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A brand new chapter in the saga of Miles Morales, the all-new Ultimate Spider-Man! The new Ultimate Scorpion is introduced! Still discovering the limits of his skills and powers, Miles must learn how to be a hero from ... Peter Parker? Collecting: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man 6-10


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A brand new chapter in the saga of Miles Morales, the all-new Ultimate Spider-Man! The new Ultimate Scorpion is introduced! Still discovering the limits of his skills and powers, Miles must learn how to be a hero from ... Peter Parker? Collecting: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man 6-10

30 review for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis, Volume 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Though he’s only been Spider-Man for a New York minute, Miles Morales’ secret is already out – his uncle Aaron knows that he’s the new webslinger! But the unmasking and secret-identity-reveals doesn’t stop there as Miles discovers his uncle Aaron is the super-thief, the Prowler! The question is: what will shady Uncle Prowler do with this valuable intel…? Brian Bendis serves up a great sequel with Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Volume 2. My one critique is a familiar one for Bendis: the story’s pac Though he’s only been Spider-Man for a New York minute, Miles Morales’ secret is already out – his uncle Aaron knows that he’s the new webslinger! But the unmasking and secret-identity-reveals doesn’t stop there as Miles discovers his uncle Aaron is the super-thief, the Prowler! The question is: what will shady Uncle Prowler do with this valuable intel…? Brian Bendis serves up a great sequel with Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Volume 2. My one critique is a familiar one for Bendis: the story’s pacing is damn near glacial! Aside from Prowler finding out Spider-Man’s secret identity, nowt much else happens in this book. Miles gets to grips with his new powers and the rest of the cast is introduced from the big bad to supporting characters like Captain Quaid of the NYPD. Bendis gives way too much space to what is basically just table-setting. That said, it’s undeniably well-written, even entertaining at times (though the obligatory villain fights were predictably monotonous – Omega Red? The Ringer?? Yawn), so I didn’t mind all the wheel-spinning too much. And this book has a stunning line-up of A-list artistic talent: joining Sara Pichelli are Chris Samnee and David Marquez. It’s a helluva good-looking comic – very slick, very shiny, as you’d expect for a top tier character like this. The second Miles Morales Spidey book was a bit slow for my taste but I still enjoyed it a lot for the most part – Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man continues to be an impressively accomplished title.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dan Schwent

    While Miles Morales is adjusting to his new identity as Spider-Man, his Uncle Aaron has some ideas of his own... Miles continues to try to fill Peter Parker's shoes. While the Ringer and Omega Red were good tests for his abilities, his uncle Aaron, aka The Prowler, is a much worse threat. I don't see anything good coming from Aaron knowing Miles is Spider-Man. The story moved things along but focused more on Miles' inner turmoil than it did punching super villains, probably a good thing at this st While Miles Morales is adjusting to his new identity as Spider-Man, his Uncle Aaron has some ideas of his own... Miles continues to try to fill Peter Parker's shoes. While the Ringer and Omega Red were good tests for his abilities, his uncle Aaron, aka The Prowler, is a much worse threat. I don't see anything good coming from Aaron knowing Miles is Spider-Man. The story moved things along but focused more on Miles' inner turmoil than it did punching super villains, probably a good thing at this stage in the game. The art was well suited to a Spider-Man story and made Miles look like a young teenager rather than a small adult. It's hard for me not to feel somewhat paternal toward Miles since the kid is only 13. Side note: Does anyone else feel like Marvel missed the bus by not featuring Miles instead of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The way to get people behind Miles in the long run is to feature him in other media and the movies would go a long way toward that. I'm in it for the long haul with this kid. Four out of five stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jan Philipzig

