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Review – Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 (Marvel Comics)

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6
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Summary

Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Javier Garron
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Artist: Marco D’Alfonso
Publisher: Marvel
Rating: T+
Release Date: May 22, 2019

There’s a new player on the field in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6, and that means there’s a new team-up on the way. Well, sort of.

 

There’s A New Player on the Field in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6

Miles is one of those characters that fits in well with many teams. So it’s no surprise that Miles Morales: Spider-Man has had more than one team-up by this point. This time around, though, it’s a character we’re not so familiar with. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 does a great job of carrying many of the smaller plots that have been forming around our main character. It does that all while giving us a main plot to focus on—one that’s full of action and, okay, a little bit of arguing.

Writing

Miles Morales Spider-Man #6 (Marvel Comics) main cover by Marco D'Alfonso
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 (Marvel Comics) main cover by Marco D’Alfonso

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 had a lot of great moments in it. Saladin Ahmed did a great job of weaving in a lot of questions and concerns into this issue. And he did it without making it feel like we were being beaten over the head with it.

The main plot in this issue was fun. Miles got to hang out with…well, I’m not sure if I should call her a superhero or not. Let’s go with vigilante, until we know more about her. So Miles got to hang out with a vigilante, and their differences were not as major as you’d expect. What differences there were led to some interesting moments and conversations, though. The new character introduced for this plot made for a fantastic mirror to Miles. That fact is one of the reasons why I’m not sure if I should call her a hero. I think she has the potential—especially if she keeps hanging around Miles. But she isn’t there yet.

The undercurrent of this issue had one focus: secrets. For the average superhero, secrets are part of life. But that doesn’t mean that there are no consequences to having them. In a way, I think it was this underlying debate that had the most impact. It’s certainly what is going to stick with me in the long run.

Art

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 had some brilliant artwork in it. For one thing, there was the new(er) character design. This character looked great. She was cool and dramatic looking. And while there was never any question about her being her own character, there were enough visual ties to connect her to another Spider-Man character. Something that we were led to believe was intentional.

Javier Garron brought us some great looking fight scenes as well, though some were understandable more dramatic than others. Helping Garron was David Curiel. He provided the colors, and I really loved what he did with them. There was one panel in particular that I loved the coloring on – the one with the moon in the backdrop. It was beautifully done.

Conclusion

This was a fun issue, on the whole. I love that there was so much going on, even if a lot of it was just smaller moments. In fact, I still maintain that the highest impact in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 was actually one of these “smaller” moments.

As for the new character introduced in this plot? I honestly hope to see her again. For one thing, it’d be fun to see Miles hanging out with more characters like her. Meaning the type of character he can debate with. Plus she’s a fun character, so why not?


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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