Ultimate Spider-Man #40

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
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Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson -- item no more!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 15, 2003

    I have to give Brian Michael Bendis full credit for his work on this book, as it's remarkably easy to ignore the fact that very little happens in this issue. I mean in the end MJ & Peter's relationship is still on the rocks, Peter is still lacking a costume that won't leave the villains laughing, and the original villain that this issue introduced is in the book for three pages, where he does nothing more than blow up a car. Now Brian Michael Bendis is famous for his slow pacing, as it would seem his stories are all structured with the prospect of them being collected in trade paperback in mind. However, while I would normally be all over this book for not delivering any real forward momentum, the simple fact of the matter is that Brian Michael Bendis plays to his strengths, and as such this issue is littered with some very engaging conversations, that one can't help but find completely absorbing. However, there's more to it than simply delivering solid dialogue, as this issue also fea Read Full Review

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