Ultimate Spider-Man #42

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When talking fails, it's web-shooters to the rescue!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 8, 2003

    What an extraordinary display of talent and professionalism from Bendis, Bagley and Thibert. This is the best comic book of the Marvel Universe, and the best Spider-Man related run in since 1990. This is the future of comics, sports fans, and as long as this creative team is around, I'll be relaxing in my chair, reading Ultimate Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 18, 2003

    A pretty solid character development issue, as Brian Michael Bendis has Spider-Man encounter a young man who has recently discovered his mutant gift to make objects explode with his mind, and Peter's sense of responsibility is nicely contrasted against Geldoff's reckless indifference. This issue also does some nice work expressing the idea that Geldoff isn't very bright, as while he's not a complete moron, he doesn't seem to be able to grasp the larger picture, and there's seeing Peter's attempts to reason with him are almost painful to watch, as you can just see the message isn't sinking in. There's also some nice moments of genuine humor, such as the scene where Peter finds his scientific explanation for how Geldoff's powers work has revealed his inner science geek, and his almost embarrassed confession about how he got his powers made me smile. The last page also offers up a fun surprise that I must confess I didn't see coming, but I'm delighted to see that it looks like we'll be se Read Full Review

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