As the Death of Spider-Man comes to an end in Ultimate Spider-Man #160, Joe Quesada has whipped up a variant cover that is rather touching.


This powerful piece, from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, arrives in two different versions—the full color Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Variant and the raw, penciled version for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Sketch Variant.

Ultimate Spider-Man #160 arrives June 22, 2011.

via Marvel

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  1. Gilbert Ramirez
    April 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    What is Spiderman without Peter Parker? I still don’t understand what they plan on doing with this…

  2. April 28, 2011 at 4:12 am — Reply

    Wow Quesada still does his thing…

  3. Armaan
    April 28, 2011 at 5:54 am — Reply

    Well, it IS the Ultimate Universe. I can see room for a Spider-Man without Parker.

    I just think it’s really stupid to then call it The Death Of Spider-Man. Spider-Man is obviously living on. Parker isn’t.

  4. colonel angusss
    June 18, 2011 at 9:20 am — Reply

    why is spidey walking away with george romero?

  5. BIll Keller
    June 22, 2011 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Love the Romero reference. LOL

    Quesada has no clue. The man who killed Spider-man’s marriage for profit but claiming nobody wants to see a 40 year old married spider-man – gee Joe I thought spider-man was in his twenties and married and was perfectly happy with that. The reason I mention this old peccadillo is that he wants to update Spider-man but he draws Uncle Ben with a very unhip 80’s ponytail. I love Romero and overlook his fashion faux pas out of respect but it shows how truly lame the ego driven bloated Quesada is.

  6. Jon Dough
    June 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    I agree that it was silly to call it the “death” of Spiderman when it’s actually the death of Peter Parker. I’m sure USM will go on without Peter, even though I haven’t read past issue 80 and have no idea what’s going on in the story line right now. But @BIll Keller: you DO realize that is was Bagley that draws the series, so Quesada only draws his variation of Bagley’s Uncle Ben. It wasn’t Quesada’s idea to give him the ponytail.

  7. September 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm — Reply

    ben has a ponytail because he’s a former hippie

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