Ultimate Spider-Man 13 (November 2001)

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Who made the Mary decision? Not Mary Jane, not MJ, but Mary.

Was it Bendis or Jemas? I suppose someone’s said something about it online so I could find it, but I don’t care.

I also don’t care about some of Bagley’s worse talking heads in this amazing talking heads comic.

It’s the confession issue. Thirteen issues in and Peter Parker tells Mary Jane Watson he’s Spider-Man.

It’s got to be some kind of a record. It doesn’t really change the book because the way Bendis has paced it, it’s not like it’s a long time. But it’s also not like a dumb teenager thing to do. Maybe it is a little.

But it’s an honest thing. It’s a great issue, easily the best in the series so far–it’s probably hard to top. I’ll try to keep track.

This issue is exactly why I love Ultimate Spider-Man.

CREDITS

Confessions; writer, Brian Michael Bendis; penciller, Mark Bagley; inker, Art Thibert; colorist, Jung Choi; letterer, Richard Starkings and Albert Deschesne; editors, Brian Smith and Ralph Macchio; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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  1. Yeah, this is the issue that changed the focus completely for me, and even strengthened it. Peter and Mary Jane’s relationship is so perfect for teenagers who are constantly in over their heads and rely on each other to make sense of it all. At this point, it was definitely the Peter & Mary Jane show, I rarely enjoyed an issue that they weren’t in the forefront for. The revealing of Peter’s identity is so honest and provoking emotionally it is perhaps one of Bendis’ greatest moments as a comic book writer. snif..

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