Writer: Brian Michael Bendis / Artist: Nico Leon / Marvel Comics
I don’t know if yall reading this have noticed the patter but every even issue of Spider-Man Bendis be dropping them race-talk bars. I am legit fed up man. I loved this series and Miles up until this point. Now i just feel fricking… dirty reading this. Turning the page not knowing what “progressive” talk I’m ’bout to be hit with. The worst part is that it’s always falling on me while EIC Will Evans doesn’t have to be tainted with this burden as he reviews every odd issue of Spider-Man and it’s all freaking roses and *insert brand of champagne Titus Andromeda be sipping on*. I don’t like that shit. I don’t like that shit at– Okay. Okay …I’m a good person yo, I pay my taxes, I help people move in or out (on occasion) this shit ain’t fair bruh…I’m tired of this…I’m just… I– I- I-
*Acts as if you didn’t just witness a grown man hit his breaking point* Aaaaaaand we’re back into the swing of Miles’s hectic life this issue. Miles is getting adjusted to a lot of new changes. Fabio (Gold Balls) is his new roommate now. He’s getting over Ganke’s revealing his secret identity (slowly but surely). We get some good dialogue between the new roomies as well this issue dealing with … “The Friend Zone”.
As these characters are young (that ain’t no excuse) and boys (that def ain’t no excuse) the whole friend zone topic seems fitting and it was handled with kid gloves and we got the true message in the underlying fear of rejection (I’m digging deep here, folks) brought forth by Ganke venting. It will be interesting to see how that develops further and if it will be revisited in order to debunk “friend zoning”.
There was a lot of movement this issue especially from a lot of features; we see Jessica Jones spying on Miles (which is kinda like “Damn, Jessica, you just out here accepting jobs on tweens too, yo?”) and Tony Stark explaining his side of Civil War and the doom that will come. Tony is giving Miles the heads up on having to choose a side down the line. Profiling is a word that came up a lot to describe what’s going on with Civil War and trying to stop events of the future before they happen. Enjoy that question?, Miles asks Tony about the use of that analogy.
This issue truly shines with Jefferson talking to his wife about needing to take the reigns of control back from her before she loses Miles. We also see Miles having to talk with Jefferson about his own issues, as well. There is a lot of well rounded character development happening for the supporting cast which is good to see. Nico Leon did a great job on art work as well. It’s a big style change and a drastic difference from regular artist Sara Pichelli.
It is, but it still works for this series. Leon does a great job showcasing the interactions between the supportive cast and Miles. There wasn’t much action to display but the mannerisms Leon had Miles exhibiting while talking to Tony Stark were great and totally meme worthy.
This was a good issue to get back into the messiness of Miles’s social life and school life outside of being Spider-Man. We’ll have to wait till next issue to see what side of the Civil War II line Miles will find himself on when push gets ready to shove.