Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

What’s the secret behind Miles’ powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 9, 2011

    As with every issue thus far, the cliffhanger moment is one which makes you want to return next month, and it'll be interesting to deal with Spider-Woman -- who, lest we forget, has all of Peter Parker's memories. We can probably assume that she'll give her blessing, if not take it further and become a mentor figure, but it's a conversation that needs to be had, and I'm on tenterhooks waiting to read it. When a book is this good, it almost goes without saying. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 11, 2011

    Bendis, Pichelli and Ponsor are the best creative trio in comics right now as their work on this series remarkably captivates my attention with every page. This new journey is off to four amazing issues and is expected this to be the status quo for quite sometime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Nov 11, 2011

    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is a book that has had a proud legacy for its entire existence, and I can say that since Miles Morales became the lead of this book, it hasn't missed a beat. It's an impressive and fun book that has firmly entrenched itself as one of the first books I read every time it comes out, which is a sure sign of it being a book I love as much as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 11, 2011

    Despite a stumble in Miles' motivation to becoming the new Spider-man, this issue wraps up his origin nicely and creates an encounter that can lead to a lot of fun. I still commend Bendis for his ability to write Miles as a sympathetic and relatable character, and it looks like there are still a lot of growing pains to go through for our young hero. By taking the approach set forth in the final page, Miles' adventures are going to be very interesting as he is integrated into the Marvel universe. I look forward excitedly to the continuing story and am thankful that Miles is a character I care about and that the proper time was taken to get him where he is now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 9, 2011

    Sara Pichelli's pencils look incredible this issue. The art quality has had its ups and downs since she started on the title, but here she outdoes herself. The reliving of Peter's final moments are every bit as emotional as the original, while she continues to help develop Miles through his bevy of solemn, determined, and at times snarky facial expressions. Her attention to detail is spectacular, especially the church, which looks so realistic that it could be mistaken for a photograph. She and Bendis have crafted this tale with great care, and while every twist might not be the best, the overall quality of the title continues to be a good reason to come back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 9, 2011

    Sadly, since Spider-Man is part of a much larger universe, this heel-dragging is necessary; you can't just throw Miles out into the world without some kind of context, and this issue was meant to provide it. The Uncle Ben credo gets passed on to a new hero, the Daily Bugle gets another Spider-Man to harass, and Miles gets the satisfaction of trying on a new "super-suit" for the first time. Read Full Review

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