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Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate Universe, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate Universe, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting cast, new villians, and maybe even a new Spider-Man, this new chapter will keep you guessing. Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1-6


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Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate Universe, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate Universe, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting cast, new villians, and maybe even a new Spider-Man, this new chapter will keep you guessing. Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1-6

30 review for The World According to Peter Parker

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bryce Rocks My Socks

    in the mood after watching spiderman no way home

  2. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This was so good omg! So we see what happened after ultimatum and some stuff doesn't make sense but it is what it is and we see Pete fighting against Mysterio here mostly and we see what that villain did to Kingpin and his brutality and I love how he doesn't hold back, just one crazy plan after another and challenging Pete like no one has so far. And then his home life is even crazier with what Aunt may has done with Ice man and Human Torch and whatever Kitty is upto and wow its "Spidey and his a This was so good omg! So we see what happened after ultimatum and some stuff doesn't make sense but it is what it is and we see Pete fighting against Mysterio here mostly and we see what that villain did to Kingpin and his brutality and I love how he doesn't hold back, just one crazy plan after another and challenging Pete like no one has so far. And then his home life is even crazier with what Aunt may has done with Ice man and Human Torch and whatever Kitty is upto and wow its "Spidey and his amazing friends".. Its an insane volume with so many changes from last time, new cast, new challenges, new status quo, old villains with new motives and plans and all around new! So yeah it makes for a great read and for someone is a great introduction to USM and trust me you will love it after reading this haha! Plus the art is okayish I guess, a step down from previous ones but it work and so yeah do read it for sure! I highly recommend it!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because I have a geek-crush on Bendis. It really should have been a 5 star book for me, because I love Ultimate Spider-Man. In the end, though, there were a few too many things that I just didn't like. First thing, not crazy about some of the art. It was a little over-the-top and...well, cartooney in spots. I probably could've overlooked the art, but I'm still scratching my head over the Gwen/MJ switch. What happened? Did I miss something? I'm guessing this huge ch 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because I have a geek-crush on Bendis. It really should have been a 5 star book for me, because I love Ultimate Spider-Man. In the end, though, there were a few too many things that I just didn't like. First thing, not crazy about some of the art. It was a little over-the-top and...well, cartooney in spots. I probably could've overlooked the art, but I'm still scratching my head over the Gwen/MJ switch. What happened? Did I miss something? I'm guessing this huge chunk (six months, a year?) is missing so that the writers will have a chance to go back and tell the Between This and That story. Felt kinda rip-offish, for some reason. Don't get me wrong, I still had a great time reading this! Just prepare yourself for a lot of WTF? moments.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tiag⊗ the Mutant

    For a series that is gonna end with the death of the main character, this was a pretty juvenil first volume, feels kinda off, not really a fan of the art style or the cheap teenage soap opera. I'm dropping this and jumping straight into the Miles Morales run. For a series that is gonna end with the death of the main character, this was a pretty juvenil first volume, feels kinda off, not really a fan of the art style or the cheap teenage soap opera. I'm dropping this and jumping straight into the Miles Morales run.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Comparing this volume to the Ultimate Spider-Man from before Ultimatum and you'll get your heart broken. Set six months later, Peter is totally not at all dead (what a cheap trick) and Peter is now suddenly dating Gwen. Ok... There's a lot of sudden changes, apparently for the sake of having sudden changes. (MJ to Gwen, Daily Bugle to fast food, nearly empty house to very full one) I just don't know where Bendis is going with any of this stuff. I assume that we'll get explanations and full story Comparing this volume to the Ultimate Spider-Man from before Ultimatum and you'll get your heart broken. Set six months later, Peter is totally not at all dead (what a cheap trick) and Peter is now suddenly dating Gwen. Ok... There's a lot of sudden changes, apparently for the sake of having sudden changes. (MJ to Gwen, Daily Bugle to fast food, nearly empty house to very full one) I just don't know where Bendis is going with any of this stuff. I assume that we'll get explanations and full story at some point, but sooner would be better. Dialog is still good enough, it's just that the plotting confuses me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anya

