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For more than ten years, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis has spun the tale of young Peter Parker. Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's For more than ten years, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis has spun the tale of young Peter Parker. Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's final story will unfold. It's the death of Spider-Man - and the ending will shock you. Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-160; Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates 1-6; & Ultimate Comics Fallout 1-6


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For more than ten years, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis has spun the tale of young Peter Parker. Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's For more than ten years, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis has spun the tale of young Peter Parker. Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's final story will unfold. It's the death of Spider-Man - and the ending will shock you. Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-160; Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates 1-6; & Ultimate Comics Fallout 1-6

30 review for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Omnibus

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    I really like this. So much I'm giving it an extra star from the last time I read it because it was still enjoyable on the re-read. Always loved the Ultimate Spider-man book and I think this is a great final send off for Peter Parker. There is some stuff in here that seems out of place, the whole Ultimates vs Avengers thing (not sure if we needed the whole mini in this but okay?) and the stuff from Fallout that's just setup for the relaunch. But the character stuff is fun and there's some really I really like this. So much I'm giving it an extra star from the last time I read it because it was still enjoyable on the re-read. Always loved the Ultimate Spider-man book and I think this is a great final send off for Peter Parker. There is some stuff in here that seems out of place, the whole Ultimates vs Avengers thing (not sure if we needed the whole mini in this but okay?) and the stuff from Fallout that's just setup for the relaunch. But the character stuff is fun and there's some really touching moments in here.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    My 4 stars here is more of a cumulative rating for the end of the series as I have mixed feelings about the end of Ultimate Spider-Man (at least, as we've grown to know it). The first story arc isn't bad, starting with a high as we explore the fall out of the recent chameleons storyline (a fall out that is all too often glossed over in comics). There's a bit of a rag tag bunch of ingredients including the Ultimates, Mysterio, a welcome return of the Black Cat and a macguffin that even the Kingpin My 4 stars here is more of a cumulative rating for the end of the series as I have mixed feelings about the end of Ultimate Spider-Man (at least, as we've grown to know it). The first story arc isn't bad, starting with a high as we explore the fall out of the recent chameleons storyline (a fall out that is all too often glossed over in comics). There's a bit of a rag tag bunch of ingredients including the Ultimates, Mysterio, a welcome return of the Black Cat and a macguffin that even the Kingpin wouldn't use. Sara Pichelli's pencils are a step up from LaFuente though there's quite a lot of variation. I still feel that Peter doesn't have a 'look' anymore. Still, it's fun and establishes a new status quo for Pete. Albeit, shortlived. The next Ultimates/Avengers storyline is actually quite good though I had no idea about recent events, having stopped reading after Ultimatum (gaargh - Loeb!). It didn't take too long to pick up the pieces (or who the 'baddie' turns out to be) and is an interesting take on things but my issue here is the almost inconsequential fate of Pete in the middle. I can see why it was collected in this Omnibus edition, to provide the background for why he's shot but it really didn't add much and then to casually mention at the end his murder just seems shortchanged. It could have been skipped without detriment to the Spider-Man story. And then we come to the final arc. It was actually pretty emotional, knowing what was coming. There's a lot of foreshadowing and weighted conversations making it all the more upsetting. And his death genuinely is upsetting. A character that I've read and loved for the last decade. The story itself though feels lacking, just padding to reach the end, rather than something of substance. Resurrecting Norman (again) felt cheap and his blind hatred and need to kill Pete just felt hollow. I like the stance Doc Ock took (though it felt a little out of character) and the rest of the sinister six fit right in with stupid revenge motivations. I think they had to go for something suitably epic and it does feel that way. The thing is, it didn't seem like much more than Pete has gone through before. He's been shot before, he's been severely injured before and this didn't really feel any more intense. Just another fiery Goblin throw down. It's almost like Pete has accepted his time was almost up and he just lets go. Hmmm. I almost wonder if there would have been more power from Pete dying randomly in a random battle with a hood - something stupid and unexpected, something real. A fluke. The main redeeming feature in all this was the return of Bagley and his pencils. Absolutely fantastic and long missed. Plus, credit to Quesada for a brilliant cover - a simple shot of Uncle Ben and Pete walking into the light. 'You did good, kid'. Heartbreaking I think the biggest disappointment was the Fallout story. I thought this was billed as an in depth exploration of the main characters in Peter's life but really it's just setting up the next story strands in the Ultimate Universe, none of which particularly appeals to me anymore. I mean, MJ barely gets a look in and Gwen seems almost happy. So. An end. I guess one that felt inevitable though I'm sorry to see the end of the Ultimate Peter Parker. I truly hope he doesn't return though. To mean anything he has to stay dead. My biggest question is do I pick up USM with Miles and see how things have changed? Hmmm. I am curious and would quite like to catch up with some of the supporting cast again. I think I need a break first. RIP Peter Parker and a uniformly excellent series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Subroto

