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  1. says:

    I think I m willing to give some of this volume s problems a pass because I just freaking love Miles so much He s so flippin cute Gah And having two boys around his age just makes me love this character evenI wanna squish him and squeeze him and hug him The good This is a nice set up for future stories, there s a great dynamic between Miles and his parents, and another good dynamic between Miles and his friends He s got an entire support system of mostly healthy relationships in p I think I m willing to give some of this volume s problems a pass because I just freaking love Miles so much He s so flippin cute Gah And having two boys around his age just makes me love this character evenI wanna squish him and squeeze him and hug him The good This is a nice set up for future stories, there s a great dynamic between Miles and his parents, and another good dynamic between Miles and his friends He s got an entire support system of mostly healthy relationships in place, which is nice to see You can tell Bendis loves this character, in other words And it wouldn t be a bad jumping off place for the character if you re new to comics The bad Well, I still need to go back and read and re read the original Ultimate stuff, but this volume 1 doesn t really address much of anything that happened in Secret Wars I don t think it would be a spoiler at this point to mention that Miles comes from a different now destroyed Earth There s not much in the way of an explanation for that transition, or what how why his friends and family are now here with him I don t know if those answers are in an older title or not, but knowing how Marvel tends to do things sometimes I m not going to bet any money on it All in all, I m pretty happy with the tone, pacing, and art in this thing It wasn t perfect, but I flew through it without wanting to put it down.Definitley Recommended


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    Sometimes it can be highly misleading to apply the same term to a broad category of things Take ice cream, for example certain kinds of ice cream may be very different mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, peanut butter chocolate, fudge swirl , but are of comparable and moan inducingly delicious quality But, then there s stuff like pistachio, or even specialty flavors like crab thanks for that tomfoolery, Bar Harbor, ME that, while also technically ice cream, are decidedly less orgasmic in Sometimes it can be highly misleading to apply the same term to a broad category of things Take ice cream, for example certain kinds of ice cream may be very different mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, peanut butter chocolate, fudge swirl , but are of comparable and moan inducingly delicious quality But, then there s stuff like pistachio, or even specialty flavors like crab thanks for that tomfoolery, Bar Harbor, ME that, while also technically ice cream, are decidedly less orgasmic in one s mouth and, in fact, should be outlawed and or launched into the center of the sun, never to plague humanity again I m looking at you, pistachio, because when I see green ice cream, I think mint chocolate chip and get all excited, and then I realize it s pistachio Spider Man is a bit the same way, especially lately the House of Ideas has been playing fast and loose with the application of that sobriquet, bestowing it upon everyone from 19th century steampunk inventor ladies to talking cartoon pigs If original, teenage Peter Parker fresh off learning that with great power comes great responsibility bar none the greatest origin story in comics is the gold standard for Spider Man stories we ll think of him as the mint chocolate chip of Spideys , what is Miles Morales Caveat I didn t hang out with Miles much in the Ultimate universe though I immensely enjoyed Bendis s work on Ultimate Spider Man during the first several years of its run , so my exposure to him has primarily been post Secret Wars which is pretty much the pistachio of comic crossovers, as I drone on at length about here That said, and perhaps ironically trigger warning ironic not really race related joke coming , he s vanilla.Vanilla ice cream is good Very good, in fact But, in and of itself, it s not at the top of the ice cream spectrum with chocolate syrup and whipped cream sitting on top of a hot brownie well, sure It s squarely in the middle in some ways, a blank canvas to be adorned and festooned and improved with goodness, which is essentially where Miles is right now He s high school Peter Parker light, an attempt to strip away the baggage of 50 years of Spidey continuity not to mention the trappings of running a major corporation that is bogging down the core Spidey books while simultaneously presenting a diverse hero who might speak to and appeal to a broader audience In those aspects, he s a success Further, Bendis remains an ace dialogue writer, and Pichelli s art is lovely This could evolve into somethingdynamic though if Miles remains tied to the Avengers and every earth shaking crossover, it will continue to stunt the book s potential to carve out its own niche , but, right now, it s a pleasant, if occasionally unremarkable, modern retread of a tried and true formula.I prefer my vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, but, hey it does just fine on its own, so I ll keep eating what Bendis and Pichelli are serving up Call it 3.5 stars


