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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 2 (Ultimate Spider-Man #3-4)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  563 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
This deluxe, hardcover volume collects material from:
* Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3: Double Trouble
* Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4: Legacy
* Behind-the-Scenes Material

In the last year, teenager Peter Parker's grown more comfortable with his amazing abilities, but that's all about to change with the return of the maniacal Green Goblin. The Goblin has discovered Peter's secret ide
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 19th 2006 by Marvel
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Myles
The second year of Ultimate Spider-Man is a trifle uneven, none of the characters seem to have gone anywhere, or worse, they've backpedaled. Kong especially seems to have reverted into the dumb bully stereotype. There were a few homophobic remarks, but sadly that seems to be the easiest thing to put in to create 'realistic' teenage dialogue. The average vocabulary's gone to shit. I don't like it, but the reality is that a kid is more likely to be called gay than anything else. It's a word with n ...more
Neil Coulter
Aug 08, 2013 Neil Coulter rated it liked it

As in the first volume, some things in Volume 2 are very satisfying, while other things don't work at all. More than in the first volume, the creators here make some really bad missteps in their choices.

What I continue to enjoy about this series is the bold, vibrant coloring and the good variety of panel arrangements on the pages. Some of the action-scene pages are really nice-looking. I don't know much about graphic novels, but one thing I want from a graphic novel is vivid color. I know, there

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Madeleine
Don't really know where I stand on this yet. Wonderful art and Bendis is a good writer. I just hate pretty much everyone in this universe. With the exception of a character here or there, everyone is complete scum. The problem is, it's only "fun" to read about scum when I feel like I'm reading fiction - not when it feels like it's non-fiction with a layer of mutant added on top. Racism, homophobia, bigotry are too common characteristics in this world and the pages of Marvel's Ultimate comics - e ...more
Kaila
Dec 15, 2015 Kaila rated it really liked it
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I really like the panel layout and the flow. It just makes me whip right through the story and I get to the end way too fast because it's that good. Next volume...maybe I will try to slow down but I doubt it.
Alvey
Jul 06, 2015 Alvey rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Definite step up from the first volume. The art is better, story telling is spot on, the action scenes are exciting. The fight with Doc Ock was a highlight for me. Now I'm hooked to this series! Peters immaturity shows at times but the character development is visible
Shaun
Nov 24, 2011 Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I may be developing an obsession with Ultimate Spiderman. This volume was emotionally intense. Family problems, friend problems and supervillian problems come together leaving Peter with the understandable desire to hide under a rock. The thing that always made Spider-Man fascinating to me is the balance Peter is forced to maintain between his life as Peter and his life as Spider-Man. He can't ditch work the next day because he's wealthy. He has family and friends with expectations of him that h ...more
Sesana
Mar 26, 2013 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superhumans, comics
This is one of the big collections, the same as volumes 3 and 4. There was a lot more action than in volume 2, and the action here was more meaningful. Nick Fury's appearance was underwhelming. I suppose he could have been more useless, but it's hard to imagine how. Still, the part where this title shines is when Peter interacts one-on-one with the people he cares about. His relationship with Mary Jane (just Mary in Ultimate Spidey, but I have a hard time dropping Jane) is very cute and sincere, ...more
Rob
Feb 15, 2015 Rob rated it really liked it
More of the first, and just as good.
Leodora Murphy
Apr 08, 2015 Leodora Murphy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good story, but not a big fan of the artwork. It was well done and all, just not my favorite style.
Craig
May 26, 2011 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story still carries the day, though I'm less enamored of the Bagley artwork with every page I turn. The overly-dynamic hair of the various characters in just plain ridiculous. Too bad they couldn't match this up with a better artist--seems like the other "ultimate" titles all got superstars to work on them; why not this one, the flagship of the line?
Frank Taranto
Spidey battles Doctor Octopus, who gets taken away after the battle. He knocks Kraven the Hunter out with basically one punch. The battle with the Green Goblin is the highlight of the book. In this realty, Norman Osborn's super soldier formula makes him absolutley insane. I feel sorry for poor Harry.
Frank
May 10, 2010 Frank rated it really liked it
As expected, once we got past the origin story, the Ultimate universe writing has picked up. And it's always fun watching a writer (especially a good one like Bendis) get an extended time to develop characters and mold the narrative into a distince shape.
Christine
Jun 03, 2010 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The second Spidey collection was impressive, but a bit jarring to read back-to-back with the much more mature Fables tpb. It definitely reads for a younger audience, but there's a lot of passion and pathos in this continuation of Peter Parker's origin story.
J.M. Guillemette
The second volume tops the first in every way. The artwork in phenomenal and the story line is fresh while keeping with the traditional Spider-Man we know and love. I highly recommend that any Spider-Fan check this series out.
Andy
May 02, 2010 Andy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, spider-man
Continuing the excellent Ultimate Spider-Man this time we get a wonderful Doc Ock story along with a new and improved Kraven. Then the return of the Goblin in a thrilling tale that really ups the game for Pete.
Andrew
Jan 23, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing
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Brian Michael Bendis continues the excellent work he started in USM Vol. 1, introducing key villain Doctor Octopus and bringing back fan-favorite villain Norman Osborn with a sinister, cynical twist.
Moe
Sep 03, 2012 Moe rated it really liked it
Not quite as good as the first collection, Ultimate Spider-Man still manages to impress me.
Morbus Iff
Jun 02, 2012 Morbus Iff rated it really liked it
Spider-Man's first TV appearance, and Kraven's reality show? Hilarious!
Robert
Aug 21, 2011 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay - somewhat teen/juvinile. Story okay but without much really interesting
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot
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