You know the story. Young nerdy Peter Parker is bit by a spider which gives him extraordinary spider like abilities. He soon decides that "with great power comes great responsibility" and that he most use his power to help the helpless and fight those who use their power for evil. He also gets into a lot of trouble along the way. Ultimate Spider-man takes the long running marvel title and restarts it. It is entirely set in high school and is modernized to be more appealing to the modern teenager. Overall I am fairly unhappy with the portrayal of many of the villains, for example Green Goblin is not a giant hulk like monster. But I find the characterization and dialogue more than makes up for those complaints. This copy contains the first six trade paperbacks:
1: Power and Responsibility: Peter Parker gains his spider powers and slowly creates the identity of Spider-man as well as facing off against the Green Goblin for the first time.
2: Learning Curve: Peter gets a job at the daily bugle and learns there that the Kingpin controls the majority of crime in the city.
3: Double Trouble: Peter faces off against Doc Ock and Kraven the Hunter.
4:Legacy: Norman Osbourne returns and seems especially interested in Peter Parker.
5:Public Scrutiny: Public Opinion turns against Spider-man when someone dressed as him starts a crime spree.
6:Venom: Peter starts to delve in to his father's work and discovers a skin suit he developed along with his colleague. Peter seeks out his old childhood friend, and son of his father's colleague, Eddie Brock.
The omnibus itself is huge and as a result can be difficult to read comfortably. It is fairly well printed, the art rarely gets lost in the page crease and dialogue never does. The issues are all separated by the original covers, and the art looks great. Overall I would say its a good edition with a decent price for a pretty good comic.