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Super-hero school is in session! The world's No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man - specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they've settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-M Super-hero school is in session! The world's No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man - specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they've settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-Man takes notes from his first tutor - his idol, Iron Man - Mysterio and the Black Cat vie for possession of a mysterious artifact from the archives of the former Kingpin of Crime. Can even Spider-Man and Iron Man, working together, contain the object's unimaginable power? Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-155


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Super-hero school is in session! The world's No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man - specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they've settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-M Super-hero school is in session! The world's No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man - specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they've settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-Man takes notes from his first tutor - his idol, Iron Man - Mysterio and the Black Cat vie for possession of a mysterious artifact from the archives of the former Kingpin of Crime. Can even Spider-Man and Iron Man, working together, contain the object's unimaginable power? Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-155

30 review for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Volume 3: Death of Spider-Man Prelude

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kemper

    Guess what’s coming? Yep, but I’ll leave that alone until the next volume. I assumed that this would be full of all kind of ominous foreshadowing regarding Spider-Man’s upcoming doom, but it really plays out like just another chapter in the life of the Ultimate version of Peter Parker where he‘s still a teenager struggling with high school and often overwhelmed by his life as a superhero. I’d missed the previous volume so not sure why Iceman and The Human Torch are living with Peter and Aunt May a Guess what’s coming? Yep, but I’ll leave that alone until the next volume. I assumed that this would be full of all kind of ominous foreshadowing regarding Spider-Man’s upcoming doom, but it really plays out like just another chapter in the life of the Ultimate version of Peter Parker where he‘s still a teenager struggling with high school and often overwhelmed by his life as a superhero. I’d missed the previous volume so not sure why Iceman and The Human Torch are living with Peter and Aunt May along with Gwen Stacy now. A villain copycatted Spider-Man’s identity and went on a crime spree so the public has turned on him, and Chameleon also pretended to be Peter and royally screwed up his life yet again. So young Mr. Parker is in a bit of a funk. But you can’t keep a good Spider-Man down, and he’s soon picking up the pieces and moving on. New SHIELD director Carol Danvers is at wit’s end regarding the teenage superhero because he’s obviously one of the good guys, but his battles tend to endanger the public and cause huge property damage. After Carol consults with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, she decides that she’s going to require Spider-Man to start training with the older heroes. This leads to a terrific and funny storyline with Peter and Aunt May interacting with Tony Stark. Then we get an entertaining story about Spider-Man and Iron Man teaming up to take on Mysterio and the Black Cat who are fighting over a magical object. In another twist, J. Jonah Jameson, the media mogul who has hounded the webslinger relentlessly in his newspaper, has learned that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, but thanks to a near death experience, he now realizes that he’s been making life miserable for a guy dedicated to making the world a better place. JJJ pledges that he’s going to do everything he can to protect and help Spider-Man from now on, including keeping his identity secret. That’s one of those great twists on the familiar storylines that Marvel does so well in the Ultimate line. But wait, isn’t the clock ticking? What’s with all the stuff that will seem to pay off only in future comics if they’re going to just kill him…. Oh, Brian Michael Bendis, you evil genius. You gave us a bunch of stories of Peter just living his life and highlighting once again what a good and decent person he is just before you murder him to make the impact that much worse when it happens. Clever bastard.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    A bit choppy due to the many changes of artist but it manages to rise above it on pure heart. It made me smile; a lot. Oh, and the sneaky background cameo by Bender from Futurama nearly made me pee myself laughing.

