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Old June 15 2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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Spider-Men

You know, we really need a comics sub-forum.

This issue hit the streets yesterday, it has the 616 Universe Spider-Man meeting Miles Morales the "controversial" mixed-raced Ultimate Universe Spider-Man, I believe this is supposed to be a a few issue-long mini series. The first issue was okay, mostly dealt with "establishing" the 616 Spider-Man and getting him into the Ultimate universe, he doesn't meet Ultimate Spider-Man until the last panel of the issue.

Anyway, thoughts and feelings?

(I bought my LCS' exclusive cover issue.)

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Old June 15 2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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"Spider-Men" is a five issue limited series...and I thought the first issue was a pretty good set up issue. Bendis finally proves that when pressed, he can indeed write a decent 616 Peter Parker. I liked Peter's reaction when he first arrives in the Ultimate'Verse and sees the Triskileon. His next reaction when he finds out people know he's Spider-Man is classic! It's also been teased that he's gonna meet Ultimate Peter's family at some point. Next issue is gonna be interesting. The preview for issue two (without dialogue) shows Peter and Miles on a rooftop talking before a fight break outs. For those who have not read Ultimate Comics Spider-Man...you should. It's been terrific, and Miles Morales is a great character. Sara Picheilli's art is sensational. She's fast become one of my favorite artists.
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Old June 15 2012, 03:08 AM   #3
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Sarah Pichelli's art was the highlight of the issue. She's a tremendous visual storyteller. The whole issue would have worked without one line of dialogue. Of course I was glad Bendis' wonderful dialogue was there to enhance the artwork.

Not much story this time out but it's always fun to spend some time with Peter Parker and Bendis had Peter's personality down pat. The 616 Peter has a personality that's distinct from Bendis' Ultimate Peter but he's written with that sassy, pop cultural Bendis flair that I so love.

Now that the set up is complete I'm looking forward to the story. Bring on Spider-Men #2!
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Old June 15 2012, 03:17 AM   #4
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They don't even meet until the final page? Seriously?
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Old June 15 2012, 03:18 AM   #5
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In fact...Bendis wrote 616 Peter so well, at times I thought Dan Slott was writing the book. @Mr. Light...Bendis is writing the book. What'd you expect?
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Old June 15 2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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They don't even meet until the final page? Seriously?
Final panel, actually. First part of the book "establishes" the 616 Spider-Man and him getting to the device that sends him in to the Ultimate universe, then we spend some time with him exploring/discovering the Ultimate universe where he has an encounter with some local color and eventually Miles.

I thought it was good, you might need to "establish" things before jumping into it. I wouldn't be surprised if the next issue was from Miles' perspective up to the point he meets 616 Spidey.
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Old June 15 2012, 03:27 AM   #7
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^ Knowing Bendis that's a pretty good bet actually.
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Old June 15 2012, 03:51 AM   #8
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It's a Bendis book. You're lucky that it didn't take 5 issues for them to meet up.
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Old June 15 2012, 04:00 AM   #9
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In fact...Bendis wrote 616 Peter so well, at times I thought Dan Slott was writing the book.
Except that Bendis has that incredibly stupid and annoying habit of using double exclamation marks in almost every sentence he writes. From what little I've read of Slott's ASM run, he doesn't do anything comparable to irritate the hell out of me.
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Old June 15 2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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Read the first issue in about three minutes.

There should have been a construction worker who, about to be crushed by a beam falling from the One World Trade Center site, is saved by the Spider-Men of Two Worlds!
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Old June 21 2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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Lettered preview of issue two...the dialogue is hilariously awesome!

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=12769
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Old June 21 2012, 05:51 PM   #12
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Dialogue is pretty darn good, though I've no clue what Miles is 'supposed to be" like.
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Old June 21 2012, 07:19 PM   #13
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Dialogue is pretty darn good, though I've no clue what Miles is 'supposed to be" like.
Same here. I enjoyed that, but I haven't read any of "Ultimate" with him in it.

Can anyone tell me how lost I'll be reading this?
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Old June 21 2012, 08:46 PM   #14
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Miles is written exactly how Bendis is writing him since he was first introduced. If you haven't read any Ultimate Comics Spider-Man lately you won't really know the stuff that has happened lately with Peter Parker or Miles Morales, or even the other stuff that has happened in the Ultimate 'Verse since Ultimatum. Checking out Ultimate Comics Spider-Man wouldn't be a bad idea. Or just read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Morales
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Old June 30 2012, 06:25 AM   #15
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Second issue came out yesterday, just finished reading it...and I thought it was ridiculously awesome! I marked out big time to Peter meeting Ultimate Fury, the banter between Peter and Miles during their fight was awesome. Sara's art is just astonishing. Using Ultimate Mysterio as the villain in this was a very interesting decision. I think this is living up to the hype so far.
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