Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200
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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, Stuart Immonen, David Lafuente, David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• The world mourns on the anniversary of Peter Parker’s death
• A gathering of Spidey’s friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world
• One of the biggest surprise endings of the year!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 2, 2014

    When it was announced that Peter would die in the Ultimate universe, the outcry was instant and deafening. But now that we have seen what's come after, we're left with an interesting perspective. Miles is not going anywhere. But we also love Peter Parker - just like Miles - because he makes us strive toward being the best possible person that we can be. Even as a memory, Peter Parker inspires us to be optimistic and goofy and selfless. As we wrap up 200 issues of Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel is quick to remind us just how bright Peter Parker's life was and is, while at the same time setting Miles Morales up for him to soar to new, impossible heights. Miles and Peter represent the best of us, so Brian Michael Bendis and his talented collaborators send this volume out with the best of them both. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 3, 2014

    Issue #200 is a love letter to a character that holds so much weight with the readers of many generations. It is incredible heartfelt, and feels like the eulogy that Brian Bendis wanted to deliver. He takes on the task of remembering Peter, the anniversary issue, and handles it so well. Likewise, Marquez's art and Justin Ponsor's colors throughout the issue are magnificent. Moments including MJ's walk to the house surrounded by falling leaves, Mile's daydream of Peter as his mentor, and of course an exchange between Ganke and Gwen, all showcase their ability to communicate emotion and tone. For each creator involved here, they have brought their best efforts, and it lends to one of the most memorable issues in the history of the title. Peter inspires, even after his time and that is not just confined to those within the book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Apr 3, 2014

    Ultimate Spider-Man #200 accomplishes exactly what it set out to do and does so with incredible heart. It's a true celebration of a beloved character and continues 14 years of consistently high quality storytelling. One to read and treasure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Apr 1, 2014

    What a great way to celebrate not only the life of Peter Parker, but ofUltimate Comics Spider-Manoverall. We got a look at the past, present, and possibly future. Peter Parker may be dead, but the Ultimate version of Spider-Man will continue to live on. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Apr 3, 2014

    So as you can see I really don't have a negative thing to say about this issue. I feel it was one of the best situations that Bendis could have created. It paid its respects to Peter, but still gave hints of what's to come in the near future for Miles and the rest of Ultimate Universe. If you are an Ultimate Spider-Man fan or even just a Spider-Man fan I highly recommend you check out issue #200. It's one of the best superhero reads I have had in awhile and it will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 3, 2014

    The 200-issue legacy of Peter Parker is celebrated in a way only Bendis can deliver -- with bountiful amounts of dialogue, supported by some of the best artists in the business. While the out-of-place cliffhanger and one or two quibbles with the art stop it from being as good as it could be, it's still an amazingly-executed comic book that does what it sets out to do, which primarily is to make you cry. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 2, 2014

    Ultimate Spider-Man #200is an exceptional comic book by Bendis, Marquez, and friends. Those that have been following the series for years will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 6, 2014

    Overall, I liked this issue. It was surprisingly good and really makes me want to go back to read about Peter's death, which is kind of morbid in a way after reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 8, 2014

    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200 was exactly what it was supposed to be a celebration. Brian Bendis wrote this issue for long-term fans to remember why they have been reading this series and that is because of the dynamic between Peter, Miles and the rest of the Ultimate Spider-Man supporting cast. Each character was given enough time so that we can catch up with where they are and also get to see the dynamic they share together. The possible futures we got to see was great bit of fan service that had me smiling as each character had a different vision for Peters future had he not died. Bringing in the artists that were most attached to each character was a nice touch to make the possible futures stand out without getting in the way of consistency of Dave Marquez artwork. If you are an Ultimate Spider-Man fan than Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200 is a must-have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 2, 2014

    Everything about ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200 is set to invoke an emotional response from the reader, and it really works, as long as that reader has been following this book for at least a few years. This issue is really for the fans, which can leave casual readers blowing out in the wind. It's a great issue, but not one that is groundbreaking because the focus is so heavily on this one small moment. It's a well done issue that fans will no doubt enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 3, 2014

    "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200 leaves the world of Miles Morales more integrated into the legacy of Peter Parker than ever before, despite the complete lack of action and adventure. Bendis and crew pour emotions into this comic book and give readers plenty of hope for the future while offering a wonderful opportunity for closure. A bicentennial issue might be an odd spot for new readers to hop on, but with "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200, there is little worry about readers being lost. This is a nice, self-contained, timeless tale that celebrates Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Brian Bendis and his cohorts along the journey throughout the legend of the Ultimate Universe's greatest hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 3, 2014

    Ultimate Spider-Man #200 is a fitting tribute to the fallen Ultimate Peter Parker, also managing to cap off this era of Ultimate Spider-Man nicely. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Apr 3, 2014

    "Ultimate Spider-Man" #200 isn't a game-changer. There's hints of what's to come but they don't matter in the face of the pure love flowing from both the characters and creators. If you're looking for an "in" for the Ultimate Universe you should probably wait until the eighth reboot in a couple weeks, but if you're a longtime fan of Spider-Man, be it Ultimate Parker or just the concept of Spider-Man in general, this issue is a bittersweet celebration of everything Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Cat Taylor Apr 5, 2014

    I picked up this issue because I was intrigued by the premise. For this landmark 200th issue, the characters who were closest to the Ultimate Peter Parker have gathered for a two-year memorial wake to honor his death. There's a lot of potential in a premise like that to see what each character remembers and chooses to share, and what a great way to recognize a character who died before reaching the promise that all of us old-school Marvel fans know that he had because he's still alive in the primary Marvel universe. Plus, Brian Michael Bendis wrote the issue, and he's one of Marvel's better writers when it comes to getting to the heart of his characters. Therefore, I was very surprised to be let down by most of this issue. Read Full Review

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