Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Lafuente Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Ultimate Spider-Man faces off with Mysterio! It’s brutal, it’s bloody and it’s one of the biggest Spidey fights of the year! PLUS: Events in Kitty Pryde's life create a situation for Peter Parker that you have never ever ever seen in a Spidey title before! Rated T …$3.99

  • 10
    Comix 411 - David Torres Nov 8, 2009

    A great issue - not much else to say. Looking forward to the next issue. I dropped the old Ultimate Spider-Man after Bagley left, but I'm glad I'm back. With Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Marvel is doing a great job giving fans a nice helping of Spidey stories. Ultimate is right now the best. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 5, 2009

    I'll keep it simple with this one. The worse part about Ultimate Comics SpiderMan is that it isn't the Spidey book that is released thrice monthlyonce a month simply isn't enough for this spectacular series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 6, 2009

    Still the best Spidey on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Nov 4, 2009

    It's business as usual from the Ultimate Spider-Man camp this month. Regular readers have become accustomed to this level of quality from this title, and it's good to see Bendis falling right in step on the book regardless of the "relaunch." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 3, 2009

    There's no question that Ultimate Spider-Man is one of the better superhero books currently being produced. The book isn't trying to reinvent the wheel of the genre, but is putting together the traditional elements of classic superhero stories in an unashamedly straightforward, gimmick-free manner. There's none of the popular cynicism that's present in so many other superhero titles, and there are no "shocking" moments other than the surprises and plot twists that grow naturally and organically out of Bendis's setup. As I said in my recent review of Ultimate Comics Avengers #3, I think that, after being exposed to so much darkness and gritty realism in recent years, the readership of superhero comics might again be ready for a lighter, brighter, more optimistic approach to the genre--and Ultimate Spider-Man fits the bill perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 7, 2009

    The status quo may have changed in the Ultimate universe in this post-"Ultimatum" world, and Peter Parker may now have ridiculously long hair and work in a food court, and Bendis may have lightened the tone a bit, but this is the same good-Bendis Spider-Man series that explores the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko implied notion of a teen hero with social problems. Bendis has taken the continuity in a different direction from the original, but he's accented the emotional trials of Peter Parker, the thrills (and scares) of teen superherodom, and made this a solid read each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario Nov 9, 2009

    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man scores pretty high this month, as Bendis gives us the familiar compelling Spider-Man storytelling. If Bendis can consistently deliver memorable villains and the exciting drama surrounding Parker's relationship issues, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man might not just be a good reboot of the character and the series, but it might just be the Spider-Man book that everyone should be reading. Read Full Review

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