Ultimate Spider-Man 2 - I think I'm gonna give the kid a chance..

Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to admit, I didn't care much for issue 1 of the new Ultimate Spider-Man, but I'm pretty sure it's because I simply hate the thought of anyone other than Peter Parker being Spider-Man. There's that, and the fact that Norman Osborn created Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe.

So, anyway, I just read Ultimate Spider-Man 2. I liked it. A part of me hates that I liked it. I guess I'm feeling something like a kid whose divorced mom or dad started dating someone new, and I don't want to like them.

But it isn't Miles Morales fault that Peter Parker died, or that Norman Osborn is responsible for the creation of Spider-Man...

So... Issue #2.

I LIKED it.

Miles just learned that he has powers. At first, he thinks he's a mutant. He's running from his dad who was having an argument with Miles' Uncle in issue 1. He super leaps over some furniture, accidentally deals with punks that were picking on him, and runs to his best friend Ganke, who is a geek, but a fun one. I think the story is well written. The writers are doing a good job of introducing us to Miles and letting us see the important people and events in his life. His friend Ganke seems to be an interesting character, and I'm hoping he'll be a big part of the series.

  • The story is well told and nicely paced.
  • I like the art. I favor art in which you can easily tell who is who. I like people with normal proportions.
  • Miles seems like a real kid and easy to identify with.

I think the new Spider-Man series is off to a good solid start.

#1 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, I didn't read it but I really think it's a good move changing things up. Your enthusiasm makes me want to pick them up though.

#2 Posted by truespark (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I bought my first comics in a long while recently, and while I ended up going with something else, this was one of the series I was interested in. It's good to know they're doing well with it so far and I'm curious to see how you feel about future books!

#3 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought it was really good. They're spending a lot of time on his backstory and context, which is nice. And really nice art.

#4 Posted by preposterous_hypothesis (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea I actually was the same wanting to hate it but also wanting to give it a chance.

I loved the fact that he went straight to his best mate and told him about it, its pretty much what I'd do if got super powers, I'd be like "hey man check this sh*t out"

Its funny though that his powers are already showing when Peters took a while to emerge,

#5 Posted by Black_Kn1ght (270 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought it was pretty good.

#6 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

@preposterous_hypothesis said:

Yea I actually was the same wanting to hate it but also wanting to give it a chance.

I loved the fact that he went straight to his best mate and told him about it, its pretty much what I'd do if got super powers, I'd be like "hey man check this sh*t out"

Its funny though that his powers are already showing when Peters took a while to emerge,

Well, we're a microwave generation. We want it all NOW... LOL! Back when Peter first got his powers, the kids that were reading Spider-Man didn't have remote control, color t.v. computers, the internet, cable (there were only THREE FREAKING CHANNELS ON T.V.... etc.. So, seeing a little bit at a time was still a great deal to them... Today, the world just moves faster... Most of us would be ticked off if we had to wait to see his powers manifest...

Oh wait, were you talking about Peter in the Ultimate Universe? I never actually read that one till the end... So, were his power slower to develop in the ultimate universe?

@Black_Kn1ght: Glad you liked it.

#7 Posted by Osiris1428 (1349 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, issue 2 was a good read and let me know I will stay with the book.

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