Monday, September 12, 2016

Spider-Man #7 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Mondays

The Future's So Green, I Gotta Wear..... Some Sort of Hulk Buster Armor

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Nico Leon, Marte Gracia, Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 31, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
We're continuing our tie-ins with Civil War II in this one, but where things actually seemed important with the last Spider-Man issue, what with Tony Stark asking Miles to join his cause........... I don't know how important this one will be.  We'll see though because in the previous issue we had Goldballs becoming Miles and Ganke's new roommate and we had Miles' grandmother hire Jessica Jones to watch her grandson to make sure that he wasn't getting all whacked out on goofballs and whatever else the kids are doing these days because as everyone in Miles' family knows, the kid's got secrets.  It got so bad though that Miles' mother wanted to put an end to the investigation by paying Jessica Jones off, but was still all about finding out what her son was keeping from her........... Miles, your spider powers are tearing your family apart!  Let's jump into this issue and see how important this Civil War II tie-in is to the Marvel event, or if it's just spinning its wheels to get us to the next arc.  Let's check it out.

Bits and Pieces:

Our issue begins with me getting the feeling that I missed something because right away we see Miles deep in the shit, with his fellow heroes all around him looking pretty goddamn dead and if that wasn't scary enough, we also see the Hulk alive and well and giving Miles the stink eye.  Yeah, this is just a terrible nightmare, which leads to Miles freaking out and jumping into the corner of his room all Spider like, but from what we find out from the rest of this issue, it turns out I did miss something.  I don't know if it's the regular Civil War II book or some kind of Avengers book, but somewhere the Inhuman Ulysses showed Miles the future and now it's haunting him.  

With the terrifying vision of the Hulk keeping him awake, Miles decides that he might as well go out and get some Spider-Man-ing in and it's during this time that he sees Bombshell........ blowing shit up to stop a bank robbery.  Yeah, as it turns out, with all these things going on in the Marvel Universe, Miles is reflecting on things a lot more than he usually does and starts thinking that maybe the reason the world is as crazy as it is, is because of superheroes trying so damn hard to make things better because even Bombshell blew up a mini-van to stop some bad guys.  It doesn't make things any easier on Miles since Iron Man asked him to choose a side and on top of that saw some terrible shit coming up from Ulysses' future.  Does it mean that Miles should stay out of the fight?  Does it mean that he needs to be in the fight to make some sort of difference?  We don't know because Miles doesn't know.

In the end, we see that since Miles was up all night pondering the fate of the world and whatnot, he didn't really get all that much sleep so of course he's passed out during class, which leads to him getting more pissed at Ganke because the kid just doesn't know when to quit.  Seeing that Miles had his mouth open and his head back, Ganke played himself a little paper ball basketball and when the wad hit Miles in that little dangle-y ball bit at the back of his mouth........... Well, he freaked the fuck out, going back to the visions of the Hulk...... which is understandable, the Hulk is scary as shit.  After leaving school, things don't get much better for Miles though because out of nowhere we see that Jessica Jones has been keeping a close eye on Miles because she knows that him and Spider-Man are one and the same and apparently she's not all about confidentiality either because Luke Cage is with her and apparently they both have plans for the boy.

That's it for this issue of Spider-Man and while it lets you in on what went down in another Civil War II title, you might want to go and check out the reading order because I felt like I missed a bunch going into this issue, that kind of felt important.  Besides that though, there wasn't much to this issue at all besides for Miles having a hard time at life and contemplating what he should do with this Civil War II dilemma, that is really over his head.  Yeah, the cat's out of the bag about whether or not Jessica Jones found out who Miles really was, but since that was used as a cliffhanger it doesn't really add to what went down in this issue.  I'll tell you though, the art in this book is great, especially the dream sequences with Miles and the Hulk.  I just hope that Civil War II ends soon because I want Miles to get back to proper adventures because right now it just seems like he's being held back while the Marvel Universe figures out what to do with itself.

Bits and Pieces:
While I always enjoy picking up an issue of Spider-Man, I have to say that since Civil War II started, there doesn't seem to be a lot for Miles to do in his own book and it seems like Bryan Michael Bendis is sitting there with his hands tied writing this series, waiting for everything to calm down again.  So yeah, not a lot going on in this issue, but even with that we had excellent art showing us not a lot going on.......... so that's something....... right?


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