Spider-Men II #5
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Spider-Men II #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 15
6.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

• The pulse-racing final issue!
•  Peter and Miles are faced with their toughest challenge yet, and it's one that challenges far more than their super hero skills.
•  If you thought the end of the first SPIDER-MEN series was huge, brace yourself.
Rated T

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 28, 2017

    This is a closing chapter in many ways and it's a touching one that celebrates and reflects upon the years that Bendis and Pichelli has delivered. Where things go from here will be interesting, but much like their original work, it feels like the two have opened doorways of possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 1, 2018

    In short, this book made for a nice read, but it suffered from an ambiguous ending and Bendis' trademark "No Climax" climax, but the charm of the dialogue and characters helps to offset that somewhat. Spider-Men II #5 is a book that I didn't understand the need for when it was announced, but now appreciate as a story and as a bookend for that long ago landmark #1 issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 27, 2017

    Spider-Men II isn't the best of both worlds meeting that it's predecessor was. Although new, we get a less is more approach with this series that doesn't equate at the end. This almost feels like a side mission. There is a surprise at the end that may be joyous for some but may leave others saying “again?” Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 1, 2018

    Spider-Men II was an absolute dud. As exciting as it was to see Peter Parker and Miles Morales spending time together the story they were placed in did not live up to its predecessor mini-series. The focus on the older Miles Morales and his unknown history with the Marvel Universe completely fell flat as Bendis forced to much of a connection with Kingpin. By the end of things what could've been exciting fan moments turned out to be a disappointing end to Spider-Men II. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AsgersWeb Dec 30, 2017

    Too many awesome things happened. Miles Morales is no longer Spider-Man. That is of course great. Bringing back the Ultimate Universe bravo awesome and the true Ultimate Spider-Man is back. I am Glad that Bendis is leaving but he did leave one hell of a mark on his last book. Sara Pichelli's art is fine but the standout is by far Mark Bagley's amazing pencils.

  • 8.0
    bigteebomb May 30, 2018

    I guess we can assume Reed and family has recreated the 1610 Universe? What about those ultimates traveling the multiverse that we saw in Ewings Ultimates 2

  • 5.0
    Spock's Brain Jan 10, 2018

    This series was a dud. In a weird way it doesn't even seem like there a big stakes here, as I guess the big thing in this series is Miles coming to terms with his identity. And the ending, pencilled by Mark Bagely, made me cringe a bit (due to both the content and Bagley's art). Even the Sarah Pichelli art in this issue seems below her usual standards. Not recommended.

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 6, 2018

    616 Miles slides right past the Spideys as they have a Silly Feelings Talk about how 1610 Miles is ready to give up the burden of Spider-Manning. He (616 Miles) lands in total Brian Michael Bendis fantasyland, a happily-ever-after version of the 1610 where Peter Parker is the Amazing Spider-Man and the Ultimates are noble heroes and Riri "Ironheart" Williams is one of them (!) and whoops, we all just contracted diabetes from the 20 metric tons of sugar Mr. Bendis dumped on us.

    This issue featured pretty run-of-the-mill storytelling, particularly from the artists, but I feel like the laziness and stupidity of the larger plot easily earn a double penalty. Mr. Bendis is *really* reaching for a "have your cake and eat it too" resolut more

  • 1.0
    DDJamesB Dec 27, 2017

    This book was garbage. I'm not a hater either. If you are a fan of miles spider-man youre going to hate this book. Also, if you are a fan of not wasting money. You're going to hate this book. This was the worst series ive ever read. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and have semi enjoyed or until now, but this is a huge letdown. It has no purpose. No reveal on what peter found at the end of the first spider-men was given. The only real big reveal has nothing to do with the spider-men at all. The ending too, don't even get me started.

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