Tag Archive: Brian Michael Bendis

Daredevil 1.50 (June 2014)

I'm really glad Mark Waid cares so much about Daredevil to craft the comic, and Matt Murdock, such a sweet story for the fiftieth anniversary of the character. It's a nice story. It's… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 6 (March 2010)

Maybe Bendis and Marvel were trying to sell Ultimate Spider-Man to the Disney Channel with this series? There are like three boys, three girls… it’d be perfect…. right? I can’t see any other… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 5 (February 2010)

I don’t get it. Ultimate Spider-Man was supposed to be a realistic, modern retelling of Spider-Man, right? Why has Bendis turned it into a really stupid cartoon? Not just stupid, but really stupid.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 4 (January 2010)

Hang on, between Lafuente’s style and Peter’s incredibly feminine hair… is Ultimate Spider-Man supposed to be a manga now? I’m also thinking of the awful section where Peter, Johnny, Gwen and Aunt May… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 3 (December 2009)

I think I get it–Bendis is going for the worst superhero cartoon ever. Johnny Storm now lives with Aunt May. Why? Why not. Peter and Mary Jane talk. Bendis makes Peter the jerk.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 2 (November 2009)

More with the mysteriousness–and, of course, Mysterio. Flash is back and he’s a bigger jerk than before. Kong and Kitty have broken up. Kong has a mohawk now. The way Kitty makes fun… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 1 (October 2009)

Oh, well. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Bendis starts off the second volume of Ultimate Spider-Man flashing forward six months. Guess he watched “Veronica Mars” too, down to Veronica–sorry, sorry, Peter–dating Gwen… Continue reading

Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem 2 (September 2009)

Eh. Dang it, Bendis. He structures the whole thing around Jonah’s obituary for Spider-Man, flashing back to Spidey’s first meeting with the Hulk. Oddly enough, back when Peter ran into the Hulk at… Continue reading

Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem 1 (August 2009)

And there Bendis goes again. He does a phenomenal issue, the kind making the bad stuff worth it. Well, some of the bad stuff. A lot of the bad stuff should just be… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 133 (June 2009)

Did Spider-Man and the Hulk crossover a lot in their eighties cartoons? A few times, right? Because there must be some reason Bendis gives so much of this comic to the Hulk. Laziness… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 132 (May 2009)

So many pretty double-page spreads, so little story. Bendis has Nightmare–is that Dr. Strange’s villain’s name–torment Peter and the Hulk. There are like four pages wasted on the Hulk fighting off all these… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 131 (April 2009)

It’s another okay enough issue for a tie-in. Sort of. Bendis again hints at much, much better things if he weren’t being so darn cute with the plotting. He opens at the Bugle–or… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 130 (March 2009)

It’s a fast-paced crossover mess of a comic book but it’s not terrible. Bendis gives May a couple good scenes–even though she’s sort of Gordon from Dark Knight Returns in how she’s saving… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 129 (February 2009)

Oh, come on, Bendis… good grief. So, Bendis finally gets around to giving Peter and Mary Jane an excellent circle of friends to hang out with–Kong, Kitty, Johnny, Gwen–and then it turns out… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man Annual 3 (December 2008)

I’m not sure how I feel about David Lafuente’s art. He seems to let the colorist do a lot of the work when it comes to faces. Not sure I’m comfortable seeing that… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 128 (January 2009)

It’s funny how Immonen isn’t very good at fight scenes. It’s like he gets bored with them too fast. Venom versus Carnage, Super Venom, boring. Aunt May pulling a gun on Eddie Brock–awesome.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 127 (December 2008)

Oh, come on, Bendis. If you can’t plot a full arc–even when you’re doing a bad one like this arc–don’t do a pad issue, just cut the number of issues down a little.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 126 (November 2008)

Why is Bendis making this story arc so confusing? It’s giving me a little headache. So this issue ends with the Ultimates having the suit and Eddie Brock in the wind. It seems… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 125 (October 2008)

I’ll bet the flying guy is Ben Reilly. Maybe. It’d make sense, at least in Ultimate Spider-Man. Still not getting why Bendis thought he had a story here. Is it an adaptation of… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 124 (September 2008)

Wait a second, is the the arc Bendis wrote to tie into the “Ultimate Spider-Man” video game? I thought he delayed it for years and years and then finally did it. He should… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 123 (August 2008)

Oh, no, Bendis is going off the rails again. I thought last issue was a fluke, but now it’s a definite thing. This whole issue is Eddie Brock sitting at a park bench,… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 122 (July 2008)

Bendis is really building up the Roxxon thing. Just on and on with Roxxon. I’m getting kind of sick of it. It’s his new Green Goblin. Well, maybe not, but kind of close.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 121 (June 2008)

Except for the panel where Immonen draws Peter with so much of a girl face I thought Mary Jane and Kitty were friends–speaking of… I think Immonen even puts Peter in a Hello… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 120 (May 2008)

So the Blob is Liz Allen’s dad. There, I spoiled it for you. Now you won’t have Bendis’s sensational tacked on last page about it. Just a terrible, terrible page. But the rest… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 119 (April 2008)

I don’t think I’d ever realized how big Immonen makes Spider-Man’s eyes. It’s kind of annoying. Especially since this issue is a couple big talking heads scenes amid some superhero chase action. I… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 118 (March 2008)

Seriously, Kenny can’t get a kiss? He gets a hand squeeze from Kitty, but no kiss. Kid deserves some smooching. As I hoped, being rid of the Osborns has done nothing but help… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 117 (February 2008)

Wow. Bendis does half one of his big action issues with Norman going after Harry and there being a big Goblin battle. Peter and SHIELD are there too, with Peter jumping in and… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 116 (January 2008)

Bendis continues his streak–two issues in a row at least–and Immonen is really settling in. There’s a lot of double page action spreads, lots of panels, with Kitty saving Peter from a fall… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 115 (December 2007)

Peter’s not very smart this issue. I figured out mean old Ultimate Carol Danvers was using him as bait in the first scene. He needed for Kitty to rescue him and for Danvers… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 114 (November 2007)

As usual, Bendis redeems himself an issue later. He sticks to Peter–Norman doesn’t even get a live appearance; the villain turns out to be Electro (who seems real powerful in his Ultimate version).… Continue reading