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Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with...power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate...enemy? Plus, it's the return of Spider-Woman! And guess who she totally makes out with Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with...power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate...enemy? Plus, it's the return of Spider-Woman! And guess who she totally makes out with in this issue! What? Yeah, you heard me! Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 7-12


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Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with...power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate...enemy? Plus, it's the return of Spider-Woman! And guess who she totally makes out with Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with...power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate...enemy? Plus, it's the return of Spider-Woman! And guess who she totally makes out with in this issue! What? Yeah, you heard me! Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 7-12

30 review for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Volume 2: Chameleons

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    Rick Jones, Serpent Squad, Spider-Woman, Kitty Pride, plus the house full of crazy kids. Wow, I didn't think Spidey's life could get any more hectic. The treatment of mutants post-Ultimatum is a nice angle here - love to see Bendis take on prejudice and persecution without hitting us over the head with it. This feels like the natural evolution of UltimateMarvelU events, and an agonising twist for Kitty who's been through plenty, thankyouverymuch. Bendis gets in a good lecture or three here too, w Rick Jones, Serpent Squad, Spider-Woman, Kitty Pride, plus the house full of crazy kids. Wow, I didn't think Spidey's life could get any more hectic. The treatment of mutants post-Ultimatum is a nice angle here - love to see Bendis take on prejudice and persecution without hitting us over the head with it. This feels like the natural evolution of UltimateMarvelU events, and an agonising twist for Kitty who's been through plenty, thankyouverymuch. Bendis gets in a good lecture or three here too, which is pretty awesome - not often the comikz get to treat readers like real adults, and it's fun to face down a real strong opinion every so often. The damage that Bendis does to Peter's life here is pretty substantial too. I'm tense just reading it, and I want to race to the end to see everything put back in its rightful place, but I'm afraid Bendis is going to challenge us further with some real consequences that stick around. Ugh. OTOH, the joke about the hair's effect on his costume was awesome - love when the creators can make fun of themselves like this.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    There's an awful lot going on in this particular collection, and not all of it worked for me. Rick Jones? Meh. Chameleons? Meh. That said, Kitty's storyline is handled very well. I suppose this reflects things going on elsewhere in the Ultimate verse. Poor Kitty, I just felt heartbroken for her. (And even more angry at Xavier for having kicked her out of his school in the first place, but that's basically a settled issue.) Now the art... At first, I had really disliked Bagley's art. Been looking There's an awful lot going on in this particular collection, and not all of it worked for me. Rick Jones? Meh. Chameleons? Meh. That said, Kitty's storyline is handled very well. I suppose this reflects things going on elsewhere in the Ultimate verse. Poor Kitty, I just felt heartbroken for her. (And even more angry at Xavier for having kicked her out of his school in the first place, but that's basically a settled issue.) Now the art... At first, I had really disliked Bagley's art. Been looking forward to when he'd leave the book, in fact. But if I'd known I'd be getting Lafuente's instead, I would have appreciated him while I had him. I really, really dislike the bargain basement Tokyopop look of Lafuente's art, which seems like such an odd and ill-suited choice for this particular book. It looks like he won't be on the next volume, though, and thank God for that.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sina Tavoosi

    Love triangle (or should I say square?), teenage tantrums, terrible art and a shapeshifting villain who kisses Spidey's ex-girlfriend. Can't get much worse than this... Compared to the original ultimate run, this is crap.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Eric Mikols

    Whenever an X-Men yells "Magneto was right!", I'm always a little bit more happy than I should be. This volume deals with a few issues. There's the Rick Jones part which is fun but shallow. Bendis seems to really like moving back and forth in time, and I don't. But, overall, the story has some good beats, with the three superteens trying to help out a confused Rick. The Kitty Pride story is better. I know I complained about how Bendis writes her (and the X-Men in general) but he makes up for it Whenever an X-Men yells "Magneto was right!", I'm always a little bit more happy than I should be. This volume deals with a few issues. There's the Rick Jones part which is fun but shallow. Bendis seems to really like moving back and forth in time, and I don't. But, overall, the story has some good beats, with the three superteens trying to help out a confused Rick. The Kitty Pride story is better. I know I complained about how Bendis writes her (and the X-Men in general) but he makes up for it in this volume. Kitty being arresting in school for being a mutant has some heavy emotional ramifications and works a lot better than it should. Her confrontation with her friends outside her house is great (though her interaction with Iceman seems off to me, considering all they've been through together). The chameleon story I've seen before in other mediums and having someone else run around as Spider-Man causing trouble is less interesting to me than the story wants. Another issue I have is how much Bendis likes revealing Peter's identity to people. I wonder why he even bothers writing a double life, other than making it so complicated for his characters that it's almost exhausting to read. Looking forward to the next volume with a hope for previous quality.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lizzy

