Here, all the other stories are weaving in and out and while the mixture of stories works really well here, it feels so different than the last issue
That is not necessarily bad.
MILES MORALES finally gets back to the lingering story lines that fans have been clamoring for more of. Bendis does a phenomenal job with the writing by giving readers some wonderful, dialogue driven scenes. Marquez and Ponsor kill it on the art, as always and make this one visually exciting book. Almost everything about this issue was a gigantic hit. I cannot recommend this series enough. MILES MORALES: THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN is easily one of Marvel's best series.
The problem is that issue to issue it feels different. It doesn't feel like one cohesive story and the difference between 4 and 5 is the problem. I couldn't justify a 5 for this issue, even though it was awesome.
1. I figured it couldn't be the Doctor's hallucination since the others did actually see it. If it's just a random kid, then that kid is the quietest, calmest and creepiest kid I have ever seen.
2. I guess I can see your point, but... I don't know. Why now? After 2000 years he finally thinks "What if someone is listening to everything I say?" It is open to explanation I guess, but I'm not sure I buy it.
3. Okay, I guess this one's up for debate. I think Doctor Who does occasionally rely on contrived plot devices and "it doesn't make sense but just go with it" type of stuff a little too much though.
4. Actually I really like this idea in regards to the "Promised Land" stuff we saw, but I'm still not sure how that would apply to what happens in this episode. What's the focal point that ingrains this idea into everyone and gives it resonance? The episode almost implies that Clara's actions are the root of it all but that can't be right, right? Or this whole idea just a smokescreen for the issues that deal with the Doctor's madness? I kind of feel like this episode is, if nothing else, an example of an episode that tries to make you think it's about one thing and then goes somewhere totally different.
5. This is a personal gripe and not a knock against the series, especially since it's such a successful element of the revived series, but I often don't care for the companions' personal lives. There were some exceptions, and I can see now that there could be some bigger picture they're building towards with Clara and Mr Pink, but I can't help but feel that I could be getting more Doctor-time instead.
Thank you very much for giving me food for thought on this episode, I appreciate the insight.
1. Normally, I'd agree with you 100% but my niece and nephew do creepy things all the time. In fact, last night, my friend's daughter was playing with a plastic snake, put it on my shoulder and said "It's going to eat your soul." Kids are creepy.
2. It's a new Doctor. He has new personality traits. Capaldi is a bit darker and stern and maybe this is a new side of him. We'll see how it plays out.
3. Yeah. I'm just going with it. I'm open to the things Clara does this season because I hated her so much in the past. I'm giving her a chance.
4. It's Moffat, so expect the unexpected.... lots of times in the worst way possible, like bad writing. Again, I'm giving him a chance as well because he's rubbed me the wrong way the past two years.
5. You don't want to know more about what Ace did in her free time (Probably punk rock things)? I totally just made a bad Ace reference. What do I win? It's fan service in a sense because reboot fans fell in love with Rose and wanted more, so the tradition continues.