  3. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    AHHHH THIS WAS SO GOOD!! I have little quibbles (don't I always?) but this is like the exact kind of Spider-Man comic I like to read about! HE'S A TEEN DOING TEEN STUFF. Although he was waaaay too sweet and not enough sass. But there were so many elements to this book and I just want a movie of it. Of THIS adventure. Of Spider-Man being a teen and having girl problems and getting fired from his after-school job and geeking-out with Iron Man. Seriously he totally nerds out with Tony Stark over the AHHHH THIS WAS SO GOOD!! I have little quibbles (don't I always?) but this is like the exact kind of Spider-Man comic I like to read about! HE'S A TEEN DOING TEEN STUFF. Although he was waaaay too sweet and not enough sass. But there were so many elements to this book and I just want a movie of it. Of THIS adventure. Of Spider-Man being a teen and having girl problems and getting fired from his after-school job and geeking-out with Iron Man. Seriously he totally nerds out with Tony Stark over the Iron Man suits and IT'S SO STINKIN' ADORABLE. Also Spidey lives in this house with all the teenage-superhero rejects. AUNT MAY RUNS A REJECT HOUSE BASICALLY. So the Human Torch and Bobby/Iceman are there...and also Gwen is looking like a punk and living with them??? And MJ and Gwen are like bordreline hating each other... ...which brings me to the parts I didn't like: 1. Loads of teenage relationship angst. I MEAN LOADS. And I hate it when people break up and immediately go get a new girl/boyfriend. It's just insensitive, in my personal opinion. And if someone can be replaced in your life THAT FAST then clearly they didn't mean that much (or you are super super needy??) Anyway. Peter and Gwen and MJ have such a weird triangle thing happening. Ugh. 2. Iron Man had NO PEPPER POTTS. 3. Nick Fury had retired?? Or died?? Either way he wasn't around and this crazy mean lady was head of S.H.I.E.L.D. BUT IT'S STILL PRETTY MUCH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SPIDEY COMICS. Yay! And I know the title has an ominous "death" in it, but this one is super light-hearted and nothing even that bad happens. And Iron Man and Spider Man geeking out together and fighting things and being sassy is amazing. AND YES. EPICNESS IN A COMIC. LOOK AT HIS ADORABLE SMILE.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    I'm guessing that, by the time this volume was published, Peter Parker's death was a done deal and everybody in the world knew it. So there's no point in hiding the fact that the poor kid will be dead in a few issues. (Which made JJJ's offhanded comment that Peter might not live to see college a shot to the heart.) Also, Marvel wanted to make more money and probably figured that more casual readers would buy this volume if it had the "Death of Spider-Man" label on it. I'm not complaining about t I'm guessing that, by the time this volume was published, Peter Parker's death was a done deal and everybody in the world knew it. So there's no point in hiding the fact that the poor kid will be dead in a few issues. (Which made JJJ's offhanded comment that Peter might not live to see college a shot to the heart.) Also, Marvel wanted to make more money and probably figured that more casual readers would buy this volume if it had the "Death of Spider-Man" label on it. I'm not complaining about that, not really. It's just a label on the cover, and what's inside is not a bunch of gloomy foreshadowing. It's a volume of Ultimate Spider-Man like any other, with Peter trying to get his life in order. Which actually makes the knowledge that the end is near even more painful. Because I love Peter, I love his chosen family, and the next volume is going to hurt even more because he's made good with his friends at the end. Curse you, Bendis! There's some big guest stars in here. Carol Danvers (head of S.H.I.E.L.D. here) has decided that Spider-Man can't run around the way he has been. But since he's a good kid trying to do the right thing, she won't run him in or try to get him to stop superheroing. Instead, she gets Iron Man to mentor him. I ended up really liking this idea. Peter is only sixteen, and he hasn't been doing this Spider-Man thing very long. Enrolling him in what is essentially super hero school makes a lot of sense, and it's the best and most reasonable option available. And I liked seeing Tony Stark and Peter interact. Tony respects Peter because he's smart, very smart, and the feeling is mutual. I have to say, it's really nice to see Peter interact with one of the other Ultimate heroes who isn't acting like a jerk for no reason. I bet that I lot of people will read this volume based on the title alone and feel a little cheated. This isn't exactly what the title promises, after all. Since I would've read it anyways, and rarely pay attention to the titles on Ultimate Spider-Man trades, it doesn't really bother me. And if you haven't read any Ultimate Spider-Man but want to see out the complete Death of Spider-Man arc, it might be a good idea to read this one anyways. This is your last chance to see Peter Parker as himself, to get to know him and his family. And even reading just this one volume would probably give you a lot more context for his death, in just a few issues.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    I'm wondering what this has to do with The Death of Spider-man arc? No doubt it'll make more sense once I get to the actual Death of Spider-man arc, but this just seems like another volume of Ultimate Spider-man. I mean, it's a decent volume, I just think the title is a little misleading. The art is also a little inconsistent. There's about 6 different artists working on this volume, and that's not include the #150 special. It just hurts the flow a little at times. But the final part, drawn by Ch I'm wondering what this has to do with The Death of Spider-man arc? No doubt it'll make more sense once I get to the actual Death of Spider-man arc, but this just seems like another volume of Ultimate Spider-man. I mean, it's a decent volume, I just think the title is a little misleading. The art is also a little inconsistent. There's about 6 different artists working on this volume, and that's not include the #150 special. It just hurts the flow a little at times. But the final part, drawn by Chris Samnee, does look pretty great. I also think you can tell Sara Pachelli is still honing her craft during this volume, because her later stuff looks so much better.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    Too much Spider-man battle area clean-up costs see the webslinger be taken under the tutelage of his hero, Iron Man and his Ultimates! Spidey and Stark get caught up in a Mysterio vs Black Cat out to get a n extremely dangerous and powerful artefact venture! Yes again, it's J Jonah Jameson who steals this volume with his wordage! 8 out of 12. Too much Spider-man battle area clean-up costs see the webslinger be taken under the tutelage of his hero, Iron Man and his Ultimates! Spidey and Stark get caught up in a Mysterio vs Black Cat out to get a n extremely dangerous and powerful artefact venture! Yes again, it's J Jonah Jameson who steals this volume with his wordage! 8 out of 12.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    And everything is as it should be, albeit it was a janky journey to get there. World: The multiple artists was a bit of a trip. Sure I can understand for issue 150 but even the other issues there was a lack of consistency and it did take the reader out of the book. However, I would like to say that the artists that they had were all really good and gave the characters life and personality. The world building was also surprisingly good. With all the pieces that have been off since the new series And everything is as it should be, albeit it was a janky journey to get there. World: The multiple artists was a bit of a trip. Sure I can understand for issue 150 but even the other issues there was a lack of consistency and it did take the reader out of the book. However, I would like to say that the artists that they had were all really good and gave the characters life and personality. The world building was also surprisingly good. With all the pieces that have been off since the new series it seems to finally have found the world building sweet spot. Yes, I think we won't ever get the reason why the relationships were the way they were at the start but the world building here pretty course corrected, albeit jankily. Story: The mystic angle was a bit of a curve ball that I did not expect and am questioning whether it was the way to go. However, I will say the emotions were real and the characters and pieces were interesting. Returning characters are fun and new and long gone characters coming back made the world so much for cohesive and full. The pacing was good and the time jumps worked. Well written. Characters: This is where the janky happens. It's still a lot of quick snap emotions and women can yoyo emotionally all over the place. The MJ/Gwen/Peter thing which was dumb to begin with is just jankily handled and not really adding any favours for any of the characters. Bombshell is hilarious and Kitty is great. The handling of the reunions was also mixed with really good emotions with JJJ and Aunt May and Gwen but logic laps are distracting. Good and course corrected. Onward to the next book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Peter Derk

