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Uncanny Spider-Man #2 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


The Rhino’s on a rampage again – with a different Spidey suit in his sights! Desperate to apprehend the black-clad BAMFer, Orchis is pulling out all the stops. If the Rhino can’t put Kurt Wagner down, surely Silver Sable and her team of elite mercenaries can? But Kurt isn’t just a lawbreaker in the traditional sense… he’s a criminal flirt too. Can Nightcrawler sweet-talk his way outta this one, or is it lights out for our favorite devil?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    This was a tremendous improvement on the first issue: action, adventure, romance, decent pacing, and fewer problematic elements made for an engaging and enjoyable story.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun, funny and charming issue from Spurrier. There are some great character moments in it and I love the moments with Kurt sparring with the demonic voice inside him. The action is great as well, but the best thing about the story is the action filled flirtation between Kurt and Silver Sable. It was fun to see and made me want more.

    The Art: Garbett delivers stunning visuals throughout the issue. The story has a fantastic pace to it and Garbett keeps that pace perfectly with the visual sequences in the issue.

  • 84

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    Overall, I can definitely say that I will be seeing this new Spider-Man series all the way to the very end. You mix the usual problems of an average, everyday Spider-Man with the stress and depression of a mutant and you get quite the entertaining tale… or tail, if you know what I mean. And can I just say… that tail was very effective in winning Silver Sable over. Now that we know what kind of kinks she has, maybe that can be a lesson for all you single gentlemen out there. And on that romantic note, I hope you all have a great, fun and spooky Halloween ahead… and to the kids going around the neighborhood, may you find all the sweet candies that your heart desires.

  • 83

    Major Spoilers

    Upon my initial reading of Uncanny Spider-Man #2, I had reservations. However, after delving into the narrative and understanding its direction, I greatly appreciate it. Both Spider-Man and Nightcrawler are among my favorite Marvel characters, making this interpretation engaging.

  • 80

    There was clearly an element of compression present in Uncanny Spider-Man #1 as the issue succinctly expressed a new status quo while only suggesting at the story ahead. The plot arrives in Uncanny Spider-Man #2 and Nightcrawler’s first battle against Orchis is an absolute delight to witness. There are a variety of players in this story introduced and the conflict serves to explicate their motivations while establishing stakes for the remainder of this miniseries. Throughout the action, there are opportunities for character development that occur naturally without slowing the pace of a cluster in Central Park that will delight Nightcrawler fans. The array of challenges posed and how his decisions reflect his character (and idiosyncratic array of abilities) make one extended action sequence a very satisfying read in a story that’s just taking off.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    ”Uncanny Spider-Man” #2 melds Spider-Man and X-Men concepts together in creative ways.

  • 80


    Nightcrawler has a lot on his plate as Uncanny Spider-Man #2 brings the focus of Orchis down upon the disguised mutant even harder. A slick energetic superhero book that throws even more of the regular Spider-Man’s world into the picture.

  • 80

    Caped Joel

  • 60

    Derby Comics

    I wasn’t a fan of most of Si Spurrier’s previous Krakoan work, but his writing on Uncanny Spider-Man has so far managed to surprise me in how contained and linear it’s been. That doesn’t mean his writing his now perfect, women still feel like they’re written by a caveman and I don’t think Kurt would ever curse, but the plot itself is at least interesting and can be followed without need a guidebook.

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