Friday, May 17, 2013

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: DAve Marquez
Colors: Justin Ponsor
Lettering: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 15th, 2013

"Spider-Man No More"

This book was hands down my favorite this week. This issue picks up one year after Miles' mother was shot and killed and a year since he put on the costume. He is dating Kate Bishop and keeps getting into trouble for making out with her. He sure knows how to pick them huh? He is debating telling her about his past and that he was once Spider-Man while Ganke is trying to convince him not to. Miles is really convinced that he will never be Spider-Man again and sees no harm in it, everyone else feels otherwise.

Jessica Drew is hounding him a bit about being the webslinger again as well. She even gives him new web shooters and a new costume since his last one was wrecked during the fight with Venom. He is very quick to tell her he is done and leaves her with the costume. She ends up leaving it in his bedroom later for him, just in case.

We learn through a conversation with Miles and his father that they have grown a bit closer and that they are suing the city because a police officer was the cause of Miles' mother's death. They discuss it over dinner in which they run into Gwen which is quite an emotional moment. It is funny seeing how Miles' father is convinced he has some game.

The last few pages show that it may be difficult for Miles to not be the webslinger for too much longer and showed to characters we haven't seen yet in the Ultimate Universe. I am so excited for where this title is going and am beyond impressed with how well Bendis has been handling a different person under the Spider-Man mask. I have really grown attached to Miles and can't wait to see what his future brings.

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