Death of Spider-Man

Brian Bendis and Mark Millar team to tell the Wallcrawler's Ultimate story

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Marvel is proud to announce Death of Spider-Man, the groundbreaking new story that forever changes the Ultimate Comics Universe from writers Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar. Kicking off with a prelude in Ultimate Spider-Man #153 and going into high-gear with Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1, this is the story that no comic fan can afford to miss when it all begins in February 2011 because, in the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules. This storyline continues in further issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates.


“As a group and as individuals we have made a conscious effort to create stories this year that no one has ever seen before,” said Bendis. “I am very, very proud to be a part of this storyline and very proud of Marvel for even attempting such a bold endeavor. Sit back and watch as we unveil a storyline unlike any other!!”

The most successful new imprint of the century, Ultimate Comics has continually pushed the limits of super hero comics and raised the bar for comic book storytelling, with Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 selling well over one million copies.

Millar added, “This is the biggest, boldest thing we've attempted in the ten years since we kicked this line off. This is the one thing that could be bigger than the creation of the Ultimate line and it's great to be a part of it. Being part of something like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and soon you’ll all get to read the story we’ve written for you, This should be up there with the very small number of events that really mattered. This is going to be big.”

This February, Death of Spider-Man marks the most ambitious Ultimate comics story yet…and one that no fan will ever forget!


ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #153 & #154

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by SARA PICHELLI

Rated T+ …$3.99 each

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ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #1 (of 6)

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by LEINIL YU

Variant Covers by BRYAN HITCH & FRANK CHO

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71 comments
FireStormDante
FireStormDante

Ahahahahaha! Finally! The most unrealistic hero dies! No 16-year-old is that virtuous or survives a bite from a radioactive spider! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Kennedy_72
Kennedy_72

Spider-man is only dying in the Ultimate universe. Amazing Spider-man will continue forward of course. So to those of you who think they're killing Spider-man off forever, you are wrong. For those who are upset at the death of Ultimate Spider-man, the series, then yeah you have something to be sad about. It does suck (if the series ends) I must say.

SebastianLuu
SebastianLuu

NOOOOOO!!!! please dont do this to me :( Ultimate SpiderMan is my favorite comic. Please do something about this!!!! Im actually pissed their doing this

pentiumwx
pentiumwx

spiderman is one of the most important characters in the ultamate marvel comics 2 me infact the whole marvel univers they can't kill him 2 make a story they have 2 think about this really think about it

pentiumwx
pentiumwx

u can't do this spiderman is my favorite hero in marvel comics this is so bogus i can't beleive he's gonna die. (im gonna cry)

rosarioriccobene
rosarioriccobene

there is no way spider-man can be dead for 20 yrs...if they do that well forgett about him and he will truely be dead.. i dont want that u dont either..hell stay dead as long as they can stretch out the stories without him in it maybe 1 yr....thats my guess..now they could take it a whole new direction like frank millers batman..that would be intersting..lets see what they do

PaibokPowerSkrull
PaibokPowerSkrull

The only way that this story will be seen as important is Ultimate Spider-Man Really stays dead like I'm talking 20 years from now he has to still be dead.

AFristik
AFristik

I am not sure what they are doing here, I mean in the Normal Universe they used The Other to kill off Spider-Man and well look what happened there. I mean there has to be another option other then killing off heroes to tell a story.

willshep32
willshep32

I hate the fact if they do killer Spiderman off, then they might as well just get rid of all of the Ultimate U.Honest to god, I think that Ultimate Spiderman is one of the best comics out there just because they do try different things all the time. But honestly I will feel like I am losing one of my best friends here. When I first started collecting, Ultimate SpiderMan was the first comic I picked up. It was fresh new, and everything about it was great.Marvel I just ask not to kill Spidy off, and hell kill Spider Woman/Girl whatever

MarvelsBIGGESTfan
MarvelsBIGGESTfan

Obviously, Spider-Man comes back to life like Superman did in Justice League.

rosarioriccobene
rosarioriccobene

one last thing, killing off characters when thier sales are down..and bringing them back when killing ups thier sales..is getting really old and fast..frank miller didnt have to kill bat-man to give him his balls back..there is a leason there.

