Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Art: Ron Ackins, Dexter Vines, Alitha E. Martinez, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Javier Garrón, David Curiel, Erick Acriniega, VC’s Cory Petit, Patrick O’Keefe
Release Date: Jun 19, 2019
Last issue we ended with Miles picking up a file from Tombstone’s safe house and headed straight to his uncle, The Prowler. Now my knowledge of them, is whenever they face off, they have some serious trouble ahead of them. I remember Mile’s last book run, towards the end, we find out that his uncle recreated the Sinister Six. So even if you don’t know much about his uncle, Aaron, he is a powerful foe for Miles. What troubles awaits Miles when he makes a stop at his uncles? Let’s dig in and see what we have here…
The issue starts where it last left off, Miles in front of his uncle’s place. We see that Uncle Aaron is living in a very nice house, one that Miles and myself can’t believe. Aaron keeps saying that he is legit and he got rid of the Iron Spider that he stole, but wouldn’t surprised me if we see him in the Iron Spider costume soon. Although recently in another Spider-Man book, we see the Prowler attacking F.E.A.S.T., so we at least now that “going legit” doesn’t mean the same thing as not doing anything criminal. We don’t really learn much about anything except that Tombstone wanted to recruit Aaron but he said no.
There is couple of things that makes this issue different from the past. First one, this issue’s narration isn’t in notebook form. Probably due to fact that all of the narration isn’t from Miles at all. And the second thing you will notice soon is the artwork. The art in the other issues were great! However, this issue the art took a slight nose dive.
After visiting his uncle, Miles hears trouble, and calls to the action. There Miles meets up with another young superhero, Bombshell (looks familiar but really, no clue who she is except that she is an amazing name!). Saladin Ahmed also does a nice job to give us what Miles status is with the champions, a book that I was into when it first came out in 2016 but didn’t keep reading. We also get a wicked fight scene with Miles and Bombshell against this giant drone, a fight scene that shows you why Miles is right for being a superhero. We do get this strange set of text message dialogue that really wish I knew who was talking. That is one thing I hate in comics, when you have someone talking but no clue who is doing the talking.
And a qualification in being a superhero, is running late. As in running late to having brunch with his parents. Well this scene was very quick and cut to the point as the parents had some big news to tell Miles. Just as well for Miles to let his parents know what is up with him and his life And you can see the artwork taking a nose dive when you see Miles reaction to the news. Duty calls before this brunch can get rolling.
Duty calls for him to face off against something that for some reason reminded me of DC’s Sideways. Looked like a bit as well as it seems to have his powers. Had a bit of chuckle during their brawl, seeing how it seems Marvel has poked fun at the New Age of Heroes a couple of times already. The brawl between the two was quick as he wiped the floor with Miles. Hope we see more of this new character!
We really don’t get much here in sense of pushing forward with story or character moments really. We get a snippet of scenes from Miles life. Both super and normal life. This felt more like a breath issue after last story arc. The issue however, does plant some seeds for future stories. The dialogue was good! But it was the art that weakened the book. Saladin Ahmed does a great job so far with new characters and this new character that Miles faces off against, seems to be a great foe for Miles. Bring on the next issue!