    If you were expecting one of those epic abuses of readers's intelligence - rest assured this one's not ! A very moving story. Nicely written - well balanced. Must read for every Spiderman fan (even if you are not one) If you were expecting one of those epic abuses of readers's intelligence - rest assured this one's not ! A very moving story. Nicely written - well balanced. Must read for every Spiderman fan (even if you are not one)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cameron

    It's hard to see Peter die. If there is one character in all of comics who absolutely should not die, its Spider-man. For me, you could kill off Super-man, Cap, Thor, Bat-man, or professor Xavier and, yeah, I'll be a bit sad, but it won't strike a chord with me the way Spider-man's death would. And all those heroes were brought back eventually. Yet the folks at marvel comics decide that Spider-man is the death that should stay permanent. Ridiculous! Come on guys bring him back! I know it is just It's hard to see Peter die. If there is one character in all of comics who absolutely should not die, its Spider-man. For me, you could kill off Super-man, Cap, Thor, Bat-man, or professor Xavier and, yeah, I'll be a bit sad, but it won't strike a chord with me the way Spider-man's death would. And all those heroes were brought back eventually. Yet the folks at marvel comics decide that Spider-man is the death that should stay permanent. Ridiculous! Come on guys bring him back! I know it is just the Ultimate version, but I've stuck with this character from the beginning. I know that in comics, death is never the end. But it's been about 2 years since Spider-man's death and nothing. In fact the new spidey, Miles Morales, has become really popular, lending to the assumption that Peter won't be brought back. I'll admit to begrudgingly liking the new guy despite all my griping, but he is still not nearly as good as the original. And now ***Major Spoiler*** Peter Parker has died in the normal marvel universe and is replaced with doctor octopus. So now we live in a world where there are 2-no wait, three Spider men: Mile morales, doctor octopus and Kaine. 2 former villains and some new kid. sheesh! Okay, so now that that rant is over, how did I like the book? It was good. It had suspense, humour and very sad moments. Well written, well paced. And the art was great as always. Overall, a fitting conclusion. (But why does it have to be the end?!) 4.5/5

  5. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    WOW!!!! I cannot believe the stories described in this collection of books.... Peter Parker died and the blame can be put on no other characters but the ones that really believed that they were helping him. I have read all the stories, up to and past the Ultimatum and I hoped Spider-man would escape the ultimate’s touch of devastation. What I read and from what I gathered on Spider-man stepping up for training and the decisions by Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America’s perspective of Spider-man, WOW!!!! I cannot believe the stories described in this collection of books.... Peter Parker died and the blame can be put on no other characters but the ones that really believed that they were helping him. I have read all the stories, up to and past the Ultimatum and I hoped Spider-man would escape the ultimate’s touch of devastation. What I read and from what I gathered on Spider-man stepping up for training and the decisions by Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America’s perspective of Spider-man, making me dislike those characters, or the Ultimate’s… from a fictitious story with fictitious characters. That is how strong of a character Spider-man was and what I fear will be the biggest loss from the Ultimate universe. This book gets five stars, not for the ending, not for the character interactions, but for the death of a truly iconic version of Spider-man who was a 16 year old boy that was just beginning to develop his true powers. It truly saddens me that the Ultimate destruction destroyed this version of a truly lasting character. I hope the future of the Ultimate universe will brighten because it has, I fear, lost one reader.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Spring Holbrook

