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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics' superhero books, particularly Ultimate Spider-Man.

Bendis first entered the comic world with the "Jinx" line of crime comics in 1995. This line has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso (with Marc Andreyko), and Total Sell Out. Bendis is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar-winner Charlize Theron attached to star and produce.

Bendis’s other projects include the Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle Award-nominated Powers (with Michael Avon Oeming) originally from Image Comics, now published by Marvel's new creator-owned imprint Icon Comics, and the Hollywood tell-all Fortune and Glory from Oni Press, both of which received an "A" from Entertainment Weekly.

Bendis is one of the premiere architects of Marvel's "Ultimate" line: comics specifically created for the new generation of comic readers. He has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since its best-selling launch, and has also written for Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate X-Men, as well as every issue of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Ultimate Origin and Ultimate Six.

Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel’s AVENGERS franchise by writing both New Avengers and Mighty Avengers along with the successful ‘event’ projects House Of M, Secret War, and this summer’s Secret Invasion.

He has also previously done work on Daredevil, Alias, and The Pulse.



When the Prowler breaks into an Osborn company he accidentally leaves with a hidden passenger…a genetically engineered spider like the one who transformed Peter Parker into Spider-Man. Miles is bitten by the spider and finds he also has gained powers. When Peter Parker is killed in battle, Miles realizes he must carry on the Spider-Man name himself for the sake of the world.



Written by Brian Michael Bendis with parts of Ultimate Falloutwritten by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer, Ultimate Comics:  Spider-Man Volume 1 (It says Ultimate Comics:  Spider-Man on the cover but lists itself as Ultimate Spider-Man inside so it is unclear which it is) relaunches Ultimate Spider-Man in a new direction. The relaunch was widely covered by news media, first with Spider-Man’s death and then with a new African-American Spider-Man, and it has been well received by readers and critics.



The nice thing about the Ultimate Universe is that it isn’t as convoluted as the Marvel Universe. When it was launched there were a few titles and events in one title actually effected events in the other titles. As the Ultimate Universe progressed, more & more titles were born, more limited series, and it soon became unreadable for the casual reader. There seems to be a push back to the original concept of the Ultimate Universe in this volume and other recent Ultimate titles and that is a welcomed thing.



Miles Morales is quite likable. He seems a nice balance of Peter Parker aspects combined with his own personality. He’s smart but he’s not a genius and of course like every Marvel comic book character, he has family issues. I hope that the book finds a nice balance between the school and family issues and it doesn’t become too weighted down in both causing Bendis to remember that it is supposed to be fun.



I like the art about seventy-five percent of the time, but sometimes I feel it gets too simplified. There are plenty of shots of Miles “thinking” and I would prefer the series just keep moving.  One of the Ultimate Comics problems is that stories that should be one or two issues get stretched out too long. This story borderlines on that and maybe could have been four issues.



Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man has some hope. I had stepped away from Ultimate Spider-Man but now it has me itching to go back and read some of the comics leading up to this series. I will definitely be looking for the next collection of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.


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Ultimate Comics Miles Morales 1 2011 Brian Micheal Bendis.

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