Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Miles' journey to becoming Spider-Man continues! Will Miles live up to Peter Parker's legacy? A mysterious figure from Peter Parker's past returns!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 21, 2011

    The first arc of Miles Morales reaches its conclusion. There is still more to his story but we're finally seeing what others in the Ultimate Universe think of him having powers and wearing a Spider-Man outfit. Other questions are answered and the future of Miles is determined. Bendis once again proves he can capture the voice of a young Spider-Man and does so in a way that isn't just a rehash of what he already did. Miles is a different character and you can't help but like and root for him. We may not be over the death of Peter Parker but Miles has earned himself a spot as a great character in the Ultimate Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 26, 2011

    As ever, the only substantial criticism that can be handed out to Bendis and Pichelli's "Ultimate Spider-Man" is that there isn't remotely enough of it. Every issue feels to short, and every gap between them too long. It remains to be seen what Miles' long-term impact will be on the Ultimate Universe (and pop-culture in general) but if Bendis maintains this level of quality, there'd be no blame to lay at his feet if things don't succeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 21, 2011

    I think it's time to accept the fact that Bendis knows what he's doing with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Miles has been introduced and now he has the costume, so at this point it's up to Bendis to carve a unique path for the character. So far he's done a pretty bang-up job. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 26, 2011

    If you thought this series was moving slowly, this is the issue you want to jump on. Excellent writing, fantastic artwork, and great action are all on the menu. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jan 24, 2012

    Jumping on point?: Definitely. You may be a little confused about Aaron's role in all of this, but otherwise this is an easily accessible book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 27, 2011

    There seems to be a slower than normal burn going on in the Ultimate Comics universe, and the once mighty Ultimate Spider-Man seems to have lost some of its footing. Though sales remain strong, if the story pace doesn't pick up a bit, I fear the series will continue to slide. I like Miles as a character, and hope he finds his direction soon, and it looks like we will with the semi-conclusion to this arc. There seemed to be some tire-spinning in the repetition of information readers are already familiar with, so it's not going to kill you if you miss this issue. Overall, Ultimate Comics All-New Spider-Man #5 is an okay read for me, earning 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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