Ultimate Spider-Man Part 2: Great Power, Great Responsibility, Even Greater Sacrifice

We’re finally back with another Character Corner. Sorry for the delays, been having a lot going on outside of the network and so it’s taken us a while to get back to where we need to be. We’ll definitely be back to a more normal schedule in 2019. We do have a schedule for the rest of 2018 and it’s as follows:
  • Ultimate Spider-Man Part 2 (Hi)
  • The Legacy of Stan Lee
  • Doom Patrol
  • Aquaman Part 1 & 2
Now let’s get into the conclusion of Ultimate Spider-Man...
It can’t be understated just how much tragedy Peter Parker suffers and that it's important that it's Peter that suffers it and not just Spider-Man. Because Peter matters in these stories, his sense of responsibility is not only real but backs up the motto "With Great Power There Must Also Come Great Responsibility". Peter doesn’t get the luxury that other heroes have, particularly as a teenager. In the back half of Ultimate Spider-Man, we watch as Peter struggles to keep his identity secret (and doing a poor job) and be a high schooler. One thing that's incredible about the life of Ultimate Universe Peter Parker is that from the moment he's bit to his death, it's really only about 2 years in story. In that context. The back half of ultimate spider-man can be viewed as peter trying to juggle his life as everything falls apart around him
For this episode we're breaking this out volume by volume (Volume 11 - 22 of Ulimate Spider-Man) and point to some of the important pieces in each volumes. Then we’ll treat the final issues after Ultimatum (becomes Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) as one big block leading up to, spoiler alert, the death of Peter Parker.
Since this episode turned out to be pretty long (just under 2 hours) we decided to keep our Stan Lee discussion separate and it will be released on the Character Corner feed later this week. Make sure you subscribe!

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Charles (Kriss)

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