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The Spectacular Spider-Men #1

71
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 17 critic ratings.

The stars of two of Marvel’s biggest series come together in their first ongoing series ever!

That’s right, Peter Parker and Miles Morales are going to team up on the regular, comparing notes and using said notes to take on some of their most dangerous bad guys.

This duo is better than dynamic, amazing, sensational, superior… they’re SPECTACULAR!

And with GREG WEISMAN, writer of the fan-favorite animated Spectacular Spider-Man series, returning to Spidey along with Spider-Legend HUMBERTO RAMOS, you know it’s going to be epic.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CR1RKGTJ

53%
47%
17 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Kabooooom

    It’s no surprise that Spectacular Spider-Men is good. It would be more surprising if it were not. Fans of Greg Weisman’s writing and Humberto Ramos’ art will be among those least shocked by the quality of this book. The rest of us will simply enjoy seeing Miles and Peter teaming up again.

  • 100

    First Comics News

    Peter Parker and Miles Morales get their own “World’s Finest” title and all I have to say about that is…….IT’S ABOUT TIME!!! It’s always amazing to see Peter and Miles interact with each other thanks to the stellar work of Greg Weisman and Humberto Ramos (Who respectably bring their A-game). Still, this issue feels more like Miles is taking in every aspect of Peter’s world but once they leap into action the chemistry between them shines brighter than ever. What I found the most interesting is how Weisman and Ramos quickly establish the book’s supporting cast with such rigorous joy that we would like to know more about them and we possibly will in due time; For anyone who wants variety in their Spider-Man stories then it is a title I highly recommend simply because it’s a title starring both Spider-Men and, dare I say it?!….it’s Spectacular!!

  • 96

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 honors webslinger history as Peter Parker and Miles Morales explore the age gap, find common ground, discover acquaintances old and new, and uncover the Jackal’s legacy at Empire State University.

  • 90

    COMICON

    Double the thwippage makes for a book that is light, breezy, and so much fun in the form of The Spectacular Spider-Men #1, a beyond solid debut. It’s just the type of thing that spider-fans have been clamoring for and this creative team more than delivered.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Greg Weismann and Humberto Ramos are no strangers to the world of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Ramos has been drawing the wall-crawler for Marvel Comics on and off for years, while Weismann created the beloved animated series, Spectacular Spider-Man. With this latest Spider-Men series, we are able to see both creators at the top of their games. This new comic focusing on Peter and Miles feels far more like the Spidey of yesteryear than many other recent takes on the character, establishing a solid supporting cast as the two Spideys attempt to establish a weekly coffee tete-a-tete. With what I’ve read so far in the premiere issue, Wiesmann and Ramos might have the premiere Spider-Man comic when it comes to the main Marvel universe on their hands.

  • 90

    Caped Joel

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Weisman delivers a story that is pitch perfect for fans of both characters. This is the kind of story I want from a team up between Peter and Miles. The story teases something deeper while giving the characters the time and space to showcase how fun the dynamic between them can be for the reader. There is a great lighter tone to the story that makes me want to continue reading this series to see where it goes.

    The Art: Ramos’ art is beautifully immersive and captures both the character moments and the visually thrilling action perfectly.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Not too much to say, just a fun, easy read for all comic fans, especially those who love Peter and Miles together.

    There is absolutely no slow buildup here, as the action is a 100 out of 100 right out of the gate.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Spectacular Spider-Men #1 understands its crucial components. What is going to sell the book is the friendship between the heroes. The plot and the other characters aren’t overly complex but accommodate the Spider-Men and allow their irresistible chemistry to flourish. There are no squabbles for supremacy or seniority yet. They are both Spider-Man, and that has long been irrefutable. Having the art team come from years of illustrating, coloring, and lettering these characters within this city is a flawless decision. This is the first issue that is fuelled by fun.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    The upshot of it all is that Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a very enjoyable outing, giving both Miles and Peter some lovely character moments, including Peter’s warning that they can’t pick up college chicks because “you’re too young and I’m too old,” a much more joyful tone than the main Spider-titles, and some really dynamic art. If nothing else, someday this will probably be asterisked in price guides as the first appearance of the Kenny Kong of Earth-616.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    The upshot of it all is that Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a very enjoyable outing, giving both Miles and Peter some lovely character moments, including Peter’s warning that they can’t pick up college chicks because “you’re too young and I’m too old,” a much more joyful tone than the main Spider-titles, and some really dynamic art. If nothing else, someday this will probably be asterisked in price guides as the first appearance of the Kenny Kong of Earth-616.

  • 78

    Comic Watch

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a fluffy and warm blanket that fills a vacancy in the current landscape of Spider-Man by simply trying to do nothing more than tell a grounded Spider-Man set in the 616 without any need for forced melodrama or shock-tactic writing. In many ways, it feels like Marvel has an answer to DC’s World’s Finest, the future of this title shining bright as one that can offer both comforting and challenging Spider-Man stories for years to come.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 (mostly) accomplishes what it sets out to do by pairing Peter Parker and Miles Morales together as civilian friends and costumed superheroes. The character work is outstanding, and Ramos’s artwork is spot-on, but the pacing takes a severe hit with unrelated scenes and ping-pong shifts between “Then” and “Now.”

  • 75

    Derby Comics

    Overall, this was a fun but ultimately shallow team-up issue that feels like it could have happened in either of their own series. While the interactions between Peter and Miles are a delight, the lack of a compelling story and questionable thesis held this back for me, especially considering the awesome work Cody Ziglar is doing for Miles’ in his solo ongoing.

  • 70

    AIPT

    If you dig art that highlights the speed and agility of Spider-Men, you’ll love Spectacular Spider-Men. Weisman is laying some interesting groundwork with supporting characters on top of the fabulous art, but don’t be surprised if you’re unsure where this is all going.

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a solid start to the Peter Parker and Miles Morales-led series. Greg Weisman and Humberto Ramos capture the chemistry of the Spider-Men well. The one-shot style storytelling helped establish the foundation of this series. It was certainly a fun Spider-Man comic book, which is all we can ask for.

  • 61

    Multiversity Comics

    “The Spectacular Spider-Men” #1 is a book of contrasts. On one hand it is a fantastic Spider-Man story filled with some great action, clever one liners, and creative solutions to super villain problems. On the other hand, the mundane and ordinary lives of Peter Parker and Miles Morals seem to be treated as an afterthought, which does put a damper on the book.

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