Still struggling with his powers and secret identity, not to mention recovering from the death of his uncle, teenage Peter Parker is still trying to convince the world that Spider-man is not a crackpot vigilante. He lands a job at the city paper and works toward proving his good intentions by attempting to take down the city’s largest menace, both literally and figuratively, Kingpin. Peter soon learns, however, that no matter how much might his new powers have given him, his wits are what will save him in the end. Now, if he could only figure out Mary Jane, life might be close to perfect. The Ultimate Spider-man team continues to update the Spider-man myth with the best in witty reparte, exuberant action, and teenage emotional rollercoasters.
Ultimate Spiderman, vol. 2: Learning Curve
by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert
Marvel Comics 2001