My Experience with Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley

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I’ve been meaning to get back into comics for years, and I decided to make this volume my first revisit after my 5-year-old son picked it out while we were at the comic aisle Newbury Comics. I’m a fan of Spider-man, so I loved the idea of starting with his story as a way to ease back into Marvel comics.

This is a good series, but not perfect. For everything I liked about the comic, there was something I didn’t like. I like the artwork, but the dialog was lacking. I liked the more modern feel, but Peter’s personality was a bit hard to feel sympathetic for.

However, after Peter began to take on the mantle of Spider-man, I found him to be much more enjoyable. Because of this recovery, I’ll probably be reading the next volume.