Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Sara Pichelli
Cover by: Jim Cheung
Variant Cover by: Sara Pichellis
An unconscious Mysterio wakes up and notices that Spider-Man has falling through the portal, upset that Spider-Man has always gotten in his way he activates his avatar suit and walks through the portal declaring that he will get rid of Spidey once and for all. Meanwhile Peter Parker and Miles Morales stand face to face with Peter asking for answers the young Spidey can’t give, the conversion quickly turns into a little skirmish with Miles getting the upper hand using his Venom Strike to knock him out. The fight between the two is everything you would expect, Sara does a wonderful job showing the similarities and the differences in both characters from movements to fighting styles each is very distinguish and their own.
After a brief in-counter with Nick Fury who tells the younger Spider-Man to assist his mentor and tell him everything he needs to know about the world he’s in now and what happened to that Peter Parker, he also says he’s going to look into how Peter ended up in this world and the problems it may cause the longer he stays there. The two jump on a Shield helicopter and begin to talk once again, only this time it’s on a more serious subject and that’s the fate of this world’s Peter Parker, just when Miles is going to answer the big question of his fate Mysterio’s avatar shoots a rocket at the helicopter causing them to jump off.
Issue #2 is exactly how I though it was going to be and that’s story development, Peter is trying to grasp the situation he’s landed in while the young Miles does the same thing as well, there are some comedic parts in this issue but its’ s more physical as each tries to unmask the other. But none of it would make sense without Sara Pichelli, her action sequences are some of the cleanest I’ve seen in a comic book, every panel is laid out nicely with solid well proportion figure work. In the end Bendis opens up the story just a bit and gives the reader a nice little twist at the end of issue.
Spider-Men #2 is a very entertaining crossover and as long as Bendis and Pichelli keep the formula the way it is I can’t see this event not being accepted by die-hard traditional Spidey fans, it has an alluring quality to it, one would have to be a fault-finding individual not like this comic