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Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 3 Paperback – September 8, 2010

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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785149198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785149194
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,269 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Tam on November 9, 2011
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Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Vol. 3 collects the paperbacks Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 5: Public Scrutiny and Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6: Venom I'm loving Marvel's "Ultimate Collections," as well as Amazon's bargain prices! At $12.00, collecting Ultimate Spider-Man #'s 28-39 and 1/2, vol. 3 is practically a dollar an issue!

Aside from the price, what makes this trade paperback so good? The creative team of Bendis and Bagley tell the story of a teenage Peter Parker as he learns about the world around him. They've really hit their stride here, capturing the struggles and frustrations that Peter has in a world that frankly doesn't care about him at times. In the first half a thug dresses up as Spider-Man to rob banks, killing a major character. Then [SPOILER] Peter and MJ break up [SPOILER] which leads Peter to find some old videos and a childhood friend, Eddie Brock. The two collaborate on their parents' inheritance, a project to cure cancer which leads to the birth of Venom!

Vol. 3 collects the superhero action in the life of Spider-Man, as well as the melodrama that's at the core of Peter Parker's life. Bendis writes a lot of dialogue, but there are also these panels of Peter by himself, fretting about his life -- and these moments are all the more powerful.

If you're looking for some great Spider-Man stories at an excellent price, look no further: it's right here.
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By Tickles on August 13, 2013
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The third installment of the Ultimate Spider-man Ultimate Collection series collects issues #28-39. This is the same as 5 and 6 of the smaller volumes. However, it also contains the special #1/2, which wasn't in volume 5 or 6. Overall, this edition continues the success of the Ultimate Spider-man series.

The art is--once again--exceptional. It is bright and detailed, and very easy to decipher. Motion looks especially impressive. Also, all of the original overs are included, and in their proper places too. Unfortunately, unlike in the previous ultimate collections, no sketches or bonuses are included in the back. Their place was supposedly taken by the special issue, 1/2.

As for the story, there are mainly two. 28-32 is the first, with the second being 33-39. Issue 1/2 stands alone.

In the first story, the villain Rhino is introduced. Regrettably, he's more of a throwaway character, and serves as a plot device--not a true character. He is essentially featured in a cameo. It's a shame he wasn't devoted more time to establish an origin and full story. His character seems to be wasted, in a similar way to how Shocker was just throw in the first ultimate collection--which, by the way, happens again. While it was nice for a villain to return, we still know nothing about him--or Rhino.

The rest of the story revolves around the relationship troubles of Peter and Mary, as well as the occurrence of an impostser Spider-man. The story is okay. It was nice to see insight on Peter's life, but it seemed too exaggerated. The grief between Mary and Peter was pointless and unrealistic--especially since you know they'll be fine in the end. The tension between Mary and Gwen was unnecessary as well. It feels like Gwen's only in the book to make Mary jealous.
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By Rene Guzman on October 15, 2014
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This comic collection is down right awesome! Book 3 is really interesting, it seems the more I read, the more I anticipate to get the next one. I already have book 4 and about to get Volume 10 that has Issues #54-59. Brian Michael Bendis did an awesome job!
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