Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 6 (Ultimate Spider-Man #11-12)
The opening Carnage storyline takes Pete down a dark road, just as things were looking up. It's a good tale but the sudden reintroduction of Connors and the events leading to the creation of Carnage are slightly forced. Still, visually Bagley knocks it out the park ...more
The first half of this volume--the Carnage story--is the best Ultimate Spider-man story yet. This is the pinnacle of the "power and responsibility" theme that motivates the whole series. Anyone who knows much about the Spider-man mythology knows what has to eventually happen to Gwen Stacy. But when that thing that has to happen actually does happen, it's so unexpected, quick, and shocking that it's truly heart-rending. (It's also nice that the Ultimate version has so altered things that I had no...more
Weirder. I should say, rather, since this is Spider-Man and the Ultimate universe that we're dealing with here. Carnage shows up and three mini-arcs have guest appearances from Wolverine and Johnny Storm and Dr. Strange helps Peter fight Nightmare.
The Wolverine two-parter is about as weird as it gets, Bendis was pretty up-front about it though, which helped (I should look it up to see if its even canon).
I liked it though, it was good to have those shorter segments, and with ...more
Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot ...more