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Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 4

(Spider-Man (2016) (Collected Editions) #4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Miles Morales...under arrest? If Miles' parents weren't already freaking out about their son, they are now! Miles has always had difficulty balancing his duties as Spider-Man with his studies at school, but his personal life is starting to suffer now, too! Between Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and his mother and father, Miles is being pulled in a million directions at once. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Marvel
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Sam Quixote
Sep 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Oh thank god it’s over! Brian Bendis finally delivers the mercy kill to his aimless, tortured Miles Morales run and it’s as bad as the last few books have been! It was fantastic under the Ultimate banner but the series has never been good post-Cataclysm and I’ve only been reading out of the vain hope that the series will return to its past glory (spoilerz it DIN’T!).

SHIELD are no more. Uncle Aaron somehow returns from the dead (more Secret Wars bullshit) and plans to heist a helicarrier for a m
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
A good but not great ending to one of the best, long-running series in comics. Bendis has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man over the last 18 years often showing up the main Spider-Man books. For years, this was the Spider-Man book I had to read first every month. I remember back when the title was first released I scoffed at it, until I actually decided to read an issue of Ultimate Spider-Man. I instantly realized that is what I'm been missing in my monthly dose of Spider-Man for years. ...more
Wing Kee
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5. Solid but a choppy end.

World: The art is great, this book is gorgeous with the sense of motion and the character emotions, it's a very emotive book so I like it. The world building here is solid, it's a call back to the entire run of Miles and it's a great final arc to pull on all the past for an emotional journey that also builds upon the world moving forward. Some pieces are cool, some are kinda meh, but I will say that there is a sense of rushed in this that even permeates the world buil
Scott (on temporary hiatus)
Not bad, but things are sort of drawn-out -- especially with the seemingly repetitive-sounding and stereotypical dialogue between the newly-assembled Sinister Six -- until the final chapters (issues# 239 and 240) of Vol. 4. Oh, and Bombshell's mother - what a horrible character! (Not badly written, just the portrayal - a shrewish, manipulative alcoholic ex-convict who swears like a sailor . . . often directed at her teen daughter. Some uncomfortable moments with this pinch of realism.) The story ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Jul 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
[Read as single issues]
When Miles found himself as part of the main Marvel Universe, he found his mother alive once again. But she wasn’t the only relative to return from the dead – Uncle Aaron is back, and he’s got a new Sinister Six on call and his sights set on stealing a helicarrier! Of course, Miles isn’t having any of that.

This is Brian Bendis’s last arc on Miles Morales, a character that he created and took to great heights. Oh, how far things have fallen. This last arc is messy, repetiti
Paul E. Morph
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The end to a truly great run. I'm tempted to go back and start again at the beginning... ...more
˗ˏˋ janet ˊˎ˗
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
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B. P. Rinehart
This was always going to be a special review for me. Not simply because it is another farewell volume by the creator of a character that I liked, but because Miles Morales was the character that got me reading comics. In numerous reviews and essays on this site I have talked about why I started reading comics. I remember trying to think of what kind of comic book I would read as my first way back in that other world of 2013, and I remembered the 2011-12 news stories about a black Spider-Mam comi ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Bendis should have walked away from this character more than 30 issues ago. Ultimate Spider Man has been a fantastic series for years, but since the ANAD relaunch BMB's writing has become so lazy, uninspired and boring that I'm really glad we won't have to bear with it anymore.
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
The final story-arc by co-creator of Miles Morales, Brian Michael Bendis, and, boy, oh boy, did it feel like it was all over the place. What he tried to do in the first volume felt like one thing and things never felt polished as he continued on to this final adventure.

There's a lot of sub-plots here but the most important one gravitates around Miles Morales desire to steer away from the Spider-Man name and become something because of who he is and not the whole mythos attached to his superhero
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 4 in single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.

This is the fourth and final volume of Miles Morales, as written by Brian Michael Bendis. Since I’m behind on reading this, I already know that his series gets picked up again (confession: I’ve been reading the new issue as they come out, even though I hadn’t finished his backlog yet).
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 4 seems to be divided among the fans. Some people loved it, while others…not so much. Pers
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bendis somehow ends his run of his (most?) famous character creation, Miles Morales, and his tenure at Marvel, on such a fantastic high note!

I loved the references to DC characters, which Bendis was getting ready to move to. I loved Sandman looking like Baby Groot. The Iron Spider costume wielded by back-to-life (from another part of the multiverse that got folded into this one, presumably) works to great effect. Supporting characters are well-done. All around, some of the best writing I've seen
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiderverse
The end of an 18 year run of quality story telling! The final installment of the Bendis 'Ultimate Spider-man' a legacy that will one day create a franchise as big Peter Parker's I reckon. Thank you Mr Bendis, Mr Bagley, Ms Pichelli and all.
A new Iron Spider puts together a Sinister Six to do the heist of the century... only Lana and Miles are in a position to stop them. And what our Cable's plans for Miles??
7 out of 12.
Shannon Appelcline
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
A good ending to Miles Morales, even if it seems a bit rushed, like Bendis is pushing around the pieces, at times. But we get lots of great character moments for Miles, his parents, Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and the rest. It's also fun to see him go up against his own Sinister Six.
Scott Lee
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one. Bendis gives us a great farewell volume here.

