Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 18: Ultimate Knights

Ultimate Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin permanently But with his Aunt s life hanging by a thread, and his serious girl problems with MJ and Kitty Pryde, crimebusting may be the last thing on young Mr Parker s mind.Collecting Ultimate Spider Man 106 111
Ultimate Spider Man Volume Ultimate Knights Ultimate Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin permanently But with his Aunt s life hanging by a thread and his serious girl problems with MJ and Kitty Pryde

  • Title: Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 18: Ultimate Knights
  • Author: Brian Michael Bendis Mark Bagley
  • ISBN: 9780785121367
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 18: Ultimate Knights”

    1. Yet another Kingpin story. I have to be honest, I was getting a little sick of this guy. But I did love the idea that he'd picked up the licensing rights to Spider-Man's likeness. I didn't really care for the giant team-up that makes up most of this trade. To be honest, I don't care much about any of the heroes that join Spider-Man. Creativity points for the finale, though. That said, the last issue in this collection is fantastic: Aunt May and Peter's long overdue heart-to-heart about him being [...]

    2. The stuff in this volume involving the other superheroes didn't interest me much -- except maybe Daredevil; I don't think I realised before that he's blind, and that intrigues me -- but the end of this volume is pretty spectacular: Peter and Aunt May finally have a long discussion of who he is and what he does, and she reiterates that he is her son and she's proud of him. I love that focus on realistic stuff like the issues between these two and her unconditional support of him. The focus on the [...]

    3. I do like me some Spider-Man. I’m still along and nearly caught up, and it’s worth my time and I like it. So there.

    4. Spider-man teams up with Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Shang Chi, Iron Fist and Moon Knight to take down the Kingpin.

    5. An interesting arc that absolutely face plants itself on the finish. World: This is the last arc for Bagley and I will say that as much as I am not a fan of the style in terms of character facial expressions it has grown on me and I don't see the series being possible without him. The world building here was very strong as per Bendis. Pieces are put together to make a tale bugger than the sum of it's parts. This Kingpin part of the MUU is fertile ground and we got a truly wonderful stage to play [...]

    6. One of the major differences between the Ultimate Spider-man and his Marvel U counterpart, is that Ultimate Spidey is only 15 and still in high school. In fact, he’s been 15 years old for all 111 issues reprinted in the first 18 volumes of the trades. Other than that, they’re virtually the same character, unlike the Ultimate versions of, say, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Iron Fist, or Dr. Strange, all of whom appear in this volume (and all of whom I like much better in their Marvel U versi [...]

    7. I was glad to see that this story with Iron Fist and Shang Chi was not as cluttered, but definitely provided a lot of grey moral grounds. The big decisions made in the previous issue still have plenty of echoes throughout this novel, and I'm still very glad that Bendis is sticking with the big decision he made in the story (I won't spoil it). I like the constant sense of dread and hopelessness the fight Peter has against Kingpin, and the ironic ending of that arc- even if the ending is a bit too [...]

    8. Looking for something mindless to read before going to bed, this book hit the spot. I'm not a huge Spiderman fan (although he's probably in my top 20 at least) so I'm not always interested in the important plot points and details of the story but this work covers some important landmarks: Peter breaking up with Kitty Pryde and getting back together with MJ, Peter having an "I'm Spiderman" discussion with Aunt May, and Spiderman's connections with Fisk, Daredevil, and SHIELD.Overall entertaining [...]

    9. I was worried about Peter after the last volume. The clones definitely put a new wrinkle in his life. And he's still working through it here, as there's tension between Kitty Pride and MJ and Aunt May doesn't completely trust or understand him yet. But when Daredevil shows up at his school and can TELL immediately who Spider-Man is just from hearing him walk and breathe, it sets off a huge project. Daredevil recruits a bunch of questionable heroes to finally take down the Kingpin. Things go very [...]

    10. Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #106-111. Spider-Man is asked to join the Knights to bring down the Kingpin and Peter is forced to talk to Aunt May about being Spider-Man. The stories in almost all of the Ultimate line books are alright as collections, but very sparse in plot when read issue to issue. Not much happens over the course of a story arc and it feels like much of it could have been done in less issues. It is fun to have more heroes show up in these books, but it either needs to have a mo [...]

