Released: November 8th 2017
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Spider-Man: Miles Morales 15-21
I read Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 3 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.
I was torn between rating this volume a 3 ½ or a 4. I’m sticking with 3 ½ for now, but I may cave and change it later. We’ll see.
Miles is back, and as per usual he seems to be getting himself into trouble. Okay, to be more accurate, this volume is mostly about consequences of the last volume (the one with him and Spider-Gwen). Well, mostly.
Volume three of Spider-Man felt a lot more emotionally driven than the last couple…but it works fairly well on the whole. Miles has to face the consequences of the last volume (even though he was just trying to save his dad), maintain friendships, and be a superhero all at the same time. Oh yeah, and deal with school work. That too.
More and more people keep finding out who Spider-Man really in. His best friend knows, Goldballs knows (courtesy of said best friend), Gwen, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, his dad…and now his mom. And his mom is one of those personality types that reacts really strongly to just about everything…so that was just as explosive as I expected. Not that I really blame her, she just found out that both her husband and son were lying to her, running around with secret lives, and covering for each other…so…yeah. I get it.
Along with dealing with that Miles still can’t keep himself out of trouble. Though he really did try. In his defense, the first time he got caught up in something this volume was because he rushed in to save a friend of his. Go ahead and argue all you want about wether or not she should have started that fight, but I won’t judge Miles for rushing in to save the day…even if the day ended up getting saved by somebody else.
Side note: I actually loved how that plot ended. Well, not the true ending. I mean more who the person is that stops the fight, and how he gets talked into it. That was all really well done. I hope that wasn’t the last time we’ll see him around.
The other plot is short, and a little bit silly. I will say that I loved how supportive Ganke is during that plot. Actually, Ganke is totally the unsung hero of the series, I swear. He’s an actual, supportive friend, with almost no hint of jealously about the super powers (okay, there was a little bit of that at the beginning, but now he’s really settled into his place in all of this). He’s unflappable, supportive, and knows how to motivate heroes and get their butts back in action. That is an understated talent that needs to be recognized more. So yeah, Ganke is getting that extra half star from me. I’ve just decided that. Go Ganke, you amazing dorkable kid you.
I’m looking forward to the next volume of Spider-Man. Hopefully Miles feels like he’s gotten a better handle on everything that’s happened, so he’ll be more emotionally stable in the upcoming plots. Either way, I know I’ll be reading what happens next.