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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.2

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.2 - Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Samnee, Sara Pichelli, David Marquez While Miles Morales is adjusting to his new identity as Spider-Man, his Uncle Aaron has some ideas of his own...

Miles continues to try to fill Peter Parker's shoes. While the Ringer and Omega Red were good tests for his abilities, his uncle Aaron, aka The Prowler, is a much worse threat. I don't see anything good coming from Aaron knowing Miles is Spider-Man.

The story moved things along but focused more on Miles' inner turmoil than it did punching super villains, probably a good thing at this stage in the game. The art was well suited to a Spider-Man story and made Miles look like a young teenager rather than a small adult. It's hard for me not to feel somewhat paternal toward Miles since the kid is only 13.

Side note: Does anyone else feel like Marvel missed the bus by not featuring Miles instead of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The way to get people behind Miles in the long run is to feature him in other media and the movies would go a long way toward that.

I'm in it for the long haul with this kid. Four out of five stars.