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Spider-Man Annual #1

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Nelson Blake II, Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

STARRING MILES MORALES!
Before he wore the webs, he was just Miles Morales: newly-minted Brooklyn Visions Academy student with hidden spider powers! When a Secret Invasion of Skrulls turns Manhattan upside down, Miles must choose: do his great powers come with great responsibility? A mysterious new chapter for Miles is unveiled by rising superstars Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics) and Nelson Blake II (Marvel New Year's Eve Special)
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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Ronald Simmons Aug 8, 2018

    With all due respect to Bendis tremendous work on the character, his character, this kind of insight could only come from someone who has lived with the same obstacles. Hill and Nelson knock this annual out of the park, and should be the #1 candidates to take over the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Aug 10, 2018

    This Annual is definitely an interesting read. It attempts to add some background to Miles' life in the 616 and succeeds for the most part. Again, Hill's story doesn't top the original for me but it's a solid tale that gets the basic story beats right. Add in the return of Mark Bagley and great art by Nelson Blake and Alitha Martinez, and this issue is something every Miles fan should read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Marcus Freeman Aug 14, 2018

    This annual issue feels like a celebration of Miles Morales' time in the main 616 universe. I hope this character is not put on the shelf due to The Amazing Spider-Man being relaunched. This issue took us to Miles' past to show us where he is headed in the future. With Spider-Geddon on the horizon, I'm hopeful we have not seen the end of Mr. Morales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 8, 2018

    Spider-Man Annual #1 is a bit of an odd release given the lack of a solo Miles title right now, but heres hoping it will lead to the return of the book. Its a thoroughly enjoyable read and earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 8, 2018

    Accomplishes a bit of character growth for Miles that's rare in comics these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Aug 8, 2018

    This is really what I like about the Annuals, when they are done well. You get a couple of stories that stand alone and are not part of some multi-book storyline about the end of the universe. You just get to spend time with a character that you either love or are curious about. Either way, there are worse ways of spending a summer afternoon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Aug 8, 2018

    Oversized and worth every penny, this annual issue is a worthy addition to the already vast pantheon of great Spidey stories, and it does it in its own unique way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 9, 2018

    Spider-Man Annual #1 raises more Miles Morales continuity questions, but we aren't going to hold that against the creative team. If you can close your mind off to question marks and just enjoy what's in your hands, this is a great contained story that showcases what makes Miles and Peter both similar and different. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 14, 2018

    Bryan Edward Hill and Emily Ryan Lerner both made a very good case for giving the chance to write Miles Morales ongoing solo adventures with their respective work on Spider-Man Annual #1. Both stories in this Annual issue were solid stories that show the reader what makes Miles a great Spider-Man. Though this issue won't attract non-Spider-Man fans it'll satisfy those looking for their monthly fill of Miles solo Spider-Man adventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 8, 2018

    It's a nice, simple story, one that highlights some of the differences between Morales and Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 10, 2018

    Man Annual" #1 teases a bright future for Miles Morales stories. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Aug 8, 2018

    I don’t think anyone is going to remember this story once a few months have passed. When something as basic as your setting raises this many questions, you’ve got a problem. It’s not making it any easier to rewrite an already well-done origin for a character. I mean, Miles’s origin as a super hero was the only really good thing about him (please don’t shoot me). Why change it when you could actually be finally taking the character in a new direction? Probably because we have to wait for the movie to come off so we can ride off that sweet, sweet synergy. I wouldn’t bother with this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 8, 2018

    If this was either creative team's audition for more work with Miles moving forward, it wasn't a great one. Read Full Review

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