    A nice premise, S.H.I.E.L.D. figures that Spider-Man, though effective in his own way, is causing a lot of peripheral damage. So, they ask a trio of other superheroes what to do about the situation. What follows is Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man all recounting Spider-Man encounters. During his shared battle with Captain America, Spider-Man wasn't exactly on his game and may have kinda sorta shot him in the face with a web, resulting in one of the finer costumed expressions I've seen in a lon A nice premise, S.H.I.E.L.D. figures that Spider-Man, though effective in his own way, is causing a lot of peripheral damage. So, they ask a trio of other superheroes what to do about the situation. What follows is Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man all recounting Spider-Man encounters. During his shared battle with Captain America, Spider-Man wasn't exactly on his game and may have kinda sorta shot him in the face with a web, resulting in one of the finer costumed expressions I've seen in a long time.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Juan

    Michael Bendis is our modern day John Hughes. Sara Pichelli and her crew are amazing in capturing emotions of all brands. There is that sliver of time between having smart phones and not having them, it's the blink time of flip phones, small screens and limited color, well that is neatly catalogued as an element of the narrative. This combination is like butter. The art makes you pause, the words easily, delectably fall in place in the wrinkles of your brain. This ultimate story is such a revela Michael Bendis is our modern day John Hughes. Sara Pichelli and her crew are amazing in capturing emotions of all brands. There is that sliver of time between having smart phones and not having them, it's the blink time of flip phones, small screens and limited color, well that is neatly catalogued as an element of the narrative. This combination is like butter. The art makes you pause, the words easily, delectably fall in place in the wrinkles of your brain. This ultimate story is such a revelation and the kick in the gut that is on the horizon, only makes this story telling that much incredible!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Henry Blackwood

