SPIDER-MEN #2 (OF 5)
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Art by Sara Pichelli
Cover by Jim Cheung, Marcos Martin, & Sara Pichelli
Size: 0 pages
In a week in which my pull list had a few meaty titles (Manhattan Projects and Batman, Incorporated)and a sentimental favorite (FF), I anticipated Spider-Men #2 being a distant fourth favorite title.
I was dead wrong.
Spider-Men was my favorite of the week, by far.
Part of the fun for me was getting to know Miles Morales, as I’ve not delved into Ultimate Comics at all. He’s a delightful character, and this book has made me regret that I didn’t jump on the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man bandwagon earlier.
Bendis writes Spidey (Peter) so well here that one can’t help but laugh at Peter as he slowly figures out what’s going on all the while feeling empathy for how displaced he most be.
And one scene in particular – an interaction between Spidey and the ultimate universe version of Nick Fury – makes the $3.99 sticker price a bargain.
Additionally, Sara Pichelli may just have become my favorite Marvel artist, especially with issue #2. She obviously knows Miles backwards and forwards, but she draws a great Peter Parker, too. The action sequences are dynamic and believable, while the scenes in which characters are simply talking pack a depth of emotion with which many comic artists (in my opinion) struggle.
This was my pick of the week, hands down.
Art: 5 - Excellent