Ultimate Spider-Man - Volume 1: Power & Responsibility

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Marvel, May 16, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages
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"Ultimate Spider-Man" is the reinterpretation of Spider-Man's origin, updated for today's teens. Starting over at the beginning, the story of how a tortured teen is imbued with startling powers has been completely reimagined to appeal to the high-tech, media savvy youth of today. Full color.

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Good art, solid storytelling. - Goodreads
The writing is solid, if a bit moralistic. - Goodreads
The artwork is pretty good. - Goodreads
Great art, good plot and a ton of action. - Goodreads
The pacing in the first volume is really interesting. - Goodreads
Decent intro to spider-man but nothing groundbreaking. - Goodreads

Review: Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility (Ultimate Spider-Man #1)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

It's only a slight variation on an origin story that I've read and watched many times before, but Bendis nails all the Spider-Man essentials (adolescent melodrama, gentle morality, lots of corny jokes ... Read full review

Review: Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility (Ultimate Spider-Man #1)

User Review  - Sean Kennedy - Goodreads

Has its flaws, but still a pretty entertaining rebooting of the Spiderman origin story. Mary Jane is the main character rather than Gwen, a nod more to the (then contemporary) Tobey Maguire movie than anything I think. Read full review



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Bendis is the Eisner award-winning creator of the Jinx crime comics. Bendis is the recipient of the Cleveland Press Excellence in Journalism Award ans was also nominated for an International Horror Guild award.

Artist Mark Bagley makes his DC debut on this series after spending over 20 years at Marvel Comics illustrating titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man and New Warriors.

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