Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 10, 2010 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Spider-Man and his amazing friends are there for the birth of a brand new hero!! Who is he? What is his name? Here’s a hint: It’s a name that will make you burst out in applause!! He’s set to be major player in the Ultimate Universe, so be there as hotshot creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (RUNAWAYS) bring you his big debut! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 12, 2010

    At the risk of repeating myself, this is a terrific comic - my favorite Spider-Man book for years now. If you're not reading it, you're missing a good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Tyler Parker Mar 10, 2010

    Overall, I was perfectly happy with this installment of Ultimate Spider-Man, and frequently found myself smiling at certain panels – I just hope the book gets back to focusing on Spidey rather than his sometimes distracting, one-dimensional friends. After all, I am reading the book for Peter Parker, not his counterparts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 9, 2010

    This issue isn't quite as much fun as the previous chapter: the humour is a little more predictable, the talkiness is a little more gratuitous, and the revisitation of Ultimate Power feels like a bit of a sidestep that exists only to fill time before Bendis can brings things back down to Earth for Rick Jones at the end of the issue. Also, the reveal of Jones's superhero name is slightly disappointing, tying him directly to an existing Marvel character when it might have been preferable to leave his regular MU counterpart ambiguous. Still, it's fairly enjoyable teen superhero stuff of the kind that Ultimate Spider-Man has always done well, and I'm happy to see that the book hasn't deviated too far from its central themes even when dealing with a slightly more fantastical character concept than usual. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 11, 2010

    On the surface, this is a fun issue that is a decent introduction to Rick Jones as the Ultimate Nova (think Frankie Raye, not Richard Rider). The problem is that the character work isn't up to the title's high standards and the art is a bit of a misstep for the usually awesome Miyazawa. It's worth a read, but I wouldn't bend over backwards to check it out. Read Full Review

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