Age of Ultron #2

Love these characters, but here's a fine farewell from writer Brian Michael Bendis. The talent is here, but these big crossover event team-up event books overemphasize the spectacle and lack the quiet of some other great comics. I keep thinking I read this by Bendis in his House of M or his Avengers' previous take on Ultron. Hitch's art is a really nice example of superhero storytelling. But these dystopias are grim!Does this draw new...

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 3

Super-hero school is in session! The world's No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man - specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they've settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-Man takes notes from his first tutor - his idol, Iron Man - Mysterio and...

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Avengers Assemble #1

Un misterioso grupo conocido como el Zodíaco se ha reunido para construir un imperio criminal, fortalecido por una fuente misteriosa. Estos seres son demasiado poderosos, capaces de enfrentar mano a mano a héroes como Hulk o Thor.Con este misterio entre manos, los Avengers deciden crear una alianza secreta. ¡El Capitán América, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow y Hawkeye se reúnen para luchar contra los enemigos...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 8

Sam Bullit is running for Mayor of New York City on an anti-Spider-Man campaign, and Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief J. Jonah Jameson is backing him 100%. But who s pulling Bullit s strings? None other than the Kingpin of Crime. Plus: Spider-Man meets the sexy and elusive cat burglar called the Black Cat, who claws herself into the young web-slinger s life and purrs her way into Peter Parker s. When the Cat gets her paws on a stolen tablet that the...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, n. 10

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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The New Avengers, Vol. 1

In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of Avengers Disassembled, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent. Who will take his hand and join the new...

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Miles Morales

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 2

In my younger days, I used to love Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-In-One ... a chance to see Spiderman & the Thing, respectively, meet up with the varied heroes of the Marvel Universe.Sometimes, they had the flavor of filler, but others they touched something and made the effort worthwhile.When I stumbled upon this collection at a "remainders" book shop, I grabbed it - especially since I've always been a fan of both the Man-Thing...

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The New Avengers, Volume 2

Of all the mysteries of the Marvel Universe, none are more shocking than the one that will be revealed here. Before S.H.I.E.L.D., before the birth of the super hero, what deep, dark secret has Nick Fury held for all these decades - and how has it come back to terrorize everyone? All will be revealed as writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up with artist Mike Deodato for the first time since their chart-busting run on DARK AVENGERS. And joining them...

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Daredevil, Vol. 4

Cover by alex maleev. brian michael bendis (w)/alex maleev (p and i). Who put out a hit on the Kingpin.. and Matt Murdock? The mystery man named Mr. Silke has inspired Wilson Fisk's lieutenants to rise up and take down the Kingpin of Crime! What is the connection between the underbosses' uprising and the contract on DD's life? The true-crime creative team of Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, ALIAS) and Alex Maleev (Sam and Twitch) reveal all! This...

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Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 1

Went through my trades to find some good collected comicbook reading for my best friend, and came to this after 9 years (at least. Which I only know for certain due to Michael Avon Oeming signing it in 2002, boast boast.) I remembered it as being a collection of charming stories (because Mr Bendis writing Ultimate Spidey is always charming) with varying levels of quality in artwork. Going through it again, I was relieved to find the...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 7

This one was okay, mostly made me want to get hold of the Ultimate X-men comics so I can get to know those characters. It felt like a bit of a slump, story-wise; sure, we got a bit more involvement with the rest of the Marvel universe, and a bit of engagement with the mutant issue, but compared to the Venom storyline (which did not get picked up again yet) and the single TPB villains earlier in the Ultimate Spider-man run, it seems pretty...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 9

It's a team-up of the most powerful forces in the Marvel Ultimate Universe! The deadliest super-villains in the world the Green Goblin, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter and the Sandman have been taken prisoner by Nick Fury & S.H.I.E.L.D.Why have they been brought together? And who is the mysterious 6th member of this "Sinister Six"? When together they escape and the Green Goblin's horrific scheme becomes clear, it's up to...

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Powers, Vol. 2

Powers features one of the most awarded and acclaimed teams of the last several years and winners of the 2001 Eisner award for best new series.Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work out of the special homicide office in charge of cases that involve Powers, those that have talents and abilities far beyond those of normal men.This graphic novel details one of the most disturbing cases of their careers. A group of college kids...

