Saturday, 26 March 2011

When the sun shines on Peter Parker

Picking up in Ultimate Spiderman 155 following the events where Spidey and JJ Jameson were held captive by Mysterio, JJ finds out about Peter Parker's big secret, gets himself shot in head and narrowly escapes death. In issue 155 JJ offers PP a college fund, his old job back at the Daily Bugle and not surprisingly a handshake on a deal that suits both of them, but mostly JJ (ha ha!).

I love the panel where they shake on it, JJ goes from well meaning ('we've shared a life experience together') to hard nosed JJ ( 'we all know too well') brokering a deal. His smile never slips as he tells his new employee to get out of his office, PP on the other hand...

So Peter gets his old job back, Kitty Pride returns to the fold, everyone celebrates his 16th birthday and to top it all off Peter declares his love for Mary Jane and wins her affections. This rosy glow however is about to lose it's shine with the upcoming arc of 'Ultimate Death of Spiderman'. Here's hoping that this great little comic isn't coming to a close with each issue being accessible, engaging and fun.

Chris Samnee was a great step in artist for this issue, he drew a fab retro JJ Jameson who looked 'so' much better with that hat on, Daily Bugle interiors were top notch and even the panels of Spiderman swinging through the city punched fresh air through the page. Next stop.. white doves and the light of heaven shine down on our web slinging hero.

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