Spider-Men #2

Spider-Men #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
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Peter Parker and Miles Morales explore their strange connection in this reality-bending crossover where the Amazing Spider-Man meets the Ultimate Spider-Man.

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 28, 2012

    It's all a lot of fun and will have you greatly anticipating next issue. Sara Pichelli's art is also very cool. She captures the perfect look and feel for this story, seamlessly mixing the style of the 616 Universe with the Ultimate Universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 29, 2012

    Underneath the marvelous Jimmy Cheung covers, "Spider-Men" has a story that is exactly why everyone reading this got into comics: great characters, snappy dialog, zany adventures and, most importantly, fun. In a time when too many comics focus on the next big event or the great multimedia tie-in, it's nice to have a comic that just wants to be itself, entertain fans, and have fun doing it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Talisha Harrison May 10, 2013

    Spectacular Spider-Man which was unlawfully canceled (Boo!), and I own a few Spider-Man comics as well , so reading this was a real treat. I haven't gotten a chance yet to read Ultimate Spider-Man with Miles Morales as the new web-head but this book definitely makes me want to check it out. Bendis writing is great, I love the interactions with the two Spideys, and as always, Sara Pichelle's artwork is fantastic. This wonderful read and Spidey fans will definitely enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 2, 2012

    The story progresses to S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ where Ultimate Nick Fury has Peter detained in a holding cell and their conversation produces the biggest word balloon ever seen by an anxiety-filled Peter Parker. Some tend to bag on Mysterio but I feel he was the perfect villain to be the catalyst of these events. Bendis' writing makes the story move at such an entertaining pace that you start getting concerned as the pages on the right hand side get thinner because you realize the end is near and that's the only disappointing thing about this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 28, 2012

    It's been fun - and it's still the only Spider-Man comic I buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 27, 2012

    As a big fan of Sara PichelliI have to say the art is amazing, particularly the way she details both versions of Mysterio. Bendis, a seasoned Spider-Man writer, captures both characters perfectly. From their back-and-forth dialogue to their different fighting styles, it's pretty fun read for Spider-Man fans of either universe. While crossovers usually don't live up to the hype, Spider-Menmay be the exception to the rule. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2012

    Aside from that twist, Spider-Men still doesn't do much to break out of the typical crossover mold. But as long as it remains this entertaining, originality is a secondary concern. It's good to have Bendis and Pichelli jamming with Spider-Man again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 2, 2012

    Spider-Men #2 is a huge step forward from the first issue, not only in terms of story progression, but also of narrative structure. The subtle hints at past events connecting to current dilemmas is near-perfect, and Sara Pichelli's art just fits so well with the tone of everything going on. Mysterio looks menacing, Peter looks dumbfounded, and Miles looks overwhelmed. There's got to be more to Mysterio's involvement in this situation, and Bendis seems to be taking the series in the right direction. I'm definitely looking forward to next month's issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 29, 2012

    At the end of the day, we love a good crossover, and this has all the markings of being a memorable one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 30, 2012

    A fun & clever ride for any Spider-Man fan. Don’t miss it. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 29, 2012

    Okay, so first things first, this issue was not without it's faults. I mean, Mysterio seems like a kind of lame choice to fight two Spider-Men... and Peter just attacking seemed weird, especially considering how many times he's been attacked by heroes due to a misunderstanding, but we can chalk that up to him thinking this may be a Mysterio illusion. That said, the stuff with Miles and Peter was really enjoyable. The banter while fighting, Miles being still likable, Peter wondering if Miles was a clone was funny, plus the fact Peter said Miles had a cooler costume was a nice line. Overall, I enjoyed this comic enough to continue reading it, and that's a hell of a plus after that slow first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 27, 2012

    As crossovers go, this was stellar. As regular issues go, this was still an awesome read. This is a crossover I've wanted to see for a long time, and I love how this is playing out thus far. Bendis is doing a great job at capturing these characters' voices and I love how the story is progressing. The art, by Pichelli, is fantastic, and I actually like her better than Ramos as a Spider-Man artist. I'm also a big Mysterio fan, so seeing him in these past two issues was great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jul 2, 2012

    It's not perfect " there's little weight to the story beyond the emotional "what if" of the two heroes crossing paths " but Spider-Men fills those holes by being fun to read and visually impressive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 28, 2012

    After a slow opener, we finally get the Spider-Man showdown we've all been waiting for " and it is sweet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 29, 2012

    The next issue will likely be the make-or-break for me, but if you're not one to agree with anything I've said above about my reactions to Spider-Men, then go right ahead and pick this up. Bendis has long been a polarizing writer when he's handling big-time superhero shenanigans. Your mileage may vary, as they say. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Jul 26, 2012

    Now as I said before if I were Marvel I would have waited with this crossover idea, for it could have had much more potential when Miles is more comfortable in his role. On the other hand though there was a bit where Mile was very curious of Peters web shooters and with that I hope it is indeed he who sets Miles up with a pair of them. I am happy Bendis is doing this mini for I do not think anyone else should be writing Miles, especially in a situation like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 28, 2012

    There's a lot of hurry-up-and-wait in this issue, and I have problems with the pacing and the sheer amount of "Are you SERIOUS?" dialogue that we had to sit through on the way to some adventure. Bendis has a good ear for Spider-Man dialogue here, and I do enjoy Miles as a character, but the entire issue breaks down to "Conversation-Quick Battle-Conversation-BLAM!", which doesn't make the experience an entirely satisfying one at the end of the issue. Spider-Men #2 is cute, and as a chapter of the inevitable trade paperback for which it seems to be written, it does well enough, earning an above-average 3 out of 5 stars overall. It's interesting to watch the two Spider-Men play off one another, but there's not quite enough meat on this book's bones to make a superlative issue... Read Full Review

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