Spider-Man #7

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 21
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  Heritage is not always easy!
•  Miles Morales and his friends Nova and Ms. Marvel struggle with the biggest conflict in the Marvel U since they took up their mantles.
Rated T

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 1, 2016

    Spider-Man represents the ideal sort of event comic tie-in, one that's able to organically weave in the crossover elements while still pursuing its own conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Rob Bonnette Sep 8, 2016

    Here we get some real first person insight from Miles Morales into how he's taking all this heroes-fighting-heroes business. For better or worse, Marvel has shifted a lot of the important details as to where everyone stands in choosing Carol or Tony's side to the tie-in series and while that takes away from the main story (you can get really lost as to what has possessed everyone to choose who to side with if you only read the main book) it does add to the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Sep 5, 2016

    Miles struggles to understand his purpose as a hero in a chapter about making tough choices. There's a lot going on here, and as the Civil War II conflict is a bit more nuanced than the original event, it's great to see this series carefully build on those themes as opposed to rushing toward spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 3, 2016

    This has been a good series so far, as Miles settles into his new place in the "regular" Marvel Universe - but hopefully future issues will focus more on the fun side of being a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Aug 31, 2016

    Despite enjoyable dialogue, the plot doesn't really go anywhere throughout the issue. We're expecting Miles to get even more involved inCivil War II in the next issue, and we're wishful that tensions will rise too. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 31, 2016

    The issue is mostly enjoyable with a couple of bumps and good dialogue, but admittedly nothing really moves forward while Miles hand wrings his way throughout the issue. I imagine the next issue puts Miles squarely in the conflict somehow, so I anticipate the stakes will ramp up a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 31, 2016

    Overall, this issue of Spider-Man was enjoyable and continues to build on Miles' world and not just his life as a superhero. The whole reason he's involved with Tony Stark leaves too many questions, one of which being "Why does he matter to Stark?" The art team is doing a great job on this issue, and while some of us may have event fatigue, this is still a good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Aug 31, 2016

    There's no real time to do a full Miles Morales storyline with him caught up in the middle of Civil War II so Bendis and Leon are biding their time in Spider-Man #7 with guest appearances and soul searching. Brian Michael Bendis is one of the great comics dialogue writers so the characterization in this issue is interesting, especially with the ideological clash between the chaotic Bombshell and the more orderly Miles, but there's no real arc just some commentary on the bigger story Bendis is writing. This ends up making Spider-Man #7 an average, not essential read unless you're a huge fan of Miles and maybe Jessica Jones. (I'm guilty as charged.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Sep 6, 2016

    Nico Leon does his best to make up for Bendiss lacking script. His work here is some of the best of the series so far. For an issue that mainly involves Spider-Man moping in his costume he makes it work quite well. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 12, 2016

    While I always enjoy picking up an issue of Spider-Man, I have to say that since Civil War II started, there doesn't seem to be a lot for Miles to do in his own book and it seems like Bryan Michael Bendis is sitting there with his hands tied writing this series, waiting for everything to calm down again.  So yeah, not a lot going on in this issue, but even with that we had excellent art showing us not a lot going on.......... so that's something....... right? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 31, 2016

    Brian Michael Bendis is clearly the architect of the Marvel Universe at this juncture, but his books aren't always worldbeaters. After so many years with certain characters, maybe it's time for fresh perspectives to inject them with some sense of urgency rather than trapping them in a seemingly endless cycles of inciting incidents followed by half-hearted rumination. Bendis doesn't ask bad questions or even the wrong ones, but he's not concerned with answering them, and in doing so takes agency away from his characters but also his artists. Kudos to Nico Leon and Marte Gracia for at least making this book look like a Big Two comic book - it's not easy to find interesting ways to draw talking heads. But if characters are going be the core of an issue like this, the creative team, editors included, need to make sure that meaningful work is being done. Read Full Review

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