Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Sara Pichelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99 (each...5 issues)
Release dates: (1) June 13th, 2012 (2) June 27th, 2012 (3) July 11th, 2012 (4) August 08th, 2012 (5) September 19th, 2012
Spider-Men is an incredibly interesting idea that Bendis and Pichelli did an amazing job with. This five issue mini-series finally let the readers see Miles Morales interact with Peter Parker! I am getting ahead of myself though...
Mysterio was up to no good and of course Spider-Man (Peter) noticed and started a battle with him. Turns out that Mysterio found a way to jump between different universes and was planning on tormenting Miles Morales. During the bout, Peter was pushed into the dimensional rift and ended up in the Ultimate Universe. He quickly learned that people knew Spider-Man to be Peter Parker and was confused. After a brief run-in with the current Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles), he is escorted to Shield and meets with Nick Fury.
There are plenty of jokes about a black Spider-Man with a far cooler outfit than Peter's as well as comments on a black Nick Fury. There are a lot of jokes and an immense amount of respect being tossed back and forth between the two Spider-Men.
One of the best moments in this series was the meeting of the Ultimate Universe Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker (who is much older than their recently deceased version of Peter). They tell stories, they show compassion and love and it is heartwarming to see how quickly May would take a new Peter into her house if need be.
There wasn't a moment in this series that I wasn't smiling. I am incredibly happy that I put reading this until the final issue came out this week. If you are a fan of Spider-Man and have started looking into Miles Morales or even just want to get to know him a little better this may be the way to do it. The final verdict of this mini-series is a solid 9/10, losing a point purely on the fact that some of the jokes were a little too easy. Regardless of that small grief, this is a great series to read and I can't recommend it enough....I truly love me some Spidey...