    I have more than 300 essays sitting right here in front of me waiting to be marked, yet I have been reading Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol.2. I guess that either makes this book absolutely irresistible or me a very silly and selfish old man – and since I don’t want you to think of me as a very silly and selfish old man, I’ll instead try to convince you that this book is simply irresistible. So here goes: Look at all the stars!!! This is officially my favorite Bendis book since Alias! Okay, the ar I have more than 300 essays sitting right here in front of me waiting to be marked, yet I have been reading Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol.2. I guess that either makes this book absolutely irresistible or me a very silly and selfish old man – and since I don’t want you to think of me as a very silly and selfish old man, I’ll instead try to convince you that this book is simply irresistible. So here goes: Look at all the stars!!! This is officially my favorite Bendis book since Alias! Okay, the artwork is strangely inconsistent for a major Marvel title (the five issues collected here were illustrated by no less than three different artists), but the writing is so crazy good that I couldn't care less. It also doesn't hurt that the various artistic approaches all work in their own way, especially those of Sara Pichelli and David Marquez - and the internet tells me that they will be in charge for most of the remaining run, hooray! Hey, I may even be tempted to check out that original Ultimate Spider-Man run one of these days. Either that, or I am a very silly and selfish old man. Well, or maybe both, I guess. Seriously, though: really really good stuff, recommended not only to fans of the genre!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kemper

    Mile Morales has only been Spider-Man for a few days, but he’s already finding out that being a masked superhero is a complicated business. Especially since his shady super-villain uncle has figured out who the new Spidey is. This is pretty much set-up for what’s to come, but it’s very well done. Miles continues to be an engaging character that you can’t help but like as he struggles at learning how to do the whole Spider-Man thing. There’s also some intriguing groundwork laid for future stories Mile Morales has only been Spider-Man for a few days, but he’s already finding out that being a masked superhero is a complicated business. Especially since his shady super-villain uncle has figured out who the new Spidey is. This is pretty much set-up for what’s to come, but it’s very well done. Miles continues to be an engaging character that you can’t help but like as he struggles at learning how to do the whole Spider-Man thing. There’s also some intriguing groundwork laid for future stories with things like J. Jonah Jameson seeing a new masked vigilante to vilify while Aunt May and Gwen Stacy are shocked to see someone else taking on Peter’s old role. There’s also some nice character work being done with Uncle Aaron in his role as the Prowler who uses a combination of blackmail and appealing to Miles’ desire to put some bad guys in jail to suit his own agenda. Miles has been told by his parents that Aaron is a bad guy, but now we’re starting to see it even if he can’t yet.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    This volume, the second with Miles Morales as Spider-Man, feels mostly like exposition for the storylines to come in future volumes. That's ok, though. It's good exposition, and I liked having a little more time and space to get to know Miles before he gets pushed into the deep end. And we all know he will be. I'm not sure how I feel about the character arc of Miles's Uncle Aaron. He felt a little more complicated in the first volume than he seems to be here. Then again, we are seeing him under This volume, the second with Miles Morales as Spider-Man, feels mostly like exposition for the storylines to come in future volumes. That's ok, though. It's good exposition, and I liked having a little more time and space to get to know Miles before he gets pushed into the deep end. And we all know he will be. I'm not sure how I feel about the character arc of Miles's Uncle Aaron. He felt a little more complicated in the first volume than he seems to be here. Then again, we are seeing him under entirely different circumstances.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    I am struck once more by how natural the interplay sounds between characters - especially the reactions of villains when they see this new Spider-Man. There's so many ways that dialogue can sound stilted or "written", and I can't help but be amazed at Bendis' lifelong talent for the rhythms and surprises of people talking. It's not "clever" like Whedon-speak, it's not arch like heroic movies, and its not overwritten like most TV teleplays. It's just a beautiful balance, a tightrope walk that look I am struck once more by how natural the interplay sounds between characters - especially the reactions of villains when they see this new Spider-Man. There's so many ways that dialogue can sound stilted or "written", and I can't help but be amazed at Bendis' lifelong talent for the rhythms and surprises of people talking. It's not "clever" like Whedon-speak, it's not arch like heroic movies, and its not overwritten like most TV teleplays. It's just a beautiful balance, a tightrope walk that looks a little like they are floating on air. And I must say, well-played with upping the stakes with the Scorpion and the Prowler, having established them in sub-plot shadows earlier in this series. I love how they take the stage and assert themselves as threats that are consistent with what we've seen, and without being confined by their 616 counterparts. I'm pulled deep into the story when I see the manipulations laid on Miles by his uncle, and the way that plays out definitely has me tense and dying to know how it turns out. I just wish they could keep a flagship artist on this book, at least for the duration of a whole trade. It *is* jarring to get teased by Pichelli and then jerked back & forth by the fill-ins, especially Samnee.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    Still liking the story, though the artwork in this volume is quite variable. Two pretty crummy issues, by Chris Samnee, followed by 1 issue by original artist Sara Pachelli, and 2 by David Marquez. I hoped Marvel would pick a superstar artist for this title and do their best to keep the same person on it as long as possible (like Mark Bagley the first go-around), but if they're already playing musical chairs with the artwork on this flagship title, that doesn't bode well. Thankfully, it's balanc Still liking the story, though the artwork in this volume is quite variable. Two pretty crummy issues, by Chris Samnee, followed by 1 issue by original artist Sara Pachelli, and 2 by David Marquez. I hoped Marvel would pick a superstar artist for this title and do their best to keep the same person on it as long as possible (like Mark Bagley the first go-around), but if they're already playing musical chairs with the artwork on this flagship title, that doesn't bode well. Thankfully, it's balanced by a very strong story from Bendis that continues to explore this very different character and his background and family. It's great so far and I hope it can continue at this high level.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    The Prowler, The Tinkerer and The Scorpion welcome Miles to the Spiderverse as does the complication of his new life as he has to lie to everyone around him. A true testament to the spirit of Stan Lee's creation is unfolding nicely in this series! 8 out 12 The Prowler, The Tinkerer and The Scorpion welcome Miles to the Spiderverse as does the complication of his new life as he has to lie to everyone around him. A true testament to the spirit of Stan Lee's creation is unfolding nicely in this series! 8 out 12

