Well here's an easy introduction... If this comic scores under a 7 I'll be dropping this series. How's that for getting straight to the point?
Ultimate Spider-Man #3:
Summary: Miles'(aka the new Ultimate Spider-Man) friend, Ganke, stops by to tell Miles that he should probably head over to his uncle's place to see why Miles uncle had a radioactive spider wandering around his apartment. After some convincing Miles agrees to go, and the two boys discover that Miles uncle had cleared out. On the way back to Miles' apartment, they happen across a building fire and see a woman trapped in one of the upper floors. Ganke practically begs Miles to help save the woman with his spider-powers, but Miles doesn't want to make a scene. Once again Ganke gets his way and Miles manages to rescue the woman(sort of) and then enters the burning building and saves a little girl and her puppy. Miles makes a quick getaway, not wanting to draw any further attention to himself and after vomiting, swears to Ganke that was the first and last time he did something like that since he wasn't a hero. From there some time passes and Miles and Ganke end up becoming roommates at the charter school the two were accepted to. Everything is normal until one night the students at the school are woken up and told to evacuate to the school gym. It's there that they're told that there was a disturbance not that far from the school and that reports were saying that Spider-Man had been shot.
Thoughts: You know, a big part of me was hoping that this comic would have sucked so that I could say, “This comic sucked! I'm dropping it!” and be done with it... Instead this was a surprisingly good issue... My favorite of this series by far actually... And that puts me in a bit of a quandary... I'm still not sure if this series is worth sticking with... If this was one of Marvel's $3 series, I'd be more willing to keep picking it up, but for $4, I'm just not sure I should keep this series on my pull list... One of the problems is the writer, Brian Bendis... One issue he writes something that I could barely get through because of how boring it was, and then the next issue he writes something enjoyable... So I'm STILL at a crossroads with this series. I'd say more than likely I'll be dropping this series before #4 comes out, and when I get myself a job and have some more discretionary income burning a hole in my pocket I'll give it a shot again. Or maybe I'll keep picking this series up on an issue by issue basis... Who knows!
Score: 8 out of 10.Worst rescue ever!