Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Artist David Lafuente
Colorist Justin Ponsor
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated March 2010
New World According to Peter Parker, Part Six of Six
According to the recap page for issue five, the only thing of note that happened was that Iceman got kicked out of his parents’ home and went to Kitty Pryde for him. She introduced him to Aunt May and now he lives there, as well.
That is one crowded table! Good thing Kitty is only visiting! Now the cast of the title is complete! !
Gwen, always never awkward, stands up and announces that she is Peter’s girlfriend. Gwen doesn’t want the two new boys to be chasing her, where she sleeps.
Aunt May restates the no hanky panky rule, she emphases it to Johnny. She kept up with the gossip websites, which surprises Peter. It makes sense, in this more grounded world, that the news would cover Johnny Storm like he was a regular celebrity.
Peter wonders how the boys are going to go undetected, Aunt May has a scheme.
There is an ad for the Honda Civic.
First up, Johnny dyes his hair black – the ladies help him. In the shower, Peter is assisting Bobby with shaving his head.
The big plan is to have Johnny and Bobby pose as Peter’s cousins. Over at Midtown High, the principal isn’t buying it. He suspects Peter is Spider-Man, so he can sort of guess who these other two are. Good thing Aunt May has a slight history of taking in nephews. The Principal, now that we are Post Ultimatum, is a huge fan of Spider-Man. He still rather the school wasn’t targeted to just get to Spider-Man.
Captain America : Reborn 6 is coming out, so this will bring Steve Rogers back to the land of the living – in the present day.
Midtown High School. Next Morning. Mary Jane can’t believe that the Parkers are even going to attempt to pass Johnny off as a high school student. He is age appropriate but he clearly looks like the Human Torch.
Peter’s spider sense starts to go off. I like Bobby having to learn about Peter and his abilities, I can see him not really paying attention when Kitty was going on about dating Spider-Man.
Peter eyes a female student going through a set of double doors, next, a giant explosion occurs. Then the three eye robot from the cover arrives on the scene.
Peter tells everybody to get out. Johnny really wants to help but Peter tells him not too. Which is smart, one can’t simply have Spider-Man, the X-Men’s Iceman and the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch, all suit up all at once.
There is an house ad for X-Necrosha that is starting soon.
Peter suits up.
See Jessica Jones in that second panel on the top row? That’s what got me to review this issue for this event month.
Spider-Man starts fighting the robot and saves the principal.
The Shroud shows up on the scene. Spider-Man now knows that the Shroud is not the principal, which is a clear joke.
While he was joking, the Shroud disabled the robot – proving who is the better hero. Human Torch, the idiot, arrives and burns the robot. Which, with the time difference, people are probably going to assume it took him a while to get there – so he doesn’t go to the school. Plus, the Shroud being there, they will probably imagine that this is a new team of young heroes.
Human Torch has to be told that he just ruined any evidence, thus any leads. So now he knows he is a rookie and needs to be schooled.
Spider-Man and the Human Torch leave the scene. We see the Shroud is also getting away but taking off their hood.
There is an ad for Fantastic Four 575, by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham.
The Shroud is really . . . Kitty Pryde! So issue four is the very first issue that Kitty ever has had in her Ultimate career.
The issue ends with Mysterio being all proud of himself. He notices the police are getting close and blows up his headquarters.
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With this, we conclude Jessica Jones Month! I really need to work on ending these in a better fashion.