    This is a great collection. Putting the miniseries explaining what was going on with Fury versus Danvers in the middle made sense. However, it still muddied up what was a pretty linear timeline, with that series ending with Spidey declared dead, and going back to Spider-man where he was still alive. The death arc itself is what I think of as a great Spidey story. Peter has to make the tough choice of helping the Avengers, or making sure his family is safe. He's injured and beaten down, and has to This is a great collection. Putting the miniseries explaining what was going on with Fury versus Danvers in the middle made sense. However, it still muddied up what was a pretty linear timeline, with that series ending with Spidey declared dead, and going back to Spider-man where he was still alive. The death arc itself is what I think of as a great Spidey story. Peter has to make the tough choice of helping the Avengers, or making sure his family is safe. He's injured and beaten down, and has to scrape himself off the ground again and again until he just can't do it anymore. The funeral had me in tears. Now I need to go back and read the whole middle of this series. I really liked what I saw of the supporting characters in Peter's life, especially Aunt May.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Miller

    The choice to kill a superhero is not made lightly. Peter Parker's existence, whether in the standard Marvel universe or in the Ultimates universe, is one of constant struggle, heartbreak and angst. His death while other heroes ignore/are distracted, on one hand, seems like the logical conclusion to his crime-fighting legacy. On the other hand, I want to admonish the writers for continuing the cruelty of Parker's existence. That said, the lead-in, execution and immediate follow-up is done brilli The choice to kill a superhero is not made lightly. Peter Parker's existence, whether in the standard Marvel universe or in the Ultimates universe, is one of constant struggle, heartbreak and angst. His death while other heroes ignore/are distracted, on one hand, seems like the logical conclusion to his crime-fighting legacy. On the other hand, I want to admonish the writers for continuing the cruelty of Parker's existence. That said, the lead-in, execution and immediate follow-up is done brilliantly, with appropriate action and emotion and opportunities for character development for heroes, villains and supporting characters. If you're going to do it, this is a pretty good way to do it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marley

    This was truly heartbreaking to read, although it definitely reeked of "stunt" so that they could hype up the fact that *a* Peter was killed in the publicity. It's a return to form for Bendis, who in the comics before this clearly showed his focus wasn't on the book anymore. Bagley is much appreciated, although he seems to be a bit rusty on drawing Peter. This was truly heartbreaking to read, although it definitely reeked of "stunt" so that they could hype up the fact that *a* Peter was killed in the publicity. It's a return to form for Bendis, who in the comics before this clearly showed his focus wasn't on the book anymore. Bagley is much appreciated, although he seems to be a bit rusty on drawing Peter.

  9. 4 out of 5

    John Duckett

    I hate what they (Marvel) did, but they did an excellent job with the story. Yeah, even though it was the Peter Parker from the Ultimate storyline, even though I knew what was going to happen, it still brought a tear to my eye. The folks at Marvel know how to bring the emotion out in a story of heroism and sacrifice.

  10. 5 out of 5

    David

    Was really enjoying the Spider-man collections preceding this book. This is a pretty good read, except for the Ultimates story included which is ugly. Not sure of the logic of killing off Peter Parker. The Ultimate Universe sure kills off too many characters. Good story and nice artwork in the Spider-man chapters.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine

    Very emotional coverage of the event itself, though the "fallout" section was really only tangentially related. Very emotional coverage of the event itself, though the "fallout" section was really only tangentially related.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    The sixteen core Spider-man issues are excellent, the Ultimates mini is okay, the Fallout stuff is mostly poor. A v mixed bag.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Willow

    So good. So well written. And super upsetting. Also, Ultimate Cap is a huge douchebag.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Yazeed

    "you did good, kid" It wasn't the title that told me this is going to be the end. "you did good, kid" It wasn't the title that told me this is going to be the end.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shane

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nicolò Pizzingrilli

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nick Fury

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nick

  20. 4 out of 5

    David

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tamas Nagy

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Sánchez Cantú

  23. 5 out of 5

    RL

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Raycraft

  25. 5 out of 5

    Edward

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sebastian Speer

  27. 4 out of 5

    Noah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chuck

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  30. 4 out of 5

    Funtimefoxy

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