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Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1: Power and Responsibility

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Worth the read.

As opposed to the frequently ridicuous What If? and Elseworlds titles, the Ultimate universe is modern retelling of several classic marvel stories. USM is the first of these titles and provides a fresh take on the somewhat stale origin of Spider-Man.

posted by 10753474 on December 11, 2011

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1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Needs Better Viewer

There needs to be a better viewer to read this comic on the Nook. Something like Comixology or Graphicly offers.

posted by 10200511 on January 3, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Worth the read.

    As opposed to the frequently ridicuous What If? and Elseworlds titles, the Ultimate universe is modern retelling of several classic marvel stories. USM is the first of these titles and provides a fresh take on the somewhat stale origin of Spider-Man.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    The best version of spiderman ever.

    A modern retelling of spiderman. Perfect for die hard spidey fans like myself. If you are new to comics this is a great jumping on point.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Ultimately Amazing

    Great to read while i read the new ultimate spiderman comics

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Awesome

    GREAT GREAT series best spiderman comic books you could read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    This book is awsome!!!!!!

    Ya!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    H

    Love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Ultimate Spiderman

    Brian Michael Bendis and veteran Mark Bagely have truely outdone themselves as they reintroduce one of the most well known characters in comics. This version not only creates an entirely different universe in Marvel's Multiverse, but reimagines Peter Parker and friends into a slightly hipper and more modern versions of their counterparts. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    ULTIMATE

    I really liked this story. Yes, it is a retelling of Amazing Fantasy 15, but it is told in a different format, but told from a different POV. The villian isn't really well esablished, though. It felt like BMS was focusing too much on Spidey's origin than the villian. In some pannels, it felt like the writer was trying to shove in as much as he could. The art is fantastinc (Mark Bagley is fantastic.) and the face experssions tell everything. The real reason why I love Ultimate so much, is that, unlike Amazing, you can collect all the issues. It's great. PS To it's nothing like the TV series. Luckily.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Very good

    I loved this book, it inspired me to learn to draw!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Needs Better Viewer

    There needs to be a better viewer to read this comic on the Nook. Something like Comixology or Graphicly offers.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Great Spider man book!!

    Buy this if u love spidey or a good comic with action, humor, drama, and a solid plot.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Looking forward to Vol 2!

    artwork was vibrant, story was good... though I am getting a little tired of everyone making new origins for the same heroes over and over. Was incredible to read it on the Nook HD+ and I definitely plan on getting more of the "Ultimate" titles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    "Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1" Book Review

    This is by far the worst comic I've ever read in my entire life.
    The book claims to be trying to attract new readers to the Marvel universe. The problem with that statement is that, first of all, this stoey basically takes everything that might attract a kid to Spider-Man and throw it out the window. Plus, it seems like all Marvel does these days is try to attract new reader's ( kids, probally ) by launching new titles. I wouldn't have any problem with this if they didn't do it so frequently and so unsuccessfully. I mean, look at DC. They had the balls to completely reeboot the entire company and it worked really well. The writer manages to turn Peter Parker, normally a very likeable character and turn him into an annoying, unlikeable pubescent teen who, when he discovers his powers, actually declares, "WHOA. Cool." First of all, no one talks like that and, even if they did, no writer in his right mind would write it. The whole supporting cast is awfull too, especially Mary Jane who is no longer even remotely interesting like she was in the original comics. The art is pretty bad too, it looks like cartoonish people with stretched out faces. All in all, this entire series should not be read by anyone who considers themselves a Spider-Man fan.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2009

    GOOD READING

    very good book to read, great starter for the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2007

    Just as good as Spiderman's original beginning!

    Ultimate Spiderman volume one is great. It has all the action and suspense a spiderman novel needs to have. The only difference from his beginning now than in Amazing Fantasy, is that Ultimate Spiderman is at least 100 pages longer! Ultimate Spiderman, Power and Responsibility mainly focusses on Peter becoming Spiderman and how he has to deal with his powers. Just as uncle Ben said, With Great power comes great responsibiblty. The only downfall, I thought, was how some of the characters have changed almost too much. Mary Jane is now a genius and uncle Ben has a pony tail? But, these changed hardly make a difference because Ultimate Spiderman volume 1, is definetly worth reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is the best comic compared to the old ones were 'Gobby' is green and purple. This is a great comic if you around ages 8-10.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    The Re-Telling of a Marvel Legend

    This book retells the legend of one of the most famous Marvel icons of all time. Meet Peter Parker, a intelligent youngster who turns into a masked super-hero Spider-Man after he is accidentally bitten by a spider pumped with super serum. It has some amazing artwork and one gripping story. Not only do you get the fabulous super-hero Spider-Man, but you also get to see Peter Parker deal with love, hate, and even the death of a close person in his life. Many teenagers will find that they can relate to this Peter more than the other older one still in comics today. Pick this book up if you want to get into the Spider-Man series. It's a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    Ultimate Spider-man a great start for people who are looking to get in to comics.

    If you want to get in to comics and don't feel like trying to buy 530 some back issues this is the series for you. Ultimate Spider-man is an excellent re-telling of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic character. Where there have been some changes and some modernization I think the true core of Spider-man stays the same. Also I think anyone can enjoy these exciting stories that have some truly intense moments. If you do end up enjoying this check Marvel¿s other ultimate series, they make for a truly well woven universe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2005

    A powerful reimagining

    This review is for Ultimate Spider-Man col. 1 Paperback edition: Ultimate Spider-Man, Power and Responsibility, is one of the most popular story lines for a very good reason: it's excellent. A retelling/re-imagining of the classic early Spider-Man stories, including Amazing Fantasy #15, this is a perfect starting point for fans of the movies who want to read Spider-Man but find the normal comic confusing. But even hardcore Spider-Man fans will find this graphic well worth the money. The script by Brian Bendis flows well, with realistic dialog and all the teen angst that has always been a staple for Spidey, and the art by Bagley is perfect. Bagley captures the cast and crew in perfect detail. Yes, a few of my friends that are traditionalist Spider-Man fans bristled at some of the changes. However, if you're looking to read the original series, it's available in many formats including Essential Spider-Man, or for those with deeper pockets, Marvel Masterworks Spider-Man. This is a deviation, which is what makes it fresh and new. This particular edition reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #1-7. Highest recommendations to newcomers and long time fans alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    Really enjoyed this book

    This book got me really hooked on Ultimate Spidey for a while. It's about student Peter Parker but it's set in our generation. You will be really happy with this purchase.

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