Review: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1

When life becomes too much, most of us find some sort of coping mechanism. Others will seek out outlets for escape. Others focus on doing work to distract themselves. Some of us go to the gym to work our frustrations out. Never do we stop to think about how those challenges shape us. We’re often just happy to get through it, but never really appreciate the journey we’ve gone through. Sometimes we do indeed fall and can find it difficult to get back up. In Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1, we find Miles fighting his worst foe, one that will change him forever.

In the debut issue, we’re taken to New York City where Scorpion is creating havoc in Midtown, putting civilians in danger, leaving Miles to rescue one woman out of harm’s way. This leads to a battle royale between the two  and a convenient run in with Damage Control, which makes Miles questions his whole purpose for being a superhero. Meanwhile at school, he gets into trouble with a teacher, leading a few days suspension, which gives him a moment to have heart to heart talk with his parents about his many struggles, and how much hurts because of them. By the issue’s end, he senselessly beats Bumbler, learns that he needs to refocus his energy and finds one damsel in distress was actually a fly in the ointment.

Overall, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 feels like the most personal story of Miles Morales that we have seen so far. The story is Ziglar is spectacular. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, this will gain new fans and affirm old fans of why they love miles Morales in the first place.

Story: Cody Ziglar Art: Federico Vicentini
Color: Bryan Valenza Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Purchase: comiXology/Kindle