So, this is a series I’ve watned to review for a while but since it’s in “decompressed” Marvel style it’s been kind of difficult to do so because I wasn’t finding a good “cutoff” point for which volumes to review. It wasn’t until recently (I’m writing this in November) when I realized that the series called Ultimate comics: Spider-man had in fact been cancelled and was being continued under a new name with new numbering.
“Perfect!” says I, “now I’ve got a defined set of issues to review, since I already own the whole series”.
I also says to myself “that would explain why nobody ever has volume 6 of this series”.
Background info aside, here’s the review.
Ultimate comics: Spider-man is a 28-issue series about a boy who is bitten by a spider who then gains spider-themed superpowers. Spider-man must then attempt to come to terms with the fact that with great power comes great responsibility. Spider-man is also forced to juggle school, friendships, and the risks associated with keeping his Spider-man identity and his Miles Morales identity separate.
Wait, Miles Morales? I thought Peter Parker was Spider-man…
Well, here’s the point where it becomes necessary to dive into …
THE PLOT SUMMARY
While celebrating his acceptence at a prestigious private high school in New York City at his uncle Aaron’s home, Miles Morales is bitten by a mysterious spider and gains superpowers. Coincidentally, sometime later Spider-man is killed and his secret identity is revealed to the world.
With the help of a store-bought Hallowe’en costume, Miles Morales decides to continue the work Peter Parker started.