    I love this series so much, Bendis is an amazing writer and his work with Spider-Man always keeps me entertained. This book was on par with the rest, and I enjoyed the Gwen/Mary Jane/Peter love triangle, which really heats up in this volume.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Frans Karlsson

    Spider-man and his friends faces the chosen one and a chameleon that takes over Peter Parkers identity

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennette

    Loved the art and the whole series

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    One of my favorite ultimate Spider-Man stories so far the chameleons were great fun story, real stakes and the art has grown on me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    It's fun if you don't think about it too much. World: I am enjoying the art. It's light and bright and manga inspired but it does lend itself to big and beautiful character expressions which makes the story bright. The world building here is good, it's solid and interesting. However it's not what I want. I thought we would be getting more context and backtrack to see what happened in the previous six months and how we ended up where we are now, but that's not the case. The relationships are the It's fun if you don't think about it too much. World: I am enjoying the art. It's light and bright and manga inspired but it does lend itself to big and beautiful character expressions which makes the story bright. The world building here is good, it's solid and interesting. However it's not what I want. I thought we would be getting more context and backtrack to see what happened in the previous six months and how we ended up where we are now, but that's not the case. The relationships are the worst hit and I'm still scratching my head and it's becoming annoying. Story: On face value it is an interesting story thought not wholly original. The villain of this story is expected and the plot points also expected. The end with JJJ feels like a cheat but oh well. I'm still not happy with the throwaway of all the good character building from the last arc and it seems we are just to take the new status quo as is without question which really hurts the characters. The end was meh but it was still fun. Characters: The most hard hit. I thought we would get some context but we don't. We only see what's on face value and must take it as is. I don't know why this happened and why it's so sloppy. New readers are not scratching their heads also cause old readers certainly are. It annoys. Character development got rebooted without any reason why and it is getting sloppy and annoying now. Onward to the next book!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Aunt May's super-teen boarding house continues as Johnny Storm and Bobby Drake live with Peter Parker, not to mention his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. All this plus Kitty Pryde and Mary Jane Watson still in the picture makes for some supreme high school drama. Aunt May is great in this whole book and she shows a few different emotions that make perfect sense. Peter is often clueless but means well. The addition of all these other characters do add new angles but also take away from Peter's time on pa Aunt May's super-teen boarding house continues as Johnny Storm and Bobby Drake live with Peter Parker, not to mention his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. All this plus Kitty Pryde and Mary Jane Watson still in the picture makes for some supreme high school drama. Aunt May is great in this whole book and she shows a few different emotions that make perfect sense. Peter is often clueless but means well. The addition of all these other characters do add new angles but also take away from Peter's time on panel. This trade was basically three different parts, Rick Jones, Kitty Pryde, & the Chameleon. The three storylines didn't gel well together and the first two didn't read like Spider-Man stories. The reimagining of the Chameleon was really good to me (but my daughter didn't like it). The main drawback in this trade for me was the art, first by Takeshi Miyazawa and then the bulk by David Lafuente. The art looked so geared towards little kids to me. Peter looked very feminine almost all the time and Iceman looked very odd when iced up. I just was taken aback by how much it was taking me out of the story. I know Mark Bagley returns in the next arc and that is great news. Overall, this is a decent but far from great book with some interesting plotlines.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Um, okay. So, I enjoy the interactions between the characters and I really like the artwork. But, it's kind of super annoying that, for the most part, the women with powers in this series have either been villains or been persecuted to the point where they blow up and wreak havoc. In contrast, there have been SOME male super villains and a whole host of male good guys. Like, what the heck? At least Spider-woman made a brief appearance in this one... but it did kind of feel like she's dangerously Um, okay. So, I enjoy the interactions between the characters and I really like the artwork. But, it's kind of super annoying that, for the most part, the women with powers in this series have either been villains or been persecuted to the point where they blow up and wreak havoc. In contrast, there have been SOME male super villains and a whole host of male good guys. Like, what the heck? At least Spider-woman made a brief appearance in this one... but it did kind of feel like she's dangerously close to just being used to progress Johnny's plotline. Also, I liked all of the issues in this compilation but having them all in the same book was strange. It made the plot seem all over the place and borderline incoherent. Problems arose and were solved too quickly and the bad guy from last volume wasn't an issue that was solved or there wasn't really even a progression towards a solution. ...So IDK. I felt kinda meh about it as a whole.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Scotty Cameron

