I have to admit, I didn't care much for issue 1 of the new Ultimate Spider-Man, but I'm pretty sure it's because I simply hate the thought of anyone other than Peter Parker being Spider-Man. There's that, and the fact that Norman Osborn created Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe.
So, anyway, I just read Ultimate Spider-Man 2. I liked it. A part of me hates that I liked it. I guess I'm feeling something like a kid whose divorced mom or dad started dating someone new, and I don't want to like them.
But it isn't Miles Morales fault that Peter Parker died, or that Norman Osborn is responsible for the creation of Spider-Man...
So... Issue #2.
I LIKED it.
Miles just learned that he has powers. At first, he thinks he's a mutant. He's running from his dad who was having an argument with Miles' Uncle in issue 1. He super leaps over some furniture, accidentally deals with punks that were picking on him, and runs to his best friend Ganke, who is a geek, but a fun one. I think the story is well written. The writers are doing a good job of introducing us to Miles and letting us see the important people and events in his life. His friend Ganke seems to be an interesting character, and I'm hoping he'll be a big part of the series.
- The story is well told and nicely paced.
- I like the art. I favor art in which you can easily tell who is who. I like people with normal proportions.
- Miles seems like a real kid and easy to identify with.
I think the new Spider-Man series is off to a good solid start.