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Spider-Man #7

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Miles deals with dreams of Hulk smashing him.

Miles Morales is having visions of an enraged Hulk destroying him and everyone else. Miles' mother goes to see Jessica Jones for some help.

Once again, it's another tie-in issue with CIVIL WAR II, which has been trudging along for quite a while now. Luckily, the event tying into this issue doesn't really break up the flow of the storytelling too much.

The issue is still about Miles Morales; however, it delves a bit deeper into his psyche as Miles has nightmares of the Hulk smashing him. Miles is young. He's not a veteran hero. He feels caught between a rock and hard place because Tony Stark wants him to join up for the cause, but Miles is unsure, and his friends aren't too keen on it as well. This is all paced nicely through the issue and provides an interesting story.

The whole issue isn't just about Miles. It also deals with Jessica Jones, since Miles' grandmother tried to hire her to keep tabs on the young man. Brian Michael Bendis and Nico Leon do a fine job at building on the world Miles lives in. This isn't just a book about a superhero. It's about family, relationships, and growing up, and that's really the endearing thing about the series.

Leon does some fantastic art on this issue. He and color artist Marte Gracia deliver some precise and engaging panel-to-panel storytelling. There is a great sense of movement and while there aren't many action sequences here, the way they are laid out is perfect and delivers some fantastic moments. The page layouts are unique and fresh on every page, so at not time does the book drag at all because of the art.

The only real downside to the issue is that the whole Civil War II story isn't grabbing me. Why is Miles so important to Tony Stark? Am I missing something? Is this just Tony trying to grab any heroes he can? Personally, I'd rather just see Miles Morales doing his own thing, away from these major stories, since he is technically new to this universe.

Overall, this issue of Spider-Man was enjoyable and continues to build on Miles' world and not just his life as a superhero. The whole reason he's involved with Tony Stark leaves too many questions, one of which being "Why does he matter to Stark?" The art team is doing a great job on this issue, and while some of us may have event fatigue, this is still a good read.

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"Miles dreams of Hulk smashing him." *insert Lenny face*

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Miles deals with dreams of Hulk smashing him.

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Even though I really hate Civil War 2, I gotta say some the tie ins are really good. This, Ms Marvel and Wolverine really explored the situation. Captain America and Deadpool are also interesting but they aren;t actual tie ins....

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Headcanon: The hulk we saw in Ulessys' vision was the ultimate hulk.

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I think that he matters to Tony the way everyone matters to Tony: a pawn to be acquired and then used as needed. This is how he treated Peter in cw1 after all.

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Spider-man gets all "meta" as Bendis delivers his thoughts on events through secondary characters.

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I wish hulk would smash miles. Kamala could watch

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Even though I really hate Civil War 2, I gotta say some the tie ins are really good. This, Ms Marvel and Wolverine really explored the situation. Captain America and Deadpool are also interesting but they aren;t actual tie ins....

Neither is Ant-Man's. The only CW2 connection there was on the last page, when Scott spoke to his lawyer. She-Hulk - that issue and the rest of the run takes place before the event.

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@jeremy1989: EXACTLY to make matters worse?.......Hulks naked. -_-

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I love the new spider-man, Miles Morales. But this Civil War 2 thing is taking too long to finish. How many more issues are left?

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I wish hulk would smash miles. Kamala could watch

Yes, please.

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I liked the cameos of some other characters in this, and I'm still happy that this is the Spider book I'm reading over amazing spider-man. I still find this book interesting and the conversation between MIles' parents is intriguing.

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Author of this thread understands that dream means something good or wanted, no?) Word for bad dream is nightmare. Hulk smash.

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This book confuses me greatly. On one hand: I think it's well written and enjoyable. On the other: Bendis.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

A WHOLE REVIEW AND YOU DIDN'T BRING UP THE RETURN OF BOMBSHELL?!

Unbelievable! It's like this site can't acknowledge any character outside the Tumblrsphere.

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@cafeterialoca: Did she actually play a role in this issue? I know she appeared earlier, but it was just a brief cameo.

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I really didn't like how in this issue, Spider-Man and Bombshell just casually fought and presumably beat Annihilus. That's kinda ridiculous, even for Bendis.

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Great book.

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@maddpanda531: He has done that so many times with Miles at this point he is freaking Squirrel Girl

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Headcanon: The hulk we saw in Ulessys' vision was the ultimate hulk.

I had the exact same idea. If you look closely, you'll see that Ultimate Cloak & Dagger are in Miles' nightmare with bombshell of course. With Ultimate Mjolnir in the ANAD Marvel Universe, anything could happen.

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@mp13 said:
@superior_prime_maybe said:

Headcanon: The hulk we saw in Ulessys' vision was the ultimate hulk.

I had the exact same idea. If you look closely, you'll see that Ultimate Cloak & Dagger are in Miles' nightmare with bombshell of course. With Ultimate Mjolnir in the ANAD Marvel Universe, anything could happen.

wow, hadn't noticed that. This would be great way of showing that Banner was infact cured and Hulk was never a monster... also the heroes fudged up