ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
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This is an ugly Spider-Man book. When the cover first surface in Previews a few months ago, everyone I worked with was certain that the Spider-Man head on the cover was a place holder. Clearly no one thought Spidey’s head should look like that. Oh, were we wrong. Not only is that ridiculous fishbowl of a head on the cover, it appears to be the new status quo in the interiors. And it’s just not cool looking. The eye patches take up about 75% of the face, and the head is a perfect sphere. As though Peter Parker was replace by Charlie Brown. Shenanigans, David Lafuente, shenanigans!
But, while the all-important Spiderhead is a total fuckjob, the rest of the art in the issue, while a tad Runaways/maga-esque, fits the mood very well.
And, while Bendis has been losing me on his Dark Reign titles, he is still all up in Ultimate Spider-Man. A great set-up (Peter Parker is flipping burgers to make money), a fun premise, and a bad-ass ending. If they could just fix the head on that damned costume, this might be a contender for my pick of the week.
Art: 3 - Good