Ultimate Spider-Man #43

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
6.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Peter Parker's double life comes back to bite him when he winds up facing his latest foe -- detention! Luckily, the X-Men are on hand to intercede and Spider-Man gets an offer he can't refuse!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 16, 2003

    I found the interaction between Spider-Man & the X-Men got a little too caught up in trying to be amusing, that it instead felt a little too desperate, but than again I also found a couple moments to be quite funny. From Peter's mental struggle not to picture Jean Grey naked as she reads his mind, to the fanboyish attitude that Kitty adopts as she pesters Spider-Man with her various questions, the issue is quite a bit of fun. However, the exchange regarding Peter's ill-fitting costume & the story of how he lost it was a little too cutesy, to the point where Kitty ends up coming across as rather dense. In the end I have to say that the scenes that centered around MJ's attempts to cover for Peter made for the most interesting sections of the issue, though the highly chaotic final pages of this issue also grabbed my attention, with the final page cliffhanger moment being particularly strong. I also like how the Ultimate universe is slowly being drawn closer together, with the recent strin Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jul 4, 2003

    So it's another Bendis story, which most people will like, and it continues to be a book with the potential of universal readership. Not as good as we've come to expect from Ultimate Spider-Man, but good enough to satisfy the cult Mr. Bendis has attracted, as well as 90% of other readers who pick it up this week. Read Full Review

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