Bendis was right in his letter at the back of the book--Miles shouldn't have worked. Not because there's anything about the character that didn't, but because as he said, Spider-Mam didn't need fixing. But Miles does work, because Bendis and his co-creators have created a fully human, believable character, let him succeed, let him fail, surrounded him with equally fully-realized friends, tied him into Pete's legacy, and just written
Alex Sarll
"I needed a tuxedo to accept this invitation to an underground yakuza casino fight club..."
"These are all words a father never wants to hear..."

For all its title changes and renumberings and shifts from one world to another, Ultimate Spider-Man was one of the first books to get me into Bendis, and one of the last I'm still reading after his writing mannerisms grew increasingly grating elsewhere. I hope Miles Morales is going to end up in safe hands, but whoever ends up writing him, I'll miss thi
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a little anti-climactic, but sweet nonetheless. I liked the Champions cameo and I'm looking forward to reading more of the team and Miles this year. I wasn't a huge fan of this arc overall, but I am glad that Miles and characters like him are being included more. This story wasn't groundbreaking, but it's important to have it. ...more
Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)
Miles faces a new secret six and fights to save his father.
Gerry Sacco
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really solid story. A lot of heart in it. Definitely a good and fun portrayal of a younger Spiderman. Miles is great in this trade.

Also the art is fantastic!
Daniel Butcher
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel

Bendis works a little of his real life into his tenure ending.

Some things wrapped up a bit too easy.

Wow...a little commentary on Spider-Man Homecoming!
Christina Carter
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Uncle Aaron walks among the living and he's teaming up with a nefarious bunch for the heist of a lifetime to steal a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier for a mysterious buyer. One may have thought that he'd use this second chance to live a better life, maybe even reconnect with his family, but he is a burglar at heart, and stealing from a corrupt system is his own form of justice. He and Miles will never see eye-to-eye on this, and although he's been warned to mind his own business, Miles is going after t ...more
Kris Ritchie
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
An ok ending to what started out as a fantastic adventure in the Ultimate Universe.
Khabeer Rashad
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
A little bittersweet. Bendis is gone! But I enjoyed the story.
Haley Yochum
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Brian Michael Bendis has left Marvel for DC and so this is his final volume writing for perhaps his most popular character.

Miles goes up against a new Sinister Six here, led by his Uncle Aaron who is apparently not dead- then again it's not entirely clear he should be dead given that this is the 616 universe and he died in the 1610 universe. They want to steal a SHIELD helicarrier which obviously cannot be allowed.

The new Sinister Six consist of Sandman, Electro (the new female one), Hobgoblin
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Since joining the mainstream MCU much of what happened to Miles in the Ultimate universe has been re-written - his parents are now both alive, as is his mentor the original Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and now we find his criminal Uncle is too, and is intent on continuing his unlawful ways, but has ditched his Prowler identity in favour of becoming the new Iron Spider (now in black). The colour scheme aside (it seems a bit on the nose that every black superhero/villain has to have black in their na ...more
Adam Fisher
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Bombshell (the mom, not the daughter that Miles knows) makes parole and tries to recruit her daughter back into a life of crime, we know that a showdown with Miles is inevitable. But we didn't count on that encounter being a tangle with the re-formed Sinister Six! Miles' no-longer-diseased Uncle Aaron has been given the Iron Spider suit by a benefactor that has a specific mission for him. Iron Spider recruits Sandman, Hobgoblin, the Spot, Electro, and (Mom) Bombshell to help him steal a dec ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This should probably actually be a 4-star review, but it’s Bendis’ last Spidey story for a couple of years at least, so I gave the fifth star out of nostalgia. I have read every single Bendis Spidey story since the very first issue of Ultimate Spider-Man. I have Ultimate Peter’s death, and I have Miles’ first appearance, and I even have that super weird Logan/Peter switcheroo two-parter that was so terrible it was hilarious. I’m sad to see Bendis leave this series that he has been doing since th ...more
Adam Graham
May 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
The final seven issues of Brian Michael Bendis' run as writer for Miles Morales' Spider-man. It's got a lot to wrap up as someone from Miles' past is back leading a new Sinister Six and a friend of MIles' is caught in the crossfire. At the same time, there's issues with Miles' parents over his father helping him keep his secret identity, and school drama with Ganke and a girl running a Spider-man fan vlog.

Thisstory does what it needs to do. It's entertaining and manages to wrap up all of its thr
Mitchell Hahn-Branson
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brian Michael Bendis and his various creative partners gave us a truly essential and endearing character in Miles Morales. I can’t think of another recent superhero besides Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel that has held my attention this consistently, and the reasons are similar for both series: these are stories of young people stumbling into a relationship to life’s pain and complexity with the help of their flawed but fundamentally warm and kind families, including found family. It’s as good as some of ...more
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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.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot

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