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Stewart

    This is edge-of-your-seat stuff right here. Bendis is inconsistent as hell but when he's on he's one of the best. And he's on with Miles Morales.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Loved this story arc and where it's headed. I love how Bendis is showing all sides of Miles' life, like his struggle with is new identity as Spider-Man, dealing with his uncle now that he knows who he is, trying to keep his secret while living in a dormitory, and dealing with his father's hatred for anything super-hero related.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alena

    I'm very intrigued where this is going and I canot believe they ended it on this cliff-hanger!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    Man this shit reads like Stephanie Brown! A wonderful second arc that steps out of the shadow of Peter and puts pieces and characters in place to makes this Miles story and his alone. There is a huge logic gap in the story which is really annoying me but overall a wonderful read. World: The art is fine, I don't like the multiple artists especially on a new series but the ones here are ok. They are good at characters and at this point in time I still think Miles out of the mask is the most importan Man this shit reads like Stephanie Brown! A wonderful second arc that steps out of the shadow of Peter and puts pieces and characters in place to makes this Miles story and his alone. There is a huge logic gap in the story which is really annoying me but overall a wonderful read. World: The art is fine, I don't like the multiple artists especially on a new series but the ones here are ok. They are good at characters and at this point in time I still think Miles out of the mask is the most important thing and that part of the art they are doing well. The motion and the movement of Spidey is still fairly static. My biggest issue with the art is that it has no personality, unlike books like Hawkeye, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Ms. Marvel and others from Marvel where the art is also very distinctive, the art here is just standard Marvel digital fare, nothing special, it's clean and crisp, but nothing special. The world building this arc is much better in terms of showing readers that Miles is is own thing and not a copy of Peter. The pieces of the world we see Miles in is not the same as Peter especially when it comes to the characters (as that's the biggest development we see this arc). The stage is set well but it's the characters that is driving the story so far. Story: I really liked it, he's still barely in the suit and that's good and when he is in the suit he has no idea what he's doing, which is also good. I like that he doesn't suddenly become adept at doing the things Peter does so well, he's a 13 year old kid and he has no idea what the hell he's doing, both physically and emotionally. I liked that the complaint I had with the first arc of slight shifts in Peter characters surrounding Miles was addressed. Aaron is clearly the polar opposite and someone who is morally grey if not black and him in Miles life is going to be very interesting. It's an interesting dynamic and reminds me very much of Damien Wayne and Talia Al Ghul, the love is there, but it's warped and it's not right and you know it's going to end in tears. This journey for Miles is great drama. However, the story is also the source of my biggest problem with this series, the huge logic gap that I think is idiotic. Why are the Ultimates a bigger part of Miles' life? Why did they just leave the suit and that's it? They know he's a kid and they are okay with him running around with no training and no support? That makes no sense and is idiotic. I know that they can't play a part because Aaron needs to but man this is stupid...just stupid stupid stupid. Characters: Miles is great, he's a 13 year old and he acts like one, how he's reaction to Aaron makes sense, how he's reacting to his parents makes sense. This is a kid who will make mistakes, a lot of them, and this journey he's taking to become Spider-Man is what drives this story and drives his character. The supporting cast is also great, with Aaron and Quaid giving more depth to the world and also giving a moral compass and possible futures for Miles. Aaron is much better written this arc and his role is great as it will lead to more wonderful drama to be had, he reminds of Talia Al Ghul or even Nobody from the New 52 (sorry I'm a DC guy first so my references are always gonna be there). Quaid is good, he seems like his relationship with Miles will also form somewhat of a role in his development and that's great. A wonderful second arc that shows this book is not a Peter clone and that it is it's own thing. Logical dumassery aside this is a very good read. Onward to the next book!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lenny

