Ultimate Spider-Man #116

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

DEATH OF A GOBLIN PART 5 If Peter reveals his identity to the world, all will be forgiven between him and the Goblin. If not, everyone that Peter loves will be destroyed! Will Peter give in to this simple but twisted demand?

  • 9.4
    IGN - Kevin Nov 29, 2007

    Even with all the praise I'm bestowing, Brian Bendis deserves just as much credit (more actually) for the resurgence in this title. Bendis is still in that zone where there's a perfect balance between action and dialogue. Each scene makes the necessary points with out overstaying its welcome. The discussion still meanders as is Bendis's way, but not to the point of overkill, while the action remains tight and concise as well. Norman's “last days of Nero” scene towards the end was an absolutely chilling mix of writing and art, and Bendis was still able to take it up another emotional notch with a fantastic cliffhanger. If you were turned off to the series during its creative funk and still wouldn't listen to us when we said the Ultimate Clone Saga was fantastic (completely understandable given the original), this is me hitting you with my (imaginary) sledgehammer of persuasion in an effort to bring you back into the fold. I consider it my good deed for the day – Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Dec 5, 2007

    As for Stuart Immonens pencils, talk about cinematic storytelling! The opening pages were gripping, and even the dialogue heavy parts were well drawn. Immonen is doing a very good job. A little blip in quality can be seen when characters are at a certain distance away from the camera, they lose too much detail sometimes and look very poor. Other than that, it is very obvious that Immonen has spent a lot of time considering things like lighting, angle, and motion in his work. This pays off when, even though his style is not realistic, the panels are given a level of believability. And thats part of the point, isnt it? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 28, 2007

    This arc is quickly winding down, but with what is easily the best cliffhanger so far I can't wait until next month. Good Spider-Man books are a precious commodity these days, and that only makes me appreciate USM even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 3, 2007

    This sequence comes at the end of an issue that includes full splash-pages full of urban detail and that remembers Peter is a very young man and keep up with him as he wall-crawls, makes up with Kitty on rooftops, and generously goes out to offer some snacks to his S.H.I.E.L.D.-watchers when hes back home. Peter is always, first and foremost, human, and his suffering and his compassion go hand in hand. Hes an incredibly emotional hero, and Bendis makes sure he feels all of them to the extreme. Bendis and Immonen are both up to capturing every aspect of Peters danger-fraught obstacle course through life. This book remains the sole Ultimate title to still channel that universe made anew feeling that was supposed to define the line when it started. Its never lost steam. Read Full Review

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