Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• MILES is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life!
• A BIG BIG BIG villain from PETER PARKER's past is alive and well and about to turn New York upside down!
• The last page will have ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN fans SCREAMING!
• This issue can't be missed!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 7, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is an immediate contender for the best book of the week, built by an all-star creative team that is on fire. Bendis & Marquez are one of the top creative pairings in comics and they build on their previous work very well in this issue. This comic has a ton of heart, is fun to read, and features great character moments balanced with shocking reveals that will have you craving the next issue. You can't really ask for anything more in superhero comics, and Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 embodies everything that is great about the genre. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 7, 2014

    Since the reboot of the Ultimate books, fans have had a hard time finding something to cling to since ULTIMATES and ULTIMATE FF do not meet the high expectations in both story and art. Luckily, MILES MORALES is the book Ultimate Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 8, 2014

    Aside from the fact that I am completely ecstatic about the return of Miles' own series but what would keep any Marvel fan continuing to read this series is the sheer shock and awe that washed over me and will wash over you all too. When you lay your eyes on it, you'll see what all the buzz is about. I have nothing but high hopes for this series and I know the team of Bendis, Marquez, and Ponsor will do it justice. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 7, 2014

    Overall, this brand-new Spider-Man series is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Kyle Mc May 8, 2014

    This is definitely an easy entry point for the character that doesn't require prior knowledge with exposition dialogue that never feels heavy-handed which is always the best kind that catches you up on what you need to know straight away. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2014

    My one real concern with the direction of this new series is how much it lingers on Peter Parker himself. Peter's influence can be a storytelling boon, as in the scene where Miles reconnects with Mary Jane. But anyone who read USM #200 knows that the actual, physical return of Peter is being teased. This issue deals fairly heavily with that development and related threads. As much as Bendis has done to establish Miles as a worthy heir to the Spider-Man mantle, the worst thing this book could do is force him to play second fiddle to Peter. Hopefully, the fact that Miles' name is now part of the title means that won't be happening. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 7, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is a great debut. The storylines are intriguing, the character work is solid, the writing is strong, and the artwork is even stronger. The issue is not very good at bringing in new audiences as it has tons of backstory and continuity built up and included therein but old and returning fans will certainly find a true and satisfying experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin May 9, 2014

    Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man gets off to a cracking start as despite leaving room for improvement it's functions as a great jumping on point for new fans as well as a great continuation for older fans. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 8, 2014

    Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is a solid start for the series. Aside from the very end which raises an eyebrow for what Bendis is plotting, there is no denying that this book has a lot of promise. As one of the three books in the Ultimate line right now with a single character focus, I hope that Bendis can pull through to make sure that characterization stands tall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher May 12, 2014

    Still, the returns do serve to build anticipation and excitement for future issues which hopefully will continue to build the world around Miles and deepen his relationships (I'm looking at you Katie). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 8, 2014

    There's a huge reveal at the end of the issue which leads me to think we're not quite done with the clones that we visited about 100 issues ago in the Ultimate Spider-Timeline. It's a hell of a tease for the future of this ongoing. If you're on board the train already, you won't be getting off any time soon. If you're new to the book, Bendis and Marquez will pull you in to their web. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie May 8, 2014

    After reading Miles Morales #1, there's no way longtime readers will want to miss Issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers May 14, 2014

    It seems that Peter Parker is making a comeback in every form of Spidey entertainment this month. The conclusion of this issue was very surprising now that Peter Parker is resurrected from the dead. I'm interested in continuing the series to see how he was brought back to life and what role he will play in the story. Is it the real Peter Parker? Will he join Miles in fighting crime? Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 8, 2014

    Even though this is a number one, Bendis and Marquez have just picked up where things have left off and the quality has not dropped one bit. New readers shouldnt worry, though. This is also a nice point to jump on the bandwagon. There are so many questions left unanswered. Bendis will surely address everything and leave us in a complete state of shock. Bring it on, Bendis. Give us your best shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 9, 2014

    Miles Morales is back, and even though the comic has a new title and a new #1, I'm very happy to say that it's business as usual for the Web-Slinger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills May 9, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1Writer: Brian Michael BendisArtist: David MarquezColor: Justin PonsorLettering: VC's Cory Petit Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ra'Chaun Rogers May 13, 2014

    I loved the Spider-Men crossover. But part of me thinks this is a setup for Miles to finally step out of his predecessor's shadow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz May 9, 2014

    Miles Morales is a character who has really shined with his own book. For those unfamiliar with Miles, this issue is the perfect place to start, a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper May 9, 2014

    All in all though, this is a solid issue that is strangely deflated by the moment that was set up as the biggest one it had. Looking forward to where it goes from here, but mostly because Miles is my guy, and I hope he stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob May 7, 2014

    It's never been a better time to discover the world of Miles Morales as Spider-Man. A solid debut with a lot to accomplish for old and new readers alike, this issue skillfully establishes the characters while (sort of) taking the overall story forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Apr 9, 2015

    Artist David Marquez shines as a storyteller, and with Justin Ponsor's colors and Cory Petit's lettering working so symbiotically, the beauty of the visuals almost make up for a mediocre series finale. Read Full Review

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