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Btw yes I know it’s kinda late to talk about the first one.
I have little interest in the majority of the ultimate universe, I am not a fan of Mark Millar or Bendis or the idea of superhero’s being darker , edgier and more “realistic” = being better. Not helped is that most of the characters in the ultimate universe are essentially douchebag versions of their 616 counterparts or in Wolverine’s case more douchey.
But I am a casual fan of ultimate Spider-man, it’s easily among bendis’s best work though considering how bad his writing can get that’s not saying much. Though I like it I’m not a major fan of it since I see it has problems like being too decompressed and a blatant author insert.
I was intrigued when the death of ultimate spider-man was announced, I wondered was this a legitimate story or a shallow attempt to boost the ultimate lines poor sales? I decided to read the story to find out.
So when reading the how did I feel? Well the truth is I felt nothing. I’m not sure why. I tried to figure out why. Maybe it’s too soon to kill him off when they appeared to do it in ultimatum it feels kinda cheap. Maybe it’s because I’m not the biggest fan just a casual one. Maybe it’s because the story is too simple. Then I realized it’s because ultimate peter’s death was too safe and generic, his rogues get to kill him but he goes out swinging. It feels like bendis made sure he died the safest way imaginable so fans wouldn’t complain. Though there are good bits in the story like ultimate aunt may being awesome. It wasn’t a bad story but it wasn’t exactly good either. Oh and ultimate fallout was good.
Then it was revealed there would be a new ultimate spider-man and in USA today it was revealed he was black and later to be part Hispanic. Now unless you’ve been living under a rock you should know this has caused controversy and various reactions.
Some reactions to this include this being a publicity stunt, this is marvel trying to be political correct, some people have praised marvel for this move, some racist jerks have criticized the move, and some people are sad that ultimate peter is being replaced.
What are my thoughts? Well it’s a bold move on marvel’s part. And what do I think of Miles Morales? I don’t know what to think of him as I haven’t seen enough of him for me to like or dislike him. That’s a problem I have people reaction to him, people have already decided whether or not they like him before they got to know him.
For now I’ll wait and see where this is going.