Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #8
By Zak Edwards
March 14, 2012 - 21:01
Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller(s): Sara Pichelli
Colourist(s): Justin Ponsor
Letterer(s): Cory Petit
Cover Artist(s): Kaare Andrews
This was nice, seeing Aunt May and Gwen Stacy however briefly enjoying life in France. As much as I wrestle with this book’s clinging to its own tropes given its space to actually shake things up, I still smiled pretty widely at the sight of two members of the old cast. Even though they stick around for only a couple of pages, their presence and their somewhat briefly calm existence was reassuring. Bendis had spent 160 issues creating a supporting cast that usually outshone the series’ protagonist, enough that I feel a genuine attachment to their well-being. Even as these people appear to be heading into some trouble, for that moment it was nice.
After taking an issue off, Sara Pichelli is back and looking as amazing as ever. Her art is easily some of my favourite going and this issue doesn’t disappoint, and she gets a couple of character designs in to boot! While the Ringer is essentially the same, seeing the new Scorpion was pretty exciting. Her gangsters were all wonderful as well, simultaneously stereotypical and modern, an element I always appreciated in original artist Mark Bagley’s work. As it stands, Ultimate Spider-Man is one of the best looking books out there and Bendis’ script just keeps getting better.
Grade: A- Pretty exciting, a little fanfare and a lot of character.
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