Bendis, Aaron & Cho Prepare For War In AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0

This March, fans worldwide cannot miss the essential opener to the biggest pop culture comic event of the year as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers VS. X-Men #0! Just before the Avengers and the X-Men go head to head, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron & Frank Cho set up the crucial roles of the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers before their allegiances come into question. With all eyes on Wanda and the Mutant Messiah, the Marvel Universe has become a powder keg on the verge of exploding! No fan can miss Avengers VS. X-Men #0, in stores and the Marvel Comics app this March!

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ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN – The Best New Character of 2011!

Its official, everyone can’t stop talking about Miles Morales – the all-new Ultimate Comics Spider-Man AND USA Today’s best new character of 2011! From the history making creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man was met with overwhelming critical acclaim and this February – you can experience Miles Morales’ break-out story in the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 1 Premiere Hardcover!

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PREVIEW: Marvel Unveils Cover To AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1!

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw-dropping cover to Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 by superstar artist Jim Cheung! From the powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth’s Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutantkind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world! But who is right? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!

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REVIEW: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1

Who Is Miles Morales?

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Sara Pichelli
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Letters: VC’s Cory Petit
Associate Editor: Sana Amanant
Senior Editor: Mark Paniccia
Cover: Kaare Andrews
Variant Covers: Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Marvel Comics

We all know that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is a young boy named Miles Morales, but let’s step back and learn how Miles came to gain his abilities and what his life is like as he learns to use his new abilities.

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REVIEW: Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencilers: Mark Bagley and Stuart Immonen
Inkers: Scott Hanna and Wade von Grawbadger
Colorists: Pete Pantazis, Justine Ponsor, and Edgar Delgado
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Art: Stuart Immonen
Production: Paul Acerios
Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Senior Editor: Mark Paniccia
Publisher: Marvel Comics

** Possible Spoilers Ahead **

The Ultimatum event is now over and what is left of the Ultimate Universe wraps up in a series of Requiem one-shots. At the end of Ultimate Spider-Man readers are left to believe that Spider-Man has died after fighting the Incredible Hulk. While we won’t know if ‘dead is dead’ in the Ultimate Universe for Spider-Man until later in the summer, we are left with this one last story about Spider-Man’s heroism and how Spidey’s action have changed J. Jonah Jameson’s life.

Before I go into this review I did want to say I have yet to read the Ultimatum miniseries. I have it set aside to read because I wanted to read it all at one time. I just have not had the chance to read it. I do keep up with the other Ultimate titles so I know what happened in the miniseries by reading those titles. I know Peter Parker has apparently died while battling the Incredible Hulk. My personal feelings aside, this changes everything.

Brian Michael Bendis continues to provide one of the longest running stories in comics. In this run there has been little stagnate storytelling. From the word ‘go’ this series has been pushing forward with a lot of energy and entertainment. Sure, this series has not been for everyone for whatever their reasons are, but for me – I’ve enjoyed it immensely.

This two-part miniseries seems to be a good ending to a series many readers have enjoyed over the years. Bendis continues, even in these last moments, to provide strong storytelling and adds just that little push to these characters that develops them just a little more in their own ways. The final page of this issue really is one of the more powerful pages we’ve seen in a while and it really leaves the next issue with so many possible directions. This version of J. Jonah Jameson has always been a more sober depiction of the character and I’ve enjoyed reading him. I find that in the end, Jameson is the one that has the last word on Spider-Man.

Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1 is a fitting end to this series. I hate seeing titles end only to be relaunched months later, but I think Bendis has said all he can say with this series. I’m curious to see what’s to come once Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man is launched. I’m looking forward to it.