Comic Review: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Comic reviews, Reviews

Marvel Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Price: $3.99

Is Peter Parker really back from the dead? Miles Morales tries to discover the truth in this second issue of the series.

The comic continues right where the last issue left off, with Miles being confronted by the newly reincarnated Peter Parker. Miles is convinced that this new Peter Parker is a clone because of his odd display of behavior. Peter did not seem to care about telling Aunt May or MJ that he was alive again, not to mention he even attacked Miles.

Meanwhile, Miles argues with his friend, Ganke, about whether the Peter Parker he saw was a clone or not and if he should tell his girlfriend that he is Spider-Man. The issue ends with Miles and Ganke being interrupted by Miles’ girlfriend, leaving the reader with a cliffhanger.

The art style by Marquez is still great. There are many cool panels that make this a fun read. I also like how the comic has several different stories all going on at the same time. Bendis manages to progress these stories little by little each issue, eventually bringing it all together. The return of the Green Goblin, the two Spider-Man-like thieves, Peter Parker returning, and now Miles telling his girlfriend about him being Spider-Man are all included in this issue. Sadly, there is still a lack of action with Spider-Man. When am I going to finally see a cool fight with the main character of the series? I felt as though I was reading a bunch of characters talking and arguing with each other the whole time.

Other than the lack of action, the comic has a handful of interesting stories I’m waiting to unfold, so hopefully I can finally see a fight with Spider-Man in the next issue.

Written by: Zack Myers

+ Art style is still great and fun
+ Many different stories going on at the same time and Bendis manages to not make it confusing

-Lack of action…again
-When am I going to see Spider-Man for more than one page?


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