Spider-Men II #1

Spider-Men II #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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THIS IS IT, TRUE BELIEVERS!
The moment five years in the making is finally here! The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question - WHO IS THE MILES MORALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?! Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you're finally going to get that answer to who the OTHER Miles Morales is! And that's just the tip of the iceberg as Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli bring you the next heart-stopping adventure for both Peter Parker and Miles Morales!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Liam Nolan Jul 12, 2017

    Spider-Men II #1 is a worthy successor to the original Spider-Men series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jul 13, 2017

    You should mos def get this book, if not to see Miles floundering over a new love interest then to witness Peter Parker at his most Peter Parker. I've really never laughed so hard at Parker's dialogue before and it was dialed up perfectly in this issue. That Armadillo roast is fucking legendary y'all, I promise. We've been waiting a loooooong time for this sequel and the first issue brings us back to what we love about these two vastly different characters in Miles and Peter interacting with one another. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jul 17, 2017

    So now that Mile's romantic interest Barbara knows that the wild school rumors of Miles' running an underground casino, selling mutant growth hormone and /or being a 21 Jump Street cop are all fake will she figure out what he really does when he sneaks out of the dorm? Will Pete convince Miles to hang up the tights forever? Will Miles and Miles team-up? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 12, 2017

    This might feel like a cash in but it doesn't feel that way when read. I'd take this type of series over a lot of the recent Spider event stories as there's just something fun about it all and while it feels epic it also doesn't feel over the top. Add in the humor and banter and you've got a first issue that just nails it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jul 12, 2017

    Parker eccentricities aside, Spider-Men II #1 sets up what promises to be an entertaining adventure, and the last page manages to deliver a worthwhile hook for future issues. If you're a Spider-Man fan, you'll want to hop on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 14, 2017

    Spider-Men II #1 does exactly what it needed to do to create an engaging story to follow for the next few months. Brian Bendis did a great job establishing where both Spider-Men are at this point in their lives and the mystery around the older Miles Morales. All of this is wonderfully brought to life by Sara Pichelli's artwork that furthers how Spider-Men II is a comic no Spider-Man will want to miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 12, 2017

    It's never a bad thing to see Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli exploring the life and times of Miles Morales. Spider-Men II #1 captures a lot of what makes their partnership work, with Bendis' humorous dialogue and Pichelli's gorgeous art resulting in a very pleasant reading experience. But with the novelty of the Peter/Miles team-up evaporated by now, this issue reads less like the start of an epic new crossover and more like just another day in the shared lives of these two heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2017

    Spider-Men II #1 is a solid enough opening that revisits the concept of Spider-Men, addresses the current situations for the webheads, and sets up what is inevitably to come. Its a bit airy though, indicative of a tale that is almost certainly going to be more impactful as a trade. All the same, this is a good enough start to pique my interest, even if it wont elevate Spider-Men II #2 to the top of my reading pile the very day it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - admin Jul 12, 2017

    A tantalizing final page, the glorious return of artist Sara Pichelli, and strong characterization of Miles Morales make Spider-Men II a pretty okay comic Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 12, 2017

    Spider-Men II #1 is a solid start to this latest crossover series, as despite not being anything special, it leaves us with plenty to ponder over. It also gives us a fun exchange between the two Spider-Men, with their personalities clashing a little more this time around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 17, 2017

    This is adecent but not jaw dropping start to a mini-series bringing Peter and Milesback together to investigate the cliffhanger from the first series.  While the first issue didn't tackle thisproblem head-on and running enough of my interest was piqued for a return visitto this series especially with Pichelli and Ponsor on art duties. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jul 14, 2017

    That being said, the book is a candy store of beautiful art. Sara Pichelli – one of Miles co-creators – returns to draw this story, and if theres nothing else that can be said: it is gorgeous. Theres plenty of effort made to distinguish that Miles has grown older since he first showed up as a scrawny kid Spider-Man, but hes still got a very different physicality from a grown man like Peter. There's also a lot of bizarre stuff that happens in this issue. From the appearance of the Armadillo to our first glimpse at something from beyond the rift, Pichelli draws it all here. Ponsors colors also do a great deal to keep the book very vibrant and distinguish it from the rest of the current Marvel line. At this time, however, its quite a difficult book to say Id recommend. While the art is fantastic, it feels like so much of the rest of whats been hurting Marvel lately in execution. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jul 14, 2017

    Spider-Men II #1 may not be perfect, but it does have enough to keep fans happy. The potential of exploring who Miles Morales is on this Earth will keep them coming back for more, and as always, the artwork from Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor is stellar. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 13, 2017

    There's a good balance between action and character moments allowing for some dynamic artwork - however, Spider-Men II #1 doesn't work in a post-Secret Wars Marvel universe, and turns you away from the once-interesting question of "Who is the other Miles?" Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 12, 2017

    It's hard to know what the appeal of this story is supposed to be and it doesn't matter how much the art team flexes their respective muscles, they're not going to be able to save a book that has no emotional stakes and almost nothing unique happening. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Aug 3, 2017

    I really liked this. It has an intriguing opening sequence for which we get no explanation this issue, but that's okay. It has a charming sequence with Miles and Ganke and a girl Miles is crushing on. The premise of another Miles existing in this universe is an interesting one, though it takes a bit of effort to combat alternate universe fatigue. But the killer is Sara Pichelli's gorgeous art. This issue reads, and looks, really great. I had a lot of fun reading it.

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jul 12, 2017

    I have not yet read Spider-Men. I came in to the title interested in the idea of another Miles in 616. I did not feel lost or like I was missing any information that helped me understand what was going on. The story and art made it feel like it could have been part of the ongoing Spider-Man in my mind. One of the things that does bother me is that Bendis seems to follow the same trends with his Spider-Man tales. He leads with something exciting happening then goes back to tell the story on how he got there. The same was done in the Spider-Gwen crossover making me think he probably tells his stories in that fashion when talking to people. I also wonder just how many love interest Bendis can find for Miles as another is added to the mix. While I expected that very little would be shown of the other Miles in the first issue (of 5 I believe) it was still disappointing to see so little of him. It would have been nice to have more of a cliffhanger than the fact that he has scars. Still Marvel has been doing a good job in their contained stories like Unworthy Thor so it could be worth seeing where this series leads.

  • 8.0
    Tree Fingers Jul 14, 2017

    An average opening issue with great art where not much happens. But I have really high hopes for this series, and I think this is a decent set up issue.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jul 17, 2017

    I was a huge Spider-Men fan so I was pumped to see the return. I am huge fans of both Spider-Men, Peter and Miles, which makes this all the more enjoyable. The banter between them is very well done. It even looks like they start the story off with a little mystery, as they already know who the other Miles is and we do not. The end came a little fast and not sure what it all means, but I look forward to the rest of this series. Art was on point as well.

  • 7.0
    freemanlouis7 Aug 13, 2017

    Ok set up

  • 7.0
    Comic Booger Aug 16, 2017

    Overall an enjoyable story that lacks to interest the reader in some areas. The interaction saves this comic from even one of the more cliche parts of this issue. Nothing compared to the original, but still an enjoyable ride that has a lot to offer. Can't wait to see what Bendis cooks up for us in later issues.

  • 10
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 1, 2017

  • 8.5
    Grimm911 Jul 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    EMRESANCAKLI12 Jul 16, 2017

  • 8.5
    StanielK Jul 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    sovereignsfall18 Jul 13, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jul 16, 2017

  • 7.0
    Grifter Aug 3, 2017

  • 5.5
    Frank Black Jul 12, 2017

  • 1.0
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Jul 14, 2017

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