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Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 1

(Spider-Man (2016) (Collected Editions) #1)

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Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York! One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles st ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Marvel (first published September 7th 2016)
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Anne
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think I'm willing to give some of this volume's problems a pass because I just freaking love Miles so much. He's so flippin cute! Gah!
And having two boys around his age just makes me love this character even more.
I wanna squish him and squeeze him and hug him...

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The good?
This is a nice set up for future stories, there's a great dynamic between Miles and his parents, and another good dynamic between Miles and his friends. He's got an entire support system of (mostly) healthy relationships in p
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Sean Gibson
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Sometimes it can be highly misleading to apply the same term to a broad category of things. Take ice cream, for example—certain kinds of ice cream may be very different (mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, peanut butter chocolate, fudge swirl), but are of comparable (and moan-inducingly delicious) quality. But, then there’s stuff like pistachio, or even “specialty” flavors like crab (thanks for that tomfoolery, Bar Harbor, ME) that, while also technically ice cream, are decidedly less orgasmic in ...more
Sam Quixote
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Thanks to Secret Wars the Ultimates universe was blowed up along with almost everyone in it - except for Ultimate Spider-Man/Miles Morales who is now just Spider-Man. Sharing New York City with Peter Parker/Spider-Man. That’s not confusing. And why the hell are so many superheroes in New York City anyway? You’d have to be a moron to consider being a supervillain or even just an ordinary criminal there! Go to Wolverhampton or something, ain’t no Spider-People across the pond!

So once again Brian
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Chad
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Secret Wars has allowed Bendis to retcon some things. Miles's mother is alive and well now, although his Dad still knows he's Spider-Man. I hate this kind of thing, because I no longer know what part of Miles's history is still canon and what is now a figment of my imagination. Miles also appears to be a bit older now looking more like 16 than 13. The book here isn't quite as focused as I'm used to with Bendis. The plot kind of jumps around all over the place. That being said, it's still a Bendi ...more
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
Look, I don't wanna go there. I really don't but this book is a great example of what can go wrong when you have a white guy writing for a character of color.

If you're a big fan of Bendis, this may not be the review for you. I have respect for the guy but he was wrong for this.

Bendis has been around for a long time. Whatever my issues with CW II and some of his inconsistent character work, I've enjoyed several things he's written. I enjoyed the hell out of the original run of Miles' series. Up
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Terence
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Following Secret Wars Miles Morales, his friends, and family have joined the main Marvel Universe. An even bigger surprise is Miles' Mom is alive again. Now Miles is once again attempting to balance his superhero work with his school work.
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Unfortunately his school work isn't fairing so well at the moment.

Post Secret Wars Miles Morales' existence is anything but clear. His Mom's alive again which is a massive plus. No one seems to have any memory of the Ultimate Universe. Even Peter Parker who met
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Amber
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
There were definitely some flaws in this story, but it being about Miles Morales I am inclined to still like it. I am not sure why I am such a sucker for Miles but I am!

However here is a list of what I did NOT like:
1) Ganke- like what the fuck man you are supposed to be Miles friend?
2) The name Goldballs, I mean is that a joke?
3) The super unnecessary involvement of that youtuber girl, she just annoys the crap out of me.

But things I liked:
1) Miles
2) Mrs. Marvel
3) Black Cat- I am also a suck
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Anthony
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spider-man
I'd probably say this is the best title Bendis is writing lately, and I think it's because he can get away with his 'heavy-dialogue and not much plot movement' in this title because Miles and the supporting cast (like Ganke and Golden Balls) are such great characters that you don't mind the dialogue moments. They're enjoyable. That's not to say there's no plot here. Miles is established in the 616verse by taking on The Black Cat (who is the Kingpin of crime now? Which is news to me, unless I jus ...more
Paul E. Morph
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
For the record, I'm absolutely overjoyed that Miles Morales survived (view spoiler) as I'm a big fan of Spidey, Jr. In fact, his adventures are scratching my Spidey itch much more than Peter Parker's are at the moment. Seriously, I don't even recognise Pete anymore.

It's a shame then that this first volume of Miles' Earth-616 adventures was a bit of a mess. There were a bunch of different stories here, all kinda splodged together with no real s
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Donovan
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it


I loved this, surprisingly. I've always wanted to read about Miles Morales, and I'm glad I finally did.

I haven't read enough Bendis to say whether I'm a fan or not, but his writing is great here. Solid dialog, plotting, and characterization. Because Miles is a teenager struggling with the hero-student balance much like the classic Peter Parker, there's complexity to the character: constant conflict between him and his friends, teachers, parents, and of course villains. While the villain Blackhe
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Baba
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like a hand to a glove, the Bendis team seamlessly add Miles Morales and his world into the Marvel reality, and stick his name in the comic book title to boot.. except they don't. The comic book title is "Spider-Man" - it was this issue that led to Bendis finally leaving Marvel, don't ya know?

This volume is certainly more a place setter than anything else to settle Morales into Earth 616, so it's mostly local / school / relationships stuff plus some Hammerhead, Ms Marvel (yay), Blackheart (yikes
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Scott
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall it was sort of an ordinary book, but was worth reading for a few reasons. Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel - my favorite in the newer crop of super-heroines - makes a cameo appearance, as does a certain private investigator (that last full page illustration cries out for a musical stinger) ; the old-school villains Black Cat and Hammerhead pop up to cause trouble in the final act; and some of Morales' teen melodrama nostalgically recalls Peter Parker's early years. The artwork was good, too.
Artemy
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's time for yet another Volume 1 for my favourite Spider-Man, Miles Morales. And it's a good one!