    Wow! The plot thickens with volume two of Miles Morales' origin story and it's just as good as the first. I really appreciate how Bendis keeps the focus clearly centered on Miles and his family, especially his uncle Aaron, though there are some important moments with his parents too. The dialogue is excellent (not bogging down the story like so many of Bendis' books) and Miles has a clear voice, even though he has the same quippy one-liners as Peter - which is necessary when I couldn't care less Wow! The plot thickens with volume two of Miles Morales' origin story and it's just as good as the first. I really appreciate how Bendis keeps the focus clearly centered on Miles and his family, especially his uncle Aaron, though there are some important moments with his parents too. The dialogue is excellent (not bogging down the story like so many of Bendis' books) and Miles has a clear voice, even though he has the same quippy one-liners as Peter - which is necessary when I couldn't care less about the villains he faced. If Spidey didn't have these kerfuffles the book would be all dialogue, but they were not only unnecessary to the story, but seemed too randomly fortuitous to happen as often as they did - particularly in such a huge city as New York. I want to say this with sensitivity: it strikes me as odd that Miles is half black, half Puerto Rican, and yet that doesn't seem to really have much importance in this volume (we got a little bit of Miles' social class as he gets into school via lottery). While of course Miles shouldn't be defined by his race or ethnicity, it would have been nice to see it as a part of Miles' family life, as just a part of Miles - this is done to perfection later in G Willow Wilson's Ms Marvel with Kamala Khan and I feel like it had a stronger presence in the Spider-Verse film as well. As for the art, I was not as big a fan of Chris Samnee's art as Sarah Pichelli - the sketchy characters and thick borders were a clear departure from Pichelli's glossier and more precise work and it felt a little flat to me. David Marquez takes over the last two issues and it's much closer to Pichelli which I appreciated - he creates several exciting pages between Miles and Aaron building to the big finish. Enjoying this introduction to the Ultimate universe and looking forward to volume three. This review and more on my blog, Reading Art!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    I love Miles Morales. I mean, Peter Parker is awesome but Miles Morales was a wonderful replacement in the Ultimate Universe. This is the early days of his story and it's a slow and talky volume, although not bad off for it. It sees Miles learn how to be Spider-Man- he takes on some villains, which is fun and we get an interesting backstory about his naughty Uncle Aaron. Interestingly, it appears this storyline has become important right now at the end of 2014 so I was pleased to be able to go b I love Miles Morales. I mean, Peter Parker is awesome but Miles Morales was a wonderful replacement in the Ultimate Universe. This is the early days of his story and it's a slow and talky volume, although not bad off for it. It sees Miles learn how to be Spider-Man- he takes on some villains, which is fun and we get an interesting backstory about his naughty Uncle Aaron. Interestingly, it appears this storyline has become important right now at the end of 2014 so I was pleased to be able to go back and fill in one of the gaps in the story I had missed. Miles feels very real here- Bendis manages to capture his speech and thoughts like few comic book writers can manage. There's a cartoonish-ness to him, but also the feel of a real teenager. The supporting cast works wonderfully too, from best friend Ganke to mutant-hating father Jefferson. The one issue with Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man is that it has always been planned to be an ongoing story. In some ways its like a soap opera, in that there is never a break and the next storyline is always approaching rapidly. It's exhausting and makes following storylines hard to follow as a reader. The collected editions like this are only for convenience but the stories within them are not self-contained in any way. An excellent step forward in the Miles Morales story-line which is good fun in its own right yet is still influencing the character three years later.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Peter Derk

