Spider-Men #1

by lucstclair on June 15, 2012

Pardon me if I use a tired old comic book cliché, but… World’s collide! As Spider-Man accidentally travels to the dimension of the Ultimate Universe and meets the Ultimate Spider-Man, courtesy of Mysterio!


The Pros

Well it had to happen sooner or later, the Marvel Universe & the Ultimate Universe clash. Peter Parker meets Miles Morales in a story written by Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Powers) & illustrated by Sara Pichelli. The story quickly jumps in with the usual Spidey saves the day action, but soon propels our hero into the Ultimate Universe in a very comic book way with Spider-Man’s illusionist nemesis, Mysterio. Having never read the new Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, I’m new to the drawings of Sara Pichelli, with the help of colorist Justin Ponsor they give Spidey and his environments a bright and slick visual style. It also gives Spider-Man a slender physique that’s a throwback to the old Spider-Man look. It’s a little too early to give this issue a huge slap on the back, but it certainly was a quick, but good read. We also get a beautiful cover by Jimmy Cheung (Scion).


The Cons

Although cross-dimensional events are common in comics (for Marvel & DC) It would be unfair to give a negative comment here, because it is only the first issue and I’m confident that things will definitely pick up with the next couple of issues.


The Outcome

This mini series has a lot of potential and it’s easily worth your time & hard-earned comic book funds. From Marvel Comics.

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A Look Inside