With the huge success of the recent Ultimate Titles, both Spider-Man and X-Men, and the impetus added by the recent X-Men and upcoming Spider-Man movies, surely the incentive to match Spider and Wolvie in an Ultimate comic book must be huge.
So, Bendis generously gave a little of his time to create this master-piece for us... Not!
This ain't hard, Bendis does it by the numbers...
What a load of bollocks. Formula-driven tripe, which wouldn't even pass muster in "X-Men Movie Part 6: Sabretooth's Revenge". Bendis adds nothing to the characters, and adds nothing to the Ultimate world that we couldn't have happily done without.
Dark agents of mysterious masters. Claws and blood. Moderno-populist self-flagellation about past bigotries. The only worthwhile pages in the book were the last two, where Peter tries the "Wolvie" look back at school.
Not surprisingly, this book has NOT taken off in the way that Ultimate Spider-Man did. If there's any justice in this world, then it's because the story is rubbish, and not just because Marvel didn't do the same marketing hype!
One small mercy - there was only one cover format! That, and the last two "coda" pages were the only redeeming features this book could offer.
Bendis can do much, much better than this! 1.5 webs.
Oh, did you notice that Spidey killed somebody? Not very nice!