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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Volume 1: The World According To Peter Parker (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Volume I #1)

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Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate Universe, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation.
Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting
Hardcover, Premiere, 152 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Marvel Comics
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And he's back!

Six months after Ultimatum wreacked havoc on Manhattan, and incidentally almost ruined the entire Ultimate Universe, Peter Parker is back. Some things are different. The Daily Bugle has folded, leaving Parker with a fast-food job at the mall, Mary Jane broke up with him and he's started to date Gwen Stacy. Kitty Pryde is still attending his high school too, which is still awkward for everyone involved and Kong is a Hot Topic kid now?

Meanwhile Mysterio is on the rise and there are a
Nov 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because I have a geek-crush on Bendis. It really should have been a 5 star book for me, because I love Ultimate Spider-Man. In the end, though, there were a few too many things that I just didn't like. First thing, not crazy about some of the art. It was a little over-the-top and...well, cartooney in spots. I probably could've overlooked the art, but I'm still scratching my head over the Gwen/MJ switch. What happened? Did I miss something? I'm guessing this huge ch ...more
Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Comparing this volume to the Ultimate Spider-Man from before Ultimatum and you'll get your heart broken. Set six months later, Peter is totally not at all dead (what a cheap trick) and Peter is now suddenly dating Gwen. Ok... There's a lot of sudden changes, apparently for the sake of having sudden changes. (MJ to Gwen, Daily Bugle to fast food, nearly empty house to very full one) I just don't know where Bendis is going with any of this stuff. I assume that we'll get explanations and full story ...more
Jess Hayes
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I definitely regret not waiting to start this until Vol 2 was actually here, because now it's ended the way it has and I just need to know what's going to happen next!

This was a really fun read - I haven't read any of the books from the Ultimatum Arc, so I'm glad I got to Ultimate X: Origins before starting this one or I'd have been a little confused as to what was going on.

I love the dynamic between Peter and Johnny in general, so I'm excited that he's in this series, I'm looking forward to se
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bendis takes on another Ultimate Spiderman. It's a remix of the original story line, and though many might not like it, it poses interesting possibilities.

Aunt May finds out who Spiderman really is early on, and Peter Parker juggles one too many female interests. What more, this is in the wake of a water related disaster, and a lot of children are dispossessed. Mutants aren't well received in this climate. Aunt May has an interesting solution to this. A new superhero makes an appearance, and a r
So I thought this book was part of the 2013 YALSA The Hub Reading Challenge…but I don’t think it was. It turns out that this one said “Ultimate Spider-man” on the cover and “Ultimate Comics” on the spine. Yeah, how confusing can it get, right? There is another Ultimate Comics Spider-man, v. 1 that was one of YALSA’s best. I also could have looked at the publishers date to realize that I had the wrong book for YALSA’s reading challenge…those books are mostly published within the last year. I just ...more
Eric Mikols
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: spider-man
Ultimatum has come and gone and now Ultimate Spider-Man has been relaunched and rebooted. Not rebooted in starting from scratch, but mixing up the formula. Which is too bad, because I really liked the formula, even if it had gotten a but tired in some places. But here is the new format, and now Aunt May's house is a boarding house for lost teen heroes. We've got Iceman, the Human Torch, Gwen Stacy, and Spider-Man all under the same rough. Meanwhile, Mary-Jane and Kitty Pride are off doing their ...more
Holden Attradies
I really like Ultimate Spider-Man, and was immensely pleased with what it was after Ultimatum. I feel like having all the awesome and awkward teen characters in one place was the only good thing that came out of that horrible event.

Any who, somehow I managed to get all the way to Death of Spider-Man without actually reading this volume so I read it knowing where the series and most of these characters would go. I'm not sure how I would of felt about it had I read it first, there are a lot of lit
Jun 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
Maybe this was a bad place to start for Spider-Man comics, but I don't understand all the glowing reviews. Besides the story problems, the silly details in the artwork were distracting. From the bendy/curvy/skinny limbs to all the girls having the same face, it was quite a mess. Was it really necessary for every girl, except Mary Jane, in Peter Parker's high school to have black nail polish and eyebrow piercings? I know this is a reboot and there will be some retcon-ing going on, but how is this ...more
Sean Brennan
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Aunt May's home now turns into a halfway house for troubled 'superhero' teenagers! So, So!
Jorge Figueroa
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spidey
¿Qué diablos? ¿no había pasado esto hace mucho números? ¿por qué otra vez?

Necesito leer todo Ultimate Spider-man desde el principio
Courtney Fitzmaurice
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Spider-Man comic and I loved it.
Petey Appleseed
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, 15 pages into this book and I was shocked, angry, befuddled. I don't feel like I was giving an adequate explanation. It is possible motives will come later, we are reading Bendis here, but still.
With that out of the way the new Ultimate Comics imprint for Spider-man is a fresh take and a fun change to the status quo.
The art is on the.... funnier side? Either way, I enjoy it. After numerous volumes of Bagley his art got stale to me, Immomen had an interesting take on the book but still fe
Kezia Holland
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Oh man, I really did not like this. This series has been going for nine years, and yet the story only seems to have taken place over about a year and a half (despite the fact that this makes practically no sense, and that it contributes to a MASSIVE character development problem which has hit it's all time worst with this volume).
Ultimatum happened, and then we cut to six months later where it seems as though most of what made the Ultimate Spider-man universe feel real and grounded has been chan
James Beach
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly picked this up thinking it was the original Ultimate Spider-Man (well, rented it). However, I'm definitely not upset by this because it was great book. I'm not a big fan of some of the designs, but some others look amazing, like the "mystery" hero and Mysterio's Atomic Skull cosplay. The coloring looks amazing, and of course, most importantly, the story and characters are well written, as I'd expect from Bendis. Peter is very likable and the side characters get enough time to care abo ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spiderman nunca me decepciona <3
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You can find the full review over at The Founding Fields:

“My first ever experience with a teenaged Spider-Man, and I’m amazed at how good these comics are!”

