fun going forward........ and really, it's this set up that gets me really excited to continue reading this book because with everything that transpired here, it seems like it's going to be a good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Jul 5, 2016

    A functional and slightly underwhelming wrap up for both of Miles' most pressing conflicts. Fortunately, it's balanced out with seeded ideas for upcoming plotlines...but we have to get through Civil War II first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Jul 5, 2016

    Spider-Man #5 is a perfectly ordinary issue of the series and of Bendis' oeuvre. It will seem familiar to those who are familiar with the writer. Pichelli's artwork and a few good gags give it a boost, but the former does not find opportunity to stretch her skills and the latter do not make up for very real narrative failings. It is exactly what one would expect based on its cover and credits, a normalized level of enjoyment from consistent storytelling in this medium and genre. No less and certainly no more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 2, 2016

    Five issues in, and I'm not convinced that Miles Morales has anything to do in the regular Marvel Universe. I can't exactly say that the Ultimate Universe had any teeth left when Miles was around, but so far, Bendis and Pichelli haven't really done much with the character in this new solo series. Read Full Review

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