Ultimate Spider-Man #45

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

With Peter nowhere to be found, Aunt May is nervous wreck -- and her burgeoning obsession with Spider-Man is starting to get out of hand.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Aug 25, 2003

    Well, our time is up. Hopefully next week we can get past this bizarre fixation of yours and maybe talk about some people that dont just exist on paper. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 4, 2003

    I like the idea of Aunt May getting some time in the spotlight as far too often supporting players are left to sit on the shelf until they are needed, and important questions that should be raised are often times left unaddressed. It's good to see Aunt May is allowed to recognize that Peter is behaving oddly, and that part of her is uncomfortable with Spider-Man even if she has no understanding of why she finds Spider-Man so upsetting. I also like that Aunt May has been allowed to notice that Peter is slipping out of his room at night. I also appreciate that her grief over losing her husband, and the recent death of Captain Stacy hasn't been swept aside, as this is a woman who has seen far more people she cares for die than anyone should ever have to, and I like that it's had a real impact on her relationship with Peter. The issue also does a pretty fair job of presenting the psychiatrist as more than a narrative device, as the questions she asks are not merely designed to advance the Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 24, 2003

    This issue is all about character building. If you want to see Spidey in action, youre only given a taste. Its good though. But to be honest, Im wondering if Bendis is spreading himself too thin. This title has been kind of on hold for a while now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 20, 2003

    This has lost its title as my favorite book, and I hope Mr. Bendis returns to the more Parker-driven aspects of the book, instead of bringing in the X-Men for odd conversation and explaining May in an entire issue. The execution remains spectacular however, and you never know what Mr. Bendis has up his sleeve, especially as we approach issue #50. Read Full Review

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