SPIDER-MEN #2 of 5 Review by Jamie Dunst
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Sara Pichelli; Colorist: Justin Ponsor; Letterer: Cory Petit; Cover Artist: Jimmy Cheung; Variant Cover Artists: Sara Pichelli, Justin Ponsor & Marcos Martin
So when we last left our 616 Peter Parker, he had just tangled with Mysterio which accidentally cause Peter to get teleported to the Ultimate Universe. It didn’t take long for Peter to have a run-in with Miles Morales who is the Ultimate Universe’s Spider-Man. After the obligatory hero vs hero fight we see Peter interact with the much cooler Ultimate Universe Nick Fury. (Peter’s words, not mine. I think 616 Nick Fury is awesome in his own right) We then have another pow wow between Peter and Miles which gets interrupted by the Mysterio avatar that we saw in the beginning of the issue and it looks like we’re going to get two Spider-Men teaming up to take on this guy. Sounds like fun.
I really like the cover to this second issue a lot (see above). The shattered glass giving us two images. One of 616 Peter Parker Spider-Man and the other of Ultimate Miles Morales Spider-Man. The writing is still very strong although between this and last issue, I am wondering at what point in Peter’s life this is supposed to be in. I thought it was the current Peter Parker that we are seeing in Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man but at times, he seems almost too young for that to be true. Also, while I’m not that familiar with Miles Morales, I do have to say that he’s got some pretty awesome abilities and I do like that costume a lot. While I felt the Spider-fight was a bit long and the interaction with Ultimate Nick Fury was not long enough, I was really entertained with this issue. The art continues to impress and I cannot wait to see Peter and Miles teaming up. Another solid issue.