Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spider-Men #1 - Review

The Spider-Men meet in the Ultimate Universe

Peter Parker is out on a routine patrol of the city when a mysterious light distracts him. Before he knows it, he’s in an alternate version of New York City where everyone hassles him for wearing the deceased Peter Parker’s costume. Just as Parker is struck with confusion, another huge bomb lands in his lap – Ultimate Spider-Man!

Parker travels to the Ultimate Universe in this new mini-series by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Which, from the rumblings of fans, has been a long time coming. It’s definitely a fun idea to see Parker and Morales team up in the Ultimate Universe, and there’s a big opportunity for stories down the line with these two characters.

The overall book was okay, not great. It didn’t have the kind of wonder or big jolting effect that a crossover should have. It’s a pretty routine story that’s mostly told in captions. I might be the only one who feels this way, but it just felt a little flat.

I haven’t been following Ultimate Spider-Man, but I did enjoy the first few new issues with Morales at the helm of the wall crawler. The fact that he never met his universe’s Peter Parker is ripe for conflict, and I’m sure once he meets the MJ and Aunt May of this universe, Parker is going to have an emotional field day. But so far, it’s a pretty mild start.

RATING: 5/10

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