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Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3

The new Xavier School has changed, as the effects of the Battle of the Atom event are felt - and Kitty Pryde and the All-New X-Men join Cyclops' renegade squad! Meanwhile, Magneto goes off on personal mission that sets him at odds with much of the X-Men...and the Marvel Universe. As Magneto reaches a crossroads, everything he's fought for is called into question...and he's forced to make a decision that will change him forever!...

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Sam and Twitch

Before Brian Michael Bendis became the most bankable writer at Marvel Comics, he wrote this Spawn spin-off featuring two New York police detectives.The eponymous Sam and Twitch are the only clean cops in an extremely corrupt department.The plot involves mobsters, feds, betrayals, and ghostly hit men in white trench coats.Angel Medina's art is completely unique.He manages to be both gritty and cartoony at the same time.He provides much...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 19

I really liked this volume, despite some rather obvious pacing issues.The interplay between Peter and Kitty in this volume is excellent, and I really liked Norman Osborn's surprisingly ingenious evil plan, upon breaking out of prison.The only problem is that the last issue really needed to be two issues--everything ends in a flurry of violence, and a lot of the impact is lost.I must assume that there was some scheduling reason that this...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, n. 9

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Civil War

I'm going to finally weigh in on where I stand with the Civil War issue here (but I'll try and keep it short).I suspect my thoughts are similar to how I'd feel about gun registration if I lived in a country that actually allowed you to own then.It's OK for you to have them. It's OK for you to not have them. But I feel like it's not too much to ask for to have people register when they buy military-grade weapons. Because, you...

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Daredevil, Vol. 5

This volume of nine issues actually contains two stories, "Out" (six issues) and "Trial of the Century" (three issues).Following on from the last volume, someone (view spoiler)[(Mr. Silke, whose half-baked plan to take over in place of the Kingpin has failed spectacularly) (hide spoiler)]

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 4

The Daily Bugle is on the hunt to find out everything they can about the new Spider-Man...but what they discover will surprise them, you - and him! Then: Venom Wars begins! Miles Morales finally has his costume, his web-shooters, and now he has his first A-list Spider-Man villain...there's a new Venom in town, and he's hungry! But who exactly is the new Venom, and what is his terrible connection to Miles' father? All this, plus Miles' new...

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Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 (Coleccionable Ultimate #9)

Contiene Ultimate Fantastic Four 1-6 USA.El nacimiento de Los 4 Fantásticos Definitivos, a cargo de los arquitectos del Universo Ultimate: Brian Michael Bendis (el guionista de Ultimate Spider-Man), Mark Millar (el creador de Los Ultimates) y Adam Kubert (el dibujante de Ultimate X-Men). Contempla la llegada de los que están llamados a ser iconos heroicos del siglo XXI. Los jóvenes Reed Richards, Sue y Johnny Storm y Ben Grimm...

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Moon Knight Vol. 1

The wait is over! Moon Knight is here...like you've never seen him before! And we mean NEVER! The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev tear into the mythos of Moon Knight with the same verve and derringdo they brought to Daredevil. A MARVELOUS reinterpretation of one of the most enigmatic characters in Marvel history starts right here!Collecting Moon Knight issues 1 to 7.

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Ultimate Spider-Man Collection, n. 2

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 3

During a character-defi ning run, Brian Michael Bendis crafted a pulp-fi ction narrative that exploited the Man Without Fear's rich tapestry of characters and psychodrama, and resolved them in an incredibly nuanced, modern approach. Now, this Eisner award-winning run is collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! In this volume, the revelations come fast and furious! Who was the Kingpin before the Kingpin? What was his relationship to Matt...

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Age of Ultron #1

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 17

When the media romantically links Spider-Man and Shadowcat, Peter Parker must stop dating Kitty--Shadowcat's well-known human alter-ego--and fix his strained relationship with Mary Jane, while juggling school, work, and heroic efforts...Title: .Clone Saga..Author: .Bendis, Brian Michael/ Bagley, Mark (ILT)..Publisher: .Marvel Enterprises..Publication Date: .2007/09/05..Number of Pages: .168..Binding Type: .PAPERBACK..Library of Congress:...

