Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 50
9.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Spider-Man's vicious new approach to crime has every villain on high alert! No one is safe as Peter succumbs further to his new dark powers. Wilson Fisk wants to put an end to this deadly new Spidey once and for all, but who is really the one coordinating this takedown attempt? And with Peter haunted more by his past each day, will someone be able to save him from his own mind?
Rated T

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 12, 2021

    Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2continues to inch Peter Parker down a dark path while showcasing how different characters within the Spider-Man mythos react to his new persona. The last page even introduces a certain character who could inject a new level of drama into the proceedings. I look forward to seeing how Spidey interacts with this character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 12, 2021

    The second issue of Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2 somehow manages to improve upon its debut, proving that Chip Zdarsky has not only a masterful grasp of the various facets of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but also is an absolute gift to the "What If" story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 18, 2021

    The whole creative team are firing on all cylinders in this issue as there's more blood and guts on display than an episode of Dexter! If you've not added this short four-issue series to your online or print subscription you better hurry as issues of both #1 and #2 are selling out fast. Don't be the only one not talking about this! I give it another blood-curdling five out of five, particularly for the onomatopoeia used by Joe Caramagna as the violence happens just out of shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 14, 2021

    Zdarsky keeps both the drama and the excitement level high. It is honestly such a quick read because it flows so well. The art by Ferry is perfect as well. I love this book and I cannot get enough of it. I am almost sad that it is a five part series as I want more for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 16, 2021

    Spider-Man's descent into darkness is getting deeper and deeper. This issue shows us that he has made the commitment to be a killer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 16, 2021

    Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow should set the bar for what if stories. Chip Zdarsky writes something new and interesting for the wall crawler that should be engaging to all fans. The pencils and colors work very well together and should only add to the reading experience. Spider-Man: Spider's shadow #2 is a can't miss book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 24, 2021

    Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow has laid the groundwork for a frightening alternate reality. It's not dark just to be dark. It explores the feelings of shock and terror that come from such a startling transformation. While it has the benefit of working with decades-old characters as its base, it transcends that familiarity and delivers a solid and terrifying story on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 13, 2021

    As for Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow #2, it flows fine. I do feel like they might be dragging out the story to fit a trade. Nevertheless, this length can work if the point is to slowly show Peter succumb to his alien costume. Then, that could be interesting. However, that will depend on how subsequent issues handle the story. Read Full Review

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