    Maybe this was a bad place to start for Spider-Man comics, but I don't understand all the glowing reviews. Besides the story problems, the silly details in the artwork were distracting. From the bendy/curvy/skinny limbs to all the girls having the same face, it was quite a mess. Was it really necessary for every girl, except Mary Jane, in Peter Parker's high school to have black nail polish and eyebrow piercings? I know this is a reboot and there will be some retcon-ing going on, but how is this Maybe this was a bad place to start for Spider-Man comics, but I don't understand all the glowing reviews. Besides the story problems, the silly details in the artwork were distracting. From the bendy/curvy/skinny limbs to all the girls having the same face, it was quite a mess. Was it really necessary for every girl, except Mary Jane, in Peter Parker's high school to have black nail polish and eyebrow piercings? I know this is a reboot and there will be some retcon-ing going on, but how is this volume 1, with the first page covering more than a year?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jess Hayes

    I definitely regret not waiting to start this until Vol 2 was actually here, because now it's ended the way it has and I just need to know what's going to happen next! This was a really fun read - I haven't read any of the books from the Ultimatum Arc, so I'm glad I got to Ultimate X: Origins before starting this one or I'd have been a little confused as to what was going on. I love the dynamic between Peter and Johnny in general, so I'm excited that he's in this series, I'm looking forward to se I definitely regret not waiting to start this until Vol 2 was actually here, because now it's ended the way it has and I just need to know what's going to happen next! This was a really fun read - I haven't read any of the books from the Ultimatum Arc, so I'm glad I got to Ultimate X: Origins before starting this one or I'd have been a little confused as to what was going on. I love the dynamic between Peter and Johnny in general, so I'm excited that he's in this series, I'm looking forward to see how the new loving situation at the Parker house is going to go now that there's so many people live there - here's hoping Vol 2 shows up tomorrow!

  8. 5 out of 5

    zxvasdf

    Bendis takes on another Ultimate Spiderman. It's a remix of the original story line, and though many might not like it, it poses interesting possibilities. Aunt May finds out who Spiderman really is early on, and Peter Parker juggles one too many female interests. What more, this is in the wake of a water related disaster, and a lot of children are dispossessed. Mutants aren't well received in this climate. Aunt May has an interesting solution to this. A new superhero makes an appearance, and a r Bendis takes on another Ultimate Spiderman. It's a remix of the original story line, and though many might not like it, it poses interesting possibilities. Aunt May finds out who Spiderman really is early on, and Peter Parker juggles one too many female interests. What more, this is in the wake of a water related disaster, and a lot of children are dispossessed. Mutants aren't well received in this climate. Aunt May has an interesting solution to this. A new superhero makes an appearance, and a re-imagined Mysterio becomes obsessed with Spiderman's demise. I'm not too sure I like Peter Parker's look, but... I'm keeping an open mind, especially if the writer is Bendis. It'll grow on ya.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    Six months after Ultimatum and Parker's dating Gwen Stacy! Weakest art in the franchise, but great Bendis writing with a truly bad-ass Mysterio. Some MJ reveals, a mysterious vigilante and some new supporting cast members are here to stay. 7.5 out of 12 Six months after Ultimatum and Parker's dating Gwen Stacy! Weakest art in the franchise, but great Bendis writing with a truly bad-ass Mysterio. Some MJ reveals, a mysterious vigilante and some new supporting cast members are here to stay. 7.5 out of 12

  10. 4 out of 5

    Adhitia Adrian

    Seriously this is a bad start for me. Teen story combine with cartoonized artwork is really make me mad. This is crazy.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jacob A. Mirallegro

