Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review

Writer: Zeb Wells

Penciler: John Romita Jr.

Inker: Scott Hanna

Colorist: Marcio Menyz

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna-

Release Date: May 25, 2022

Price: $3.99

Reviewer: Lukke Sweet

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 by Zeb Wells continues with Peter down on his luck, dodging debt collectors, and right in the middle of a turf war between Tombstone and The Rose.  To make matters worse, Norman Osborn comes knocking to offer Peter a job…  as a babysitter?

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The Story

With The Amazing Spider-Man #2, Zeb Wells doubles down on the mysteries of the first issue and continues building out the gang war between Tombstone and The Rose.   With Norman Osborn reentering the picture, it will only make readers more excited to find out what happened to Peter during the time gap prior to the first issue of the series.  

Wells has a knack for humanizing his characters in a way that makes them feel believable, especially in the scenes featuring Tombstone.  While this issue didn’t provide any answers to the questions laid out in the first issue, Wells has laid a solid foundation to kick off his run on The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Art

John Romita Jr’s art is solid in this issue.  While Romita may not be the best artist in the business, he provides consistent results throughout this issue, which when paired with the work of Scott Hanna and Marcio Menyz does a great job of providing a backdrop to the story.  Romita’s art shines the most in the action sequences and the dynamic movements of Spider-man but leaves something to be desired when it comes to faces and emotions during conversational scenes.

Final Thoughts

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a solid follow-up for Zeb Wells, deepening the mysteries laid out in the first issue and getting Peter into some sticky situations.  Wells also humanizes Tombstone by highlighting the relationship with his daughter and how that is being affected by the feud with The Rose.  John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, and Marcio Menyz are a great team of artists that bring their A-game to this series.  Definitely a promising issue for any Web-Heads out there.

8.5/10

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