    The last trade still has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I was almost going to give this 3 stars but I really liked the 150th issue it had a lot of stuff in there that was pleasing to read for a longtime ultimate Spider-Man reader. I liked the mysterio and black cat storyline too it was a nice little grounded affair that fleshed out a more interesting villain in this run. And the last issue with Peter’s birthday was really nice and so sad to read knowing what’s coming next. I don’t think I’ The last trade still has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I was almost going to give this 3 stars but I really liked the 150th issue it had a lot of stuff in there that was pleasing to read for a longtime ultimate Spider-Man reader. I liked the mysterio and black cat storyline too it was a nice little grounded affair that fleshed out a more interesting villain in this run. And the last issue with Peter’s birthday was really nice and so sad to read knowing what’s coming next. I don’t think I’m ready for the next volume.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    After a serious dip in this series as a result of some genuinely bad art this volume is a real return to form for Ultimate Spider Man as Bendis tries to stick the landing with only one volume or five slender issues remaining in this epic run.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    2.5 stars? I liked the beginning a lot, but once Black Cat and Mysterio were added into a story that already has SHIELD and the Ultimates, it felt too complicated. Also wasn't crazy about the art style.

  13. 4 out of 5

    estar*

    I'm hopping around out of order but still loving the Bendis kick I'm on.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Trevor Dailey

    The end is near for Peter Parker. I have read some of Bendis' run, but am trying to get to Miles. Enjoying the Ultimate world.

  15. 5 out of 5

    L. Lawson

    Decent enough.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Frans Kempe

    Spider-man gets superhero training and Mysterio and Black Cat fight for a powerful relic

  17. 4 out of 5

    Maxwell Kee

    This was pretty meh...a whole lotta filler.

  18. 5 out of 5

    sillypunk

    Getting sup er creeped out how all the teenage girls are drawn

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jdetrick

    I have to admit, while I have enjoyed Bendis' work on Ultimate Spider-Man, I'm beginning to tire of the series and his take on the character. Luckily, I don't seem to have much more time to be concerned about it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Richard Radgoski

    This is my first read of any Spiderman Ultimate. I've read Spiderman from way back in the 80's and 90's, so I'm not really up to speed. When I recently went into a comic store and saw that spiderman had a 'death', I was alarmed enough to pick up the book so I can find out what happens. (I then found out there is another 'death' but that is another story) I liked most of the artwork. It seems the Ultimate comics have Spidey and friends much younger AND it seems most of his close friends knows his This is my first read of any Spiderman Ultimate. I've read Spiderman from way back in the 80's and 90's, so I'm not really up to speed. When I recently went into a comic store and saw that spiderman had a 'death', I was alarmed enough to pick up the book so I can find out what happens. (I then found out there is another 'death' but that is another story) I liked most of the artwork. It seems the Ultimate comics have Spidey and friends much younger AND it seems most of his close friends knows his identity. That seems a bid weird to this old schooler. Even though I liked the artwork, I didn't like the arc much. While the Gwen, MJ stuff was fine, I was not fine with the whole "lets teach Peter Parker how to be a super hero. In my comics, peter did a fine job of that himself. And then to be almost bumbling about it. I was also a bit astonished as to the power of the key they were fighting over. How many buildings and people did they kill?? Only to have Stark say "I'll work with you, call me some time". I'm sure there is a HUGE amount of stuff I don't know about the Ultimate series which would make all of this seem more clear.... Even so, it was good enough to read the next volume - the Death of Spider man.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Did Black Cat always have short black hair and look exactly like Catwoman with white hair tacked on? Because I thought for sure she used to be a blonde and the only thing the two had in common were the black costume and penchant for sneaking about in the night. Anyway, this was my first intro to Black Cat, so I know little about her other than the fact that she uses a LOT of double-sided sticky tape in her costume. Story was awesome although the relationship bits were a bit forced/dull--especially Did Black Cat always have short black hair and look exactly like Catwoman with white hair tacked on? Because I thought for sure she used to be a blonde and the only thing the two had in common were the black costume and penchant for sneaking about in the night. Anyway, this was my first intro to Black Cat, so I know little about her other than the fact that she uses a LOT of double-sided sticky tape in her costume. Story was awesome although the relationship bits were a bit forced/dull--especially at the end. It was almost like the author was trying to quickly wrap up this relationship snafu and get everything setup for the next book. I'm enjoying the arc and repeat characters. Lots of stuff is going on and I'm still able to keep track of the characters. I love the artist, but the way the panels are laid out gets to be confusing at times. I can't always tell when the plot is using a spread layout. I usually have to give each spread a serious study before deciding how the pages should be read. That's really my only nitpicks. This is an awesome story/series and exactly what I always hoped Marvel comics would be like. I'm just a bit sad it took me this long to find a good one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lloyd

