Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ultimate Death of Spider-Man

Ok, so, my first one is going to be a doozy it seems. Wasn't planning this, but it didn't make sense to skip what is probably the biggest comic of the week. Spoilers ahead, and this will probably be the last time I say that in this blog, because, really, if you're reading a review of something you don't want spoiled, you're a stupid.

    I'm going to start by saying I've enjoyed this arc, and really, Ultimate Spider-Man as a whole, save for the art switch after Ultimatum, but even that I got used to once they ditched round head Spider-man. Sadly though, I found this issue...underwhelming. It wasn't a bad issue by any means, but if it weren't in a comic called DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN, I would just assume he was going to wake up in the hospital next issue and everything would be cool. Which I guess may still happen, but dear god I hope it doesn't.

   To break it down, beating all the other villains(especially Aunt May shooting Electro, that kicked ass) to leave this as purely an Osborn vs. Peter duel was a good decision on paper, but in practice it fell short. I think it was primarily due to inconsistent power match-ups. Osborn is stronger and is on fire. Peter can't trade blows with him, to win he needs to finish it with a few deft hits, such as MJ and the van, and Peter with the, uh, van. Waking up the Human Torch to have do to shit felt like a couple pages of filler, and the constant "Aunt May we need to leave oh but I can't he's my nephew oh but we really have to go cuz he told us to" also got to me.

   Still, like I said earlier, on the whole, a solid arc. Not my favorite, that's probably one of the Venom or Carnage ones(and I don't even like 616 Venom/Carnage), but still worth my time, and my interest is piqued for (sigh) yet another relaunch of the Ultimate line.

   Except for Ultimate X. Fuck Ultimate X.

25 comments:

  1. I have a big tattoo of the Green Goblin on my left arm so I'm always stoked when Norman Osborne gets a little push. I haven't read this one yet but I'm pumped.

    a3

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  2. That's pretty crazy man. Dark Reign must have been a non-stop orgasm for you then.

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  3. Not a big marvel fan :\
    Only marvel book I read consistently is marvel adventures spider-man so I don't have to deal with continuity and occasional grim dark

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  4. I'll have to check this out... thanks for the review!

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  5. Half the fun is seeing how stupidly grimdark shit will get.

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  6. Looks awesome, always liked spiderman, but batman have always been mine by far favourite superhero.

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  7. I'm going to have to agree with the above comment on this one

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  8. Hopefully I'll find this at a comic shop. Actually hopefully I can find a comic shop at all.

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  9. Yeah it's a damn shame how hard it is to find comic shops.

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  10. Such a big marvel fan! never seen this tho ;D

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  11. Never seen this one before! God bless this blog:p

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  12. I never bought something like this. How much would I have to pay?

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  13. Always loved me some spider man. Hes a pretty cool guy, and not afraid of anything.

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  14. Makes me want to get back into comics. I'm spoiled on the Spiderman cartoons, as of late.

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  15. "Fuck Ultimate X."

    Spit out my drink from laughter.

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  16. ultimate X sucks, but i love spiderman!
    love it
    +follow

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  17. I'm not a big comic guy, always envied those who are.

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  18. Thanks for the review, man!

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  19. Great review man! keep em coming :)

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  20. I think venom is awesome, but the spiderman is getting old now

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  21. There whole collection is pretty good. But its dying out pretty fast.

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