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Official: Ultimate Spider-Man is going to die in February


…or at least have a storyline named after him. Teasers of Spidey’s death have been revealed to be the ULTIMATE Spider-Man, not 616 Spidey. Brian Bendis and Mark Millar will do the deed, aided and abetted by Sara Pichelli, David Lafuente and Leinil Yu.

Marvel is proud to announce Death of Spider-Man, the groundbreaking new story that forever changes the Ultimate Comics universe from superstar writers Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar. Kicking off with a prelude in Ultimate Spider-Man #153 and going into high-gear with Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1, this is the story that no comic fan can afford to miss when it all begins in February 2011 because, in the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules. This storyline continues in further issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates.
“As a group and as individuals we have made a conscious effort to create stories this year that no one has ever seen before,” said Bendis. “I am very, very proud to be a part of this storyline and very proud of Marvel for even attempting such a bold endeavor. Sit back and watch as we unveil a storyline unlike any other!!”
The most successful new imprint of the century, Ultimate Comics has continually pushed the limits of super hero comics and raised the bar for comic book storytelling, with Ultimate Spider-Man Vol.1 selling well over one million copies.
Millar added, “This is the biggest, boldest thing we’ve attempted in the ten years since we kicked this line off. This is the one thing that could be bigger than the CREATION of the Ultimate line and it’s great to be a part of it. Being part of something like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and soon you’ll all get to read the story we’ve written for you, This should be up there with the very small number of events that really mattered. This is going to be big.”
This February, Death of Spider-Man marks the most ambitious Ultimate Comics story yet…and one that no fan will ever forget!
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Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL YU
Variant Covers by BRYAN HITCH & FRANK CHO
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  1. Man, you’d think if you survived Ultimatum, you’d survive anything.

    I also wonder how this connects with them reverting back to the original numbering.

  2. I’ve always loved USM – it’s one of the few comics I hurry to get as soon as a new trade comes out. So I can only hope that in the long run, whatever changes may come, that there’s still an Ultimate Spidey title of some sort being put out when all’s done. I think USM is the title Bendis was born to write – it’s the perfect mix of action, wit and drama. I particularly enjoy the way he’s actively involved the other teen heroes of the Ultimate universe on a regular basis.

  3. “…groundbreaking…no one has ever seen before…bold endeavor…unlike any other…most successful new imprint of the century…biggest, boldest thing we’ve attempted…once in a lifetime opportunity…”

    OMFG U GUYZ!!!!!!!

    The sheer amount of hyperbole used in this single press release has completely ravaged this year’s hyperbole harvest, and depleted the world’s hyperbole reserves by 5000%!

  4. “Teasers of Spidey’s death have been revealed to be the ULTIMATE Spider-Man, not 616 Spidey.”

    That’s great news :)

  5. Didn’t peter supposedly die at the end of Ultimatum. Werent there requiem issues and everything? Im out on USM as of now.

  6. Ugh, more stupid “killing the golden goose” crap. This stuff only hurts the industry. All Marvel will get is a temporary sales boost then the bottom falls out. Marvel should learn from DC’s mistakes in the early 90’s when they “killed” Superman and “crippled” Batman.

    The media hype was incredible and everyone thought those books would be “worth something.” The public thought it was for real and permanent, fans knew they’d be back in a few months. Supes and Bats books sucked pretty much for the rest of the decade. Marvel shoulda learned something, but I guess not…

  7. “Marvel should learn from DC’s mistakes in the early 90’s when they “killed” Superman and “crippled” Batman.”

    Yet DC’s repeating them as well, with their return of Doomsday stunt, starting in January. Neither major publisher has learned that ‘one-trick-pony’ plot devices only work once for a reason.

  8. I remember very fondly when i started reading comics in the 80’s. The story lines didn’t span 30-40 comics, usually 2-4 max. That made very nice, easy to follow plots that didn’t overwhelm readers. Marvel and DC have gone waaaay too far with these “events.”
    Look at most of the independent books out there, much simpler stories. The writers that like writing these long, drawn-out story lines should go write novels, not comics…but they probably aren’t good enough writers to do that >=D

  9. “In the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules.”

    Rough translation: “Boy, that last relaunch of the Ultimate imprint blew up in our faces. Time to get desperate.”

    This way of thinking can be the first step to the dreaded “post-apocalypse”/”world gone mad” storyline, which is traditionally the canary in the mineshaft for secondary superhero universes (as it was with the New Universe, 2099, WildStorm…)

  10. It is ok, Spidey will return. No one stays dead in comics, I mean Aunt May died and came back. Bucky came back 50 years later, Barry Allen (FLASH) was supposed to stay dead and he is back….which sucks I prefered Wally West. Green Lanthern, Green Arrow, Wonderwoman, Superman, Batman, anyone from A list to C List characters come back. It is to boost Ultimate Universe which has sucked since the renumbering was done.

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