Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1
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Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1

Event\Storyline: Ultimatum Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley, Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 17, 2009 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Ultimatum wave has swept through Manhattan and Spider-Man is nowhere to be found. Has the Wallcrawler perished?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jun 21, 2009

    Long time fans of USM should buy this issue to relive what made this series so good. Non-readers of USM should buy this issue to get a taste of what you missed hopefully it'll motivate you to track down the trades of this series. I for one can't wait for the second part of USMRequiem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 22, 2009

    While Ultimatum Spider-Man Requiem #1 did not answer the question of what happened to Peter Parker this was still a very enjoyable issue. It was a blast to read the flashback story as it was not hampered down by having to tie into Ultimatum. The flashback story was just a fun Spider-Man adventure involving Tony Stark. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 19, 2009

    And let me say this about Brian Bendis - he writes the funniest Spider-Man dialogue since Stan Lee provided the script. Several lines here had me laughing out loud. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin Jun 22, 2009

    Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1 is a fitting end to this series. I hate seeing titles end only to be relaunched months later, but I think Bendis has said all he can say with this series. I’m curious to see what’s to come once Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man is launched. I’m looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 16, 2009

    However, it's during the framing sequence at the beginning and end of the issue that things get really interesting. Having J. Jonah Jameson finally realise that Spider-Man is a hero, despite all his months of animosity towards him, is a masterstroke. It's an inspired move for the character, and one that feels like it takes full advantage of exactly what the Ultimate Universe was set up to do: explore familiar characters from new angles, taking them to places that their regular incarnations have never been or would never be taken. The idea that Jameson is the person who ends up writing the tribute to Spider-Man's heroism gives the issue an emotional weight that no number of cheap character deaths could match, and the surprise that Jonah gets at the end of the issue promises to make the concluding chapter of Ultimate Spider-Man: Requiem even more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jun 17, 2009

    Again, Requiem is full of interesting character moments and is framed around a very intriguing premise that Bendis almost manages to deliver on. But in a weird way, these positive aspects are ultimately what ruin the book when it becomes clear that they are to play second fiddle to an instantly forgettable team-up story. Hopefully Bendis can steer clear of this with issue two, because there is a lot of potential in the crux of his story and it would be a shame for him to miss the opportunity to wax poetic. Read Full Review

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