Ultimate Spider-Man #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 27, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 56
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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PETER PARKER'S NEW LIFE GETS EVEN MORE COMPLICATED...
Spider-Man sizes up the new hero Green Goblin! As they team up to fight a new super villain, secrets about the corporations running North America are revealed...
And you'll never guess who discovers Spider-Man's secret identity!
Rated T

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man reaffirms there's a way to restart a major hero's continuity and make it feel fresh, modern, and not beholden to decades of canon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 gives the series energy and exuberance. The book has a playful attitude and a sense of fun fused with the danger and drama. At every turn, a twist shakes up assumptions that Spider-Man fans can start to craft, telling completely new stories with familiar characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 reinforces the standout elements of its first two issues, synthesizing them into an excellent continuation that emphasizes the speedy pacing of the series. Hickman's writing captures the characters and their various dynamics perfectly, from Peter and May's heartwarming bonding time to the infinitely compelling banter of Ben and Jonah, and even to the slick back-and-forth between Bullseye and Green Goblin. Paired up with Checchetto's deft design work and sequential storytelling chops, reaffirms this book's place as the heir apparent to cinematic comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Apr 5, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man has genuinely become my favorite monthly title that Marvel is currently putting out. I still have a million questions about this new universe, and about the ramifications of Peter not being bit by that spider as a teenager (what happened to Gwen??), but I'm not even sure I need the answers. I'm just happy to be along for this ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 continues to the pure fun that this series has been since it launched. Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto nail all the different dynamics between the cast. The relationships, especially Peter and May Parker's father-daughter dynamic, make it easy to get lost in experiencing how the story develops with each page you turn. It all works to elevate to have the final moment between Spider-Man and Green Goblin maximize the impact Hickman and Checchetto were going for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 is another winning issue. All told the progress in the plot feels slow, yet each scene is expertly crafted and entertaining. Ultimate Spider-Man will reignite your love of Spider-Man with great art in a modern and elevated take on the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 27, 2024

    Checchetto delivers beautifully detailed and visually dynamic art throughout the issue. The imagery is thrilling and I love the action a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Michael Rothman Mar 27, 2024

    I'm getting chills yet again writing this review as it's dawning on me that I'm in the middle of reading something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 1, 2024

    With well-timed jokes, flashy art, and fluid visual storytelling, Ultimate Spider-Man #3 continues to show the difficulty of doing good and helping people in a world that is literally undergirded by evil. The scenes with Peter and his family, former boss J. Jonah Jameson, and potential new friend Harry Osborn truly show that it takes a village to save the day and not in the cliched "Avengers assemble kind of way. Although there's hints at the Maker and larger Ultimate Universe narrative, Hickman and Checchetto keep the stakes and small and personal in this series, and it's why this book is easily one of my favorite monthly ongoing superhero comics in recent years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 is a fantastic issue really driving home the fundamentals of what's making this series work so well. It's just a solid comic that's fun and in some ways still a decent point to start reading from. It builds upon the mystery of this world but not too in the weeds yet. But, most importantly, the fun and enthusiasm of the comic and its characters spills off the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 29, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 has its best moments when Peter Parker acts as a fantastic father to his daughter and a nephew to his uncle while he takes over the Spider-Man identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 30, 2024

    Another fun issue of Spider-Man comics, though I'd like to see a stronger focus on the unique aspects of the status quo instead of just another comic where Spider-Man fights familiar bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Mar 30, 2024

    With great art, a great story, and Peter's growing Parker-nish, Spider-man is quickly becoming who he was meant to be all those years ago. PICK THIS UP! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 27, 2024

    Ultimate Spider-Man #3 lacks the urgency and “responsibility” that makes up the soul of a Spider-Man comic. However, what the issue lacks is adequately made up for with fantastic art, immaculate character- and world-building, and an intriguing plot. You won't be blown away by this issue, but you'll enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    derbycomics Mar 28, 2024

    Jonathan Hickman’s Ultimate Spider-Man continues to be a delightfully fresh take on one of Marvel's most well-known heroes. Hickman weaves a narrative brimming with heart, humor, & action, proving that there was always room for a new spin on a classic tale for an author daring enough to go there.

    Every character has been given a wonderfully refreshing update & they keep getting better with each issue. Peter’s interactions with his daughter May are pure heartwarming, Hallmark moments. MJ’s depiction as a strong, independent woman, who isn’t define by her role as mother or wife, is breath of fresh air and a striking juxtaposition to her asinine new Jackpot persona in the main 616. Uncle Ben & J. Jonah Jameson have become more

  • 10
    Dave DSG Mar 27, 2024

    Plot
    Peter and May share Spider-Man's secret and she helps him have less threatening colors on his suit.

    Ben JJ Jameson already has an office where they analyze the activities of the Green Goblin, which are hidden by the Daily Bugle, since each Green Goblin attack is directed at Wilson Fisk's businesses.

