Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis, Volume 1 by Brian Michael BendisIve been a fool! A fool!
How many years did I put off reading this because of some (admittedly) weird loyalty to Peter Parker?
Hmmm. Two. According to the publication date...
I was like that idiot Highlander screaming from the mountaintop, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!, while Sean Connery (whose role will be played by random Goodreads friends, for the purpose of this review) gently told me that Miles was a good Spider-Man.
Did I listen?
Because it would have been too easy to give up my Hardcore Douche Stance against the man I believed killed off my beloved Peter. It would have been too easy to take the advice of trusted GR friends, and just give the damn title a shot.
And the worst part of this whole debacle is that I didnt even mean to grab this title! I thought I was getting the original Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility for a friend of mines kid.
*hangs head in shame*
Now imagine my horror when I flipped open the pages and looked into Miles big brown puppy dog eyes.
I. Couldnt. Look. Away.
His sweetsweet face and accusingly sad peepers followed me from page to page.
Why didnt you read me?! Why didnt you just give me a chance?!
Or at least, thats what I imagined him saying.
In short, Im an idiot and this was awesome. Its a great origin story that was touching, funny, and well written.
And the art?
Oh my God, the kid is freakin adorable!
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man was a monthly comic book series published by Marvel Comics that debuted in September as part of the second re-launch of the Ultimate Marvel imprint. After the "Death of Spider-Man" story arc, in which Peter Parker was killed,  the title's third volume was launched, in which writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli depicted Parker's mantle being passed on to Miles Morales. Reviewing the first issue, James Hunt of Comic Book Resources rated issue 1 four and a half out of five stars. Hunt called the issue "technically strong", and praised the writing and art. He defended the absence of Peter Parker in the book, stating that the story's chronology and need to establish Miles and his supporting cast necessitated this, though he felt that story was over far too quickly, and would've benefited from a double-sized issue.
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