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Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. His creator owned series POWERS was recently picked up as a pilot for FX. He lives in Portland, OR.



Mark Bagley is a comic artist best known for his work on Ultimate Spider-Man with Brian Michael Bendis. He has also worked on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts and New Warriors for Marvel, as well as Justice League and the weekly comic series Trinity for DC Comcis. He lives in Marietta, GA.
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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (November 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785152741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785152743
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel's popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful 'event' projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.
Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic's Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it's best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.
He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian's other projects include the Eisner award winning "POWERS" (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel's creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all "FORTUNE AND GLORY'. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an "A." SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.
Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.
Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including 'Best Writer of the year' two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press 'Excellence in Journalism' Award and was named "Best Writer of the Year." by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer's Guide for three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
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"Ultimate Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man"
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrated by Mark Bagley
(Marvel Comics, 2011)
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Although story arcs in which superheroes are killed are, almost by definition, gimmicky, this volume (which gathers Ultimate Spiderman issues #156-160) is a fitting end to a great comicbook series. Yeah, yeah, I know -- the series continues with another kid taking up the mantle of Spider-Man, but most fans can stop here, with the death (no, really!) of the alternate-reality USM/Peter Parker. It's a fast-paced, gripping super-story, with traces of the crisp writing and humorous dialog that made USM one of the best Marvel Comics of the last few decades, but also with a crushing sense of finality and doom that is borne out in the remorseless battle sequence in which the Green Goblin finally kills Spider-Man. Peter Parker's nobility in the face of his own death carries real tragedy and pathos -- technically this may be an "alternate" version of Spider-Man, but it's really the same Peter Parker we grew up with, and he really does die, and it has surprising resonance.

There's a loss in the real world, as well: the USM book has consistently been the only title in the "Ultimate" brand that was worth reading, the only one not subsumed by a quasi-fascistic worship of violence for violence's sake. Indeed, USM was truly a great comicbook, consistently entertaining and full of the wide-eyed sense of innocent, kinetic adventure that Marvel exemplified in the 1960s, and gradually lost touch with from the '70s onward. Bendis may be able to sustain some of that elegant momentum in the re-re-rebooted series, but not for long, if at all.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Toogull on January 13, 2012
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Having been a late-comer (by about 25 issues or so) to Ultimate Spider-Man wayyyy back when, in the olden days, this storyline truly brings the series full circle. It started with the Goblin and Spider-Man, and it sure as heck ended that way. I appreciated this storyline, and for a variety of reasons. It was a truly fitting end to Peter Parker in the Ultimate-verse-place-thing. A child became a man in his darkest hour, and subdued his first, and greatest foe. Furthermore, I enjoy reading comics that hit me emotionally. That's always been the allure of Marvel...humanize these characters so that folks relate to them. All of the players in this arc are emotionally charged so precisely by Bendis, I won't lie...I reached for the Kleenex at the end. Finally, It had to end this way. Peter v. Osborn (who doesn't wear pants for a disturbingly long time in this book). That was the only way this Peter Parker was going to learn that "...with great power comes great responsibility". To make that ultimate (ha-ha) sacrifice, to truly learn responsibility, you have to give something of yourself. Bendis molded Peter into a hotshot kid who wore some tights and used the tools at his disposal to aid others, but you got the sense along the way, he was still playing around. Once he realized how high the stakes truly were, that Osborn could make good on his threat, did he mature enough to go out like Tupac, take some gunfire, and still put out a record the very next week... or in Peter's case, win the day, and sacrifice himself. Reading this story, I get the impression that Bendis probably figured out how he wanted to extinguish Peter's flame long before he even thought about molding the 212-characters into the Ultimate-verse. Lest we forget, Mark Bagley's role in this thriller.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on August 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
By no means is Death of Spider-Man the best arc of Bendis' brilliant run. It's not clever, nor particularly original and in the end it's just a giant fight scene. That being said, it is still the perfect ending to Bendis' run. Bagley is back on pencils and he's improved a lot since the beginning. It feels like a full circle. This is the ending of one of the most consistent and incredible runs of a series and there are moments of greatness in here. The most sad part of Death of Spider-Man is that Ultimate Peter Parker, whom I believe to be one of the best characters I've ever had the pleasure to read, is gone. There will be no more stories with him. This is the end, and it brings all the right emotions out of you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Penrose on September 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I'm pretty sure that there isn't a better combination that Brian Michael Bendis and Ultimate Peter Parker. Here, and this isn't a spoiler given the title, Bendis pens the death of Spider-Man. Its touching, poignant, funny, and important. His dialogue for these characters is always perfectly spot on and the plot was very good. My big complaint is that the book is completely spoiled by the hype going into it, the title, and the fact that it involves another book for no reason. Peter's connection to his extended family is perfect and I loved it. Seeing Mark Bagley draw this book again is a great swan song. Overall, a very very good book.
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Format: Hardcover
Title: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man (HC)
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Mark Bagley (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Justin Ponsor (colors), Bagley, Lanning & Ponsor (covers)
Collects: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #156-160
Price: $24.99

Though I read this book over a year ago, I’m just now getting around to reviewing it. I can’t say why, exactly, that it took me so long, but better late than never, right? I suspect I’ve waited this long, in part, because I find it hard to review a book like this without spoiling it. After a few years have passed, though, I think the statute of limitations has passed and I can feel free to say whatever I want about it. So, be warned that there are spoilers ahead in case you haven’t been keeping up!

*** Spoilers Ahead! ***

This book is the culmination of years of story-telling by Brian Bendis. Ultimate Spider-Man has been the most consistently well-written and fun comic book that THIS reader has ever experienced. This comic book character was introduced way back in the year 2000, and was responsible for bringing me back into the world of comics. I burned out on comics (as did a large percentage of the population) back in the mid ‘90’s, and it wasn’t until this fresh take on Peter Parker emerged that I was curious enough to test the waters, again. Bendis was just getting his feet wet at Marvel Studios back then, and boy was he ever well received! After eleven years of the best comic scripting I’ve ever read, he has chosen to bring this book to a close. I‘ll admit that I was sad to see it end, but it ended with as fine a conclusion as anyone could ask for.
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