Marvel says it is proud to announce the Death of Spider-Man, which actually seems rather morbid than exciting. The story that promises to change the Ultimate (Comics) universe forever will be written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar. Fans of Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man won’t have to wait long for the event to occur as I’m told the arc kicks off in Ultimate Spider-Man #153. Those of you who are following the Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man series may be scratching your head, as Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man is currently at issue #15. Remember kids, Marvel is changing the number of issue #16, BACK to the old USM numbering, though they are still keeping the Comics in the banner, even though you won’t see it on the cover.
Confused? Don’t be, as Bendis said this will be an event no one has ever seen before.
“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!!”
An original story in an Ultimate Spider-Man arc would be rather cool, but I wonder when Doomsday will show up?
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.”
The Death of Spider-Man kicks off in February in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #153 and #154. And even though Marvel said they were going to lower prices, these issues will be $3.99 each.