Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Art: Marcelo Ferreira, Wayne Faucher, and David Curiel
Release Date: November 4th, 2020
Feels like this Ultimatum storyline has been going on for a very long time! My excitement for this character has been a roller coaster of emotions. But finally, things are getting spicy as we saw in the last issue, Miles finally meets Ultimatum. With the last issue we see quite a few plots from Ahmed’s run make connecting dots to Ultimatum, hopefully, this storyline doesn’t feel like Spider-Man 3 with having too much story going on for the reader to enjoy the main story. But let’s dive in and see what we have here…
Last issue we ended with Miles and Prowler trying to escape Ultimatum and the Assessor but to end up being surrounded by Goblinoids. That is all we get in this issue. Just one big action of a comic. Which, the last issue was mainly an exposition issue. One thing this book does so well is action scenes. Sure the artwork was better when Javier did it at the start of the comic run, but the art team still does a great job with the action! This issue can be broken down into three action scenes.
Our first action scene with Miles and Aaron. The way they work together and talk builds up the bond they have for each other. Definitely Prowler throughout the fight we saw more skills from him than Miles. I would love a 5 or 6 issue mini-series on Prowler written by Ahmed. This opening scene alone makes me want one more. The way Prowler is drawn and dialogued, for some reason, it feels like he is the focal point. Thankfully not too long after that Bombshell and Starling show up to help once they have notice Goblinoids are running amuck.
Next up we have Jeff and Captain America. Where we just see Jeff picking up his weapon to find Miles but later we see Steve is driving Ganke, Judge, and Barbara home. That is the only thing in the issue that was odd. To have him drive the kids home. Pretty sure he has somewhere to be and what if danger is approaching. And that is what happens when Goblinoids attack their car. Thankfully Jeff is there to give a hand. Hope this leads to Jeff becoming part of the government and we see him on missions whether it is in a Captain America book or some other book.
Back to Miles and his band of warriors, we truly do see how great and powerful both Starling and Bombshell are. My excitement for the Champions book has gone up a bit due to this scene. Thankfully backup is on its way as Jeff and Steve both arrive to lend a hand. And the page we see of the whole gang fighting the Goblinoids looks amazing and hoping soon that becomes a poster or something! But too bad Ultimatum had to be a poor sport and make a grand entrance for our showdown next issue.
Well, I am a guy who loves action scenes, and that is what we got. Can’t overly love this issue but certain I do not dislike it! Besides the issue with Captain America driving the kids home, the only thing I would change for this issue would be just a little better job at art. The art is good but can always be better. If you want a Miles Morales book filled with action and guest appearances then I would highly recommend this issue!