Spider-Men II #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 24
6.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

• Meeting the Miles Morales who was already in the Marvel Universe sets OUR Miles OFF!
•  As if he weren't struggling with interior conflicts that were tougher than the external conflicts, this revelation hits Miles hard.
•  Luckily, Peter Parker, an expert on personal tragedy and dark spots, is by his side!
Rated T+

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Sep 23, 2017

    SPIDER-MEN II #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli is the best issue of the miniseries to date. It blends suspense and friendship to tell the story of the villain. It makes the reader care about the villain of the book, which is no small feat. This is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 21, 2017

    You know you're putting out a hit when you didn't even have to include the heroes in the book for it to be a banger. You know you on one when you can add depth to a new character, retcon, world build from the past, all in one damn issue. I'ma Fisk stan 'cause of Daredevil, it's hard to not be biased, especially when I'm getting some unexpected depth for Fisk with his loyalty, care, and friendship with Miles (616) while getting a fleshed out history for Miles as well, at the same damn time. I'm with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Eric Butler Sep 21, 2017

    Sarah's art is gorgeous, and Bendis writing is on point making for a great team! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Sep 20, 2017

    The plot slows down a bit here and we're still left with too many questions but overall, Bendis and Pichelli are still doing some fun work. Pichelli's art is top notch and Bendis provides some very entertaining dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Sep 22, 2017

    Spider-Men II #3 does give us some much needed background on the “other” Miles Morales. Unfortunately the creative team fail to give us any real progression due to this, taking what should have been a brief flashback into an entire issue. Despite this there are some intriguing factors that come from this, with the mini-series as a whole still having time to turn things around. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 21, 2017

    This comic costs four dollars and has what amounts to a very long flashback that could, without a doubt, have been told more succinctly. It is so short, with so little content, that -- upon reaching the end -- all I could think about was how much it costs. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Levi Hunt Sep 20, 2017

    Spider-Men II #3 is another failure to make the Other Miles Morales mystery meaningful. It's also an undoubtedly entertaining one-off crime story told by creators who excel in the genre. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 25, 2017

    Spider-Men 2 #3 continues to tread water and is still looking for a purpose as a whole three issues into a five issues mini series.  This idea for this title feel strangely rushed, and five years too late all at the same time, this is nothing I'd recommended even to the most loyal Spider-Man fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 24, 2017

    Spider-Men II #3 failed to create intrigue around the older, alternate version of Miles Morales. That is a big problem for the rest of this mini-series given the character's status as the main antagonist of the story. The failed execution of older Miles backstory halted all the momentum that Spider-Men II before Spider-Men II #3. Now it will be up to the next issue to get things back on track in order to recover the interest in this Peter Parker/Miles Morales Spider-Man crossover. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comicosity - Dayna Abel Sep 21, 2017

    For an issue centered around Miles-616, the story does nothing to address his inner feelings and motivations. We get a helping of “here's some stuff that happened,” but this is supposed to be the payoff to a five-year-long mystery. I'm perfectly willing to wait and see if the remaining issues of Spider-Men II address this, but again, the story told in this chapter is all bones and no meat. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Sep 21, 2017

    I am very indifferent on this issue. I was one of the people who actually kind of enjoyed the last one so I was expecting a little more plot progression in this third installment. Gripe #1: The Spider-Men are not even in this book. I read the descriptions before I read the issue. The description stated that when Miles finds out about the other it sets him off. THEY DON'T EVEN MEET!!!!!!! Gripe #2: I always never took book covers either at face value but, the cover for this really had absolutely nothing to do with the inside story. Gripe #3: I am not the biggest fan of retcons, this pretty much in my opinion, did a lot of that. Bendis pretty much inserted and made a backstory for a new character that in all reality changes a lot if you think more

  • 8.5
    Tom swift Sep 24, 2017

    This is by far the best issue of this increadibly lackluster series. The main reason I liked this issue a great deal more than the previous issues is the inclusion of kingpin who is by my favourite marvel villain so i may be a bit bias. Overall I was going to drop this book after last issue but this has made me decide to continue. God dammit Bendis

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Oct 10, 2017

    Bendis can write an issue that doesn't include the main characters and still have you in suspense wanting to find out what comes next. That's a good read (while ignoring some things) and bad at the same time because It's a five issue mini series about the Spider-Men and we don't have that yet. But i'll hold final judgement until the next issue to see where we're going. Pichelli and Ponsor are fantastic as usual.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 7, 2018

    The question "what's the deal with 616 Miles?" is thoroughly answered in a full-length flashback. It's quality work though it relies on some ret-conning, and if you can resist the impulse to second-guess Brian Michael Bendis it's quite entertaining. The Pichelli-Ponsor art team, as ever, delivers in spades and makes this a highly enjoyable gangster story.

  • 7.0
    Spock's Brain Oct 13, 2017

    This series is pretty muddled. After a strong first ish, it hasn't really gone anywhere. This month we get a flashback explaining Miles' father's background, which was pretty entertaining in its own right; it doesn't really seem like it should be the centerpiece to a 5-part story. There's a serious lack of momentum going on, and, as for the central conflict/idea of the story, I don't care so much.

  • 6.5
    freemanlouis7 Sep 22, 2017

    I like Bendis but this habit of stretching an idea (a flashback) out one or two whole issues is unfair to the paying customer.

  • 6.5
    RustonLF Sep 24, 2017

    There has already been a few time jumps in the story, but this issue we get another. I am pretty convinced that at this point it is to help us with a tremendous suspension of disbelief as we learn about the 616 Miles history. This is comics so sometimes logic has to be ignored, so I don't want to get to caught up on the twist they are introducing this issue. This entire issue does hinge on it though. There is no Spider-Men in this issue. It is simply a catch up on Miles (616) getting to where he is now. While the characters are interesting and the story well written, I found it a little out of character for one in particular. We also have to wait again to see the two Miles, or even Miles and Peter of 616, interact. The art is still catching more

  • 6.5
    Granfalloon Sep 25, 2017

    I hate flashback episodes.

  • 10
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    JCP May 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    BloodyNinja Sep 21, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Oct 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    mikesbr42 Dec 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Aug 5, 2018

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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  • 5.5
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