    Good, fine. Will keep reading, but just looking for a little more character here. Also, I don't like this storyline where Miles' uncle will reveal he's Spider-Man unless Miles does some bad shit. It's one of those stories where a kid is like, "If my dad finds out, he'll hate me forever because he hates Spider-Man!" One, since when do teens fret over the preferences of their fathers? Fuck your father. I don't think smoking, leather jackets, and terrible music played by people who didn't know how Good, fine. Will keep reading, but just looking for a little more character here. Also, I don't like this storyline where Miles' uncle will reveal he's Spider-Man unless Miles does some bad shit. It's one of those stories where a kid is like, "If my dad finds out, he'll hate me forever because he hates Spider-Man!" One, since when do teens fret over the preferences of their fathers? Fuck your father. I don't think smoking, leather jackets, and terrible music played by people who didn't know how to use instruments would have ever existed if not for people who kind of wanted to piss off their fathers. Two, there's no end game here. Do you really think your asshole uncle will be like, "Okay, I'm a man of my word. Take care, young Miles!" C'mon. I know there are justifications for why everyone would do what they're doing in their positions, but it's the kind of story that feels a little overdone to me. I JUST read a Superman story where the same thing was happening, someone was blackmailing Superman with his secret identity. I DO give this points for the chain hook weapon not seen since Lobo comics. Where is my goddamn Lobo Omnibus already?

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    This series is so much fun, and has such emotional impact that it's hard to put down. I read the entire thing in one sitting, which is both good and bad. Like most of Bendis' stories, this reads wonderfully in trade, but I have no doubts that reading it in single issues would drive me crazy. The art is superb, though Samnee's style doesn't really gel well with Pichelli and Marquez, who seem to be almost identical. Miles is a fun protagonist, and watching him grow as a hero is great, though I do This series is so much fun, and has such emotional impact that it's hard to put down. I read the entire thing in one sitting, which is both good and bad. Like most of Bendis' stories, this reads wonderfully in trade, but I have no doubts that reading it in single issues would drive me crazy. The art is superb, though Samnee's style doesn't really gel well with Pichelli and Marquez, who seem to be almost identical. Miles is a fun protagonist, and watching him grow as a hero is great, though I do think he's far too young to be doing what he does. The villains are interesting, and I look forward to seeing what Bendis does next with them all.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kirsti

    Great dialogue, attractive art. Interesting how they're setting up the future conflict between Miles and the Prowler. I'm sad that the female characters have so little to do--I realize Peter Parker is gone, but Spider-Woman is still around, so why wouldn't Miles try to get in touch with her? But I guess that's not the strength of this series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Koen Claeys

    About 10 years ago, this was the first North American comic book series I started following after years of reading mostly Franco-Belgian stuff. This title remains the ultimate Spider-Man after all these years, even without Peter Parker. Superb !!!!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alfred Isassi

    It was good. It's the origins of Miles Morales as spiderman. Read a few years back.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lateef