    I went into this with very low expectations, it was better than I expected but still not that good. The time jump could've been handled better although I think the status quo shift in making everybody like Spider-Man was good. Gwen Stacy feels the most out of character and a lot of the stuff with her/relationship drama feels very half baked and dull. Lafuente's art is not that good, I think some of the action scenes are fine but for the most part I'm not a fan. Maybe a 2.5 I went into this with very low expectations, it was better than I expected but still not that good. The time jump could've been handled better although I think the status quo shift in making everybody like Spider-Man was good. Gwen Stacy feels the most out of character and a lot of the stuff with her/relationship drama feels very half baked and dull. Lafuente's art is not that good, I think some of the action scenes are fine but for the most part I'm not a fan. Maybe a 2.5

  12. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    This art is absolutely disgusting. Shame on you David Lefuente!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joella

    So I thought this book was part of the 2013 YALSA The Hub Reading Challenge…but I don’t think it was. It turns out that this one said “Ultimate Spider-man” on the cover and “Ultimate Comics” on the spine. Yeah, how confusing can it get, right? There is another Ultimate Comics Spider-man, v. 1 that was one of YALSA’s best. I also could have looked at the publishers date to realize that I had the wrong book for YALSA’s reading challenge…those books are mostly published within the last year. I just So I thought this book was part of the 2013 YALSA The Hub Reading Challenge…but I don’t think it was. It turns out that this one said “Ultimate Spider-man” on the cover and “Ultimate Comics” on the spine. Yeah, how confusing can it get, right? There is another Ultimate Comics Spider-man, v. 1 that was one of YALSA’s best. I also could have looked at the publishers date to realize that I had the wrong book for YALSA’s reading challenge…those books are mostly published within the last year. I just didn’t pay that close of attention when putting this book on hold from the library. But it was still good. So you still get a review…aren’t you lucky? And, it just goes to show that I need to pay close attention when trying to figure out exactly what comic is what. Because their names are VERY similar! Anyway, about that review! There was a wave that destroyed New York City. Spider-Man went into search for survivors. And now he is a hero and everyone likes having this superhero around. But there are more mysteries now that the survivors have started to group together. Some are trying to take advantage of the vulnerable world. Others are helping Spider-Man. No one is certain what will happen next. Spider-Man is trying to keep his identity secret. Before the wave many people suspected what high school he went to. A few even suspected what student at that high school he was. Now people are grateful for Spider-Man. And when police show up at a crime scene Spider-Man tries to explain himself (and tell them how he didn’t actually do all the bad things it might look like he did when they first see him amidst the crime) and the police believe him. Spider-Man isn’t sure what unnerves him more, that the police and everyone else trust him completely or that there is more than one mysterious character that keep track of Spider-Man. One seems to be good, while the other not so much. And to top it all off, life at home just got even more complicated. MJ broke up with him recently. Now he has another girlfriend, Gwen…who also happens to live with him and his grandma. And the Fantastic Four’s Flame is also living there. And Bobby the “mutant” who has ice powers. Peter Parker is concerned that with two recognizable superheroes around people will suspect that he is Spider-Man. So Johnny (the Flame) and Bobby get secret identities as Peter’s cousins. Life is sure complicated when the most famous superheros turn out to be in high school. And, life is a wee bit more complicated when you have to save the world in-between class and your after school job at a burger joint. I was very happy with this particular graphic novel. I enjoyed the fact that various superheroes were in high school together. I liked the idea of seeing how this group of teenagers could start to work together and for their own superhero clan. And I can see how Peter Parker is a bit confused not only at what is going on at home but also in trying to figure out who in the world these mysterious super people are (villain? hero? why are they interested in him?). And let me mention the illustrations. They are brilliant. I totally can see the “high school teenager” elements in some of my favorite comic book superheroes. I liked that. Plus the proportions of the girls didn’t seem as completely off as some of the manga I have read. I liked that. This is a great start to a series that I’m sure will be enjoyed over and over again. Well done.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    Ultimatum has come and gone and now Ultimate Spider-Man has been relaunched and rebooted. Not rebooted in starting from scratch, but mixing up the formula. Which is too bad, because I really liked the formula, even if it had gotten a but tired in some places. But here is the new format, and now Aunt May's house is a boarding house for lost teen heroes. We've got Iceman, the Human Torch, Gwen Stacy, and Spider-Man all under the same rough. Meanwhile, Mary-Jane and Kitty Pride are off doing their Ultimatum has come and gone and now Ultimate Spider-Man has been relaunched and rebooted. Not rebooted in starting from scratch, but mixing up the formula. Which is too bad, because I really liked the formula, even if it had gotten a but tired in some places. But here is the new format, and now Aunt May's house is a boarding house for lost teen heroes. We've got Iceman, the Human Torch, Gwen Stacy, and Spider-Man all under the same rough. Meanwhile, Mary-Jane and Kitty Pride are off doing their things as well. This volume is heavy on the teen drama, a little bit more than normal. I didn't read the Ultimatum: Requiem story, so I don't know if MJ dumped Peter in that or in an untold story, but it just seems stupid. Having them break up just to get Peter and Gwen together is a dumb decision and just messes up Mary-Jane as a character. Also, Bendis' style for Kitty is very on-off and in this volume, it's off. I'm not the biggest Kitty fan, but he's written the girl as the most moody/whinny mutant in town. The new version of Mysterio is cool, though he's a very angry man and the classic Mysterio has a little bit more style, but the new take is interesting. The glowing head vs the bubble is probably a good choice. The art is fun and I think I may enjoy it more than Immonen's but it verges on the manga a bit too much. Overall, this story is still fun, but loses the focus and Spider-centric story I tend to like.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mike "true male feminist cuck"

