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Philip Reeve
Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 8: Cats & Kings - Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley Not the best volume so far, but still mostly fun. I think the highlight has to be the entire J. Jonah Jameson subplot. I'm hardly a Spider-Man expert, but I think that might be the most thoughtful conversation I've ever seen a writer give Jonah, who is normally written as a blustering yellow journalist with an inexplicable axe to grind. And I'm not saying that the Ultimate version is none of those things. After all, if you took those characteristics away, you wouldn't have J. Jonah Jameson anymore. But there is some surprising depth here. Nice work, especially when it would be ever so much easier to leave him as is.