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 4

Remember when Star-Lord, Thanos and Nova were trapped in the horrific Cancerverse? When Star-Lord and Nova were going to sacrifice their lives to take out Thanos once and for all? And remember how Drax was supposed to have died? But Star-Lord, Drax and Thanos seem to be running around just fine nowadays. So what exactly happened to Richard Rider? It’s finally time to get some answers about the true ending of the Cancerverse saga! Then, when...

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Age of Ultron #5

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Uncanny X-Men #8

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Alias Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

As a costumed adventurer, Jessica Jones was plagued by a lack of self-esteem and an inability to master her superhuman powers. She hung up her cape and tights when she realized she would forever be considered a second-rate super hero. Now a tough-as-nails private investigator, Jessica returns home to find a mysterious girl in a costume hiding in her apartment, but she flies away before Jessica can find out who she is. Through sources, Jessica...

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Words for Pictures

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.One of the most popular writers in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis reveals the tools and techniques he and other top creators use to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for...

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Secret Warriors, Vol. 1

Hot-diggity, this one was a gooder!I've always been a Nick Fury fan and have enjoyed all the various incarnations of Marvels favorite spymaster.One of my earliest memories of books that I really liked as a kid were the S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Fury VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. comics. That six issue series captivated me and I fell in love with Fury and Shield and I soon found myself devouring all the Nick Fury stuff I could.The six issues...

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The New Avengers, Vol. 7

I think I remember reading some of this in the original issues, but it makes more sense in context... and is actually pretty tightly put together, as well as referencing other things that take place around the same time. I enjoy how there are strong personal, psychological moments for Luke Cage, in particular, some almost espionage action, as well as moments that feature different characters' strengths by having, for instance Doctor Strange deal...

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1

There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and--wait for it--the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers...

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Dark Avengers, Vol. 2

The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can't talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down, and no joke... someone dies! Plus, poor Marvel Boy...he had no idea how sinister a gang the Dark Avengers actually is. And now he is running for his life. And poor Ares, he has no idea where his son goes while he is off being an Avenger. And now he is...

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The New Avengers, Vol. 6

The New Avengers versus the Hand And the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers And the identity of the new Ronin revealed Who is the new mystery player in the New Avengers? Find out here Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers and... Brother Voodoo Plus: the story Avengers fans have been waiting for. The shocking return of Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch Collects New Avengers #26-31.

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Powers, Vol. 11

A dead Cosmic Avenger shows the world that there are forces at work that no mere mortal cop could possibly understand, but it doesn't matter either way because Internal Affairs has set their sights on Deena Pilgrim. Walker and Pilgrim have been homicide detectives and partners for years, but secrets they've kept from each other are now too big and too dangerous to remain secrets for long. Things are about to get really crazy... even for the...

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Avengers Prime

They were friends, brothers and teammates through all of Marvel's greatest adventures, but recent events turned them into the bitterest of enemies. In the wake of the Siege of Asgard Thor, Iron Man and Steve Rogers are brought together on the same side once more, but these great heroes can't truly trust each other yet. They better start soon because something only the Big Three can handle is tearing their world apart. This all-new, grand and...

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Avengers vs. X-Men

The Avengers and the X-Men - the two most popular super-hero teams in history - go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever! And in AVX: Vs., experience the larger-than-life battles too big for any other comic to contain! Iron Man vs. Magneto! Spider-Man vs. Colossus! Captain America...

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Ultimate X-Men, Vol. 7

Stuff I Read – Ultimate X-Men # 34-39Where the last arc began to bring the series out of the futurist, blindly progressive mindset, this arc, titled Blockbuster, continues nicely to develop how mutants can work without being demigods. Here we have Wolverine teaming up with Spiderman, to some hilarious results. The interplay is great, and continues to improve when Daredevil arrives on the scene and acts as the straight man for Spiderman’s...

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Powers Definitive Collection Vol. 2

Overall, volume 2 is better than volume 1, but the art seems to be getting progressively worse. I wasn't sure I liked the straight Bruce Timm-ish art, but I definitely like it better than what's going on here, almost a caricature of the style from the first arc. Some pages look like they were rushed, and some are so grainy they look like they were smaller images blown up to fill whole pages. Maybe Michael Avon Oeming is trying to develop his own...

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Ultimate Spider-Man Collection, n. 3

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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Ultimate Spider-Man, n. 68

A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics'...

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