    11. This story arc started poorly, with two major faults in the plotting. Firstly, Kitty Pride would never, even is she had wished it, been allowed to become a pupil at Peter's school. Secondly Matt Murdock(Daredevil) would NEVER ask a kid, even a super-powered kid to commit murder. The final issues of the story certainly made up for the poor beginning, the Kingpin revealing to Peter that he in fact owed all the merchandising rights to the spider-man image, and the concluding talk between Peter and [...]

    12. Yet another team-up for Spider-Man in Ultimate Knights. I'm almost wondering if Spidey is capable of taking on the big guys by himself. Nevertheless, I did really enjoy this one because it really showed what kind of person that Peter is. The Kingpin has been causing him no end of trouble over the past year (maybe less, Bendis does move this story slowly) but when it comes right down to it, Peter still knows what makes a man a hero. And can stand up to Daredevil to prove it.The final chapter of t [...]

    13. The main plot here, where the knights finally decide to deal with Kingpin once and for all, is excellently plotted. Lots of twists and turns without being too over-the top like the previous volume, and with a really nice ending. I really think this is my favorite volume. My only real complaint is the last issue here, where Peter finally discusses the big secret with Aunt May, feels surprisingly flat. It seems like this should be a deeply emotional moment, but it just isn't. Anyway, throughout th [...]

    14. Very cute! Loved the ending where he opened up to his aunt! This is a very enjoyable series! I laugh and cry and tremble and root him on every second! The story lines are very complex and surprisingly very well written for a comic book! High recommend this series to all, especially those who have never considered trying comics books before! I was apprehensive myself, but they turned out to be just like reading a book, but shorter and with no description because you can see all of it! Its clean a [...]

    15. Although I really liked this, it was mostly due to the last issue in the arc, #111, where Peter explains what he does and why to Aunt May. I actually read this 3 times today-- that's how much I liked it. (I also kind of teared up the last time I was reading it, while standing at the bus stop. This was exactly as gay as you probably imagine.) I found the rest of the arc merely okay given that I do not give a fuck about Daredevil or the Kingpin or whatever, and I certainly do not care anything abo [...]

    16. This was a good volume. Peter's attempts at dealing with his bungled relationships with both Kitty and MJ have the ring of high-school authenticity to them. Spider-Man also has a chance to show his mettle in the plotline with Daredevil. The story is understated and no big world changes occur. But the small details click very smoothly in this one.

    17. This one of the most unsatisfied story arc I have read thus far. I love my heroes just that fan but there's a point when enough is enough. I know for a fact I would have killed her and slept like a baby when I got home. I totally lost respect for Daredevil. If Kingpin had killed my only parent in that moment I would have taken from all that he held holy.

    18. Really making my way through the series. Some of the best written mainstream comics I've read.This book higlights one of the big reasons I prefer Marvel to DC: far better realized secondary characters. Here, Daredevil gathers NYC's masked vigilantes to take down the Kingpin once and for all. Plus, a very touching final chapter conversation between Peter and Aunt May.

    19. Book Info: This collection containsUltimate Spider-Manissues #106-111.ABSOLUTE RATING: 3+/5 starsSTANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>

    20. For me the winning issue in this volume was the last one, which comprises one long conversation that just reestablishes why Peter Parker wants to be, and continues to be, Spider-Man. Fantastic writing at the end there, while the rest of the volume delivers the usual vigilante hijinks and its share of melodrama.

    21. Between everybody already thinking Spider-Man attends your school, and all the quips you make about your aunt (and uncle) but never about your parents, how long do you really think it would take someone to figure out who you are Peter?

    22. Okay story and interesting takes on the Ultimate Universe versions of Moon Knight and Shang Chi, but I dislike the changes to Iron Fist & Daredevil. Still engaging enough read to finish, if not bother to try and read all the intervening TPBs between the first 7 volumes to this one.

    23. Rated as a graphic novel. Bendis is in top form in this title, the witty banter of Spidey and friends, a powerful ending and villains that have humanity. I've not read them all but this is my favorite Ultimate Spider-Man to date.

    24. Decent Spider-Man volume. As usual, I was more interested in how Peter Parker related to the women in his life (especially Aunt May) than to the Kingpin plot.

    25. I suspect Bendis doesn't like all the "heroes" that aren't Spider-Man, as they're often portrayed in a rather petty unlikable way.

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