Ultimate Spider-Man #46

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

In aftermath of Doctor Octopus's brutal attack, Flint Marko -- aka The Sandman -- seizes the moment to escape from his experimental cell. Can Spider-Man and a unit of SHIELD operatives avert a back-to-back showdown of the super-villians?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 19, 2003

    I'm not really sure why this issue was a extra-sized issue, as we still have four issues before such an issue would make sense, and there's nothing about this story in particular that screams out it was deserving of the extra pages. In fact, the large number of one-page shots, would seem to suggest that Mark Bagley had to make an active effort to stretch that issue out over its extra pages. Still, the story does act to introduce two characters, one of whom I hope becomes a regular presence in the Ultimate Universe as Agent Sharon Carter is a very engaging creation, who is allowed to notice that the recent proliferation of superhuman threats are by in large the direct result of the Ultimate program, which is an idea I believe will be examined further in the "Ultimate Six" miniseries. The issue also introduces the Ultimate version of the Sandman, who looks to be a decidedly unpleasant character, with a fairly impressive degree of control over his power. A padded issue, but enjoyable enou Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Sep 14, 2003

    This issue is all about setting up the Ultimate Six miniseries debuting next week, so Im a little peeved that the price was jacked up 74 cents for what amounts to a prologue for a set up issue. Theres nothing earth shattering in these pages, but when an issues this good there doesnt need to be. Weak premise and all, I have to say this was a fun read that I hope leads into a fun miniseries. Read Full Review

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