- Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
Artwork for the cover of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man 1 (Aug 2009). Art by David Lafuente.
Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics Schedule Monthly Format Ongoing series Genre Superhero Publication date August 2009 Number of issues 160 Creative team Writer(s) Brian Michael Bendis Penciller(s) David Lafuente
Letterer(s) Cory Petit Colorist(s) Justin Ponsor Editor(s) Mark Paniccia
Collected editions The World According to Peter Parker ISBN 0785140115
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics that debuted in August 2009 as part of the relaunch of Ultimate Marvel under the new "Ultimate Comics" imprint. It serves as a continuation of Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as an all-new series. Starting with the publication of the series' sixteenth issue (January 2011), Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man resumed the numbering of Ultimate Spider-Man (the series had already taken back the Ultimate Spider-Man title in the comic book's legal indicia with issue 3). The numbering will change again after issue 160 through the upcoming Ultimate Universe Reborn relaunch in August.
The series is written by Ultimate Spider-Man creator Brian Michael Bendis, with art initially by David Lafuente, who had collaborated with Bendis on the third Ultimate Spider-Man Annual, and Sara Pichelli (#15 onward). Bendis has also collaborated with Takeshi Miyazawa (#7–8) and Chris Samnee (#155) for other whole issues in the series, in addition to collaborating with several other artists in various short stories. Fellow Ultimate Spider-Man creator Mark Bagley returned for the "Death of Spider-Man" story arc, in which Peter Parker was killed, after which Sara Pichelli took over for the launch of the title's third volume, in which the Parker's mantle was taken by Miles Morales.
See List of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man story arcs for story information
- Peter Benjamin Parker/Spider-Man: Now working at a fast food restaurant and once again attending high school. Currently living with Gwen Stacy, his Aunt May, the Human Torch, and Iceman. He dies saving Aunt May , Mary Jane, and Gwen at the conclusion of the 'Death of Spider-Man' arc.
- Gwen Stacy: Now living a normal life, having briefly dated Peter Parker.
- Mary Jane Watson: Broke up with Peter Parker after Ultimatum, Now works for the journalism department of Midtown High School. She eventually reconciled with Peter, but their reunion was brief as Peter was slain by Norman Osborn shortly afterwards.
- May Parker: Peter's aunt who has now accepted his role as Spider-Man. Invited Johnny Storm to live with the Parker family with Peter, Gwen and herself.
- Johnny Storm/Human Torch: A former member of the now-disbanded Fantastic Four. He is now living with Peter, Gwen and May. He has since begun posing as one of Peter Parker's cousins alongside Bobby Drake.
- Bobby Drake/Iceman: A former member of the X-Men who moves into the Parker household after he is kicked out of his parents' house. He has since begun posing as one of Peter Parker's cousins along with Johnny Storm.
- Miles Morales/Spider-Man II: A black Hispanic teenager who assumes the role of Spider-Man after series relaunched.
- Kitty Pryde: Attended school with Peter Parker until being confronted by government agents.
- Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman: A female clone of Peter Parker, sharing most of his memories.
- Carol Danvers: The new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Black Cat: A female cat burglar who is plotting to take one of Kingpin's most hidden possession.
- The Bombshells: A pyrokinetic pair of villains consisting of a mother and her teenage daughter: Lori and Lana Baumgartner.
- Chameleon: A shapeshifter who had taken on the identity of Peter Parker.
- Mysterio: A supervillain who, after killing the Kingpin, aspires to take his place.
- Camellia: She is the twin sister of the Chameleon and shares his shapeshifitng powers.
- Norman Osborn: Spider-Man's oldest nemesis. Thought to be dead, he returns and breaks the Ultimate Six out of the Triskelion to kill Peter Parker, calling themselves the 'Men of God'.
- Doctor Octopus: Original member of the Ultimate Six and is freed from prison by Osborn to kill Peter Parker. Killed by Osborn moments later after refusing to do so.
- Electro: Freed from prison by Osborn to kill Peter Parker. Shot and killed by May Parker.
- Kraven the Hunter: Freed from prison by Osborn to kill Peter Parker.
- Sandman: Freed from prison by Osborn to kill Peter Parker.
- Vulture: Freed from prison by Osborn to kill Peter Parker.
- Tinkerer: An evil scientist who tries to get revenge on the Roxxon Company.
- The Serpent Squad: A group of thieves encountered by Spider-Man
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man has been collected in the following trade paperbacks:
Title Material collected Format ISBN Release date Volume 1: The World According to Peter Parker Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1–6 (Ultimate Spider-Man #135–140) HC ISBN 0-7851-4011-5 2010-04-07 SC ISBN 0-7851-4099-9 2010-07-21 Volume 2: Chameleons Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #7–14 (Ultimate Spider-Man #141–148) HC ISBN 0-7851-4012-3 2010-12-08 SC ISBN 0-7851-4100-6 2011-05-18 Volume 3: Death of Spider-Man Prelude Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #15–21 (Ultimate Spider-Man #149–155) HC ISBN 0-7851-4639-3 2011-06-29 SC ISBN 0-7851-4640-7 2012-01-04 Volume 4: Death of Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man #156–160 HC ISBN 0-7851-5274-1 2011-11-02 SC ISBN
- List of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man story arcs
- Ultimate Spider-Man
- Ultimate Comics: Enemy Trilogy
- Ultimate Comics: Fallout
- ^ NYCC '09 – Brian Bendis on the Ultimate Spidey Relaunch, Newsarama, February 8, 2009
- ^ Death of Spider-Man | Ultimate Marvel | Comic News | News. Marvel.com (2010-11-16). Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
- ^ Manning, Shaun. "Marvel Relaunches 'Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man'". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
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Crossovers Storylines"Spider-Man No More!" (1967) · "Green Goblin Reborn!" (1971) · "The Six Arms Saga" (1971) · "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" (1973) · "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!" (1982) · "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" (1984) · "Secret Wars" (1984) · "The Death of Jean DeWolff" (1985) · "The Wedding!" (1987) · "Kraven's Last Hunt" (1987) · "Torment" (1990) · "Invasion of the Spider-Slayers" (1992) · "Maximum Carnage" (1993) · "Clone Saga" (1994) · "Planet of the Symbiotes" (1995) · "Identity Crisis" (1998) · "The Final Chapter" (1998) · "Flowers for Rhino" (2001) · "House of M" (2005) · "The Other" (2005) · "Civil War" (2006) · "Back in Black" (2007) · "One More Day" (2007) · "Brand New Day" (2008) · "New Ways to Die" (2008) · "American Son" (2009) · "The Gauntlet" and "Grim Hunt" (2009) · "Siege" (2009) · "One Moment in Time" (2010) · "Shadowland" (2010) · "Big Time" (2010) · "Spider-Island" (2011) Other Brian Michael Bendis Creator-owned Marvel Comics Ultimate Marvel Image Comics
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