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    Thanks to Secret Wars the Ultimates universe was blowed up along with almost everyone in it except for Ultimate Spider Man Miles Morales who is now just Spider Man Sharing New York City with Peter Parker Spider Man That s not confusing And why the hell are so many superheroes in New York City anyway You d have to be a moron to consider being a supervillain or even just an ordinary criminal there Go to Wolverhampton or something, ain t no Spider People across the pond So once again Brian Thanks to Secret Wars the Ultimates universe was blowed up along with almost everyone in it except for Ultimate Spider Man Miles Morales who is now just Spider Man Sharing New York City with Peter Parker Spider Man That s not confusing And why the hell are so many superheroes in New York City anyway You d have to be a moron to consider being a supervillain or even just an ordinary criminal there Go to Wolverhampton or something, ain t no Spider People across the pond So once again Brian Michael Bendis has written a book and forgotten to include a story Witness Miles juggling being a superhero with school, aka the Spider Man boilerplate, before his granny is brought in to up his grades His grandmother And this is interesting to who Miles battles a contrivance called Blackheart who s transparently there to be beaten by Miles to show the audience how capable he is, before he fights Black Cat and Hammerhead for vague reasons But don t worry, none of this shit is going to carry over, this is just background stuff while Miles gran gives him the business It was amusing to see Goldballs rock up to Miles school He s a mutant who can make volley ball sized golden balls appear from his skin I know, he s a thing I like Goldballs because he s such a silly character whose bizarreness is appealing for its inscrutability It s like a callback to Silver Age Marvel when characters like him abounded Goldballs and Sara Pichelli s art were the only bright spots in an otherwise dull and unmemorable debut for Miles Morales I know he s Bendis character but he s been writing him for 5 years now and all this sub par book shows is that he s clearly run out of things to write about Maybe it s time for Bendis to hand Miles over to someone else now


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    Secret Wars has allowed Bendis to retcon some things Miles s mother is alive and well now, although his Dad still knows he s Spider Man I hate this kind of thing, because I no longer know what part of Miles s history is still canon and what is now a figment of my imagination Miles also appears to be a bit older now lookinglike 16 than 13 The book here isn t quite as focused as I m used to with Bendis The plot kind of jumps around all over the place That being said, it s still a Bendi Secret Wars has allowed Bendis to retcon some things Miles s mother is alive and well now, although his Dad still knows he s Spider Man I hate this kind of thing, because I no longer know what part of Miles s history is still canon and what is now a figment of my imagination Miles also appears to be a bit older now lookinglike 16 than 13 The book here isn t quite as focused as I m used to with Bendis The plot kind of jumps around all over the place That being said, it s still a Bendis penned Spider Man book, so it s still top notch Sara Pichelli is a very talented artist I like the introduction of Goldballs to the book He has such a dumb mutant power it cracks me up


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    Look, I don t wanna go there I really don t but this book is a great example of what can go wrong when you have a white guy writing for a character of color If you re a big fan of Bendis, this may not be the review for you I have respect for the guy but he was wrong for this Bendis has been around for a long time Whatever my issues with CW II and some of his inconsistent character work, I ve enjoyed several things he s written I enjoyed the hell out of the original run of Miles series Up Look, I don t wanna go there I really don t but this book is a great example of what can go wrong when you have a white guy writing for a character of color If you re a big fan of Bendis, this may not be the review for you I have respect for the guy but he was wrong for this Bendis has been around for a long time Whatever my issues with CW II and some of his inconsistent character work, I ve enjoyed several things he s written I enjoyed the hell out of the original run of Miles series Up until now, I haven t had huge problems with his writing and I realize that this was probably due to the fact that he hasn t tried to talk about Miles race It was for the best because when he attempted to bring that up in this volume, I rage quit twice.Dude doesn t know what the fuck he s talking about.This isn t a case where someone reached out to a member of the community to make sure they weren t writing something ignorant White writers can write characters of color respectfully, see Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Ms Marvel, and several of Brian K Vaughn s books It is possible Bendis attempted to make a point in this book but failed completely and veered into ignorant and offensive territory Let s talk about this Clearly, Bendis was trying to tell the dudebros and other anti Miles comic book readers that Miles is Spider Man In the same vein that these people refuse to call Jane Thor or Sam Cap, Miles is often referred to as the black Spider Man I get where Bendis is coming from and I m sure his heart was in the right place but he completely missed why Sam and Miles are different from Jane When you re a black character taking the legacy of a historically white character although, let s be clear, Isaiah Bradley was the first Captain America , your race is something that a lot of fans latch onto Some for hateful reasons, but a lot of them, like me, read these books because we see someone that looks like us being a hero I first bought Ultimate Spider Man thinking that if I didn t like it, I could give it to my younger cousins because Miles is a black Spider Man He is a hero young black boys can look up to That s amazing The number of black heroes is growing but there aren t a lot of them out there The few we have rarely get solo books that last So, let s discuss why this statement from Miles is problematic Firstly, it seems to imply that Miles doesn t want to see himself as black Which, why It seems as if Bendis fell into the good old I don t see race, I m colorblind schtick and ran with it Let s explain why that s a problem it implies that you have to ignore someone s background to treat them with respect What is so wrong with Miles being black that you have to blind yourself to that part of him to appreciate him as a hero Why does Miles wish to separate himself from his race Secondly, Bendis paints the blogger s vlog as a problem Why She is praising the fact that Marvel has taken some steps in the right direction in terms of representation Jane Foster as Thor, Kamala Khan as Ms Marvel, Sam Wilson as Cap these are all good things We needheroes for children of all genders and races to look up to What is Bendis angle here Thirdly, this is something a person of color would probably never say I say probably because there are black people out there that do try to distance themselves from their race and that s an entirely different issue We know why it matters This is yet another sign that Bendis doesn t quite understand what it means to be black Why would he try to tackle this concept at all Perhaps, someone complained that he was missing an opportunity here and he tried to rectify that However, in true Lena Dunham fashion, he went about this in the wrong way entirely As if that wasn t enough, Miles and Ganke get into an argument about whether it s harder to be a black kid in New York or a chubby kid So, you re black Big whup Big whup Big whup This was not far off from when the BLM protests were going on and Bendis actually sat down and fucking wrote this Sorry, but what the hell was going on in his mind This is not like Happy Endings where a black man and a gay man argue over who has it worse That show acknowledged that both suffer from oppression and it shouldn t be a contest Instead, we have 2 men of color debating whether being overweight leads to achallenging experience than that of a black man This is utterly fucking ridiculous And it somehow gets worse with this Seriously I would understand this from a white character but Ganke is not white Why would he say something like this It s fucking 2016 and we re still pretending racism is over Are you kidding me Sorry, but this bullshit took me out of the book I rage quit twice Here are some viewpoints from other people of color who weren t pleased with this take on Miles either 1, 2, 3, and 4.Let s not talk about how Ganke outs Miles to Goldballs for the messiest of reasons Ganke The same guy who hasn t trusted any of the girls Miles has dated Ganke who repeatedly tells Miles not to tell anyone his secret That same Ganke that was acting like a complete ass this entire book This is the kind of shit that makes me want to say Whoa, dude Out of character except the guy that wrote this created the characters I could have enjoyed the mediocrity of this book so much easier had Bendis not felt it necessary to try to make a statement I worry about him writing for Riri Williams if this is the kind of shit we re getting We already have the fuckery that s going on in Sam s book and now this If I have to read about Riri Williams telling the world she doesn t want to be seen as the Black Iron Woman , I will rage quit again 2 bland ass, annoying stars


