Wednesday, October 26, 2011

24# - ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN: Introducing Miles Morales

Ultimate Spiderman 
Issues #1-3
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Sara Pinchelli
Marvel Comics

Review by Hector Ramirez

       So Norman Osborn wants to create another Spiderman. Nothing was working; none of the tests were working. None of the subject spiders showed any sign of radioactivity or the possibility of giving anyone spider powers. One of these spiders sneaks into a thief’s bag. This thief’s nephew just happens to be one Miles Morales and while he is visiting with his uncle, the spider crawls out of his bag and bites young Miles. This  causing him to pass out, foaming at the mouth. His father comes to get him and as his uncle and father argue. Miles runs off and finds himself disappearing from sight.
       Confused as to whats going on, he goes to talk to his best friend; who explains to him that he may be a spiderman. But Miles doesn’t want to be spiderman. Not even after saving people from a fire, he feels he doesn’t have the stomach for it. Then, the unthinkable happens. Spiderman, aka Peter Parker, is shot.
I’m just going to say right off the bat, and many here at J1 agree, it’s confusing why it worked with Miles and not the others. Other than that, I enjoyed these three issues. They were a good origin story. They helped readers relate to our hero. This is going to be a good series, watching Miles grow into his own and get out of Peter’s shadow. As usual, this has been Hector Ramirez until next time friends keep clashing.

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