Spider-Men #5

Spider-Men #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
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The shocking conclusion to the Spider-Man event of the year! How will the amazing Spider-Man get back to his own reality? * What will both Spider-Men due now that they know theyre not alone in the universe? Will Peter Parker give Miles Morales his blessing?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Sep 21, 2012

    This series is hands-down the best story to come out of the Ultimate Universe in a long time. It is essential reading for any fan of Peter Parker, Miles Morales, or excellent comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 19, 2012

    This mini-series a strong contender for pick of the year, and it will probably win it for me, unless something amazing comes out between now and December. This is the best Marvel crossover to date, and on top of being an excellent read, it has an amazing cliffhanger ending. Bendis has done a phenomenal job with the writing here and as always, Sara Pichelli's art is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 24, 2012

    If subtlety is not your thing, then the ending is anything but and the possible ramifications of it are endless. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 19, 2012

    All in all, a great wrap-up to a solid miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 21, 2012

    Still, outside of that, it's a good series and worth tracking down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Sep 23, 2012

    Pichelli's art here is as top notch as it has always been throughout the series. That definitely helped cushion the blow of the seemingly rushed wrapped up. I'm so glad that the series gave us some great moments in previous issues or else I would've been thoroughly let down by the conclusion rather than sort of let down. I think if it had been expanded to six issues instead of five than the conclusion could've been played out in a more appropriate pacing. As a whole the series was great, stand alone this issue didn't hold the weight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 20, 2012

    While Marvel is still not giving us a title worthy of the classic "Marvel Team-Up" brand, at least we have this celebration of heroic awesomeness. This series was well-paced and fun without being dismissible or irrelevant and the final issue is complete and encapsulates that vibe quite nicely. If you're not one to jump onto a series with the final issue and backtrack, make note of the release date for the collection and start saving now. You'll be glad you did when you kick back and enjoy a fun, self-contained, summertime event book on those crisp, cool autumn evenings coming up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Sep 21, 2012

    All in all, while this issue doesn't wrap things up as neatly as one would like, it was extremely enjoyable, nonetheless, and leaves things open for a sequel. Which, I suppose, was the point. If that ever does happen, I'll be first in line to pick up the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 19, 2012

    Bendis and Pichelli do this crossover concept so much more justice than anyone could have imagined. Part of me wanted the stakes to be bigger, the villain to be more maniacal, and the heroes to be pushed harder. The forces of antagonism hardly feel like they require two Spider-Men to overcome, let alone the Ultimates, Nick Fury, and a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. That said, all of the wonderful intimate moments would have been lost in favor of giant explosions and characters punching each other in the face, and there's enough of that currently going on in Avengers vs. X-Men to last a lifetime. Count me glad that Bendis and Pichelli chose to forego cheap adrenaline rushes in favor of delivering an emotionally resonant story that stays with you after you put down the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Sep 23, 2012

    To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from this mini series, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. The HC collection comes out on Nov 28, 2012 or save a few bucks and get the TPB which usually comes out a few months later. Makes a great gift for that certain Spider-Man fan. This issue gets a 7 and so does the entire series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Sep 19, 2012

    I enjoyed Spider-Men as a whole. I would be receptive to some sort of sequel story as well. The ending wasnt really as exciting or as creative as I was hoping for, but its still a solid comic. Because this comic failed to deliver on the quality set by the previous issues, its mark is somewhat lower than what I would have graded the overall arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 19, 2012

    Spider-Men #5is a fun comic book that just doesn't offer enough substance to make it anything more than an entertaining popcorn flick, with that said though the story strands that clearly set-up a continuation of some kind have got my interest somewhat peaked. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Sep 19, 2012

    Would I recommend 'Spider-Men' after reading the entire arc? Yes. It's a wonderful introduction to Miles for those like myself who haven't read much of his regular series and is a fun romp through the eyes of the two heroes. It's good… it's just not great. I was kind of hoping that something more universe altering would happen in this final issue. Instead, we just got the expected Spidey-makes-it-home ending. Of course, whatever Peter saw on that laptop screen could change things. I can only hope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Sep 25, 2012

    This was a kinda odd comic. I like to imagine they were waiting for days before Mysterio just happened to open that portal and get webbed through it. This mini series was okay, I expected more but it could've definitely been worse. I'm going to be very disappointed if we don't find out anything about the 616 Miles Morales, and it better be big the way Peter reacted. Also, I'm kinda peeved we didn't get to see what Pete's "most important" advice was, that seemed like a cop out, especially when he gave him lesser advice like loaning Wolverine money... All in all, this wasn't a bad issue, but it was far from great, I'd say it was average. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Sep 20, 2012

    Spider-Men started incredibly strong, but after three issues, Bendis' story lacked focus. Apart from a few powerful character moments, the story itself fell short. Issue #5 reads as an extension of that. Read Full Review

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