Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Book of the Week 7/18/07 Ultimate Spider-man #111

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils by Mark Bagley and Stuart Immonen
Inks by Drew Hennessy
Colors by Justin Ponsor
Letters by Cory Petit

Man what a no-brianer pick this was.

Unless you've been living in a hole for the past six years, you already know that Bendis and Bagley broke the continual writer/artist run previously held by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and this issue is Mark Bagley's last of the run.

And what a run it was.

As I said on the podcast this week, if you're a Spider-man fan, then there is nothing better than this book. Bendis is the modern Spider-man writer and personally Mark Bagley is THE Spider-man artist and this book has been absolutely amazing.

In this issue we're treated to the aftermath of the clone saga and Peter telling Aunt May about being Spider-man and I just couldn't get enough of it. It's obvious that Bagley took a lot of time on this issue as his art is absolutely stunning and kudos go out to Hennessy and Ponsor, whose inks and coloring really helped to honor Bagley in his final issue.

Immonen draws a couple of pages in the middle of the book to give us a sneak peak at the future of USM but Bagley was the star of this issue and rightfully so. The man has had an amazing career and his work on this title has been astounding.

This is a great single story, an easy jumping on point and a great comic with beautiful art. GO BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!

Thanks for an amazing 111 issues Mr. Bagley


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