Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1
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Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 29
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Dec 12, 2018

    The title may not have a big, attention-grabbing descriptor attached to the front like other Spider-Man comics have in the past, but that's OK, because words like "amazing" and "spectacular" wouldn't really do it justice. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 12, 2018

    This is a fun comic that'll find its way into the stockings for a couple of my nieces and nephews this Christmas. Well-timed Marvel. And well-done, Ahmed, Garrn, Curiel, and Petit. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 is a winner, and I am proud to declare myself a fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 15, 2018

    Javier Garron's art in this issue is amazing. All of the characters look great. Miles looks awesome in the action scenes in costume and his fight with Rhino was brilliantly done. A well done first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 11, 2018

    About as good as a first issue can get. Ahmed and Garron get through a lot of build up to establish Miles' new status quo and kick-start the conflict. This is a strong, layered, and highly relatable Spider-Man you can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Dec 15, 2018

    This creative team is off to a great start, and I can't wait to read issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 16, 2018

    Miles Morales - Spider-Man #1isa perfect example of how to introduce new readers to this corner of Marvel's world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 12, 2018

    I can go on and on about everything this first issue does well, from Javier Garrn's stellar artwork and action scenes to the excellent writing. It all boils down to me telling you that Miles Morales: Spider-Man is an excellent starting off point for new and old readers alike. It's also the promise of some exciting storylines to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 13, 2018

    Though the book's hitting shelves a little early, anyone curious about Miles after walking out of Into the Spider-Verse will be able to pick up Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 and feel right at home in just one issue without the stress of navigating decades of old storylines to try to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Marcus Freeman Dec 14, 2018

    The team of Saladin Ahmed, Javier Carron, and David Curiel has assembled like the Avengers to put Miles Morales at center stage. With a movie poised to do MAJOR numbers on the way, Miles Morales is going to be a household name and may even rival the popularity of Peter Parker in the future. This book takes the time to reintroduce you to the life of Miles Morales, but it also sets the stage for a mystery that may unite Miles with an iconic Spider-Man villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Dec 14, 2018

    The new series for Miles Morales: Spider-Man looks like it's going to be an interesting read. If you've been a fan of his character in the past, then you'll likely enjoy the new version. If you avoided the older series because of some of the complaints from before, then you might want to consider giving this one a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 12, 2018

    Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 might not have flashy visuals, but Saladin Ahmed crafts a wonderful journey for Miles Morales as he deals with moral ambiguity and social injustice to go with the usual teen superhero soap opera elements of punching bad guys and romance. It's also nice to see a hero be open about their secret identity around their family and get support from them, and so this comic evokes shades of the fantastic work John Rogers, Keith Giffen, and Rafael Albuquerque did with Jaime Reyes onBlue Beetle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Dec 12, 2018

    There's a good story in this book, but it feels as if Marvel had too much influence in the first half. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Dec 12, 2018

    This is an improvement for sure. Ahmed shows that he has good, concrete ideas for Miles and his supporting cast, and understands how they should be written. It doesn’t really set up much in terms of plot threads, but what it does there will hold most readers’ interest. The artists bring a lot of energy to the table, something I think will go a long way in making people realizing that they really enjoyed the issue after finishing it. Miles fan for a while or newly interested, check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Dec 13, 2018

    Final Verdict: 7.8 " a well crafted but slow and decompressed issue that takes too long to swing into action. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Dec 13, 2018

    A solid cliffhanger and wonderful art will leave you wanting more from what may end up being Ahmed's best work since Black Bolt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 30, 2018

    This is a good first issue of Miles Morales that shows Ahmed knows the character and gets everyone up to speed. Javier Garrons art is fantastic throughout and while the issue didnt blow me away like I was hoping, it has me confident that the book is in good hands going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 16, 2018

    Saladin Ahmed has a good kick off to his run on Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Ahmed quickly established his understanding of Miles Morales and the world around him. Unfortunately the same can't be said by the villain, which is rushed and hurts one of the major sub-plots Ahmed tried to establish. That said, if you are a fan of the character Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 is an issue I recommend checking out. For casual fans I recommend waiting to see how this story arc turns out before deciding to pick Miles Morales: Spider-Man up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Dec 18, 2018

    It's a suitable start with a rather brief fight with Rhino, but it doesn't leave me excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Dec 12, 2018

    This is something you can throw to newcomers to learn what Miles as Spider-Man is all about, but if you've already invested any time with the character, you'll be bored outta your gourd! Read Full Review

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