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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 157The Death of Spider-Man begins in the issues of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates in February.

Marvel is really touting this story as a major game changer for the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Having Spider-Man dead will certainly cause some changes, but will we have this same old story as we’ve had so many times before when heroes die? You know the story: wannabe heroes come out of the woodwork to try and fill the shoes of the fallen hero often even taking his identity. If that’s what the fallout of Spidey’s death, well, that’ll just be boring.

At any rate Marvel has released an image of the variant cover art for issue 157 of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man set for release in April. This is the final issue of the story arc. This variant art was done by Ed McGuiness, who’s currently back on the Hulk series. Check out the cover art below and share your thoughts.


Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 157 Ed McGuiness Variant Cover

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 157 Variant

[Source: Marvel]


  1. Oooh! Oooh! Maybe this will be as dramatic and meaningful as the death of Captain America!

    Comment by Dr. Geek, Ph.D. — February 1, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

  2. Death. What a stupid, cheap, cash cow cliche in comics. What a bunch of moron heads. Go away. Do something original.

    Comment by Devon — February 1, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

  3. Something original from the company that took most of it’s ideas from DC comics…. that is asking ALLOT.

    Wonder if all of this is to promote the shitty movie reboot coming up? death of a character = major publicity!

    Comment by Lemon Berry — February 1, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

  4. It doesn’t matter for a few reasons.
    1: it is the ultimate universe and while they have a bit of interest they are the bargain basement version of the Marvel universe.
    2: They never leave anyone dead.
    3: It’s Spider Man. Seriously how important can it be that he dies? It isn’t like Thor is passing away leaving Asgard in shambles or even Iron Man which would leave the economy on the brink of major change. No…it’s just Spider Man. They will have less stray webbing hanging around in New York(?) and The Sandman may get an extra block or two before he is apprehended.

    This is as bad as DC changing costumes to sell comics. God forbid we just hire good writers. I will give them a chance though.

    Comment by Brian M. Frain — February 1, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

  5. In this case, I’m actually really hoping for a flash-in-the-pan gimmick. Ultimate Spider-Man has been the one reliably great comic I continue to pick up. Be a shame to lose it now.

    Of course… if they kill of Peter Parker and put someone else in the suit, and Bendis continues to write it? Now that’d be just interesting enough to keep an eye on…

    Comment by NeverWanderer — February 2, 2011 @ 1:36 am

  6. Let’s see how long the series takes to earn the Jim Shooter Award for length of death. I don’t know why comics waste their (and more importantly, our time (and money) on this drivel.

    Comment by The Gent — February 2, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

  7. This could be a potentially intriguing story arc. For the most part, characters in the Ultimate universe tend to stay dead. Case in point, I have not seen one person come back that died in the Ultimatum Event, wolverine is dead, beast, angel, emma frost, cyclops, daredevil, hank pym, doctor doom, magneto, wasp. All of them are dead and I have seen zero storylines that could potentially bring them back. Note that all this happened over a year ago, so who knows who the death fairy is going to resurrect next.

    Comment by ShatteredSword — February 2, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

  8. yeah…not interested…It’s not even Peter Parker..the tombstone says PARKE even with the missing piece, the bottom of the “R” would be there…and it isn’t.

    Comment by Sam — February 4, 2011 @ 9:18 am

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