Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection - Book 1

Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection - Book 1

by Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley (Artist)

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Overview

Collecting the groundbreaking first year of Ultimate Spider-Man in one colossal trade paperback! High school, puberty, first dances -- there are many pitfalls to being young. Compound these with intense personal tragedy and superhuman powers, and you can start to visualize the world of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man. Following the murder of his uncle and the Green Goblin's assault on his high school, Peter finds himself on the brink of manhood: getting a job at the Daily Bugle to help support his widowed aunt and taking on extracurricular activities -- such as bringing down the Kingpin, the head of organized crime in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785124924
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Ultimate Spider-Man Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 172,420
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

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Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection - Book 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AnnieMod on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first 13 issues from the Ultimate relaunch of Spider-Man - probably the Marvel superhero that I like the least. But I am reading the whole Ultimate line - so I am reading the Peter Parker's adventures as well.It is a good start for new readers (and if you are familiar with the character, it is far more interesting to search for the differences between this version and the regular Earth 616 version than to read the same story again). Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man and tries to get used to that and to the double life he is leading now. Enjoyable in a strange way - I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I will - Peter seems a lot more normal in this incarnation than he ever was in the mainstream reality (with the required suspension of disbelieve needed to be able to read superhero comics). We have the Green Goblin andthe Kingpin; Mary Jane and aunt May (and uncle Ben); the work at the newspaper (upgraded for a new century). And we have the public that is not sure if he is a hero or a villain. And we have the beginning of a love story. There are only two times when the whole Ultimate Marvel Universe is even hinted at - when Peter asks Electro if he is a mutant (so obviously the world knows about them) and when the Kingpin is helping restore part of New York that had been destructed (and I suspect this happens in one of the other books... or not).Overall - enjoyable even if it did not make me really care about Peter. But then as I said - I had never been a big fan.
DavidDunkerton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ultimate Spider-Man is a retelling of the classic Spiderman story set in the 21st century. Peter Parker is still bitten by a spider in a lab that gives him his powers, and all of the other characters are pretty much the same, but instead of working as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle, Peter troubleshoots their webpage. The Green Goblin is more monstrous, Uncle Ben and Aunt May are much cooler, and the biggest difference is that Peter tells Mary Jane his secret.This graphic novel is a great read for people unfamiliar with the Spiderman story, but it will not disappoint the long-time Spiderman readers, either.
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Sindizel More than 1 year ago
Spider-Man does whatever a spider can for a new generation. The Ultimate Dimension is established with Spider-Man being reborn in a modern age. This Spider-Man has all of the same characters from his 616 counterpart but they fit into the story a little differently and I kinda liked it. When I first came across Ultimate Spider-Man I thought that the mainstream 616 Spider-Man was being cancelled and started anew. Over the years I came to realize that Ultimate Spider-Man is an alternate Spider-Man in an alternate dimension but I still avoided reading it because I thought it could never be as good as the Amazing Spider-Man. Honestly I can say I don't know why I've waited so long to read this stuff. My favorite comic book author, Brian Bendis, and one of my favorite comic artists, Mark Bagley, started this project. You know what they say though, better late than never.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite comic series ever because I can really relate to all of the charecters, being only 16 this is perfect