Monday, November 21, 2016

Spider-Man #9 Review and *SPOILERS*

Spider-Man M.I.A.

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Nico Leon, Marte Gracia, Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

So Miles Morales is missing and for the life of me I don't know whether I should care or not because while I enjoy this character and this title, it's been fucked over so much lately with the Civil War II tie-ins and by fucked over I mean, I haven't been reading that event so reading this is pretty much just me jumping to wild conclusions about what's going on.  When is Civil War II going to end?  All-New, All-Different my ass.  From what I can put together here, Miles went and saw a vision of the future, that may or may not be the same one that we saw previously in this title, but for whatever reason....... which you could probably find out by the event book, it looks here like Miles might be predicted to kill Captain America.  Let's jump into this issue and see how bad I can butcher it and jump to wild conclusions that have no basis.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

With Miles being missing, it seems that everyone and their mamas are looking for him, but mostly here we just see his close friends being on the case of tracking him down.  We start off with Nova and Ms. Marvel breaking into Miles' father's apartment hoping that they could hack into his computer to see if Miles had contacted him, but having super-powers doesn't equal having hacking skills....... or even decent guesses at password skills so they get nothing there besides for an awkward interaction when Miles' father comes home and finds them there.  This leads to our two heroes letting Mr. Davis in on the fact that his son is missing and that the future looks bleak for our hero.  

This leads Jefferson to head to a SHIELD outpost to go looking for answers because he's afraid that his employers have gone and taken his son into custody without his knowledge, but this too is a dead end, but thankfully we have Goldballs and Bombshell on the case as well.......... Well, nothing really goes on with them except for Bombshell coming off as an asshole, but Ganke and Danika Hart are on the trolley.  That's right, Ganke goes all incognito and tries to get the Spider-Man blogger, Danika Davis to put out a video asking all of her viewers to keep an eye out for Spider-Man because of his believed missing status and eventually they get a hit telling them that Miles has been spotted in Washington D.C., which by the reaction of War Machine flying off and the police responding to this report, I'm guessing that more people than I would have guessed think that there's something to this whole predicting the future thing since Miles is supposed to (I believe) kill Captain America in the nation's capitol.

That's it for this issue of Spider-Man and while I felt kind of lost with this book, it's still not bad as a side story to the supporting characters of this title......... It's just Spider-Man lite beyond belief.  I know this is a tie-in, but I'm here for Spider-Man and since I'm not getting the Civil War II book, that's seemed to hi-jack my character out of his own title, I would have liked a little more of Miles here just to make me believe that I picked up a comic featuring that character.  So yeah, kind of boring overall and the only thing that seems to be important to this title after Civil War II is finished is that Ganke has himself a crush on Danika Hart and Jefferson Davis' time with SHIELD might be numbered.  We had excellent art all the way through, but the story just wasn't there to keep this issue interesting....... especially since everyone was playing all coy about what Miles actually saw during his vision of the future.  Yeah, this might be common knowledge to everyone reading the event, all I know is we got a vision in a previous issue where a shit ton of heroes were dead and Miles was left to take on the Hulk, but here all we see is Miles standing over Cap's dead body and I'm left wondering if this is the same vision or something new.  

Bits and Pieces:

This issue of Spider-Man was really lacking our title character.  Yeah, there were some fun moments to be had in just featuring the supporting characters to this book, but overall it was kind of boring and the only real reason to pick this up would be if you were a huge fan of the art because that at least kicked ass all the way through.


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