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: 31
5.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

• 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

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