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    Following Secret Wars Miles Morales, his friends, and family have joined the main Marvel Universe An even bigger surprise is Miles Mom is alive again Now Miles is once again attempting to balance his superhero work with his school work Unfortunately his school work isn t fairing so well at the moment.Post Secret Wars Miles Morales existence is anything but clear His Mom s alive again which is a massive plus No one seems to have any memory of the Ultimate Universe Even Peter Parker who met Following Secret Wars Miles Morales, his friends, and family have joined the main Marvel Universe An even bigger surprise is Miles Mom is alive again Now Miles is once again attempting to balance his superhero work with his school work Unfortunately his school work isn t fairing so well at the moment.Post Secret Wars Miles Morales existence is anything but clear His Mom s alive again which is a massive plus No one seems to have any memory of the Ultimate Universe Even Peter Parker who met Miles in Spider Men has no recollection of the other world where Miles and his loved ones are from Miles father still knows he s Spider Man, but there is no longer any anger over that point Prowler is alive and no word if he s Miles uncle or not in this world It s frustratingly confusing because the story is saying, Forget what you learned beforewell except for the charactersum well that s not entirely true because some of them have changed and one came back to life Don t be concerned that no one remembers Miles past even him.The storyline itself is the standard school aged hero Basically it s I have to save the world, but I have to do my homework too. I imagine it speaks to kids, unfortunately I m way past that point in my life so reading about balancing school and being a superhero holds little interest to me at this point I do like Miles, but the comic s focus is significantly different from my own.All in all Spider Man Miles Morales vol 1 is a good title, but I m not sure it s what I m looking for any


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    There were definitely some flaws in this story, but it being about Miles Morales I am inclined to still like it I am not sure why I am such a sucker for Miles but I am However here is a list of what I did NOT like 1 Ganke like what the fuck man you are supposed to be Miles friend 2 The name Goldballs, I mean is that a joke 3 The super unnecessary involvement of that youtuber girl, she just annoys the crap out of me But things I liked 1 Miles 2 Mrs Marvel3 Black Cat I am also a suck There were definitely some flaws in this story, but it being about Miles Morales I am inclined to still like it I am not sure why I am such a sucker for Miles but I am However here is a list of what I did NOT like 1 Ganke like what the fuck man you are supposed to be Miles friend 2 The name Goldballs, I mean is that a joke 3 The super unnecessary involvement of that youtuber girl, she just annoys the crap out of me But things I liked 1 Miles 2 Mrs Marvel3 Black Cat I am also a sucker for anything Black Cat, sue me