As part of my comics reading renaissance, I asked on Twitter a while back what Spider-Man comics people would recommend, and the general consensus was that Brian Michael Bendis’ run with Ultimate Spider-Man was fairly good. I took that recommendation to heart and got the first trade paperback for the se
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Some entertaining Spidey moments here and there and interesting character interactions, but there's nothing particularly memorable or captivating enough for this comic to leave a long-lasting impression.
It's a nice start to the new series, and Bendis always has written Ultimate Spidey very well, but I'll admit to being a little disappointed, as I thought this was the beginning of the Miles Morales version of the character.
Wing Kee
Sep 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Jarring but still fun.

Yes Ultimatum was absolutely terrible. It is absolutely a piece of dinky turd but this review is not about that, it's about Spidey after it.

World: I like the art, some people find it jarring and I absolutely also felt the same way. It's not the art itself and the style it's the overall world design, over night everyone went from normal high school to emo high school. It's a reboot in art and it takes some getting use to, add to that the artist change and yeah it may rub t
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A note to the comic book guys of the world

Hi all! Me again. Well, I'm still looking at the pretty pictures and owwing and awwing. I know this is your turf and all but I hope you are cool with me hanging out for a while. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm not a geek or a nerd. I don't have a very good memory and I have just started reading comics. While you guys still intimidate me, I hope yu can find it in your heart to tolerate my squees. I just want to read these books and have fun
So, here we are.

Back from the Ultimatum wave and resurfacing with a new series for (the Ultimate version of) everyone's favorite wall-crawler.

After Ultimatum, I was glad to see Ultimate Spider-Man return to a semblance of something that it once was. We've still got a high school aged Peter Parker trying to decide between Gwen, Mary Jane, and Kitty. We've got Bendis writing heartfelt characters and making you laugh out loud (even if you're reading all alone) at least once an issue. A good, soli
Ottery StCatchpole
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not a good jumping on point for being a Vol 1 collection, but it keeps the streak going. There's much too much backstory and zero exposition, which is actually a good thing. But don't start reading here. Go back to the original first volume of USM and work through the whole series. For as long as this title has run (ran?), it's a consistently well-written and enjoyable read. Bendis does Sorkin-esque teenage superhero angst dialogue better than anyone. He also makes Ultimate Peter Parker the most ...more
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
This reboot of Ultimate Spider-Man is a little more serious, dramatic - and still a great read. Bendis knows how to make even the most inconsequential moments into something worth paying attention to, whether it's manning the register at a burger joint, getting a new roommate or negotiating the maze that is teenage love.

Gotta hand it to Bendis and the artists - somehow they take a laughingstock C-list villain like Mysterio and make him look and act like a real threat. He's finally standing on so
Kat High
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Yeah, so, I'm totally going to just skip the first installment of Bendis's Spider-man because I disliked volume one so much.

THIS installment is waaay better, IMO. Here's why: the art is better. In a general "yeah I believe these are high schoolers and I am not uncomfortable looking at the pages" sort of way. There are so many more girls. And there are so many more superheroes, too, and that's pretty cool.

Is it annoying that super-powered males outnumber super-powered females by a lot in this vo
Edward Cheer
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
So... what? Peter's not dead? It's been months now, and we're starting again with all these characters in these new relationships with little explanation as to why they got where they are. Things would just seem a little less ridiculous, if I saw MJ's turmoil as she broke up with Peter and his transition to falling for Gwen, other than some narration. It just makes things seem less well-grounded, like the previous series. But the actions good, the comedy's still there (albeit forced at times, li ...more
TJ Shelby
Jan 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel
So much changing here. Ultimate Spider-Man changed name to Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, complete with a Volume 1 attached to it. Picks up a few months after the devastation of Ultimatum. Brief appearance by Kingpin. Just long enough for an assassination by Mysterio. Appearance/origin of the Red Hood and ends the volume by the surprise reveal. Aunt May appears to be opening the May Boarding Home For Gifted Youngsters, which is inevitably going to lead to some teenage love triangles, squares or wo ...more
Feather Mista
Leído de la edición en revistas de Panini España en sus números 1 al 3 (contienen dos USA cada uno), pero marco esta edición recopilatoria por razones obvias. En cuanto al comic en sí, muy pero muy bonito el dibujo y bastante entretenido el guion. Una buena mezcla de sit-com, superhéroes y drama adolescente. Claro que me perdí algunas cosas por agarrar Ultimate Spiderman recién por el relanzamiento (salteándome la inmensa mayoría de los ciento y pico de números restantes), pero como se supone qu ...more
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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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