Updated on 16 October, 2021
Spider-Man has been around for decades, and in recent years he's gotten a bit of a makeover. His costume is more colorful and his fights more impressive. So if you're a Marvel fan, you might want to learn more about this comic book superhero. Continue reading to find out more.
Ultimate Spider-Man was created by Greg Pak and illustrated by Edgar Asher. For the video game version, watch Ultimate Spider-Man (game). For the animated television series, watch Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
The modern version of this great super hero was created by editorialist Bill Atkinson and illustrator Frank Miller. The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series is a fantastic read for those who love Spider-Man. When Peter Parker moves away from Peter Island, he creates an alter ego, a masked vigilante called "Spider-man." He spends his days fighting villains, while struggling with the guilt of killing his Uncle Ben. This is when Amazing Spider-Man was born.
The modern story arcs in Amazing Spider-Man comics include the "Ultimatum" arc, where a giant meteor smashes through New York City, threatening to hit the Earth. In this issue, a particle travels through time and a certain Peter Parker jumps into the future. The particle neutralizes the ultimate bomb, but also causes a massive destruction in the past that will occur in Amazing Spider-Man 2099. In Amazing Spider-Man #1, Ben Reilly, now the head of S.H.A.R.P.A., is revealed to be the one behind the scheme.
The second story arc in Amazing Spider-Man comics involves the return of the original spider-man, Electro, who has been presumed dead after being infected by the same poison that killed him. Electro is taken in by Doctor Doom and begins working with him. They then try to separate Electro from Spider-Man when a new spider-man, Flash, tries to arrest them. However, Spider-Man finds out that Electro's mind was cloned from a criminal mind and he uses his sonic webbing to free the captive Electro. The two escape into the jungle and Electro begins to kill off all of the villains on the planet. The story ends with Electro facing against the menace known as the Green Lantern.
Another story arc in Amazing Spider-Man comics involves the return of one of the most iconic villains in the history of the Marvel comics, Electro. After an accident involving his pacemaker causes him to lose his sense of reason, Electro becomes a ruthless killer. He begins to take over New York City and is nearly a unstoppable force, especially since his electrified webbing gives him the ability to go toe-to-toe with Spider-Man himself. Bendis also reintroduces another element into Electro's personality; Maxie "Penny" Pritter, a girl Electro has fallen in love with. This relationship between Electro and Penny gives Bendis the chance to introduce more into the Electro character, giving us even more examples of his insanity.
One of the most surprising things Bendis does in this run of Amazing Spider-Man comic is introduce a character named Uncle Ben, who is obsessed with finding the spiders that have taken up residence in New York City. Bendis uses Uncle Ben to give some emotional moments between Peter and Gwen Stacy while still maintaining a suspenseful pace, as we don't know how long he will last between episodes. Bendis also gives us an idea of what Spider-Man's relationship with Ben will be like. These characters, along with a host of others, form the basis of one of the best Spider-Man stories ever told.
Overall, Amazing Spider-Man Comic book is an incredible read, especially for a fan of the comics who has never been this close to the source material before. Bendis has created an incredible world and he takes the reader into it, leaving them gasping for more. Bendis has made a home for himself and he has given us a fantastic Spider-Man movie to enjoy, now let's hope he makes an Incredible Spider-Man film. He has given us a wonderful new angle of the Marvel Universe, one that is both unique and unlike any other. I can only wait to see what he does next.