Writer: Brian Michael Bendis / Art: David Marquez
I think it is safe to say that the Marvel Ultimate Universe’s MVP is still Miles Morales. Bendis does such a great job of making Mile’s superhero struggle his own and getting us to root for him. Miles life is so different from before he got his powers it almost makes one wonder if he inherited Peter Parker’s crappy luck as well. This issue was a fun read as Bendis gives us a 50/50 between Mile’s secret identity problems (breaking the news to Kate Bishop that he is Spider-Man) as well as his vigilante problems (Does he tell Aunt May Peter is back? What if he is a clone? Norman Osborn is back too? How does he handle that)
David Marquez does a gorgeous detail in this issue, my favorite being the scale of the situation Miles finds himself in when he is confronted by the Goblin (in the spot where Peter Parker was died no less)
Miles finds himself in the thick of it this month. He has to deal with Kate Bishop reaction to his big reveal as well as his best friend Ganke railing on him (hilariously) for how he handles things and not taking heed to his advice. Not to mention Norman Osborn wasting no time getting right to fucking business taking out feds before heading back to the scene of the crime just in time to meet the new Spider-Man. Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd, it is about to be some shit next month.
Bendis knows how to set that hype up. Reading this issue almost made me forget how upset I was at Parker’s return but now I’m moving to the edge of my seat waiting to see how this is all going to play out. Bendis stay doing the lord’s work while keeping things exciting, but we been known that