First of all, I think it was a great idea to finally bring Miles into the main Marvel universe. It just makes sense. He is probably the only great thing to come out of the late Ultimate universe, and it is so refreshing to see him teamed up with characters like Ms. Marvel and other Avengers.

Story-wise, the volume is kind of slow, but it sets up a lot of (hopefully) interesting things to come. I was
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Eli
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-comics, 2019
Me to Brian Michael Bendis on any given day:
No, this is Patrick.

Really good stuff. Not sure why I didn't pick this up sooner other than it being Marvel, I guess. Mistake on my part. It flew by and Miles is very likable. Interested in seeing where this story goes.
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Grace
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!

So glad to see my baby Miles again in this introduction to a new run!
This has everything you want from a Miles Morales story and that cliffhanger is making me beg for more!!!!!
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
A thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Miles Morales as he attempts to juggle superhero'ing with school work. With countless other heroes to look up to, including the one who created a legacy under the name of Spider-Man, he now finds himself at the heart of the action with countless others seeing in him a problem for society.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis looks to also insert him within multiple sub-plots that connect him to other heroes in the Marvel universe and does a good job in teasing those
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Lynn
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wordy , filled with lots and lots of dialogue. Little to no action ..but so many things going
PERFECT!
I haven't read Spider in about 15-20 years but this is the perfect Jumping on point and great new version of the old WebHead.
Can't recommend enough !
Vinton Bayne
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Miles. This series gives me a lot of hope for his integration into the main universe. My only real negative note is they are playing fast and loose with his secret identity, IT IS WAY TO EARLY FOR THAT. Heck I think they still do it too much with Parker even after all this time.
Katja (Life and Other Disasters)
So, story-wise not all that much happened, but I like Miles. He's funny and his friends and family are awesome. Also, basically everyone ever was mentioned at some point. I really liked it.
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Goldballs
Just saw Spider-Man Into the Spider Verse tonight. Amazing character piece and flawless animation. ANYWAY. Miles Morales. A product of the ultimate universe. In this comic he has grown a little as Spider-Man since his debut, and definitely learned a lot more from when he started. This book was a bit of a mixed bag for me. Issues 1-3 were pretty good and 4 & 5 sucked. We get to know Miles in this book and his methods as Spider-Man as well as his fears. The only supporting characters
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Craig
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Miles is now in the regular Marvel Universe and I guess all the subtlety that Bendis wrote him with in the Ultimates Universe is just out the window. Plus, his mom is still alive(?) and he's got a horrible, cliched grandmother (yech!). Miles Morales was a great character, but this first volume really does nothing to further his story--just a bunch of random incidents, no real story. Plus, it looks like we're going to have to jump into Civil War II in the next volume before this story even gets a ...more
Dan
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Miles Morales is back and is now in the 616 Marvel Universe. Peter Parker's Spider-Man is now a globetrotting superhero so Miles is the Spidey of New York.

A lot happens in this volume. Bendis has a interesting job of establishing Miles in this new status quo. For the most part Miles' life is pretty much the same as before but there are some big changes. So here we see Miles as part of the Avengers, Peter Parker turning up to tell Miles off, Ganke reveal Miles' identity to GoldBalls, the former
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Travis Duke
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
It's a good start to the series but it is also pretty safe in terms of story. Miles is a great spider-man, I like the additional powers he has and his personality is fun. In the book he has the classic and somewhat repetitive high school backdrop while he balances his other life as Spidey and the avengers. We see him fight blackheart and hammerhead, which was cool to get away from the sinister six that is usually used.
Spider-man to me is over saturated and never really been a favorite of mine a
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Norman
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-comics
Not perfect but keeps the ultimate spider-man spirit.
Kayla
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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Georgie
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was laying off this since I had never read or seen anything of miles morales but I got myself to do it because my friend did and I don’t regret it.

Miles morales - there’s a bunch of stuff in the story that varies, the start was him fighting black heart which led into black cat finding out about miles and teams up with hammerhead to capture him, while this is happening miles’ mom tells her mom to come and talk to miles since his grades were dropping and ended up with grandma deciding that he’s
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Adam M
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hoopla-app
There are all sorts of great things about this book. It's a great "Spider-Man" title, even if there is no Peter Parker (ps: there's a little Peter Parker.) There is plenty of dialogue about representation and it's nice to see that it's a multifaceted conversation they are starting. It feels like a more "today" title and story. Ms Marvel shows up, there's some Avengers action and plenty of worried parents.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Little asides, jokes, funny conversations between characters, t
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Ryan Stewart
Fine enough, but easily my least favorite Miles offering to date. Some of the dialogue is really amateurish and lazy, and Miles' Grandmother is so irritating I--fair or not--dropped this a whole star for that alone.
cedar.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
i had to read this comic for a college class, and oh my god i loved it. i haven’t read many comics (to be honest i’ve always been a little intimidated?) but this makes me want to read so many more.

it was incredibly well-written, the art was beautiful, and i’m totally intrigued about what happens next!

overall, this was an amazing introduction to comics
Dayla
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
I LOVE Miles Morales. I can't believe it's taken me this long to read this!
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

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