    This reboot of Ultimate Spider-Man is a little more serious, dramatic - and still a great read. Bendis knows how to make even the most inconsequential moments into something worth paying attention to, whether it's manning the register at a burger joint, getting a new roommate or negotiating the maze that is teenage love. Gotta hand it to Bendis and the artists - somehow they take a laughingstock C-list villain like Mysterio and make him look and act like a real threat. He's finally standing on so This reboot of Ultimate Spider-Man is a little more serious, dramatic - and still a great read. Bendis knows how to make even the most inconsequential moments into something worth paying attention to, whether it's manning the register at a burger joint, getting a new roommate or negotiating the maze that is teenage love. Gotta hand it to Bendis and the artists - somehow they take a laughingstock C-list villain like Mysterio and make him look and act like a real threat. He's finally standing on solid ground, actually menacing instead of just being a tool. I'm a lifer when it comes to Bendis' writing, and I respect the hell out of his efforts to improve his craft. When he's got the time to put into his scripts, they are multi-layered, well-plotted. Incredibly clear and natural dialogue, and makes for fun and exciting stories. On the Bendis-O-Meter, this arc gets a 7/10. I'm not reading this wide-eyed like some of his past works, but this is solid foundation for this reboot run and is a pleasure to read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    I really like Ultimate Spider-Man, and was immensely pleased with what it was after Ultimatum. I feel like having all the awesome and awkward teen characters in one place was the only good thing that came out of that horrible event. Any who, somehow I managed to get all the way to Death of Spider-Man without actually reading this volume so I read it knowing where the series and most of these characters would go. I'm not sure how I would of felt about it had I read it first, there are a lot of lit I really like Ultimate Spider-Man, and was immensely pleased with what it was after Ultimatum. I feel like having all the awesome and awkward teen characters in one place was the only good thing that came out of that horrible event. Any who, somehow I managed to get all the way to Death of Spider-Man without actually reading this volume so I read it knowing where the series and most of these characters would go. I'm not sure how I would of felt about it had I read it first, there are a lot of little plot hooks introduced here that pay off big time later but in moment feel like page filling asides. The change in art work was something that I didn't care for at first by REALLY grew on me and really fit the feel of the comic. Going back and reading this made me really feel like I had missed something essential. My only real complaint is that I was expecting more of an explanation for how and why Peter and Gwen got together, and was a little disapointed that it was kind of glossed over and happens "off panel".

