October 05, 2012

Spider-Men 1-5

     Recently the Spider-Men miniseries (written by Brian Michael Bendis and pencilled by Sara Pichelli) from Marvel came to a close. The story featured a team-up of the current Ultimate universe Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and the regular series Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

     While fighting Mysterio, Peter Parker is thrown into the alternate dimension that is the Marvel Ultimate universe. In the Ultimate reality Peter Parker was killed by the Green Goblin while still a teenager. 13 year old Miles Morales winds up with similar spider powers and assumes the mantle of Spider-Man. The story of Spider-Men revolves around Parker trying to get back home and experiencing the alternate reality where he is dead and everybody knows his name. The comics are beautifully illustrated and the story is often funny. It turns out many of the characters are just interested in what their alternate universe selves are like. I give the five issue series a 7.5/10

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