    Ultimate Spider-man Chameleons holds up just like Batman & Robin Batman Reborn it goes from one problem to another. First you have Rick Jones becoming Firestar which find neat and weird the original Firestar was Jessica Jones but for the sake of the Ultimate Universe they make it a male not a female if you want to reverse genders just do what DC did and make a parallel Earth. Then we get an Ultimate Spider Woman comic a she stops the Bombshell from robbing a bank and flirts with the Human To Ultimate Spider-man Chameleons holds up just like Batman & Robin Batman Reborn it goes from one problem to another. First you have Rick Jones becoming Firestar which find neat and weird the original Firestar was Jessica Jones but for the sake of the Ultimate Universe they make it a male not a female if you want to reverse genders just do what DC did and make a parallel Earth. Then we get an Ultimate Spider Woman comic a she stops the Bombshell from robbing a bank and flirts with the Human Torch *eye roll*. Next we see Kitty Pryde go rogue when the government finds out she's a Mutant. Finally we get to the Chameleon part when the Chameleon and his sister abduct Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson. The Chameleon impersonates Spider-man until Ice Man and the Human Torch find out oh it's on the cover look. I like how it stays focused it doesn't ignore the events of the previous issue like some comics. I think it should find anew title Chameleons isn't appropriate for this but then what are you going to call it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Edward Cheer

    I found it monumentally difficult to get a copy of Volume One of this (so I intend to read it later). However, I'm a little confused as to why this story needed to keep being told. Ultimate Spider-Man seemed just fine, ending and all. In fact, I found a lot of ideas strange- for one, Gwen being Peter's girlfriend. The two of them had gone through a lot together and came out like brother and sister. For the dating kind of tears down any special bond you felt for them. Also this series goes wild w I found it monumentally difficult to get a copy of Volume One of this (so I intend to read it later). However, I'm a little confused as to why this story needed to keep being told. Ultimate Spider-Man seemed just fine, ending and all. In fact, I found a lot of ideas strange- for one, Gwen being Peter's girlfriend. The two of them had gone through a lot together and came out like brother and sister. For the dating kind of tears down any special bond you felt for them. Also this series goes wild with ideas- the superheroes all staying at Aunt May's, crazy villains kidnapping Peter and JJ... because? Ultimate Spider-Man was a lot more genuine because it had one foot in the crazy superhero world, and another in the more realistic world- one with consequences, actions, and drama that made more sense. This book seems to just throw that out, give us an almost-death, and leave Peter making hardly any tough decisions, making this volume unnecessary and unsatisfactory, in my opinion.

  14. 5 out of 5

    DB

    If not for the Rick Jones issue, this would be a 4 star collection. Pretty much a bridge for putting pieces in place for the final push, which feels weird considering the series had only just rebooted. That said, it's a good example of what set USM apart from other funny book stories. What makes the series work so well is it's the definitive between the panels series, meaning most of its narrative happens in between the set pieces that make up the bulk of the story telling in other costumed tale If not for the Rick Jones issue, this would be a 4 star collection. Pretty much a bridge for putting pieces in place for the final push, which feels weird considering the series had only just rebooted. That said, it's a good example of what set USM apart from other funny book stories. What makes the series work so well is it's the definitive between the panels series, meaning most of its narrative happens in between the set pieces that make up the bulk of the story telling in other costumed tales. These are people who sometimes wear costumes, not powers who sometimes wear people faces. I suspect that was what the Rick Jones story's point was trying to be, but it was such a blip of ... everything ... it felt like a dialed in rough draft and was out of place with the rest of the book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    This is the first of the post Ultimatum Spider-man books I've read, and I was pretty pleased with it. The art work was way better than I was expecting and with Bendis' writing, and especially his catty dialog, it felt like the same old Spider-Man I loved so much. Although I appreciated the comics finally getting around to who is Nova and dealing with him, I kind of felt I was left knowing just as little about what was up with him and where it was going when I finished reading what ever Ultimate c This is the first of the post Ultimatum Spider-man books I've read, and I was pretty pleased with it. The art work was way better than I was expecting and with Bendis' writing, and especially his catty dialog, it felt like the same old Spider-Man I loved so much. Although I appreciated the comics finally getting around to who is Nova and dealing with him, I kind of felt I was left knowing just as little about what was up with him and where it was going when I finished reading what ever Ultimate comic the watchers were in (I forget the name). I was a little surprised by Kitty Prydes reaction. It feels almost out of character for her, although if she pulls back from the anger I can find the episode believable. But if she doesn't, I don't know, it just doesn't seem like her.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lloyd

