Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #21

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

As his father lies in critical condition, Miles is desperate to solve the mystery of the new VENOM!!How does the villain know so much about Miles?Miles turns to the one person who can help him… Gwen Stacy!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Mar 23, 2013

    While the last issue of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man was a let-down for me, the combination of what seems to be a newly reinvigorated Sara Pichelli and Bendis getting to write an issue that was mostly my favorite characters talking to each other means I was incredibly pleased with this issue. This is the reason everyone should still be reading this book even without Peter Parker and with its somewhat awkward title (seriously, Ultimate Spider-Man just rolls off the tongue so much better), and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #21 earns a nearly perfect 4.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2013

    Mostly this issue was a transition from one part of the story to the next. We don't find out the fate of Miles' dad. We don't yet get the Spider-Man/Venom rematch. Instead, they both retreat to lick their collective wounds and gear up for the next battle. Venom does this by eating people, Miles does it by researching his foe. And that look on Miles' face at the end makes me think we might be in for one heck of an upcoming battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 20, 2013

    Venom War continues to be another good helping of what is perhaps an underrated Spider-Comic. It will be interesting to see who the new Venom is (if it's even human) and what connection it has to Peter (and to further extension Miles) as the story rolls on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Mar 20, 2013

    Bendis and Pichelli give us another great issue. Not much goes on and were only told things that we already know, but these characters are so well thought out, that its hard to even complain about it. Like Peter Parker, Miles is at his best when hes miserable and his life is in ruins. Yep, hes still one of the best characters in comics. We just need some more Venom action! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Apr 23, 2013

    Sara Pichelli continues to pump out some fine pages and while this is not some of her strongest work I cant help but be in love with how she draws Miles as a whole. One of things that makes it usually excel is the detail and ability to convey various emotions theres only really a sense visually that Miles and his mother are actually taking this situation seriously. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 20, 2013

    Shock, anger, sadness. Venom! Shock, anger, sadness. Venom! That's all artist Sara Pichelli gets to draw this issue. It all looks gorgeous and will earn every emotion out of you it seeks to elicit, but like the narrative, it will leave you wanting a little more oomph. This is a fairly solid issue that doesn't take any missteps, per se, but it definitely isn't the heartfelt all-star performance we're used to getting from the dynamic duo of Bendis and Pichelli. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 26, 2013

    This issue fell kinda flat for me. I get why Miles was feeling sorry for himself and everything but it seemed like it went on too long, and it kinda took the wind out of the sails for Ganke's story about when his dad died. I did like seeing MJ and Gwen as Miles' support system though, since I really like those characters after reading the entire Ultimate Spider-Man series over the past few months, especially Gwen. Like I said above, I didn't get why they mentioned the whole Gwen was dead and was part symbiote thing unless it comes into play in the future, because it would've just confused me had I not read that series. Also, it seemed like Miles is really trying to get found out as Spidey, talking about it with Ganke in public when there are civilians, medics and police around. All in all this seemed like an issue where not much happened, Miles and Ganke talked with MJ and Gwen, Venom attacked the hospital. Pretty forgettable overall. Read Full Review

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