Ultimate Spider-Man |
by Brian Michael Bendis
& Mark Bagley
Sam Raimi is directing a movie about Spider-Man, and executive producer Avi Arid, star Tobey Maguire and the rest of the merry cast and crew are on location in New York City. Peter Parker, the real Spider-Man, is annoyed, and he can't stop watching the action from his perch on a nearby skyscraper. But things get a little nasty when Dr. Otto Octavius, neatly incarcerated, learns that his ex-wife has sold his story to the filmmakers, and he busts out solely with the plan to stop production.
But the ensuing fight, while it provides some good footage for the movie -- way below budget -- does not go well for Peter, and he soon finds himself in Brazil, minus a tooth. Look, it's a lot to explain -- if you want the details, read the book!
Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy, who still believes Spider-Man was responsible for her father's death, is in no way happy the hero's to be glorified on film. As if Peter's life wasn't complicated enough, Gwen also makes a surprising discovery in his basement.
Then there's a wacky odyssey home (via Atlanta and Newark), an amusing new look for Spider-Man and a race, Ferris Bueller style, between Peter and his aunt. Of course, Gwen's there, waiting for him.
Look, just read the book, OK?
by Tom Knapp