When fate is thrust upon you, do you fight it or embrace it? AS life may take you places where you don’t ever see yourself going, if you embrace it. An argument can be made to the contrary, where some people believe you make your own luck. I like to think it is a bit of both is in equal measure, where destiny takes you where you are needed, but you also do the work to get there.
Some of us having a greater sense of ourselves in that mindset. When knowing who you are is of great advantage in life, those are the rare ones. This becomes even more harder to navigate, as these arare ones, gain power and influence. In the return of the classic What If series, What If… Miles Morales #2, we see him take on the mantle of Wolverine, and see if he becomes what they made him.
We are taken to an alternate universe, in 1981 Atlanta, where the city was still facing the siege of Missing Black Children and Miles’ parents don’t have time for him., whereby he would become another victim . Fast forward 41 years later, we are taken to Rhinelander , Wisconsin, where we find a grown up Miles, where we find out the under the Weapon X program, they have turned him into Wolverine. And mutants are being hunted. As SHIELD sends Agent J to go after Wolverine, but unbeknownst to both of them, Miles has been fighting his father, the whole time. The surprises don’t end there, as we find out his uncle Aaron is Sabretooth, where they all realize that the government made them into monsters. By issue’s end, Miles spares Sabretooth’s life, buries his father and meets the X-Men.
Overall, What If… Miles Morales #2 is a relevant story that adds a great chapter to this series. The story by Ridley is masterful. The art by the creative team is awesome. Altogether, a story which simply astounds.
Story: John Ridley Art: Farid Karami
Color: Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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