Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  MILES MORALES has a girlfriend. Her name is KATIE BISHOP.
•  Katie has a secret.
•  It's bad news for SPIDER-MAN
Rated T+

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 17, 2014

    When talking about this series as a whole, so far, this second run has been a B+ which is nothing to complain about. However, it's leaves a little to be desired when every issue in the first run was an A+. Different directions take time to flesh out and this issue brings the series back to that elite level quality and leaves lots of intriguing things in store for Miles Morales in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Nov 17, 2014

    Bendis, Marquez, and Ponsor deftly weave emotions, action, and surprise in a very powerful conclusion to a classic Spider-man and Green Goblin fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Nov 13, 2014

    Even thoughMiles Morales#7 has kineticart, lush colors,and caps offMiles'arc inan explosiveand sometimes emotional manner, it hasa couple of problems. Character interactionsand dialogueare Brian Michael Bendis' forte, but therearea few clunkers here, like the Green Goblin telling Miles, "Iam your father." Norman begins to talk in circlesas well, but this may bea side effect of dyingand coming back way too many times. And speaking of this, the Green Goblin sometimes seems like Jason Voorhees in the laterFriday the 13thfilmsas he keepsavoiding deathand even "resurrecting" multiple times in one issue. Witha lesser villain, this would drag the whole storyline down, but Bendis understands that he was responsible for the birth of both Spider-Menand the death of oneand gives him gravitas by making himanangry,abusive father taking out his failings on his children, who happen to not share his last name. This kind of relationship between Miles, Peter,and the Green Goblin Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 12, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #7 brings the first arc to a close while setting up some intriguing future plotlines as well. While it could have cut down on some of the stuff we've seen too much of in previous issues, the writing and story we get here is just amazing and will have you yearning for more. Here's hoping the next arc is just as good or even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 12, 2014

    What this issue offers readers is brutality but not just for brutality's sake. Norman Osborn is a villain that must be stopped and watching the events unfold was incredibly exciting. The book's direction is a bit more apparent here and those who have felt the series become frustrating will find themselves a bit more relieved. This book has a top notch creative team behind it featuring one of Marvel's best new characters, so the future is bright for Miles Morales. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Nov 17, 2014

    What has remained consistently excellent throughout the series however is the superb art of David Marquez. His style brings with it a grounded sensibility that suits the Ultimate Marvel Universe and does an excellent job rendering realistic emotions in the characters. Despite the unnecessary levels of action, he still manages to make it look fantastic and draws some great moments that showcase the Spider-Men at their best. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Nov 13, 2014

    An extended action sequence almost makes Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7 a wasted opportunity, but things eventually click into place with emotional new beginnings for both Spider-Men and ominous hints of more trouble to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2014

    Still, this action-heavy approach does little to further the storyline. And the result is that Bendis doesn't have enough room to satisfyingly wrap up Peter's current character arc. There are some key emotional developments towards the end that really needed more room to breathe. Not to mention that the sudden reappearance of Katie Bishop is very abrupt relative to the rest of this issue. But at the very least, Bendis puts some threads to rest and finally begins moving the series towards new conflicts and back to a status quo that emphasizes Miles first and foremost. Hopefully the next issue will refresh things put this book back on track. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 19, 2014

    Katie Bishop is featured on the cover and was given primary focus in this issue's solicitation, but she receives exactly one page. Her expressions and hair are impressively drawn by Marquez; Ponsor does some careful color work with the way the light from an open door hits this scene. Bendis' bait-and-switch robs Katie of her narrative agency: she speaks 14 words in this issue, counting "uh," "um," and "okay." It's disappointing to see such a stellar art duo expend their craft on this tepid of a story. Read Full Review

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