rosarioriccobene
rosarioriccobene

i gotta say what made me the most mad about the movies ..other then the crappy spidy3 movie..was no web shooters?!?!?!thoes things alone are a great part of the story..unlimited webs coming from him wrists ?!?! come on people..(BRING stan back)we have a living legend,still alive and well...(missing jack kirby tho)

rosarioriccobene
rosarioriccobene

yeah i mean i seems iron-man has kinda taken over as the flagship "character" , for marvel..i guess who ever is hot at time..but i love marvel..i hope we can bringback spider-man ..he was once to marvel what superman was to dc..

sinnjin
sinnjin

what the ^^*^^%$$ relly emma ston she is wolvie,s wifes sissey isintshe

sinnjin
sinnjin

4.00$ i can aford that @*#

trellan
trellan

Man, the whole idea of the Ultimate Universe was a fresh take on classic characters and origins, like the Heroes Reborn universe. It lasted a lot longer than HR though. Unfortunately, when Greg Land left Ultimate FF, the only place to go artistically was down, and U. Spidey lost a lot of his fan base soon after when Bagley left, but at least Immonen came in to replace him, and U. Spidey did okay until HE left. Millar and Hitch finishing with the Ultimates pretty much spelled the end of the U.U. and now not even the likes of Cho and Pacheco can save it. They'd have to put the best talent they have on every U.U. title they produce, but they won't because once they screw up something this bad they actually assign the worst until cancellation. So far the Ultimates titles are the only exceptions, but just wait awhile. The art on those titles is top notch, but the writing is nothing to sing about, and without good writing art is nothing more than a bandaid on a gaping wound. Goodbye, Ultimate Universe. It was fun while it lasted.

warriorspirit97
warriorspirit97

Who gives a rats @!& about Emma stone's natural hair color? Is this teen Vogue? There having a major shake up on ultimate spider Nan and I'm excited. Hopefully they'll get rid of new ultimates and refocus ultimates. Get back to good stories pre Jeph lien.

javcampos
javcampos

Kill off dare devil, wolverine, magneto, juggernaut, gambit and now spider man in a universe that hardly has any supers to begin with. Great idea! makes sense, NOT!

lextaylor616
lextaylor616

Thank you brilldabrill. I admit i got that very wrong. Can you guess what movie i was seeing the night i wrote that comment? Anyways Emma Stone IS a natural blonde, something most people dont know about, but even if she was not she is a great actress.

Kaxxx
Kaxxx

Emma Stone!! Correct! Ah thank u brilldabrill that was just brill and ur very brill for pointing that brill fact out brill! Brillllllllllliiiaaaaaaaaaaaannnnt!!!

brilldabrill
brilldabrill

Kaxxx and Lex. Emma STONE is playing Gwen, not Emma Watson. So you're both idiots. Shut up. You're both embarrassing to read.

Kaxxx
Kaxxx

@lextaylor. Well Lex, no facts eh? Hmmm, how bout the fact that Emma Watson is (surprise, surprise) a redhead! Have yet to see any hint of blonde in a movie or pic of her. Are ya sure u aint thinking of Marilyn Monroe or Pam Anderson? As for the Evans thing, apologies. I was using an age old thing called sarcasm regarding his multiple Marvel role playing. Bad Kaxxx! Dont do it again!

lextaylor616
lextaylor616

To Kaxx: Just shut up. Youn dont have ANY of the facts so just shut it. Emma Watson is playing Gwen Stacey partly because SHE IS A NATURAL BLONDE! She will not be a MJ look-a-like. And what the hell is that about Evans playing every MU character? He plays Johnny Storm in FF (horrible movie) and Captain America. I count that as two and I'm pretty sure there are more than two characters in the MU. Plus FF is not only in a different movie continuity but is being rebooted so Chris can keep playing Cap. And why are you complaining about Thor? Have you seen the trailer? It looks amazing. Ang Lee's Hulk may not have been amazing but it was still a good movie (but the Incredible Hulk is better). And blame Spider-Man 3 on Fox because Fox...well they suck. I'll give you that one. However i agree with everyone about this being a bomb. This is why i dont read Ultimate anymore. Ultimatum killed everyone and everything, including my interest.

