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Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #2 - Part Two Review

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Cloak, Dagger, Spider-Man and Bombshell do what they can in time of crisis.

The Good

Cloak and Dagger take on Galactus. Bombshell tries her hand out on being a hero, and Miles tries to keep his family safe.

If you're reading this mini-series as well as CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES LAST STAND, then you'll be quick to realize that this takes place prior to the events happening in that book. Because the main book ties so heavily to Miles, it's hard to have a tie-in book that stands out on its own. However, this book accomplishes that extremely well. We get a fun and thrilling story featuring all the characters we've come to love from the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN series.

In this issue, there's lots of flashbacks to ULTIMATUM, which happened two years ago in this world. Say what you want about the story, but these flashback sequences works, since this was the last gigantic disaster the Ultimate universe faced. It's nice to see these characters connect back to an event that forever changed the Ultimate Universe, especially in situations where we get to see what happened to Dagger and Miles during that time, before they were heroes.

Cloak and Dagger try their hand at taking on Galactus, and it goes exactly how you think it would go: poorly. This issue really deals with heroes trying their best to deal with close to impossible odds. Writer Brian Michael Bendis really gets the reader cheering these heroes on, even when everything looks grim. We also get to see Bombshell's first time working as a hero. It's a very cool scene and nice to see Bombshell step into her own.

This issue ends with an extremely shocking conclusion. It's a huge reveal that will change a lot in the world of Miles Morales. Obviously, we're not giving anything away here, but it is something that fans will be talking about for a few weeks.

Once again, artist David Marquez does a stellar job with the art. He does a fabulous job with establishing shots and there are numerous panels in here that have an epic look to them. He's great with setting up a scene, and reeling the reading in with some stunning art.

The Bad

The only real problem with the issue is that it builds pretty slowly towards the final reveal page. The mini-series is really on borrowed time, since in the main event book deals with Miles heading into the 616 Universe.

The Verdict

Every issue and tie in to Cataclysm, so far, has been nothing short of brilliant. This is the event to read for 2013. Bendis does a great job with this issue in particular, and even though it feels a tad like filler, so we can get to the reveal, the ride to that point is a ton of fun. Marquez does some bang-up work here as well. If you've ever enjoyed ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, then you need to be reading this.

23 Comments
Posted by Mucklefluga

Arrghh, I don't know whether to buy or not.

Posted by PunyParker

What's the final page reveal?!

Posted by inferiorego

What's the final page reveal?!

That it was all a dream and that "Rosebud" was actually Miles Morales' sled when he was a toddler.

Posted by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

That it was all a dream and that "Rosebud" was actually Miles Morales' sled when he was a toddler.

PLOT-TWIST!

Posted by Mrgreenlantern
Edited by GrenadeFlow

Dope issue

Where is Miles GF during all of this

Posted by Captain13
Posted by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

You're not kidding right?.....this is real right.......tell me you're not f@cking with me....

Posted by Captain13

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

You're not kidding right?.....this is real right.......tell me you're not f@cking with me....

Edited by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

You're not kidding right?.....this is real right.......tell me you're not f@cking with me....

F off.... :-P

Edited by Captain13

@punyparker said:

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

You're not kidding right?.....this is real right.......tell me you're not f@cking with me....

F off.... :-P

:D

Just search "Miles Morales" in tumblr if you really don't want to buy the book. Only regular readers will care about the big reveal though.

Posted by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

@captain13 said:

@punyparker said:

What's the final page reveal?!

You're not kidding right?.....this is real right.......tell me you're not f@cking with me....

F off.... :-P

:D

Just search Miles Morales in tumblr if you really don't want to buy the book. Only regular readers will care about the big reveal though.

I dont follow the book so much.....so yeah,thanks for the tip.

Posted by angelalfonso

I want to know what the big surprise is, can anyone tell me?

Posted by Skinja

@angelalfonso: Miles revealed to his father that he is Spider-Man. Also his dad is a pretty big hater of anything super powered.

Posted by inferiorego

I want to know what the big surprise is, can anyone tell me?

Luke Skywalker is Darth Vader's son!

Posted by angelalfonso
Edited by angelalfonso

@inferiorego: No he is not, Luke's real father is Chewbacca

Edited by CommanderShiro

I loved this issue.

Edited by jdp180

What's the final page reveal?!

That it was all the dream of an autistic boy and a snow globe.

Dope issue

Where is Miles GF during all of this

What girlfriend? You mean Ganke?

Edited by GrenadeFlow
Posted by Owie

The majority of the issue was OK but not particularly fascinating. I did like the flashback in the car. But that is certainly a big deal ending.