Ultimate Spider-Man #74

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
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HOBGOBLIN PART 3 The newly returned Harry Osborn comes between Peter and Mary Jane and may actually cause their breakup. Worse, Harry knows Peter's secret identity!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 31, 2005

    This issue doesn't really play to Mark Bagley's strengths as an artist, as by in large this is a talking heads affair. While there's nothing wrong with his art, I've never been all that impressed by the emotional range of his characters. Now there are some solid moments in this issue as Peter's wide-eyed innocence in the opening pages is nicely contrasted by Harry unreadable expressions. There's also a lovely visual sequence in this issue where Peter and Mary Jane are passing notes, and the impact of the scene is perfectly conveyed by the art. I also enjoyed Mary Jane stunned expression when Harry reveals that he knows Peter is Spider-Man, and the emotional impact of the panel where Spider-Man arrives at the hospital holding the body of a man he may have killed was an undeniably powerful moment. While the cover image tells one nothing about the story inside, I can't deny it's a great shot of the character, and it does a fantastic job of underscoring the darker turn that the story Read Full Review

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