Kolox
Kolox

Hopefully no revival this time and that this will be meaningful story. I don't mind a hero dying if there is some kind of story conclusion - did he accomplish anything ? did the world change for a better place ? did we learn something new ? .......Probably not

eldincal
eldincal

Just when I was starting to look up at Millar and Bendis as awesome writers, they do this ****. Now I have to become a fan writer. Marvel and DC are starting to run out of ideas like hollywood has. If they want to spice up comics as art imitating life imitating something else, then have Ultimate Spidey knock some girl up and get ultimate Spider-Woman knocked up. lol. See how she handles web swinging with a baby in her. lmao. I saw one fantastic idea they had once where one of the spider broads had a swarm of spider babies like a real spider does. Marvel is starting to suck like dc does.

Kaxxx
Kaxxx

Snore! Ah well, I suppose its in keeping with Marvels long string up screw ups. This along with The Spidey re-make, the casting of an MJ lookalike in the re-make as....wait for it....Gwen Stacy, Chris Evans cast as every Marvel character for the foreseeable future, Ang Lee's HULK, an all American-American-American Thor, Spider-Man 3, Blade Trinity....(SIGH!).....it just goes on and on doesnt it? Didnt bad management bankrupt these guys a few years back?

bleu
bleu

as stupied as dc comics!! and they are wierd!!

bleu
bleu

why spider man kill someone less asowme!! but not spider man!! he's the one hew makes marvel comics cool! whth out spider man the site just plain stupied!!

bleu
bleu

yeah, whats with all the deaths!!

maddox01
maddox01

spiderman is argueably the most famous of any comic book heroes and marvel probably thought it could earn more money if they killed him off for a little bit to spice up they're comics. the only way they could mess up is they have a new person be spiderman and not bring peter back

linkfa65
linkfa65

the ultimate series is all right but if this were to happen to the real spidey i won't but piss for a long time but i would want to know how would they end his super hero life????

DevilHulk89
DevilHulk89

As soon as I read 'Death of Spider-Man' I was interested, but then on the same token as soon as I realised it was the Ultimate Spidey I was as equally uninterested. I've never been a fan of the Ultimate Universe, for a start they made Ultimate Hulk weaker than the regular She-Hulk (wtf?) and secondly the stories just don't interest me. I'm still reeling at the fact they brought back Cap (The REAL Cap: Steve Rogers). I'd rather he remained dead then be lamely brought back, at least he was given the correct and honourable send off he deserved the first time round (how could this be possibly topped a second time around, as well as this it actually went number one around the globe, published in newspapers etc.). Bringing him back was just, plainly and simply, stupid. Sorry Marvel, but that was a ridiculous and idiotic move, Bucky replaced the mantle perfectly anyway - seriously, what was the point...?

T360
T360

i know man y spiderman gotta die

ldrd
ldrd

so now ultimate spiderman dies lets see they have killed nightcrawler cable theyre going to kill a member of the fantastic four... lets think of a new idea besides death.

Zerglot
Zerglot

It was bad enough when Superman and Captain America were killed, only to be brought back, thus taking worth out of that story all together, now they want to go off into ultimate tangents and were suppose to care if they die? Let me guess.....ultiamte spiderman gets ressurected(not that i care, because its not really spiderman)

loneman1
loneman1 member

I liked the Ultimate version of Spider-Man. I guess too bad for me. I think that the Ultimate line is losing sales so they are doing what they can to survive.

Havik86
Havik86

I'm actually kind of glad this is happening. I've been looking to shorten the number of books I read every month and since I'm definitely not reading this, that'll save me at least $3.99 every month. The economy goes down and Ult. Spidey is the first to go.

textseeker
textseeker

Are you an occult or cult? How can you be proud of the death of spiderman? That sounds like satanist. Marvel turns me off.

superloconoriega
superloconoriega

Worst idea ever! thank you for killing the only ultimate character thats left to care about! NOT COOL AT ALL!

strangedude2112
strangedude2112

But you're LYING TO SELL COMICS!! You're not killing Spider-man, you're killing ULTIMATE Spider-man!! Call it what it is!

Becktemba
Becktemba

No, not Spidey Anyone but Spidey!

Jorelson
Jorelson

YAWN! Hey, here's an idea that will sell comics! Let's kill off an iconic character! No one's ever done that before...not that Ultimate Spider-Man is the iconic version, but whatever. He'll be back to life within a year anyway...i.e. Superman, Batman, Cap, etc, etc... Ultimately it's just the Ultimate Marketing Scheme.What happened to the "House of Ideas"???

rikiferrel00
rikiferrel00 member

Got to agree with magnetic eye completely!!