    The name of Ben and JJJ's future newspaper is still unknown.

    Peter begins to stake out the city to catch Green Goblin, but becomes a spectator of a battle between the ultimate version of Green Goblin vs. Bullseye. Peter helps Green Goblin stop him and both reveal his identity, Harry and Peter begin to forge a friendship under the most outlandish conditions.

    This new chapter is full of emotion more

  • 10
    motorik Mar 27, 2024

    Ignore the critic that gave this a 5. This and Hellblazer are the best mainstream comics going.
    Can Hickman keep it up? I hope so.

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  • 9.5
    AmericanHealthcare Apr 1, 2024

    Simply lovely. It must be killing Hickman to write something that you don't need a PhD to read. Is this really all it took to make Spider-Man enjoyable again?

  • 9.5
    BirdmanG07 Mar 29, 2024

    Four Spider-Man comics came out this week, not sure if that’s awesome or says something about Marvel (or both).

    This and Miles 300 were pretty close for top dog, but I’d give the slight edge to this. An expected interaction occurs, I didn’t know how it was going to go, but I didn’t expect each of the little twists. I say again, this is the best Spider-Man book out right now. If you’re a fan, pick it up.

  • 9.5
    sawright20 Mar 27, 2024

    It’s a fresh take with just enough of that familiar Spider-Man spirit.

  • 9.5
    daspidaboy Mar 27, 2024

    I literally started smiling while reading this issue. This hasn't happened before. I think this is currently my favorite series of all time right now.

  • 9.5
    Afre Mar 27, 2024

    Peak. The dream team strikes again.

  • 9.0
    Screaming Enigma Apr 12, 2024

    I may be overrating this a little bit, but this was another issue that I really enjoyed. It's the weakest one of the series thus far for me, but that's saying a lot when I'm giving it a 9/10. Everything here is just so simple and great at the same time. Hickman does a really good job of writing Peter as extremely likable when he's in the suit and out of it. I also found the ending of this to be very intriguing and well-executed. All things considered, I did see this more as a setup issue for things to come down the line, but I still really enjoyed it.

  • 9.0
    RafaM Apr 7, 2024

    Seeing Spidy and the Green Goblin team up and working together is one of the most epic things it has happen in the superhero's history

  • 9.0
    Linkush Apr 1, 2024

    This just works. Every decision Hickman makes regarding the story is the right one so far and I can't be happier for that.

  • 9.0
    ResearchReader Mar 30, 2024

    So trying to find something to say that hasn't already been said about this issue (its a great issue, look at those other high reviews, they are pretty accurate), I will say that I love they dad energy Peter has. Between trying to get a 'cool' costume with his daughter, to to moment with Harry 'It is cool.' he just drips the 'I am not an old man! I am still hip with the kids' dad energy. Written very well and I love this take on Peter. Please keep this up.

  • 9.0
    TheBene Mar 27, 2024

    My monthly dose of peak.

  • 9.0
    axdn Mar 27, 2024

    This was so good!

  • 8.5
    SinceAge7 Apr 2, 2024

    Very good but still too few pages for the price of the book.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Mar 28, 2024

    Solid issue. Great art and another interesting layer to this world.

  • 8.5
    Hex Mar 27, 2024

    I'm giving this a "low" score not because it is flawed in some way compared to the other two but this is mostly a setup issue. Very fun, very cool but light on heavy and important dialogue and light on meaningful action. It was still amazing and leaves us and Peter in a really interesting position that I am very much looking forward to in the upcoming issues. Also, big fan of the "call-back" suits. They were fun homages with new flair and appropriate razzing.

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Mar 27, 2024

    Solid issue once again, gorgeous art but I was hoping for a more unpredictable reveal. Was pretty obvious who goblin was. Hoping we can really get things moving next issue.

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  • 8.5
    fzanca Mar 26, 2024

    This book continues to merge all of the elements together very well. We start with the family dynamic, then move to Ben and Jonah, and finally into the Spider-man portion. I have two problems with this issue. The first is that the bomb explodes in the Goblin's hand. This would have blown his hand off, no matter what kind of armor he was wearing. The second is the pairing of the two armor technologies. This would never work. Stark would have installed walls and failsafes. Aside from that, it was a very well-written issue.

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  • 8.0
    TSMack Apr 6, 2024

    (Cover Date: May, 2024)

  • 7.5
    Maximus Apr 3, 2024

    This issue is way better than the last two. This issue makes the other two look like previews. Hickman shouldn't have waited so long to deliver this.
     
    But don't get me wrong, I still feel cheated. Maybe the story is getting back on track but that doesn't change the fact that they advertised the series as "What if Peter Parker didn't get his powers until adulthood?" and presented instead a version of Spider-Man with a background so different that hardly resembles the character we know as "Peter Parker".

    However, it's good that after 2 lackluster issues, the story finally seems compelling. With good editorial direction this would be gold, but sadly, that's not the case.

    I stand by what I said before: The st more

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