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    I d probably say this is the best title Bendis is writing lately, and I think it s because he can get away with his heavy dialogue and not much plot movement in this title because Miles and the supporting cast like Ganke and Golden Balls are such great characters that you don t mind the dialogue moments They re enjoyable That s not to say there s no plot here Miles is established in the 616verse by taking on The Black Cat who is the Kingpin of crime now Which is news to me, unless I jus I d probably say this is the best title Bendis is writing lately, and I think it s because he can get away with his heavy dialogue and not much plot movement in this title because Miles and the supporting cast like Ganke and Golden Balls are such great characters that you don t mind the dialogue moments They re enjoyable That s not to say there s no plot here Miles is established in the 616verse by taking on The Black Cat who is the Kingpin of crime now Which is news to me, unless I just passed over when Slott did it in the main Spidey book because it was boring and it s the usually still young and learning arc Slotts Spider man book has been better post Secret Wars, but this is still the better Spider man book And I m glad to see Bendis can write good comics because I still want to refer to him as one of my favourite writers and not the writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and Civil War II


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    For the record, I m absolutely overjoyed that Miles Morales survived view spoiler the destruction of his home universe hide spoiler as I m a big fan of Spidey, Jr In fact, his adventures are scratching my Spidey itch muchthan Peter Parker s are at the moment Seriously, I don t even recognise Pete any.It s a shame then that this first volume of Miles Earth 616 adventures was a bit of a mess There were a bunch of different stories here, all kinda splodged together with no real s For the record, I m absolutely overjoyed that Miles Morales survived view spoiler the destruction of his home universe hide spoiler as I m a big fan of Spidey, Jr In fact, his adventures are scratching my Spidey itch muchthan Peter Parker s are at the moment Seriously, I don t even recognise Pete any.It s a shame then that this first volume of Miles Earth 616 adventures was a bit of a mess There were a bunch of different stories here, all kinda splodged together with no real sense of deliberate intent or cohesion It would also have been nice to get some kind of explanation of Miles new status quo Fortunately, Sarah Pichelli s artwork was as gorgeous as ever This book s worth reading for her work alone I m keeping my fingers crossed that volume 2 will be an improvement


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    I loved this, surprisingly I ve always wanted to read about Miles Morales, and I m glad I finally did I haven t read enough Bendis to say whether I m a fan or not, but his writing is great here Solid dialog, plotting, and characterization Because Miles is a teenager struggling with the hero student balance much like the classic Peter Parker, there s complexity to the character constant conflict between him and his friends, teachers, parents, and of course villains While the villain Blackhe I loved this, surprisingly I ve always wanted to read about Miles Morales, and I m glad I finally did I haven t read enough Bendis to say whether I m a fan or not, but his writing is great here Solid dialog, plotting, and characterization Because Miles is a teenager struggling with the hero student balance much like the classic Peter Parker, there s complexity to the character constant conflict between him and his friends, teachers, parents, and of course villains While the villain Blackheart the Demon takes a backseat to Miles himself, I can tell a deeper conflict has begun and I m curious to see where it s going I ve never heard of Sara Pichelli, but her artwork is fantastic and complements the light tone of storytelling Clean sketchy lines and rich, realistic colors It just feels like Spider Man Speaking of the elephant in the comic, I like Miles as Spider Man Bendis addresses this directly through characters opinions on a Spider Man of color, and it s very well done, with Miles even saying, I don t want to the black Spider Man, I just want to be Spider Man Paraphrasing There are countless diverse characters, from Miles best friend Ganke, to his mixed race parents, his two love interests, and other Avengers Ms Marvel and Sam Wilson It doesn t feel like liberal feel good pandering either I get the impression that Bendis and Marvel are really trying to break the status quo of white faces dominating comics And it s great


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Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 1 Miles Morales Is Hitting The Big Time Not Only Is He Joining The Marvel Universe, But He S Also A Card Carrying Avenger, Rubbing Shoulders With The Likes Of Iron Man, Thor And Captain America And He Ll Soon Be A Media Sensation In This All New, All Different New York One Thing S The Same, Though Non Stop Action Like When Earth S Mightiest Heroes All Fall, And Miles Stands Alone Against A Villain With The Power To Destroy The Universe Or When The Black Cat Tries To Get Her Claws In This New Spider Man Or When A New Mutant Threatens To Grab The Spotlight And Don T Forget Miles Toughest Foe Yet His Grandmother But His Grades Might Be The Ultimate Challenge Maybe A Study Session Date With Ms Marvel Would Help Welcome To The Neighborhood, Spider Man Hope It S Friendly Collecting SPIDER MAN