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Subj: Re: Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8...
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Miles Morales - Ultimate Spider-Man 008

Jeffereson Davis has been mostly a cipher as the father of the superhero Spider-man. Now with this backstory origin he is actually interesting. And the underworld setting was served well by the art/style. Not sure his (lack of) Q-rating earned him the whole issue spotlight, though, PLUS it appeeears that the untold 2nd half might take up too much of next issue. Didn't catch how HYDRA ties in, as per the cover, either. On the plus side, the Bendistalk was good, tying in Nick Fury into the past was good, Miles gaining his dad's respect to hear the story was good. Nothing amazing or spectacular but overall good. PLUS, and this take on Miles' Spidey continues to be 100x better than what he gets in All-New Ultimates and All-New X-men.

Not sure went on before the 'Death of Peter Parker', never read Ultimate titles, so my question: How ..err.. big a deal is Ultimate Kingpin? What do we have forward to expect with him?

I miss Dad and Dan especially during the holidays.

So what the heck is going on with Ultimate Peter Parker? Is he even in this issue??

I know Bendis brought him back -- and established that Ultimate Peter Parker (UPP) cannot die. Then Bendis seemed to write UPP out of the series by letting him go off to retire whilst Miles carried the torch.

(This, of course, goes so well with the 'great power / great responsibility' thing, doesn't it? If you know you cannot die, that's an additional power and should carry further responsibility, shouldn't it?)

It seems like sloppy writing for Bendis to reverse such a high-impact story as the death of UPP. It overshadows Miles as a character, detracts from the power of the original story... and seems to do so for no real reason. Certainly the first arc of the MM: Ultimate Spider-Man series wasn't all that great.

However, I have more faith in Bendis than that. Overall, I'm not crazy about him as a writer, but he really shines with Ultimate Spider-Man (both PP & MM). So I figure he must have a plan for UPP... and I'm a bit surprised that he's letting it go for now.

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