Review: Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man_1_CoverThis is it, with Spider-Man #1 Miles Morales is officially part of the 616 (or whatever the new Marvel Universe is called) and gets the spotlight. And along with him is some of his cast-mates like Ganke and his parents. We don’t know what’s happened in the past eight months, but things seem to be mashed together well, as if this has been the way it always is.

The comic is fascinating in that it does Peter Parker Spider-Man than the current comics featuring Peter Parker. Miles is in school attempting to balance school and his responsibilities as a hero. He’s not quite doing well with either position.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis has basically hit a reset button with this character and is giving us the best Spider-Man comic of the bunch so far.

Joining Bendis is artist Sara Pichelli, yes the team that made Ultimate Spider-Man so fun. Pichelli’s art is absolutely fantastic and she’s just beyond perfect to kick off the series. I loved her work in her previous run with Miles, and having her here is just awesome. She does an amazing job of mixing action and the quieter moment of Miles in his non superhero life.

The comic feels like what’s come before, but just in a different universe. That’s good and bad in that it feels familiar and is just as fun, it’s bad in that we don’t know Miles’ history/origin/etc. There’s some questions to be resolved, and hopefully we get some of it. And hopefully the comic keeps it up, because it’ll be fun as we find it all out.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Sara Pichelli
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.9 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review