Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 4 by Brian Michael Bendis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Uncle Aaron walks among the living and he’s teaming up with a nefarious bunch for the heist of a lifetime to steal a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier for a mysterious buyer. One may have thought that he’d use this second chance to live a better life, maybe even reconnect with his family, but he is a burglar at heart, and stealing from a corrupt system is his own form of justice. He and Miles will never see eye-to-eye on this, and although he’s been warned to mind his own business, Miles is going after the Sinister Six anyway, leading to great misfortune.
I was rooting for relationships to be mended in this volume. For secrets to not keep the Davis family apart. The dynamics may be different, but they can still be a family. With his mother now in on the secret, things will definitely be different. Like how his parents are mysteriously working with some guy named Cable who wants Miles to be a part of his spy organization. What is that all about?
In the meantime, can we just celebrate the fact that Ganke has a girlfriend?! I’m glad to find out that Danika was legit because at first, I thought she was really only interested in what information he might be able to share with her about Spider-Man. Ganke is a nice guy and he deserves someone who is sincere. Miles has some work to do though as it concerns girls because his new girlfriend seems to think that he is still into his ex Lana. He’s got some serious explaining to do. I wonder if he would ever tell her his secret or if he even should? It doesn’t seem to work out when masked heroes do. His calling is great and we’ve only seen the beginnings of what he’s capable of. I look forward to seeing the heights and depths of his abilities in future comics.
With the announcement of Brian Michael Bendis making the move to DC Comics, I thought I’d read my last Miles Morales comic. I was thrilled, however, to find volume 4 at my local library. The cover looked to me like old friends welcoming me back for a read. It was a satisfying experience, especially because of the farewell letter at the end penned to readers of his books. I am a new fan as of summer 2018. I was new to comics of any kind really because I never thought I would enjoy them. Bendis was the first one that I read and I knew that I’d struck gold. Miles Morales was the perfect place to begin my comic book experience so as you might imagine, it was rather disappointing to learn that Bendis was ending his career with Marvel. I thought it might also mean the end of Miles. I am glad to know that his story will continue on. I don’t know anything about Saladin Ahmed but I do look forward to seeing where he’ll take Miles. Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1 releases this summer (7/30/19) and I can’t wait to check it out.
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