REVIEW: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #28

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Dave Marquez / Colours By: Justin Ponsor / Letters By: VC’s Cory Petit

Price: $3.99

Writing this review just feels strange, it has been a while since I last wrote one and even longer since I wrote one on the week of release. For the vast majority of this series’ duration I’ve been banging the drum that this is the best Spider-Man book issue to issue. The simple fact that I haven’t published reviews for the past couple is in no way a reflection of their quality but for one reason or another it hasn’t been possible because here we have a great conclusion to the first chapter of Miles’ story.

We pick up following the group’s defeat of Taskmaster as they’ve decided that enough is enough and it’s time to take down the man responsible for giving them these powers head on. Over the course of 3 pages, Miles is informed of just about everything that he has had unanswered questions about since he got his powers. Even though its split over these pages, of nothing happening in the background the pacing and closure that it gives is able to balance it out. 

It’s tiresome after a while constantly praising Marquez’s pencils and inks but the ability to make it all look so clean and emotive on such a regular basis is something that deserves credit. With the introduction of these new characters with new powers it has given colourist Ponsor the reign to bring out his best work to date with Cloak in particular.

This could potentially be the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man as over the next few months the entire Ultimate line goes into the event Cataclysm and with rumours being rampant that it could be the end of the Ultimate line completely which would either see the death of Miles and co. or being brought to the 616. While personally don’t believe either of these things happening IF it did the final page pretty much wraps up a huge and prominent theme in Miles’ tenure as the wall crawler.

Score: 9.0

Kyle Mc

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