Marvel Action Spider-Man #2, IDW Publishing

(Courtesy of IDW Publishing)

A highly entertaining adventure, Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2 (Marvel Comics/IDW Publishing) captures the adolescent energy of a superhero duo-in-training. Readers will definitely enjoy reading about their favorite Spidey crusaders teaming-up together for the first time. 

As if Peter Parker didn’t have enough problems at high school, suddenly New York’s crawling with Spider-People! Peter has no choice but to forge a tentative partnership with Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, as a larger mystery threatens the trio!

Here are 5 reasons you should get Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2:

5) What Happened Before!

I love that Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Peter Parker are in the same universe in this reboot; so we’re not dimension-jumping. The trio share the same age, as if they’re all learning how to be heroes at the same time. As three budding journalists, they’re in competition against each other to get the scoop on a career-making news story. 

4) The Writing!

I love how writer Delilah S. Dawson focuses on building the friendship between Miles and Peter. Wearing a prototype outfit, Miles has to work hard to earn his official costume. Letterer Shawn Lee subtly captures the social commentary as Peter remarks how Miles wearing a hoodie, makes him look “like a burglar” to others. 

3) The Art!

Artist Fico Ossio captures a vibrant suburbia in the backgrounds. Ossio illustrates the benches and gardens behind Forest Park while Miles and Peter discuss homework. Notice how Miles’ costume resembles closely to a would-be ninja. Ossio pays homage to the previous origin stories; how a teenager, with no sewing skills, would put random items together to build a costume. 

2) The Colors!

The red tone of Spider-Man’s costume bounces off the page thanks to colorist Ronda Pattison. Notice how the red gloves Miles is wearing really strikes out from the rest of his black hoodie. During nighttime, all the tall buildings drown out in gray tones. 

1) A Fun Read!

A fun installment, Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2 captures the friendly neighborhood superheroes dividing their time between friendship and responsibility. This series will make a Spidey fan out of anyone!



Four out of Four Emojis

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2 arrives in stores March 13th, 2019.

By Jorge Solis

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