Spider-Man #2

Writer: J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
5.8Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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• The most anticipated comic event of the year continues from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Alias), Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!
•  Peter and Mary Jane have had their first run in with the new villain Cadaverous and it did not go well. What horrific impact from this horrific villain will scar them the worst?!
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  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez Oct 16, 2019

    This take on Spider-Man continues to surprise and be fun; it really does feel like a new take on the character. It's also beautiful. It's the rare high-profile comic book from an artist outside the medium that actually works Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Oct 16, 2019

    These first two issues have been enjoyable reads. It almost feels too early on to say how good this series will be yet, too many unknowns, but if it carries on the way the first two issues did readers will be in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 17, 2019

    Spider-Man #2 proves that issue one was no fluke. It's a genuine joy to read throughout, quickly crafting memorable, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable characters. But it's also a hard look at legacy, and what it can mean if a father tarnishes his own heritage for his children. Choosing to present Peter Parker as a broken man running from his responsibility is a bold, divisive choice, but thus far, both Abrams senior and junior have the chops to pull everything together. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Oct 16, 2019

    While we do get a few answers, we also just just get more unanswered questions in issue two. However, the art steals the show. Sara Pichelli clearly is in her groove while drawing Spidey. This book also loses points for a typo. It can't happen on a book at this level. Or any book for that matter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 21, 2019

    The art looks great from top to bottom, but the scripting doesn't hold up its end of the bargain, and this is all well-worked dramatic territory. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Oct 17, 2019

    Not the worst but not the best stop on our trip through the Spider-Verse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Oct 18, 2019

    Ben Parker has a lot to figure out in his young life. A life which mirrors his fathers in many ways, the loss of a parent figure. The attaining of great powers and the realization that he was put here for a reason. It's semi-comical watching him try to master these powers while he is clearly lacking in experience. I especially love the uniform that doesn't quite fit. Just when we think Ben is figuring everything out he has to confront…to be continued. *** (8.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Oct 18, 2019

    Spider-Man #2 is a step in the right direction, but there is still no element that makes this series a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 16, 2019

    Two issues in and this series aren't doing anything we haven't seen before. It's also rather flat in its characterizations. It's not complex or deep in any way and instead is boring at face value. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 16, 2019

    The second issue of the Abrams' Spider-Man isn't offensively bad in the way the first issue was, but it feels like a pale imitation of other, better stories. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 17, 2019

    The idea of motivation behind superheroism has defined the genre since the days of, well, "with great power must also come great responsibility" - why these heroes put on their masks and tights matters just as much (if not more so) than their actual superheroic exploits. But that's where Spider-Man stumbles - there aren't actors' performances to liven up or elevate Ben Parker's actions or dialogue, and thus his shift into his father's clothing feels shallow. It can't help but feel like dress-up, because there's no real reason behind it. With two issues already down, Spider-Man is going to have to work double-time in future issues if it wants to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 19, 2019

    This comic is terrible. It's poorly written, poorly plotted, poorly developed, and entirely unimaginative. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Oct 16, 2019

    Issue such a let down. Art is okay. Some of the dialogue seems bit forced. Nothing about this book screams out that this has to happen. Honestly story is quite boring.

  • 8.5
    Alan Oct 17, 2019

    I think the people hating on this run is only because they thought that it was gonna be Spiderman 4.

    I really liked the first issue in the sense that the writers really made a different story on Spiderman. Some people don't like that and I can see why. People like the classic spiderman story where unble ben dies blah blah. But I think its refreshing to have a new story line; something completely different.

    For this issue, it's not as good as the first issue. I was not on my toes the whole time waiting to see what happens next like I was on the first issue. Dialogue sometimes sound forced. The whole development of Ben as spiderman kinda seemed too fast. That must be because the writers are limited to 5 issues? The art more

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Oct 16, 2019

    Moves pretty fast but it has some interesting takes and great artwork.. I wanna see where it goes.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 17, 2019

    I really dont get the hate for this title. I think the art is fantastic and the story, while not amazing, is pretty solid and interesting. I am excited to see how everything turns out

  • 7.5
    Ryan Oct 16, 2019

    Well let’s start with the good stuff. I really enjoyed issue 1 so I was naturally excited for this issue and was massively let down. The art was great and I’m still intrigued on the identity of Cadaverous. The dialogue was also pretty natural and fluid. Unfortunately, the story itself was super cliched and boring. After I read this issue, I wondered, “What’s the point of this series?” The best that I could come up with is that JJ Abrams wanted time write a Peter Parker origin but editors thought (rightfully) that Abrams ideas were to wack for the 616 so they just threw him in an alternate reality. What I’m trying to say is that what this series needs to do is distinguish isn’t from other Spidey stories, and so far it hasn’t more

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 19, 2019

    It's fine. Nothing too special, artwork is pretty good. It's a fun story, that's all it's been so far. I really hope there's some twists coming, but so far it's been pretty decent.

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Oct 21, 2019

    This is OK. If Pichelli wasn't drawing this I would have dropped it. Yes the pressure is high since the fanfares of Abrams were played out loud and hyped so much.
    It rotates between new angles and familiar tones but not mixed well enough to work. It's trying to do something new yet it's repeating the same beats done in Spidey books before it and doesn't quite make you care about its antagonist. I get that we're trying to make it a mystery but it's flat as a device here. Pichelli is what's bringing me back.

  • 4.5
    FeliciaParker Oct 16, 2019

    Self-insert shit

  • 4.0
    Thor Parker Oct 16, 2019

    Really bad

  • 4.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 30, 2019

    Yeah, this isn't for me. It is far from the worst thing I have read, I just couldn't care about anything.

  • 3.5
    M1sf1r3 Nov 28, 2019

    Prelude:
    Welp, it's time to read this again. Strap yourselves in people, this will be a bumpy ride.

    The Good:
    Faye is proving to be a bit more interesting.

    Art is still the same level as before.

    The Bad:
    Dialogue is still very off for these characters and it isn't written well.

    Ben's reasoning to become Spider-Man is really weak, basically doing it because of a girl.

    I have no interest in the villain whatsoever.

    Conclusion:
    It's better than before but not by much. Ultimately my problem is with the chosen characterisation that the Abrams are using.

  • 1.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 21, 2019

    Why does this comic exist? It is just a rehash of any of the other Spider-Family stories, or even Miles. But with worse writing and, honestly, worse art. I really do hate this comic because it's written by people who don't know what makes Spider-Man a good character. It's written by people who are clearly not in their element. It's bad. And made even worse by how unoriginal it is. I'm astounded that this comic made it to print. But I guess having a big name means you can churn out shit.

  • 9.0
    Foxzimm Nov 21, 2019

  • 8.0
    Wolf Warner Oct 16, 2019

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 19, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 24, 2019

  • 7.5
    Grifter Oct 18, 2019

  • 7.0
    Balthaak Oct 24, 2019

  • 6.5
    KobbeJr Nov 29, 2019

  • 6.0
    Radar Oct 22, 2019

  • 6.0
    cincyfan Nov 17, 2019

  • 5.5
    Zumba Oct 18, 2019

  • 5.0
    tonpas1989 Oct 16, 2019

  • 4.5
    Adsun22 Oct 18, 2019

  • 2.5
    Silver Rocket Nov 17, 2019

  • 1.0
    Dennis G. Morales Nov 22, 2019

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