    Another good volume! (full review to come)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Donning a new pair of threads and ready to fight crime, Mile Morales continues his adventures as the Ultimate Spider-Man! While Miles is still working on the whole Spider-Man thing, his uncle Aaron is back at it with his thievery as the Prowler, and this time Uncle Aaron was prowling around forces he shouldn’t have been. Now Uncle Aaron’s got beef with a Mexican gang leader named Scorpion, and he’s looking to Miles to back him up. As Miles still learns how to be a hero, his morals and family va Donning a new pair of threads and ready to fight crime, Mile Morales continues his adventures as the Ultimate Spider-Man! While Miles is still working on the whole Spider-Man thing, his uncle Aaron is back at it with his thievery as the Prowler, and this time Uncle Aaron was prowling around forces he shouldn’t have been. Now Uncle Aaron’s got beef with a Mexican gang leader named Scorpion, and he’s looking to Miles to back him up. As Miles still learns how to be a hero, his morals and family values will be tested since Uncle Aaron provides him an ultimatum: Miles can either assist Aaron, or he’ll reveal Miles’ secret identity. With great power comes great responsibility, and now Miles has to evaluate which decision is the more responsible for him to choose. Miles may have a lot to lose, but that won’t stop him from continuing to be the Ultimate Spider-Man! Like last volume, this volume really brought its A-game by continuing to expand upon Miles as an individual. Bendis provided an immense amount of character to Miles in this volume that had some interesting twists to the Spidey canon similar to the ones that made me fall in love with the ultimate universe years ago. Aaron is an excellent and dimensional villain whose personal connection with Miles creates a fantastic dynamic between the two of them since Aaron wants to use Miles for his own benefit yet still cares for his nephew while Miles loves his uncle but doesn’t support his profession. The conflict between these two makes the best part of this volume and adds a depth to this version of Spider-Man that hasn’t been seen in Peter Parker’s iteration, which I enjoyed because it furthers Miles’ uniqueness as the new Spider-Man instead of making him a placeholder for Peter’s legacy. This volume is fantastic, so pick it up!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dennis Brock

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Since the Spiderverse movie my house has been on a bit of a Miles Morales kick. My 2 kiddos loved the movie, and my son frequently exclaims with glee: "'I'm Miles daddy, look I'm Miles!" His experience, his Spider-Man growing up, is Miles Morales. I'll admit I grew up all things Peter Parker, and until the movie I didn't even really know there was a Miles Morales. Initially, I was truly resistant to anyone else being Spider-Man. Like it made no sense to me, "How can there be a Spider-Man who is Since the Spiderverse movie my house has been on a bit of a Miles Morales kick. My 2 kiddos loved the movie, and my son frequently exclaims with glee: "'I'm Miles daddy, look I'm Miles!" His experience, his Spider-Man growing up, is Miles Morales. I'll admit I grew up all things Peter Parker, and until the movie I didn't even really know there was a Miles Morales. Initially, I was truly resistant to anyone else being Spider-Man. Like it made no sense to me, "How can there be a Spider-Man who is NOT Peter Parker??" BTW, my initial resistance was not because I'm a racist or not "woke." LOL. It's just that my experience since I was like 3 years old, my emotional nostalgia, was tied up into Peter Parker. From the 60's cartoon, Spider-Man and his amazing friends in the 80's, and all the comics I grew up reading, Spider-Man was always Peter Parker! I went into the Spiderverse movie with no expectations, and really liked it! My kids interest in Miles, and their daily pleas to play the Post Malone song LOL, made me open to exploring Miles Morales. So I looked up an essential Miles reading list, and jumped in! 10 issues into this Ultimate Comics run, and I'm really enjoying it so far! Its been so good! On to the next issue!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Oduro AB

    Looking back I think it's weird that Nick Fury just handed over a super suit and let a young Miles out in the world without any training.... Vol. II of Miles' story is about exactly what I expected it to be. Miles as a super-hero? Fairly cookie cutter; young blood is coming into his own, he's learning the complexities of balancing civilian life with the responsibilities of possessing "great power"; I love that he's constantly wondering how Peter made it all work, even as he watches 'film' to impr Looking back I think it's weird that Nick Fury just handed over a super suit and let a young Miles out in the world without any training.... Vol. II of Miles' story is about exactly what I expected it to be. Miles as a super-hero? Fairly cookie cutter; young blood is coming into his own, he's learning the complexities of balancing civilian life with the responsibilities of possessing "great power"; I love that he's constantly wondering how Peter made it all work, even as he watches 'film' to improve his spider jutsu and (hopefully) his spider quips. A crucial part of Miles' story, and what materially sets him apart from Peter Parker, is the antithetical role uncle Aaron, also known as the Prowler, plays in Miles' life as opposed to Uncle Ben's role in Parker's life. Piece of garbage and manipulative dingus he may be but uncle Aaron, with his shady living and vast criminal experience, may very well be the Miles' life line as he learns that the real world is not a playground and that would-be heroes never live long enough to save the World. Side-Note:"As all get out"; talk about a dated reference!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Connor Stevens