    "Death of Spider-Man Prelude", huh? In a volume which Peter Parker looks really alive and well at the end, I wonder what could be coming next. Well, apparently he does die, but maybe... Well, I guess we'll just have to read on and see. This volume is the aftermath of Peter and the other young superhero residents of Aunt May's abode being urged to take a break from superheroing... That's until the Ultimates decide Peter should be groomed to be a better Spider-Man. Bendis, as I've said endless tim "Death of Spider-Man Prelude", huh? In a volume which Peter Parker looks really alive and well at the end, I wonder what could be coming next. Well, apparently he does die, but maybe... Well, I guess we'll just have to read on and see. This volume is the aftermath of Peter and the other young superhero residents of Aunt May's abode being urged to take a break from superheroing... That's until the Ultimates decide Peter should be groomed to be a better Spider-Man. Bendis, as I've said endless times reviewing this series, continues to deliver in terms of story. The tales are heartfelt and humorous. A comic that is fun to read and has some depth and action to go along with. An artist named Sara Pichelli takes over the bulk of the pencilling duties here. She is not someone whose art I was familiar with until now. It was nice and solid. Several other artists also make their mark here, doing cover duties and some interior art, as well. This one is another with volume to a series I've fallen absolutely in love with. While somewhat limited in my Spidey history, this is the incarnation that I enjoy the most. A highly recommended series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Geoff Derks

    Sad to see this legend come to an end. A while back I had to read the event that people were talking about - "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death of Spider-Man" I thought it was okay, but I wasn't invested in the Ultimate Peter Parker, so his death wasn't that much of an impact. However, reading the Miles Morales (new UC Spider-Man) volumes starting with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.1, I kept seeing a reverence for Peter. I needed to find out why he was so great. Over the last 6 months, Sad to see this legend come to an end. A while back I had to read the event that people were talking about - "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death of Spider-Man" I thought it was okay, but I wasn't invested in the Ultimate Peter Parker, so his death wasn't that much of an impact. However, reading the Miles Morales (new UC Spider-Man) volumes starting with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.1, I kept seeing a reverence for Peter. I needed to find out why he was so great. Over the last 6 months, I have delved into Ultimate Spider-Man from the beginning. It is by far one of my favorite and most consistent comics written. I'll forgive the odd volume or stray issue here or there for missing the mark, but USM (or later UCSM) is/was awesome. To Peter Parker!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Brian Michael Bendis once again dives into the super-hero teen drama of the Ultimate Spider-Man and all his friends. Here we are shown some really interesting ideas about how Spider-Man should fit into the Ultimate world as a whole. There is also great scenes with Mysterio and Black Cat. I'm not sure where that's going but its really interesting. All that said, all this is pushed aside by the never ending teenage drama with Peter. I understand that is a huge draw for many people here but Spider- Brian Michael Bendis once again dives into the super-hero teen drama of the Ultimate Spider-Man and all his friends. Here we are shown some really interesting ideas about how Spider-Man should fit into the Ultimate world as a whole. There is also great scenes with Mysterio and Black Cat. I'm not sure where that's going but its really interesting. All that said, all this is pushed aside by the never ending teenage drama with Peter. I understand that is a huge draw for many people here but Spider-Man needs to be active in this book more often. The dialogue is great but it needs to be reigned in at times. On the art side there were a handful of different artists here and overall it was just okay. I still miss the stability of Mark Bagley and can't wait until he is back on the book. Overall, a good book that was a little slow.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    Yes this book is the last pit stop on the road to the death of spider man event and well it delivers all around the plot centers around this tablet that can grant the user its one wish though literaly so for instance i want to make all fear me the tablet would make everyone fear you to the point everyone would run away from you. That and we get to see mysterio's ultimate version who is well kinda cool and i enjoyed his character. black cat is also a character and the kingpin makes and cameo or t Yes this book is the last pit stop on the road to the death of spider man event and well it delivers all around the plot centers around this tablet that can grant the user its one wish though literaly so for instance i want to make all fear me the tablet would make everyone fear you to the point everyone would run away from you. That and we get to see mysterio's ultimate version who is well kinda cool and i enjoyed his character. black cat is also a character and the kingpin makes and cameo or two. that and beside spider man you get to see iron man with thor and captain america making cameo appearances. By the end of the book you almost feel sad that peter parker's life will be in for hell during the next story

