Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Read of the Week!

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #7

The Watchers - extraterrestrial machines sent to Earth to help mankind survive an approaching apocalypse - have chosen their herald... and for some strange reason known only to themselves, they've selected some kid living just a few blocks away from May Parker and her nephew Peter - some kid nobody's ever heard of called Rick Jones.

Takeshi Miyazawa (Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane) joins longtime Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Michael Bendis for the beginning of a new story arc for Marvel's retooled Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man line. Giving the Mysterio storyline a bit of a rest after the last story arc, Bendis brings us a great change-of-pace issue dealing with the sudden manifestation of Rick Jones' otherwordly powers, and what happens when Peter Parker, Johnny Storm and Bobby Drake are sent by Aunt May to help Rick adjust to his new life. As much as I've been enjoying regular artist David LaFuente's version of Ultimate Spider-Man, it's great to see Takeshi Miyazawa hit yet another home run with these characters. Great stuff!

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