Comics : Ultimate Spider-Man #91

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This story is part of an Arc: "Deadpool"
     Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

This review was first published on: 2006.

Background...

Having recently broken up with his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, Peter started dating Kitty Pryde, member of the super-powered mutant team, the X-Men. But Peter's about to discover that the love-life of super heroes is a complicated thing.

In Detail...

Ultimate Spider-Man #91
May 2006 : SM Title
Arc: Part 1 of "Deadpool"
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  John Dell
Cover Art:  Mark Bagley
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 Reprinted In: Ultimate Spider-Man Reprints (Hardcover) #8

Spider-Man is engaged in a fight with a guy calling himself the Ringer. A girl dressed in a green and yellow suit is helping Spider-Man. Spidey almost chokes when the rings are locked around his chest. The Ringer gets away in the confusion, but is captured after the girl releases Spidey from the rings.

On the roof of the Daily Bugle, it turns out the girl is non other than Kitty Pryde. In order to protect Spidey's secret identity, she choose a different costume to be around him. Peter together with Kitty and Spider-Man together with one of the X-Men, that would be to obvious.

Later, the X-Plane is there to pick Kitty up, it's on remote. They kiss and she leaves for home. There, ate the Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, she meets Wolverine in the kitchen. He pulls a knife on her. Quickly she phases through the wall. There's Storm, with a gun. Kitty escapes, but by accident short-circuits the communication center. After she manages to send the X-Plane away, she's captured.

Aunt May has a date and leaves. Peter, still outside sees the X-Plane. He puts on his costume and boards the plane. At the Xavier school, Kitty meets him outside. When Spidey is close enough, she zaps him. She then shape-shifts into some guy (Deadpool, although not yet named).

In General...

New story arc, new villains. The Ringer, Deadpool and some ugly ...eh... people. I can see where the Ringer would fit in, he seems in the same league as Spider-Man. But Deadpool (although not yet named as such) and his group. Nah, that's definitely X-Men stuff. Do I need this in a Spider-Man book? Nope. And since nothing really happens, I'll leave it at that.

Overall Rating...

Most clearly the first issue of a new story arc. Nothing actually happens. With stories stretched out to be able to fill a tradepaperback, further down the line, I'm beginning to loose interest. Which is a shame.