Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1: Review

Jul 2002
Brian Michael Bendis, ?

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

3 stars

Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Only one published. Story features a multitude of artists (in order of appearance): Alex Maleev, Dan Brereton, John Romita Sr. & Al Milgrom, Frank Cho, Jim Mahfood, Scott Morse, Craig Thompson, Michael Avon Deming, Jason Pearson, Sean Phillips, Mark Bagley & Rodney Ramos, Bill Sienkiewicz, P. Craig Russell, Jacen Burrows & Walden Wong, Leonard Kirk & Terry Pallot, Dave Gibbons, Michael Gaydos, James Kochalka, David Mack, Brett Weldele, Ashley Wood, Mark Bagley & Art Thibert. Colors by Transparency Digital & Digital Chameleon. First appearance of Ultimate Blade and Ultimate Elektra.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Peter Parker is telling Mary Jane Watson about his latest adventures as Spider-Man: how he went to the aid of a frightened young man pursued by a menacing gun-wielding figure and discovered he was trying to rescue a vampire from Blade; another time he stopped the assassin Elektra from shooting a man in the street and discovered that the intended victim was a genocidal dictator. Peter confides in MJ that he is beginning to wonder whether he is too young and inexperienced to be a superhero, since he can’t always tell the good guys from the bad guys. Deciding he needs to talk to a more experienced hero he dons his Spider-Man outfit and swings around Hell’s Kitchen until Daredevil approaches him. He confides his doubts to DD who tells him impatiently that he is too young for this, to go back to school and return in ten years. A class assignment to do a report on a superhero leaves him further dismayed. That evening he watches a Times Square broadcast the formation of a new team of respected trusted heroes with the great Captain America as the leader, again upsetting him. Spidey swings over to the Baxter Building and asks the Fantastic Four if he can join their team for the respectability and security; he is told they are not a team but a family and besides they aren’t as well off as he thinks. After he leaves the Human Torch follows him to tell him what he’s going through is normal and that at least he chose to do the right thing with these powers. The next day in school, Peter reads his essay: Heroes comes in many shapes and sizes but his hero is his father for telling him through Uncle Ben the words that define a hero: with great power comes great responsibility.

Michael Golden (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Eric Brooks)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Matt Murdock)

(Peter Parker)

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