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Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 Paperback – May 13, 2009
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About the Author
Artist Mark Bagley makes his DC debut on this series after spending over 20 years at Marvel Comics illustrating titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man and New Warriors.
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
The first story was a little all over the place. It seemed stretched and it was hard to keep track of everything. Too many plots were tied together, or at least Bendis tried to tie them together, but couldn't really succeed. It is still a good addition to Ultimate Spider-man, and the story, though it started very slow, got really interesting as it went on. The interview seemed forced and unnecessary.
The second arc was much better. It features the return of the Goblin, but it does not go as one might expect. The story is interesting, fresh, surprising, and exciting. Both stories feature classic troubles for Parker.
Just like the first book, this one has excellent art. The characters look amazing and the colors are appealing. All the original covers are included, and some early sketches are in the back of the book.
All in all, this is a strong book that is worth buying, but it is not as good as Vol 1.
I have to say that the Ultimate Spider-man gives Peter Parker a much needed reboot. Obviously there's still the massive human element to the whole thing, which is part of what makes Spider-man so popular, but the amount of whining seems to have almost disappeared, at least during this early part of the series. In fact, Parker almost seems excited by the fact that he has these superpowers, even if they cause him endless troubles. I think it helps to have Mary Jane know about his secret identity right off the bat.
This collection has a great deal of amazing stuff going for it. Enough, even, that I'm thinking I'm going to have to pick up the other collections for a read at some point...but I'm still not going to proclaim my love for Peter Parker...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this second year collection from the start of the Parker Ultimate Spider man run. Nice nods to Spider man events from the main Marvel universe, but the energy of the volume... Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Braddinpdx
Package got here fast and was in excellent condition.
Ultimate Spider-man is a fantastic series and I highly recommend checking it out.
Fast shipping, great packaging.
Wonderful graphic novel. Combines the second part of the Ultimate series. Fantastic artwork, great gift for any Spider-Man fan.