So word has been out for a few days now, and Ultimate Comics Fallout was released Sunday to a few quiet nods from people who know what an Ultimate Universe is, and a response from Glenn Beck (the man deserves his own special category). Since we have now officially gone through the process of mainstream media shrugging and/or vaguely acknowledging that a fictional character has died and replaced by another equally fictional character, I think it’s time we get some actually commentary on this.
I was pleasantly surprised when I read the news Wednesday morning that Spider-Man had been replaced by someone who wasn’t a white protestant Anglo Saxon. My initial response to the death of Peter Parker was “Oh, good, I can’t wait for a clone to replace him.” Let’s look at the easy way outs. Read the rest of this entry
And so begins Spider-Island! Issue 666, having nothing to do with devil, is the prelude to the biggest Spider-Man event since One More Day. Spider-Man is working overtime trying to protect New York, work with the Fantastic Four and the New Avengers, all the while keeping a job in a science lab and a girlfriend. Despite the pressure building on the wall crawler, Peter Parker seems to be having fun, though he fails to notice how those close to him are gaining the same powers as him.
This first issue in the saga is a lot of fun and bodes well for the rest of the arc. Read the rest of this entry
The Ultimate Universe whirls towards the conclusion of the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man in this issue, as Peter Parker fights off the Sinister Six. Peter was severely injured two issues back, and arrives home just in time to see Bobby Drake thrown through a window and the Human Torch snuffed out. It’s up to him to defend his neighborhood and his life from the Six.