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tabs

    Not a great spider-man entry. A disjointed and confusing story with stilted dialogue and incredibly confusingly drawn action sequences. I didn't care for the art style much either. Disappointing. Not a great spider-man entry. A disjointed and confusing story with stilted dialogue and incredibly confusingly drawn action sequences. I didn't care for the art style much either. Disappointing.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    They need to stop retelling Spiderman. ugh the teen drama gets old. I really didn't like the way this was drawn either. Spiderman looked like a bobble head with the overly round head. They need to stop retelling Spiderman. ugh the teen drama gets old. I really didn't like the way this was drawn either. Spiderman looked like a bobble head with the overly round head.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sean Brennan

    Aunt May's home now turns into a halfway house for troubled 'superhero' teenagers! So, So! Aunt May's home now turns into a halfway house for troubled 'superhero' teenagers! So, So!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kris Ritchie

    not a fan of the new art

  21. 5 out of 5

    Josh Brown

    Mysterio rocks, but the change in art style gave me whiplash, the amazing friends stuff has always not lived up to core Spider-Man quality, and come on Pete, it's 2009 at this point, get a haircut. Mysterio rocks, but the change in art style gave me whiplash, the amazing friends stuff has always not lived up to core Spider-Man quality, and come on Pete, it's 2009 at this point, get a haircut.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Fitzmaurice

    This was my first Spider-Man comic and I loved it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Henry Blackwood

    I felt like the last couple of arcs on the ultimate spidey run fizzled out a little bit. I think they were solid up until the ultimatum banger but that event has changed the game a lot. I watched a video on it last night so I could fill the gaps in with what I was reading in the last trade, and say what you will about the event - as ballsy as it is, it does one thing well and that’s I guess fire up that ultimate universe by a lot. So many characters are dead and the landscape for mutants in this I felt like the last couple of arcs on the ultimate spidey run fizzled out a little bit. I think they were solid up until the ultimatum banger but that event has changed the game a lot. I watched a video on it last night so I could fill the gaps in with what I was reading in the last trade, and say what you will about the event - as ballsy as it is, it does one thing well and that’s I guess fire up that ultimate universe by a lot. So many characters are dead and the landscape for mutants in this ultimate universe now has gotten much worse since the event. I like that, it makes this ‘new’ run feel fresh again. It feels like that 6 months break in the book has given a lot of change and progression in the characters that couldn’t be made as smoothly with the story format of the last run. So, I like that they dropped the shock value of Gwen being peters new girlfriend (also, ultimate Spider-Man is a Mack daddy), I like that Kitty was doing her thang as a shrouded superhero and that it seems like she’ll get some time in the sun to highlight the interesting stuff happening with the mutants right now. I also think Mysterio was terrific in this and a perfect little pick me up since I saw far from home not too long ago. Call me weird but I find the relationship factor with Peter some of the most interesting subplot of the whole series. It’s not even a triangle anymore! It’s a love cube. I know I shouldn’t be interested in it because I know he’s just going to go back to MJ in a few trades even though she just leaves all the fucking time and if i was Pete i wouldn’t be having it anymore - how many times do you need to break up with someone before you realise it’s a mistake to leave? But whatever, I still find it interesting to see him with Gwen. And it’s weird! Because Bendis has written all 3 relationships and I almost feel like Gwen/Peter or Peter/Kitty has been better than Peter/MJ for the ultimate universe which is a sentence I never thought I’d say. I don’t know how I feel about the house of ice and fire right now though hahaha because I haven’t liked Johnny or Bobby much, historically ever haha, but I’m still very much down on the rest.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    A relaunch of the Ultimate Spider-Man line, set six months after New York was devastated in 'Ultimatum'. Spider-Man has become a people's hero but Peter Parker's life remains complicated and gets worse when Iceman and the Human Torch turn up on his doorstep seeking refuge. Bendis has long-since proved that he can write Spider-Man well and that's still the case here. However, too much of this relaunch feels geared towards drawing in a tween audience, with little regard for more established readers A relaunch of the Ultimate Spider-Man line, set six months after New York was devastated in 'Ultimatum'. Spider-Man has become a people's hero but Peter Parker's life remains complicated and gets worse when Iceman and the Human Torch turn up on his doorstep seeking refuge. Bendis has long-since proved that he can write Spider-Man well and that's still the case here. However, too much of this relaunch feels geared towards drawing in a tween audience, with little regard for more established readers (I've been enjoying Spidey adventures since the 1980s). What this means is that suddenly we have all these teenage heroes suddenly and literally under one roof in a way that feels horribly contrived. Lafuente's artwork doesn't help matters either, with his style making Peter look too young. Sure this is him at sixteen, rather than the older Peter Parker I'm used to, but the artwork makes him look more like twelve than sixteen and he's tiny in comparison with just about every other character, which feels very weird. On the other hand we have MJ (poor MJ, side-lined in favour of Gwen Stacy again), who is drawn like she's actually in her 20s. None of this is helped by the abundance of low-slung waistlines and the fact that just about every girl at Peter's high school now has a pierced eyebrow. So whilst there's some definite potential here, the YA approach to storytelling and art style spoiled it for me. * More reviews here: https://fsfh-book-review2.webnode.com *

