Spider-Man (2016) #1 Review

Spider- Man #1
Spider- Man #1

Welcome to the Marvel Universe Miles Morales, hope you survive the experience! That’s right, he’s here – and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again. Today, Marvel proudly presents your look inside SPIDER-MAN #1 – the highly anticipated new series from blockbuster Miles Morales co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli! Sure, he’s been doing the super hero thing for a while now, but following the events of Secret Wars, Miles finds himself a full-fledged member of the Marvel U. Swinging next to Iron Man, Captain America and Thor as a member of the Avengers and patrolling the Big Apple’s rooftops as NYC’s own Spider-Man! But it’s not all fun and games. A lot has transpired in the eight months since Secret Wars and an entire new universe awaits him – friend and foe alike. Plus, his grades are in the toilet. The adventure begins this February in the can’t-miss SPIDER-MAN #1!

Summary

There is a new Spider-Man in town and this one is not a clone. Meet Miles Morales, fresh from the ultimate universe and swinging on a web near you! Miles is making the adjustment to not only being Spider-Man, but also being a high school student. With the help of his best friend Ganke; one of two people who know his secret identity, the other being his father; Miles will figure things out, but can he do that and face a threat that has taken out the whole Avengers team?

What I thought

I know who Miles Morales is. I have known who he is for quite sometime. Admittedly though, I don’t know Miles Morales. I had to go back to the ultimate universe books to get an idea of who Miles is supposed to be and what he really represents. Having done that I can honestly say that I like Miles Morales. This first issue was a perfect starting point for people like me who know about him, but don’t really know him. The interactions with his friend Ganke are very natural, and for a character like Miles a welcome change from the loner Peter Parker who carried the weight of his secret alone while in high school. It gives Miles a chance to stay grounded in the real world. The appearance of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is a telling one for Miles as he reacts as we expect a kid his age should; he geeks out! So now having taken the time out to really find out who Miles Morales is, I have to confess that I liked this book more than I thought I would. 4/5  stars

stars- 4 very good

Marcus Roberts

Marcus is a freelance writer and longtime comic book collector. He is a husband and father of two. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach with a degree in psychology. He is a moderator for the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) and ICC Anthologies groups and an administrator for the Heroes of Color page on Facebook,and the creator of Project Nexus. Written credits include Jennifer Rash's Dream Angel , and from ICC Publishing, IHERO 3 and Imperia: The Chaos of Calamity.

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