Tag Archive: Mark Bagley

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 111 (September 2007)

I think this issue has to be one of Bendis’s greatest successes with the series so far. It’s Peter and Aunt May talking about him being Spider-Man–is Bendis the first writer to ever… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 110 (August 2007)

I’m kind of hoping Bendis realizes he can’t keep bringing Kingpin back. This issue “resolves” Ultimate Kingpin, but also features Spider-Man threatening to tattle on Kingpin to Nick Fury. It raises a big… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 109 (July 2007)

It’s a little better than I expected. Bendis does the “grownup” thing again with Daredevil; only he and Dr. Strange kind of bumble through the issue. Strange is particularly unimpressive. Bendis ideas for… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 108 (July 2007)

And here’s a Bendis misstep. Most of the issue’s spent in Moon Knight’s head–there’s nothing about Iron Fist selling out, because Bendis has found a way to make Moon Knight bad. Ultimate Ronin… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 107 (May 2007)

Wow, Ultimate Iron Fist isn’t going to get his own series if he’s buddying up to Kingpin. Jeez. Bendis splits the issue, mostly, between Peter and Kitty having a breakup conversation–actually, a post-breakup… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 106 (May 2007)

Lots happens this issue. I guess crossing the hundred issue mark, Bendis has decided he needs lots of guest stars. Hulk for a panel, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four… Peter’s entering into the much… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 105 (April 2007)

And there we have it. A somewhat new ground situation–Aunt May knows Peter’s Spider-Man, he’s living with Mary Jane, Kitty Pryde is mad–not much else though. There’s nothing on Doc Ock, there’s nothing… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 104 (March 2007)

Good thing the X-Men don’t have a fast jet because they might get there in time to see Peter and Mary Jane get their romance back on. I really hope Bendis comes up… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 103 (February 2007)

Yep, Bendis turns out rather predictable. Especially with Richard Parker. The stuff with the X-Men is lame too, especially since they have a teleporting guy and a really fast plane. Instead, Bendis just… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 102 (January 2007)

Very confused as to what Bendis is doing with this arc. The big reveal has to be the Spider-Woman isn’t a Mary Jane clone but a Peter Parker clone made female. There’s also… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 101 (December 2006)

Thank goodness Hennessy takes over as the only inker. He does a good job with it. Not sure what was going on when he was splitting the duties with Dell. There’s a lot… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 100 (November 2006)

Eh. So Gwen Stacy is Carnage. Yippee. And Aunt May is pretty nasty. Bendis doesn’t redeem her much, even if she has been through a lot apparently. She hasn’t been lying to Peter… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 99 (October 2006)

I’m not sure Bendis actually does good writing this issue but he sure does go out on a high point. He establishes Aunt May as a super villain. She’s been lying to Peter… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 98 (October 2006)

Bendis should have done more with the Fantastic Four this issue. They’re really funny. The stuff with Peter calling himself “baby” in his internal monologue? Makes me hope he’s a clone not the… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 97 (September 2006)

Okay, great, John Dell has help from John Sibal and together they don’t ink Bagley well. I couldn’t even tell the guy in the Scorpion outfit was a Peter Parker clone. He just… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 96 (August 2006)

First off my apologizes to Jimmy Palmiotti… his inks weren’t screwing up Bagley’s pencils last issue. This issue makes it clear John Dell–who is solo, so no confusion–really shouldn’t be inking Bagley or… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 95 (July 2006)

I’m sure Bendis and Jimmy Palmiotti are buddies but come on… no one could think Palmiotti is a good inker for Bagley. I thought Dell was weak, but Palmiotti is something else. You… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 94 (July 2006)

So the whole story with the island and the X-Men and Ultimate Deadpool is just to set up a payoff of Aunt May having a boyfriend and spending the night with him? This… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 93 (June 2006)

You know what isn’t a television show–specifically a reality television show? A comic book. Someone should have told Bendis because then I would have been saved this useless comic. Deadpool and some bad… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 92 (May 2006)

Did Ditko start the thing where Spidey squints and his eyes change size? They overdo it today (and have since the late eighties) but there’s a little of it here and it works.… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 91 (May 2006)

Bendis writes first person exposition rounded rectangles–there’s just no good description for them like word balloons–for Kitty Pryde. She’s Peter’s girlfriend, after all, and she guest stars in about half the issue. Probably… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 90 (April 2006)

Dell’s back on inks. There aren’t as many close ups so it doesn’t get too bad, but it’s not great. The faces are too sharp. It’s mostly an action issue, with cuts to… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 89 (March 2006)

And then Bendis gets around to introducing an Ultimate villain who I guess hasn’t had an Ultimate version yet. Even though I assumed he had one long ago. In Ultimate Six maybe? But… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 88 (February 2006)

I think John Dell took over inking. It has his name on the cover but not the interior credits, but the art looks totally different. There’s a long scene with May ranting about… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 87 (February 2006)

The Flash Thompson thing is a somewhat funny distraction–Silver Sable kidnapped him instead of Peter–but it doesn’t make up for Ultimate Silver Sable being the worst villain in this comic since Geldof or… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 86 (January 2006)

Maybe not everything should get an Ultimate version. For example, Bendis opens the issue with Ultimate Damage Control. Does there need to be an Ultimate Damage Control… probably not. But Bendis uses it… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 85 (January 2006)

Good issue. Finally. The last few have been trying. Bendis still has his pacing problems, but at least the comic’s amusing. The scene where Black Cat meets Peter Parker had me laughing out… Continue reading

Ultimate Spider-Man 84 (December 2005)

Wow, the pacing’s actually worse with this issue. Frighteningly, it’s not even Bendis worst pacing on Ultimate Spider-Man. The issue opens with a fight scene. There are maybe ten recognizable characters and then… Continue reading