Who Is The New Ultimate Spider-Man?
July 27, 2011
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As I’m sure you are all aware of Marvel killed off Peter Parker in the Ultimate Comics. Shortly thereafter it was teased that a new Spider-Man would arise. A Spider-Man that was not Peter Parker since he would be remaining dead.
The fallout over the death of Spider-Man has been taking place in the weekly mini-series Ultimate Fallout. Right now the coverage is primarily on the funeral for Peter Parker and how some of the main characters of the ultimate universe are dealing with the fallout after Peter’s untimely demise.
There has been a good deal of speculation over who the next person will be to assume the mantle of Spider-Man. Some people are theorizing that Spider-Man will be of a different race or even gender this time around. One of the popular theories is that the Ultimate-verse Ben Reilly will be the new Spider-Man. After all he does still have a vial of Peter’s blood. I’m not going to guess… mostly because I think that I will end up being wrong.
I will be checking out Ultimate Fallout #4 when it comes out next week. Marvel has issued a press release stating that this will be the first appearance of the new Spider-Man. The promo art was released with a simple tagline:
‘Watch as history is made’
As for the Spider-Man costume, its not the same as the one teased on the cover of the upcoming new Spider-Man series, but it is a step in the right direction. Many people are saying that this costume takes its inspiration from the costume in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie. Aside from both costumes being belt-less I don’t see it. The comic version of Spidey doesn’t look like a basketball. As for the new ultimate costume I can handle it, though the knee pads and elbow pads look a little weird.