Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #18
Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils/Inks by David Marquez
Colors by Justin Ponsor
Cover Price: $3.99
Happy 2013, Ultimate Spider-fans.
Iâ€™m pairing the latest issues of Ultimate Spider-Man together, having given us Marvel 616-Universe fans some time to mourn for Peter Parker (or Peter Parkerâ€™s… life… force?). The transition from Amazing to Superior Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #700 went better than the previous transition from Peter Parker to Ben Reilly after the ‘Clone Saga’, but wasnâ€™t as elegant an exit as Brian Michael Bendisâ€™ one for Ultimate Peter Parker. Dying in Aunt Mayâ€™s arms after saving his loved ones is better than dying in the body of an enemy and just giving up and moving to the west coast. The change of primary universe status quo, plus some extra time and the issuing of Ultimate Spider-Man #19 didnâ€™t go well for issue #18.
Iâ€™ve already blew my wad about how Miles Morales didnâ€™t belong in the ‘Divided We Fall’ event because I thought we were going to get away from all that and discover what Spider-Woman had to tell Miles about their relationship. However, for some reason I canâ€™t put my finger on, we get one more installment in the crossover with Miles wandering around empty fields and fighting a Giant Woman.
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