Miles Morales: Spider-Man #8 Review

Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Art: Javi Garrón, David Curiel, VC’s Travis Lanham, and Patrick O’Keefe
Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 10th, 2019

If I had to take one thing away from the series so far, it’s that Saladin really does a great job at having new characters! First we had Vulture’s granddaughter and then last issue we get introduced to this new villain who kind of reminded me of DC’s Sideways. Which had a good laugh, DC made him to be their Spider-Man and now a Spider-Man book made their own Sideways, one who seems a bit more bad to the bone. Although I will admit I was a bit lack luster at the cliffhanger, hopefully the issue proves me wrong! Let’s dig in and see what we have here…

We begin our issue with Miles on something that reminds me of Spider-Man 1 when Osborn was hooked to the machines that turned him into the Green Goblin. (That is correct, I just spoiled a 17 year old movie. Go watch it, it’s a great movie.) We see a new character, with hey the way Saladin has been giving these new characters, I’m excited to know more about this guy.

Whoever this guy is, comes off a bit threatening as we see, he has some leverage over Miles. Seems like this new villain wants to put Miles through some tests. Quite a few if I do say so myself. Sort of like what happened to Deadpool by the hands of Francis.

Enough is enough as we see Morales gets the energy to break away after he thinks of his family and friends. Even though one of them is the Vice Principal! As he breaks away, we see another face off between Miles and Sideways 2.0, though wish we actually get a name for this character. We do get another battle between these two that unfortunately doesn’t end too well for Sideways 2.0. As it may look like he’s a robot, which is a bit of a let down if this is true. Now Miles is home free…?

Final Thoughts:

This issue felt a bit of a downer. A bit of what is happening in this story arc without actually telling us the main plot points. While I enjoyed the artwork, would have preferred some dialogue or narration to give me more on the story. Did see a great battle with the character from last issue and Miles but have a feeling that, whoever that was is basically a robot. Would I recommend this issue to someone? Only if they are all caught up on the series. I wouldn’t recommend it to someone as their first issue due to it gives you nothing on what’s going on. Even the cliffhanger felt a bit of a downer to get me amped for next issue.

7/10

4 thoughts on “Miles Morales: Spider-Man #8 Review

  1. This was the first issue of Ahmed’s Miles (and honestly the 1st issue with Miles since the Ultimate Universe imploded) I actually liked. I’ve been going through the motions with this book, but here I actually read this twice for sheer enjoyment. Its a fast read, too. I do wish Ahmed would cool it on the young hip street slang. Miles never really spoke like that,and it reads (in my head) corny.

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      1. I did :p I just had me interested in what might happen next. I like feeling tension when I read, and that landed here.

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      2. True! I did enjoy how this new villain truly made me nervous for what’s to come. But just needed a little bit more. Maybe a name drop or something. As well as wasn’t a big fan of seeing that giant hole in Sideways 2.0 (next issue we better get a name for that character!). Small gut feeling is that it is an android.

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