    This Trade does a good job of building off the foundations built in the first 5 issues of Miles Morales run of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. The introduction of mainstays of the Spider-Man world helps to give you the feeling that this really does still take place in the same universe while the building up of The Prowler and Miles problems with his family gives a fresh story to move forward with. This Trade has one foot solidly in the past and one heading towards the future. Brian Michael Bendis k This Trade does a good job of building off the foundations built in the first 5 issues of Miles Morales run of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. The introduction of mainstays of the Spider-Man world helps to give you the feeling that this really does still take place in the same universe while the building up of The Prowler and Miles problems with his family gives a fresh story to move forward with. This Trade has one foot solidly in the past and one heading towards the future. Brian Michael Bendis keeps everything going at a good pace, so much so that by the end of the 113 page run I had barely felt like any time had passed at all. If the series can keep this momentum I can definitely see the argument for why so many people love Miles and why he still exists today.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sean

    Brian Michael Bendis has such a mastery with teen dialogue that you can sometimes forget you're reading a superhero comic. Here, he dives into Miles Morales life as he adjusts to his ever-changing life. Miles deals with friends, family, and Spider-Man life questioning every step like any teenager would. The villains range from corny to imposing and its near perfection. The art chores were split up but Sara Pichelli drew my favorite chapters. The ending being "To Be Continued" is truly disappoint Brian Michael Bendis has such a mastery with teen dialogue that you can sometimes forget you're reading a superhero comic. Here, he dives into Miles Morales life as he adjusts to his ever-changing life. Miles deals with friends, family, and Spider-Man life questioning every step like any teenager would. The villains range from corny to imposing and its near perfection. The art chores were split up but Sara Pichelli drew my favorite chapters. The ending being "To Be Continued" is truly disappointing and an unfortunate editorial mistake. Overall, a truly fantastic book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    aight, most of this stuff isn't really spoilers anymore, so just a few notes! For first couple chapters Sara Pichelli isn't the artist and that is a travesty. Legit, the other person's art is just.. not as good Uncle Aaron looking vaguely Snoop Dogg in certain panels is a definite plus though (but then yet another new artist rolls in, and that goes away. Darn!) The story is moving very slow (yet he only had this new suit from SHIELD for like a week? whaa? or we counting the accumulative hours out a aight, most of this stuff isn't really spoilers anymore, so just a few notes! For first couple chapters Sara Pichelli isn't the artist and that is a travesty. Legit, the other person's art is just.. not as good Uncle Aaron looking vaguely Snoop Dogg in certain panels is a definite plus though (but then yet another new artist rolls in, and that goes away. Darn!) The story is moving very slow (yet he only had this new suit from SHIELD for like a week? whaa? or we counting the accumulative hours out as spidey?) but setting up all the furniture for whats to come.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    This is a fun series! This volume is a bit of set up, but it feels like the series is headed in a good direction. I'd love to see some female characters featured, and some more consistency in the art. (Pichelli for the win!) This is making me want to go back and read the Ultimate Peter Parker Spidey volumes too.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Henry Blackwood

    Say what you want about bendis these days and I’ve said more than my fair share but his Ultimate Spider-Man run and Miles Morales intro was one of the best things to happen to Spider-Man this side of the millennium. If vol 1 wasn’t 5 stars it really should be because Miles is one of the biggest and best additions to Spider-Man. Especially in the last decade.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Berk

    Bendis in the second volume continues to make me love Miles. I think I like this volume more than the first. It’s really good. Miles works, he’s endearing and I see why he’s so popular. I had a blast reading this and I’m excited to see where it goes. 4 stars.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Brown

    While I love Bendis's other work I'm having trouble getting into this series. It's just not grabbing me for whatever reason.

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