Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Death of Spider-Man
The culmination of DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN is here.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 22, 2011

    In any case, so ends an era, with writer and artist, hero and villain, friend and family member all at their absolute best. Even so, for all of this story's superlative execution, what should excite us as readers is the thought of what happens afterwards. Ultimate Peter Parker might be dead, but Ultimate Spider-Man will live on, and the stories that are coming will truly be treading fresh ground. That, in the end, is the only justification anyone really needed for killing Peter Parker -- and what it inspires will be the only true measure of how successful this story was. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 23, 2011

    Let's bow our heads and pay honor to the Ultimate Spider-Man - practically since it started a decade ago, it's consistently been the best Spider-Man comic. Let's hope that run doesn't end here with an untimely death. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 22, 2011

    If you have been reading this arc, you already know that Bendis has been delivering a young Peter Parker at his heroic best. We've had months to prepare and now the final issue of the arc is here. Bagley and Bendis deliver a fitting end but it's unfortunate that the outcome was spoiled. Realistically, we all have an idea how it will end. This entire story has been about the journey, as all stories should be. Maybe you'll know how it ends before reading and maybe you don't. What matters is what happens on the way there. We get an epic fight showing what this version of Spider-Man is all about. And that is exactly what I want. I could do without the death of characters though. But that's the nature of the beast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 28, 2011

    Had I been reading the title more regularly (or at all the last couple of years) I'm sure the payoff would have been higher. Even with these issues, I still enjoyed the comic and it might even lead me to go back and re-read some of Brian Michael Bendis' run. It's a nice send-off for the character, even knowing Marvel already has a replacement in the wings. It seems in the Ultimate Universe you can't kill Spider-Man, even if you do manage to kill Peter Parker. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 22, 2011

    Issue #160 is a competent finish to the series. Unfortunately, it's not quite as emotionally resonant or gripping as Bendis' best issues. Ultimate Fallout will have to pick up the slack there. But the issue does do justice to a great hero, and it manages to build excitement for the next phase of Ultimate Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 6, 2011

    Ultimate Spider-Man #160 proved to be a very good issue. Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley teamed up to deliver an arc that showed how Ultimate Spider-Man has been one of the most entertaining comics in the past decade. The balance between the roles Spider-Mans supporting cast and villains played in this arc worked to give the reader an impactful end for a fantastic character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jun 26, 2011

    Though the polybag in which it came might beg to differ, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 falls a hair or two short of insta-classic status. As a grand finale -- to the current story arc, to this volume of the series, and perhaps to the life of lead character himself -- it certainly has its powerful moments, but none of them are quite enough to shatter the mold Bendis has cast. Even if you avoided the spoilers in the mainstream press or somehow remained oblivious to this storylines title, you might have been able to venture a pretty accurate guess as to how the events of this comic were going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 30, 2011

    Not surprisingly, artist Mark Bagley handles the action adeptly. More importantly, though, he tells the real story on the title character's face. The super-hero violence really doesn't convey the dire nature of what's happening, but the expressions on Peter's face do. Usually, Bagley is trying to get the character to emote through a Spidey mask in these action scenes, so an unmasked Peter brings a new dynamic to the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Dan North Jun 23, 2011

    One last thing, I know and I understand that the polybag makes people want to skip this issue, but dont. This issue was great and the overall storyline was excellent. I loved this, and its way better than anything BND is or will be putting out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 22, 2011

    While I'm fairly negative in tone, the issue isn't bad just fairly underwhelming in the deja vu nature of the reading the same exact fight sequence over and over again between Ultimate SpiderMan and Green Goblin making up the entirety of the issue didn't really wow me at all. Even Wile E Coyote tries something new every time he tries to catch the Road Runner. Osborn or, better yet, Bendis should take some tips. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Jun 23, 2011

    CRAVE ONLINE RATING: 5/10 Read Full Review

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