- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (November 29, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785109684
- ISBN-13: 978-0785109686
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Legacy Paperback – November 29, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
The recreation of the Green Goblin in the mode of the Hulk makes sense to me; I always had a bit of a problem with the idea that insanity and a costume could allow the Goblin to slug it out toe-to-toe with Spidey (note the armor upgrade of the Goblin's costume in the blockbuster film version). But even more impressive is the way Bendis reworks the whole secret identity issue between the two; a lot of super villains have found out the secret identity of their arch enemy, which almost always involves an attempt to kill the superhero in question. However, the Goblin has a different plan, of sorts, for Peter. At the end of "Double Trouble," the Volume 3 collection, Spider-Man actually enjoyed a moment of glory. Of course it is all going to get dashed big time in this collection.
As is the case with the previous collections in this series, "Legacy" plays off of our knowledge of what happened in the first ten years or so of "The Amazing Spider-Man." The result is what might be the biggest shock he is ever going to throw our way and if you every think Bendis has gone too far this may well be the point.Read more ›
You can never keep a good villain down. That's true for all comic book worlds, including Ultimates, which is why Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin makes his return in this addition to the Ultimate Spider-Man library. Far more twisted and evil than in volume 1, Norman is determined to either own or destroy Peter. Nor is Norman Osborn the only threat presented. Nick Fury, of Ultimates fame, makes his presence known to our favorite wall crawler, upping the level of danger for all involved. The end of the original Goblin is slightly different than in original continuity, and more touching in my humble opinion.
Bendis continues to grow and improve with his characterization as he makes these very classic characters his own. The dialog is flawless, appropriate, and flowing as always. His way of showing the madness in Osborn is brilliant, and must be seen. Once you've read those pages, re-read them. It's worth the time and it's too much to take in at once. Bendis is one of the most beloved and well known writers in the comic book industry for a reason, this volume showcases his talents well.
Bagley and Thibert also continue to grow and find their own take on the characters. Their rendition of the Green Goblin is horrible, interesting, and chilling. The human characters are marvelously human, which doesn't happen much in comics anymore.
While this volume can be read alone, I recommend having read at least vol. 1 before. It is appropriate for all ages, and is enjoyable for newcomers and seasoned collectors alike.
This volume reprints Ultimate Spider-Man issues #22-27. Highest recommendations!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is easily the best volume so far. Norman returns to cause some chaos, while Spidey is forced to make a difficult choice. I have to say, Peter has never been so relatable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adam Nicholls
It's was really thrashed but still readable. I guess it's sort of my fault for not buying a new one.Published 19 months ago by Seles Munoz
Ultimate Spider man is the best super hero in marvel and the comic books are great I am planning to read all if the booksPublished on February 18, 2014 by Peter Alcaraz
I have the first 3 volumes as well. I got this book because I love what they did with the goblin. I wanted to find out what happened with him.Published on June 20, 2013 by Treefox
I don't know what this is exactly but it is NOT the real Volume Four of the Ultimate Spider-Man Collection. Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Captain Brotman
A little childish. Trying to capture younger readers, not bad overall, but better suited for you 12 year olds than a 30 year old dude.Published on March 15, 2013 by Ernest Pavone
Legacy is the best yet I have read of the series. When the new Green Goblin was first presented to me, I felt a little skeptical, but they have really blown me away with the... Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by Tyler S.
But this is a bigger fight than in first issue. Nick Fury and Shield shows up to help Spidey. I really have a problem with Green Goblin being like the Hulk? Read morePublished on September 14, 2008 by dasn0wman