Challenge 2: Day 228: Ultimate Spider-Man #91 (2006)

COMIC TITLE: Ultimate Spider-Man #91 (2006)
Mark Bagley– Artist
Brian Michael Bendis– Writer
April 2006
Marvel Comics

RCO001So, I figured this was a pretty big week for everybody’s  favorite web slinging superhero Spider-Man with the release of Edge Of Spider-Geddon yesterday. Then there was the announcement that Rob Liefeld was going to be at Rhode Island Comic Con so I started looking up cool stuff including the age old question of whether or not Spider-Man and Deadpool are friends? Then I discovered that at one time there was an Earth that featured a different Deadpool then we were used to. It’s called Earth-1610 and Deadpool is evil in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic that came out in 2000. So for Throwback Thursday I decided to check out Ultimate Spider-Man #91 which was written by Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War: Captain America/Iron Man) and illustrated by Mark Bagley (Jessica Jones-The Pulse). Everything seems kind of normal for Peter Parker except for the fact that some rings are squeezing the life out of him when we open to page one thanks to The Ringer. Things look pretty bleak for Spider-Man until Kitty Pryde shows up in a different costume to save the day. You see Kitty wants to be able to date Peter Parker without people putting the equation together that he is Spider-Man. That will be put to the test when the Reavers show up the X-Men mansion and for what reasons?

RCO008I am definitely intrigued by this character from this universe known as Wadey Wilson a.k.a. an evil merc who does it for the wrong reasons unlike everyone’s favorite Wade Wade Wilson a.k.a. the Merc with a Mouth. I am definitely interested in seeing what Deadpool has in store for the Ultimate Marvel universe because he looks like he could be a bad ass. This story also has a different dynamic to it where Aunt May looks different than usual and Peter is going after Kitty Pryde and not MJ or Gwen Stacy which are the usual suspects. I think they definitely do a great job hitting you at the end of the this issue with a cool cliffhanger to keep you interested in the story. That is just smart writing on Brian Michael Bendis’s part. The artwork to the comic is actually very good even though I am not a huge fan of how Spider-Man looks, I still think the overall comic is well drawn and colored. I have had several of Mark Bagley’s comics I believe on the previous challenge and I enjoyed All-New X-Men which he was involved with. I am definitely going to be checking out the rest of the series and you never know I may continue with them for Throwback Thursday in the future. We shall see, but for now check out my grades below:


Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+



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