After his Uncle confronted him about being Spider-Man, Miles is discovering a whole new set of problems he now has to deal with.
Peter Parker would have given anything to have his uncle around. Miles Morales's uncle isn't on the same level as Uncle Ben. With his time as the Prowler, he's gotten into some bad things and has now turned his sights onto Miles. What we get is a new dynamic on the Spider-Man/Uncle situation. Peter's uncle was an inspiration to him. Miles' is the opposite. WIth Uncle Aaron knowing his secrets, will Miles be able to continue to do the right thing?
Month after month Bendis amazes me with this different Spider-Man we have. I wasn't thrilled when word got out Ultimate Peter Parker was going to die. Miles becomes a more likable character with each issue. He is still a young kid trying to cope with gaining spider-powers but with his different background and the different elements in his life (like his uncle), it's a completely different take on Spider-Man. We don't get a big epic Spider-Man battle here but the confrontation we get is just as intense.
David Marquez has only been on the book for a couple of issues but his style fits right in. I feel like he's been on the book for ages now. His style is varied, whether it's capturing the expressions on characters' faces or conveying the fluid motion of the characters in action.
This is one of those sort of 'unfair' complaints. Miles is going through a certain situation that is meant to make us feel uneasy. It's creating tension for Miles and the story. I can appreciate where it's taking things but I'm not completely thrilled with the direction. It does add a new angle to Spider-Man but hopefully we will get some old fashioned Spider-Man action as well as this tension.
Bendis and Marquez deliver another great issue of the adventures of Miles Morales as Spider-Man. Bendis puts the action off to the side as we see Miles deal with his shady uncle, further illustrating the complete opposite relationship that Peter Parker had with his uncle. It's an interesting angle but it does make you long a little for some regular Spider-Man action as well. It was hard to believe that Peter Parker could be replaced. Bendis is continuing to show us that life in the superhero world can move on. Marquez's art fits in perfectly with the action in the book. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN continues to consistently remind us how fun and fresh the Ultimate Universe can be.