It is the shot heard around the world. Witness the issue comic fans be talking about all year. leave your cynicism at the door… this is the real deal. The Death of Spider-Man.

Bendis and Bagley reunite for this historic Spider-Man event a decade in the making.

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning
Colors by Justin Ponsor
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Mark Bagley, Justin Ponsor, Ed McGuinness & Morry Hollowell

Price: $3.99
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NeverTellMeTheOdds04/17/11YesRead Review
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  1. NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please say it ain’t so!

  2. Trust in Bendis.

    I don’t think Peter Parker is dying, but he might give up the costume for a while and focus on using his big brain to help SHIELD (maybe as the result of a life-threatening injury? I can see Bendis having Spidey get shot or something so we can all fret over a last page cliffhanger showing Spider-man bleeding out on the street).

    Come to think of it, he’s the only Ultimate character with a secret identity, right?

    So yeah, my money is on the death of the spider-man identity, not Peter Parker.

  3. But… but my cynicism! I learned it from watching you!

  4. @KenOchalek  Yeah, that is what I thought too.  As a secondary guess, I am guessing that MJ dies.  Leaving Pete with that great speech from Cap really hitting home.  Either way, I cannot wait to find out.

  5. I am a continuity nut and own almost every single issue of the ultimate line. Kill spiderman and end it. Wrap up the whole line and do it again a couple of years down the road. The ultimate universe had it’s hey-day and aside from this book has had a very bad couple of years.

  6. I would be cool with it being an Ultimate Peter Parker’s house for awhile.  There is enough going on there to last 6 months or so.

  7. I would hate, hate, hate to see see this book end, but if Bendis wants it to end, I can live with that. However, like most people here, I think there’s still plenty of issues coming out of that bald brain.

  8. So do I need to pick up other stuff for this arc, or would I be able to just jump in with this issue? If I can just jump in I’d prolly buy this, however if I need to read other stuff with this, I’d just rather wait for it to be released as a tpb

  9. Bagely’s return make me all warm and fuzzy…it takes me back to when I got hooked on comics with issue 8

  10. HOLY CRAP! Both this and Ultiamte Avegners vs New Ultimates #3 just wrinkled my brain!

  11. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Utilizing ancient meditation techniques learned in the depths of Tibet, I am able to silence the hype-machine surrounding this book and identify that it continues to be as awesome as ever.

    Earth-shattering? Indeed no.

    Still one of the most consistently great books on the stands (along with Invincible)? Abso-friggin’-lutely.

  13. I haven’t got this yet, but am I the only one thinking Aunt May is gonna be the one who gets shot and Peter and Mary Jane have to make a deal with Mephisto to save her :p

  14. I love that there was a pretty huge death in this issue (I mean, this character has been around since issue one, if memory serves), but it was a complete surprise, with no hype about ut prerelease, or post release either…..

  15. The most interesting part of this issue for me was the interaction among the escaped villains (Ultimate Sinister Six? I don’t follow Ultimate titles) and the battle between two of the bad guys. Good stuff! I’m not so interested with what’s going on with the Ultimates and Nick Fury, though I know I should be. Oh well. I figured I’d poke my nose into the Ultimate Spidey universe to see what all the stink is about, and I found myself more interested in the periphery (which turned out to take center stage) than the title character, whose attention-grabbing demise almost seems to take a back seat in this issue. Weird. But a fun read anyway.

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