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Spider-Man #6 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Mondays
Written By: Brian Michael Bendis Art By: Nico Leon, Marte Garcia, Corey Petit Cover Price: $3.99 Release Date: July 20, 2016
*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
It's Spider-Man time again on this Marvel Monday and after last issue's crazy ass cliffhanger, where we saw that Jessica Jones was hired by Miles' grandmother to investigate her grandson.......... Well, it's going to be pretty hard to keep things like identities secret, while someone is tailing our hero and taking pictures. With this being the Civil War II tie in, let's see how Miles' life changes when he's forced to choose sides among teammates and fellow heroes........ and he thought High School was tough. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.
Our issue begins with Goldballs and Miles having themselves a little talk about not only Miles' best friend spillin' the beans to Goldballs about Miles' secret identity, but also their new living arrangement, where Fabio has moved in. It's hilarious too because with all the shit that's been going on in Miles' life and Ganke going all blabber mouth on our hero, Miles finds himself in a awkward situation, where he doesn't even know Goldballs' actual name....... which is Fabio Medina for anyone who can't get past the Goldballs thing either. This conversation is also about this living arrangement causing too much attention, since Fabio has released his secret identity to the world and with people paying attention to this former X-Man, Miles is afraid that he won't be able to come and go as he pleases to do his own super heroics. Fabio on the other hand believes that he's such a big deal that no one will pay attention to Miles with him around and I don't know if I like Fabio for this because it does seem kind of smart, or if I hate him for being a pompous ass.
Whether Goldballs will be the center of attention around the school or not becomes a moot point when Tony Stark gives Miles a call for a meet up and with all the shit that's going down in the Marvel Universe, you know that this isn't a social call. After Tony explains his growing feud with Captain Marvel over the Inhuman Ulysses' power to see the future and whether they should exploit that power to act before something terrible happens, he waits for Miles to decide whether he's on Stark's side to make sure that Ulysses isn't used this way or if he's a Captain Marvel booster. It gets kind of weird though because it seems that Stark wants to manipulate Miles into joining his side on this by using the term "profiling" as a way to make it a really personal issue to Miles........ which kind of works, but even though I personally agree with Stark's side in this battle, it still comes off as a dick move.
In the end, Miles decides that he needs to take some time to think this whole thing over and goes to his father for advice.......... which he doesn't really seem to give and while all of that is going on, his mother pleads with Jessica Jones to stop investigating her son because it's just not the right way to go about things. Too bad that Jessica will only end the contract if Ms Morales can convince her mother to end it, but after she realizes that Jessica might actually have found something out about her son, she breaks down crying because she desperately wants to know what her son is keeping from her.
That's it for this issue of Spider-Man and our Civil War II tie-in and while I love how torn Miles seems to be to be put in this over the top situation, when the most he's used to dealing with is High School problems and occasionally punching the random bad guy because this seems like a situation he can't simply punch away...... plus, he doesn't want to because the idea of fighting other superheroes terrifies him. That being said, not a lot goes down in this issue other than the setup of Miles' secret being revealed to his mother....... and Civil War II of course. Yeah, it's still an enjoyable issue with the setup, it just wasn't that exciting is all, but luckily we had great art all the way through to keep our eyes glued to the page.
Bits and Pieces:
Miles has himself a difficult decision in front of him from what this issue brings and while the majority of the issue is simply setup, it's still a decent read that's filled with great art.