Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

•  SPIDER-MAN'S life is turned upside down!
•  What is the truth behind MILES' legacy?
•  WHO was Miles' FATHER?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 22, 2014

    The artwork of David Marquez has been always spot on but it was coloring of Justin Ponsor that took center stage as the dark tone during the flashbacks represented for Jefferson a point in time that he would like to forget. As much as the Katie Bishop thing is just begging for continuation, the life of Jefferson Davis is a great detour that promises even more answers from the past that will dictate the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Dec 19, 2014

    Another bold risk in a series that has already successfully taken many of them, issue #8 is a departure from the norm in every way possible. It may seem strange to base an entire issue on Miles' father, but in doing so, we get our first true glimpse into the man that's helped make our hero into who he is today. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 23, 2014

    Artist David Marquez and colorist Justin Ponsor have great success in showing us the skuzziness of late-80's New York City, emphasizing the darkness and muddy shadows (with a splash of neon) as they frequent nightclubs and all-night poker games. Marquez keeps the hair/fashion/cars all in the correct era, and Ponsor even adds some dotted zip-a-tone shading for that added retro feel. It's also extremely enjoyable to see Marquez keeping Jefferson recognizable as himself in both his younger and older years, throwing in a nice resemblance to Miles too. Keeping a comic this reliably good after fourteen years is a rarity (to say the least) in this industry, and makes this comic one to depend on as a stellar addition to any pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Dec 18, 2014

    On its own, this is a strong issue that delivered a very entertaining story. Jefferson has always been an interesting character with a dark past, and it was nice getting to see some of what he has gotten into with his brother. It would appear that Bendis is building up to something big, but as of right now the series is stuck in an odd place. I expect the story to pick up soon, but for now, it feels like very little has actually happened since this title began. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2014

    This is more gritty crime drama than superhero yarn. But Bendis certainly knows his crime stories, and the change of pace is refreshing after the drawn-out previous arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 17, 2014

    The direction MILES MORALES is taking is really cool. Going back through Jefferson's past, when he met Nick Fury, is a cool little addition to the series. The biggest problem with the issue is the coloring and the art. It feels a bit off and way too dark for the book. While I appreciate Ponsor trying a new technique, it's not working. The next issue is sure to offer a lot more in the way of story, so I recommend picking this up and staying with the book a few ore issues, especially if you love the crime syndicate part of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Dec 17, 2014

    This scene is relevant in light of the events of Fergusonand New York,and Bendis even has a character comment on the corruption of the justice system. Bendis makes Jeffersona three-dimensional characterand not just the angry, Spider-Man hating semi-jerk he has been recently.Even if it is sometimes stumbles in its execution, Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man#8 isa turning point for the seriesas Miles learnsabout the harsh realities he has been shielded from. Bendisalso gives Miles' fatherand uncleandall too true backstory that isa far cry from Richardand Mary Parker, Agents of SHIELD,and continues to setapart Miles Morales from his predecessoras Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 17, 2014

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #8 is a solid issue with some interesting elements that will most likely build into something powerful in the next issue. This is a serious pace drop from past issues, but it is not poorly written or penciled by any stretch of the imagination. Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor are a strong team and the next issue is sure to have some huge moments within it. Read Full Review

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