  25. 5 out of 5

    Peter Zackowski

    Okay, 15 pages into this book and I was shocked, angry, befuddled. I don't feel like I was giving an adequate explanation. It is possible motives will come later, we are reading Bendis here, but still. With that out of the way the new Ultimate Comics imprint for Spider-man is a fresh take and a fun change to the status quo. The art is on the.... funnier side? Either way, I enjoy it. After numerous volumes of Bagley his art got stale to me, Immomen had an interesting take on the book but still fe Okay, 15 pages into this book and I was shocked, angry, befuddled. I don't feel like I was giving an adequate explanation. It is possible motives will come later, we are reading Bendis here, but still. With that out of the way the new Ultimate Comics imprint for Spider-man is a fresh take and a fun change to the status quo. The art is on the.... funnier side? Either way, I enjoy it. After numerous volumes of Bagley his art got stale to me, Immomen had an interesting take on the book but still felt like his version of Bagley's work. So Lafuentes style is welcomed by me. Some may not enjoy the cartoony approach but it feels like its setting a new tone for the series. More good times, maybe less self loathing, time will tell. Those in the know may know were its heading, I know it gets there, but I assume its fun until it gets serious. I will be buying the next volume on my next trip to the comic shop in my neighborhood, which is a good sign for me , because I'm still invested in the story. Good times had by all and by all I mean myself.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    [This is a review for vols. 1-3] I hadn't read Bendis in awhile and forgot how much I love his dialogue. There was a point in the mid-aughts where it felt like every other book I was reading was a Bendis book and I got tired of his trademark pitter-patter style. But coming back to it after awhile, it feels new and refreshing again! The post-ultimatum Ultimate Spider-Man issues are a nonstop, edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride that ends tragically (I'm currently reading vol. 4: Death of Spider- [This is a review for vols. 1-3] I hadn't read Bendis in awhile and forgot how much I love his dialogue. There was a point in the mid-aughts where it felt like every other book I was reading was a Bendis book and I got tired of his trademark pitter-patter style. But coming back to it after awhile, it feels new and refreshing again! The post-ultimatum Ultimate Spider-Man issues are a nonstop, edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride that ends tragically (I'm currently reading vol. 4: Death of Spider-Man) but then paves the way for Miles to take center stage (and Bendis's Miles Morales Spider-Man comics are also an EXCELLENT read). Bendis manages to make familiar relationships (between friend AND foe) fresh and interesting while still honoring the spirit of the original stories from Spidey's early days. No matter what else he does, Ultimate Spider-Man will always be Bendis's greatest imprint on the Marvel Universe (notice, I'm not saying "best writing" or "best story" but "greatest imprint" :)).

