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Miles Morales has a lot going on, what with moving to a new neighborhood, dealing with the loss of his father, and the whole gaining superpowers thing. After a misunderstanding with the law, Miles questions what it means to be a hero when people are ready to believe the worst of you. Tempted by the power and freedom of his new abilities, Miles must decide what kind of Spider-Man he wants to be. When Vulture starts wreaking havoc across the city with his new accomplice Starling, Miles can't just sit back and watch. Teamed up with Peter Parker, the two Spider-Men must stop the winged duo before they can unleash experimental tech across the whole city. With lives at risk, can Miles step up and be a hero?
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- Willis Burns
Do any Marvel authors read comics?
Everything from the (not as big a deal but) constant misuse of I and me to the (very important) author seemingly forgetting that Peter and Miles are in costume and supposed to have secret identities...
The first act goes into great detail and concern about this, yet later on, Peter and Miles call each other by their first names several times around people who could easily overhear. That, plus Miles noticing Pete’s facial expressions while Peter is wearing a mask? It’s really scary Marvel and Dreamscape editors didn’t catch any of this.
Then, let’s consider the city-wide bird-zombie issue. Where is S.H.I.E.L.D.? Where are the Avengers? This isn’t DC... there needed to at least be an excuse as to why those parties didn’t show up for what is described as “the whole city” being turned into bird people.
This is why Spider-Man typically deals with ground level baddies and not city or world threatening ones.
All-in-all, this felt like a piece written to get a certain message across more than entertain. Additionally, it failed to convince me that the author had any prior knowledge of Spider-Man in any universe.
Shame. Could have been fun.
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A great story, written from the wrong perspective.
So, this for me, being a giant Spider-Man fan, was mildly a let down. The story was good, voices were alright, though, good for just one actor 😂. It’s written in the first person, so it’s weird to get used to. Like miles will say, “as I looked to my side I saw” or talking to the reader strangely. After you understand the way it was written it’s a overall good book. Give it a listen.
This book is a mess...
I'll make it short and sweet because I'm so disappointed I don't want to dwell anymore on it.
It feels like the people who do these books (writers AND narrators) don't know the source material. ESPECIALLY the narrators. This guy is awful with EVERYONE OTHER THAN Miles (to which with Miles he's just decent), and if you are being honest with yourself, it's not tough for this guy to trip into doing an OK version of MM. He just doesn't even try with anyone else. Sometimes Pete sounds a little like the source material, but 87% of the time it's butchered. Speaking of characters, why is it so hard to write them NOT shouting their names at each other in situations where they WANT to be secret? This happens so often you'd be dead from poisoning if you played a drinking game with it long before the 2nd half of the story.
If you love woke stories with "woe is me" teens complaining about how being black is so hard and it is essentially a death sentence without a mask on, you'll love this book. Miles never shuts up about it, even going so far as to internally attack Peter because he "can't understand". Kid, neither can you. The reason you go down that road in this book is a pretty clear scenario that being black isn't a bad thing, IT'S THE THING THAT TIES YOU TO THE PROBLEM. If the scenario was with a white kid, it'd be the same problem, only no white kid is going to whine that he's only in trouble because he's white. You're in trouble because you're in a situation you could have avoided but chose not to. You also look and sound like a 12-year-old Spanish kid. How is that never a point of contention? I don't want to spoil it, which is why I'm trying to be vague, but if you have a brain you can easily figure out what I mean.
Everything else is just far too convenient with this story. As is almost all things of this nature. "'This' happens, so of course 'this' has to happen because of it, with 'this' person because obviously, it would..." No, you chose to be simple and without creativity. And why is it Miles never complains about his Puerto Rican heritage? Why is it always THE BEST EVER whenever he talks about it (ad nauseam, no less)? You know why. Culturally, right now especially, he has to whine about being black. Also, hey, Miles, you're in a mask a lot of the time you complain about it. No one knows what color you are, so why does that keep creeping into your head? I know your dad wouldn't complain...
Huh. I guess I went further than I thought I would. Now I don't want to waste any more of my time on this subject. Willis' review is great, so go read his, too.