The Avenging Spider-Man #2

The Avenging Spider-Man #2

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 7, 2011

    Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira are two for two with AVENGING SPIDER-MAN. There's plenty of big action with great art and plenty of humorous moments and dialogue. Spider-Man and Red Hulk aren't a team-up you would expect to see but seeing a pairing we haven't already seen hundreds of times makes it even better. This is pure Spider-Man action. Hopefully this trend will continue. There's no need to bring in the Peter Parker side to this series. This should be huge adventures focusing just on Spider-Man and whoever he's teaming with. AVENGING SPIDER-MAN has everything I wanted. The free digital comic was a welcome extra. Since I don't really care about the Moiloids or Subterranea, it goes to show that it just takes Zeb Well's writing and Joe Madureira's art to make this a great Spider-Man comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 12, 2011

    Reading this book, it hit me that Avenging Spider-Man was the kind of book that got me reading comics in the first place " nice action, gorgeous design, and most importantly, smart character decisions. This book may feel a little loose, but that doesn't stop its structure from being stronger than a radioactive spider. You may think there's nothing special about fighting a bunch of Mole Men deep within the Earth's crust, but Wells and Madureira are finding the gold here. It's a good time to be a Spider-Man fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 12, 2011

    The art from Joe Medureira is awesome, which hasn’t always been true of the artist. At times his work can be downright ugly, but with Avenging Spider-Man his very stylized pencils work. The strength of Medureira’s work is his combination of strong lines and detail. Red Hulk is just a huge block while Ra’ktar is gigantic but covered with armor, bones, muscles outlines, and all of it very detailed. The action leaps off the page as do character reactions. I can see where some might think Medureira is too stylized, like the work of Humberto Ramos or Bill Sienkiewicz, but it’s very effective for the story Zeb Wells is telling. Let the rest of Marvel prepare for mutants vs. movie stars next summer, Avenging Spider-Man is the comic book lovers series for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 9, 2011

    Another really strong issue for this new series. I'd probably be happier if these were going to be 1-2 issue stories so we could get more mileage out of this new “Marvel Team-Up”, but I'm always happy to have Joe Mad art and some funny dialog written by Zeb Wells. The only thing holding it back is that the story doesn't have quite enough heft to really challenge for an “A.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Dec 8, 2011

    If you don't want to fall asleep or need a laugh, go ahead and get Avenging Spider-Man.You might want to order your copy HEREThe comic book used for this review was sponsored by: Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2011

    There are Marvel books that do a better job of blending big action and in-depth storytelling. But if there isn't enough simple fun in your superhero diet, you could do far worse than Avenging Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 7, 2011

    "Avenging Spider-Man" #2 is nice, but it's also the sort of comic that you'll read at a rather rapid pace. It has some beautiful art, but I wish that Wells had stepped up the plotting to go with it. Wells has shown on other books that he's capable of long-term, fuller plotting; hopefully we can get some here before long. At $3.99 an issue, pretty art or not, I'd like a story that's a little more substantial. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 7, 2011

    Written by Zeb Wells (Spider-Man : Crime and Punisher) and illustrated by Joe Madureira, who loves his giants monsters, massive shoulders and extra large swords. Fun times! Read Full Review

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