  27. 5 out of 5

    CoolNameGuy

    I honestly picked this up thinking it was the original Ultimate Spider-Man (well, rented it). However, I'm definitely not upset by this because it was great book. I'm not a big fan of some of the designs, but some others look amazing, like the "mystery" hero and Mysterio's Atomic Skull cosplay. The coloring looks amazing, and of course, most importantly, the story and characters are well written, as I'd expect from Bendis. Peter is very likable and the side characters get enough time to care abo I honestly picked this up thinking it was the original Ultimate Spider-Man (well, rented it). However, I'm definitely not upset by this because it was great book. I'm not a big fan of some of the designs, but some others look amazing, like the "mystery" hero and Mysterio's Atomic Skull cosplay. The coloring looks amazing, and of course, most importantly, the story and characters are well written, as I'd expect from Bendis. Peter is very likable and the side characters get enough time to care about them and their relationships are very nice and surprisingly realistic. The story isn't the major focus, the characters are, but what's ther is interesting and fun. A lot of mystery, a lot of a city dealing with disaster (something that happened before this, not spoilers), and a lot of great Spidey-quips. It's not a masterpiece, but it's a great trade and does a lot to get me invested in its world and characters.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    I love all of Bendis ultimate spider-man, including when miles went over into the 616, though, I didn’t wish that happened and Definitly stopped reading after Bendis left cause Marvel has been pure trash for some time now. That being said. The Ultimate Comics Spider-Man run with Peter is probably the weakest section. Lafuente’s art, I’m sorry to say leaves something to be desired. I will say that I very much loved the dynamic of Gwen, Johnny Storm, and Ice Man living under the same roof as Peter I love all of Bendis ultimate spider-man, including when miles went over into the 616, though, I didn’t wish that happened and Definitly stopped reading after Bendis left cause Marvel has been pure trash for some time now. That being said. The Ultimate Comics Spider-Man run with Peter is probably the weakest section. Lafuente’s art, I’m sorry to say leaves something to be desired. I will say that I very much loved the dynamic of Gwen, Johnny Storm, and Ice Man living under the same roof as Peter in addition to Kitty and MJ as the friend group. Really enjoyed that group together. It’s nice to see the fallout of Ultimatum on the ground level. And no, I no where near hate that book as everyone else does. I actually liked it, for what it was anyway.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Randall Smith

    3.5 - I liked a lot of what was happening with the story, but there were some strange developments that bothered me. It didn't feel like a proper follow-up to Ultimatum, it just felt like mostly business as usual. I'm not a fan of the art style either. I like it even less than the previous artists. There are a lot of awkward looking character designs and everyone looks younger than they are. Peter looks like he's maybe ten years old half the time. The art hasn't been the best since Mark Bagley's 3.5 - I liked a lot of what was happening with the story, but there were some strange developments that bothered me. It didn't feel like a proper follow-up to Ultimatum, it just felt like mostly business as usual. I'm not a fan of the art style either. I like it even less than the previous artists. There are a lot of awkward looking character designs and everyone looks younger than they are. Peter looks like he's maybe ten years old half the time. The art hasn't been the best since Mark Bagley's final issue. But we'll see where it goes. I still like the story. And the art isn't HORRIBLE.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alfred Leroux

    The artwork is kinda not great, and some characters were hard to recognize, but I like where they’re taking the story. I personally didn’t love this Aunt May, but now she’s really trying to help people. I think it’s awesome that all our main characters can be found in one home. Hopefully means more Spidey and Johnny team ups. Also Mysterio was cool and I like Gwen and Peter. MJ is kinda lame now though, even though she was one of my favourite characters in the original run…

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