    This volume of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man sees Gwen Stacy (not dead in this universe), Human Torch, Iceman, and Peter Parker living under the same roof with Aunt May. The high school feel continues and we meet a couple new villains. This book was what we've come to expect from Bendis writing-wise. Likable characters written with that one of a kind Bendis humor. While David LaFuente has a style all his own, I still can't get myself completely on board with it. He's a great artist, but has taken This volume of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man sees Gwen Stacy (not dead in this universe), Human Torch, Iceman, and Peter Parker living under the same roof with Aunt May. The high school feel continues and we meet a couple new villains. This book was what we've come to expect from Bendis writing-wise. Likable characters written with that one of a kind Bendis humor. While David LaFuente has a style all his own, I still can't get myself completely on board with it. He's a great artist, but has taken this book in a more juvenile and manga-esque turn than prior incarnations. Still great fun, though, and well good enough to keep me reading.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Greta is Erikasbuddy

    I'm starting to understand this series more since it's breaking away from the tidal wave. Still need to read that part. I bet it's interesting. Now with The Human Torch and Iceman living at Aunt May's house, Peter's like has gotten a lot more interesting. He even got to meet Nova in this issue and a hilarious scene with some awesome lizard girls. While the humor in this book is clean and fun it's perfect for pre-teens. Sure, there is a bit of cussing but it's nothing they wouldn't hear on an episo I'm starting to understand this series more since it's breaking away from the tidal wave. Still need to read that part. I bet it's interesting. Now with The Human Torch and Iceman living at Aunt May's house, Peter's like has gotten a lot more interesting. He even got to meet Nova in this issue and a hilarious scene with some awesome lizard girls. While the humor in this book is clean and fun it's perfect for pre-teens. Sure, there is a bit of cussing but it's nothing they wouldn't hear on an episode of "Friends".

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anya

    I'm not sure how it was possible for this one to be even worse than the first volume, but it was. Possibly the only good part was (view spoiler)[the classroom scene where the Feds try to take Kitty Pryde out of school. (hide spoiler)] Also, the writer is pretty clearly fat-phobic; I don't understand how having Peter Parker fat-shaming authority figures and others in these comics is supposed to show how great and noble a character he is.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sonic

    One can't deny Bendis's strengths when it comes to characters and dialogue, oh yeah and plotting. And it should be obvious by now that Spider-Man is one of his favorite characters to write for, and reading this, it shows! Like that Bagley artist before these guys I did not like it at first, but eventually I found the over-wrought teen-aged aesthetic to be perfect. This time it had a japanese look to it but like Bagley it grew on me, and I dig it!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sonic

    One can't deny Bendis's strengths when it comes to characters and dialogue, oh yeah and plotting. And it should be obvious by now that Spider-Man is one of his favorite characters to write for, and reading this, it shows! Like that Bagley artist before these guys I did not like it at first, but eventually I found the over-wrought teen-aged aesthetic to be perfect. This time it had a japanese look to it but like Bagley it grew on me, and I dig it!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Glenn

    Not too bad I guess. Lots going on here, not the traditional spider-man I have known before, but one that hangs out with other superheroes and can't defend himself from being hit and kidnapped and tied up... Haven't read any back story to this either so would probably like it more if I had read things in order.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    Seems strange that they would just pick things up after Ultimatum and soldier onward. I'd kine of hoped the "Ultimate Comics" reboots would do just that: re-boot things. The artwork is overly cartoony for my taste and the stories aren't nearly as good as in the book's previous incarnation.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    The new status quo really pays off in this volume, with great characterization really tying together all of our main characters. The "chamelons" story is just OK, but it's got so much depth thanks to how well we know all these folks that it's OK.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Frank

    The Parker home has become a halfway house for teenage superheroes as Johnny Storm and Iceman move in. On the other hand, my beloved Kitty Pride has snapped and gone rogue. Overall, good, but I'm not yet as invested as I was in the original series. We'll see.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shaun

    Volume two brings us back to the devastating moral quandaries of the previous series. Kitty is forced to run from the anti-mutant posturing of the government and a villian impersonates peter and wrecks his relationship with everyone important to him.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaufmak

    Good, not great. Just too many plot lines moving through, with very little resolution. A bridge book to be sure, but if you are going to collect it, have the arc make narrative sense.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Ramping from "no tension" to "there's so much tension that there's no realistic way they'll get out of this without a major cop-out" in a single trade!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Mutant phobia hits the Spiderman world, and Peter finally gets a haircut. Ok story but the art is still slightly jarring for me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    sixthreezy

    I like the idea of girl villains against Spider-Man, because girls in high school are PETER PARKER's worst enemy it seems...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tony

    Been waiting for this nonsense too long....

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