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Marvel’s March solicitations have been released, featuring a nice surprise for the middle of 2012.
In June (and no, I don’t know why it’s in March’s solicits, either), Ultimate Spider-man is released, collecting the first 39 issues of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s critically-acclaimed run.
I’ve been looking for the USM HCs for a while now, so this is certainly a welcome addition to the range.
Here’s the full synopsis:
In 2000, Marvel launched the Ultimate Universe, reinventing Spider-Man for a new millennium. Now, the first three years of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s fan-favourite, award-winning take on the web-slinger are collected in one oversized volume! Relive Peter Parker’s early days as Spider-Man, learning to fight crime by trial and error as he struggles to balance his new life with the demands of high school: puberty, homework and dating!
Even with the help of his best friend and confidante, Mary Jane Watson, Peter has a heavy load to bear. But the neophyte Spider-Man is making enemies left and right — including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin of Crime, Dr. Octopus, Kraven the Hunter and the maniacal Venom — and unless he can rise to the occasion, he may not survive until prom! Collecting Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1-39 and #1/2, written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencilled by Mark Bagley, with alternate covers by Joe Quesada & Mark Bagley.
Marvel, hardback, 1000 pages, published June 2012
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