Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY Covers by JOE QUESADA & MARK BAGLEY 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-favorite, 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.
This is the third Ultimate omnibus (We've already had The Ultimates and Ultimate Comics: Avengers comes out this spring). While USM is certainly deserving of the format (it kickstarted the UU and gave Marvel comics a much needed kick in the ass), this material has already been reprinted in every format imaginable. Regular trades, premiere hardcovers, ultimate collections, oversized hardcovers and even a special proto-omnibus released in 2004. Odds are you already have the material in some form or another. The fact that the exact same material (issues 1-39) was already reprinted in a hardcover is making this a somewhat controversial choice, with detractors saying its unnecessary.
So this begs the question: Will you be getting this omni?