Posted July 14, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics


Comic book review for Spider-Men #  3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli.

The previous two issues of Spider-Men focused on the budding relationship between the 616 Spidey Peter Parker together with the Ultimate Universe’s Miles Morales. We’ve seen the fight and squabble and we’ve seen the amount of wittiness both Spideys possess.

This issue however provides an equal amount of depth and characterization together with a dash of drama all melded perfectly by Sarah Pichelli’s art and Bendis’ writing. The latest issue focuses on the battle between the two Spider-Men against Mysterio and his army of holograms. Sadly for the two, its the holograms and projections of both Peter and Miles’ worst enemies including the Scorpion and the Lizard.

While the battle scenes are drawn topnotch, I still want to focus more on the second half of the book. In it, we get to see Peter Parker finding out what happened to his 616 counterpart. We see him go from a totally clueless everyman to the JRSR (John Romita Sr.) brooding individual. The drama hits it’s peak when Aunt May and Gwen Stacy wakes up to find a somber 6161 Spidey right in front of their doorstep.

There’s an old saying in comics that a book that’s got a ton of fight scenes drawn by the best artist pales in comparison to a book that’s got more character driven panel. Spider-Men # 3 proves that point and beyond. It’s the perfect book for the week because we get to see a side of Pete that we rarely see these days. A brooding man with the weight of the entire world on his shoulders.

Of course we might be jumping ahead too muc so I’ll just point out that the dramatic bits towards the end are some of the best moments for this book. It’s a cliffhanger that’ll make you want to pick the next issue as you’ll want to find out how Pete would react to seeing a very much alive Gwen Stacy and how May Parker and Gwen would react to seeing an adult Peter pop out of nowhere.

Overall, this is easily an endearing book. Pick it up while its still hot guys!


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Earl Maghirang