  26. 5 out of 5

    Edward Cheer

    This was definitely a step in the right direction for Bendis, since his last comic. This book improves upon the previous by adding the more human side to Spider-Man, and it is much appreciated. However, the story is a little hard to get behind with this secret magical key that has the power of a mini-Death Star laser. I also didn't feel as much for Peter and MJ for hooking up yet again (I believe that makes this the third in this series), so this just seemed like a big eye-roller for me. Hopeful This was definitely a step in the right direction for Bendis, since his last comic. This book improves upon the previous by adding the more human side to Spider-Man, and it is much appreciated. However, the story is a little hard to get behind with this secret magical key that has the power of a mini-Death Star laser. I also didn't feel as much for Peter and MJ for hooking up yet again (I believe that makes this the third in this series), so this just seemed like a big eye-roller for me. Hopefully, Bendis can recover the story of Peter Parker in his final issue, since the ones I've read haven't had much promise, so far.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    This is probably the best post-Ultimatum Ultimate Spider-Man. The art is amazing, especially just about any panel with MJ and Gwen. The art brings a feeling of teenage hijinks and angst to the series that fit it just right. There is a particular panel with MJ and Gwen peeking round a corner at Peter that was just perfect and hysterical. Sara Pichelli is REALLY good and making a static comic panel feel like a moving clip in a movie. This is probably the best post-Ultimatum Ultimate Spider-Man. The art is amazing, especially just about any panel with MJ and Gwen. The art brings a feeling of teenage hijinks and angst to the series that fit it just right. There is a particular panel with MJ and Gwen peeking round a corner at Peter that was just perfect and hysterical. Sara Pichelli is REALLY good and making a static comic panel feel like a moving clip in a movie.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Beckiezra

    I really enjoy Sarah Pichelli's artwork. The story was often laugh out loud funny (Spider-man's total fail with Captain America was particularly amusing). I'm a bit confused with the numbering, I thought maybe they were including Avenger comics since it jumped from 15 to 150s but according to the copyright it's all Ultimate Spider-man. I liked the look of the art in the last issue BUT it didn't look like he really looked at the previous character designs because he made Mary Jane look like she I really enjoy Sarah Pichelli's artwork. The story was often laugh out loud funny (Spider-man's total fail with Captain America was particularly amusing). I'm a bit confused with the numbering, I thought maybe they were including Avenger comics since it jumped from 15 to 150s but according to the copyright it's all Ultimate Spider-man. I liked the look of the art in the last issue BUT it didn't look like he really looked at the previous character designs because he made Mary Jane look like she did in old comics, not the version in Ultimate.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    I haven't read that much of Peter Parker as Ultimate Spider-Man but I went back to read this after reading some of the Miles Morales books and now I'm sad and don't want Peter to die :-/. This was a pretty good story, although the art was kind of a mixed bag (all GOOD artists, just you could tell they were rushed/had several disparate art styles mixed together in the same issue.) Also, apparently Ultimate Johnny Storm wears a fedora? As a disguise? Somebody needs to talk to him about this and also I haven't read that much of Peter Parker as Ultimate Spider-Man but I went back to read this after reading some of the Miles Morales books and now I'm sad and don't want Peter to die :-/. This was a pretty good story, although the art was kind of a mixed bag (all GOOD artists, just you could tell they were rushed/had several disparate art styles mixed together in the same issue.) Also, apparently Ultimate Johnny Storm wears a fedora? As a disguise? Somebody needs to talk to him about this and also Bobby Drake's do-rag.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shaun

    This is the volume in which Peter gets his affairs in order. The prelude to death of Spider-Man is where all the loose ends and hanging threads all get tied up or forever deferred. There's no real epic feel to this volume, just good old Spider-Man doing what he does and Peter sorting through his metaphoical junk on his days off. But there aren't many large changes in his life this time. Calm before the storm.

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