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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7 - Meet The New Spider-Man!

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Now that Miles is officially Spider-Man, what's the next step in his superhero career? He still has a lot to learn along the way as Brian Bendis and Chris Samnee are helping to guide him along the way.

Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe. He's received some approval but still has a long way to go before figuring everything out.

The Good

Usually when a hero first gains their power, we just see them immediately jump into the action. They pretty much have everything figured out. That hasn't been the case with Miles Morales. He is a young kid after all. He's finally come to terms with his new powers and the responsibility to use them as Spider-Man. He is now discovering what it's like trying to keep his powers and identity from his parents and even ponders over things like how he can keep his costume from stinking without anyone seeing him wash it. There's also his parents being in disagreement over the need for costumed heroes.

Because Miles' powers are new, he still doesn't know the full extent of what he can do and how to do everything his abilities allow him to. There could even be more that he is unaware of. All this puts us in the seat next to Miles. He's discovering everything and we're right there with him enjoying the ride.

Chris Samnee joins Bendis again and he gets to show off drawing Miles in action as he tries to figure out how his powers work. Miles also battles a supervillain but soon will be faced against a different kind of threat. Miles may be having a blast being Spider-Man but things are about to get pretty complicated.

The Bad

Miles got the approval by Nick Fury and Spider-Woman but he still has a lot to learn. With Fury now knowing who he is and because he feels some responsibility in the death of Peter Parker, you would think he would do more than just give him a new costume. We're seeing Miles out in action, facing a deadly villain, all while still trying to figure out what he can do and how to use his different abilities. I don't necessarily want to see issue after issue of Miles training with his powers but seeing him out in action like this makes Fury seem extremely irresponsible.

Miles battle is this issue is pretty random. There is a nice element in Miles seeks it out and in New York City, there's bound to always be a threat looming. It just didn't quite fit in with the story.

The Verdict

Miles is getting more comfortable in his new role as Spider-Man. There's still a lot he doesn't know and part of the fun is seeing a hero not master his new powers right from the beginning. It's the little details that we can count on Bendis to deliver. He always manages to put in those little doses of reality when it comes to what must go through the mind of a superhero. It does seem like Miles should receive some official training since Nick Fury discovered his identity a couple issues back. For now we get to enjoy Miles experiment with his power. Seeing more Chris Samnee art is a treat as well. Bendis is setting up some big things in the coming months and Miles is going to need all the experience he can get in order to survive being Spider-Man. It didn't seem possible that Ultimate Peter Parker could be replaced but Miles is shaping up to be a worthy successor.

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RoboShark

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This is what Spider-Man needed. I hope to see Miles around for a long time.

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Last scene gave me ghostbumps :S

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After the great writing from Bendis on Ult SM who would have doubted him with Miles. EVERYONE. At least a little. We had the feeling it would be good, but had tha sick little feeling that it might suck. Well it doesn't. Starting a bit slow, but that's Bendis at times and now it's cooking. Miles is great, and the suit is actually better then the original. Love this book.

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I still can't get over the fact that they killed Spiderman JUST to introduce this new one. Can't support Marvel's desire to be "edgy" at that expense of a good character.

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I don't like Samnee's art.

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@GrandHarrier: I liked Ultimate Peter Parker and his supporting class, BUT we don't need two Peter Parkers any more than we need two of a lot of characters. There's very little differentiating 1610 Parker and 616 Parker (this is arguably true for a lot of Ultimate characters). I like that Miles is Spidey because I feel like Marvel is taking chances and doing something creative.

I can't wait until their first Ultimate Event so that we can see him interacting with the rest of the universe. Fallout was promising in that it made it seem like the Ultimate Universe was cohesive, but we've seen very little crossover since then.

@kingjoeg: I liked it a lot more in Thor: The Mighty Avenger (PERFECT) and Cap and Bucky (the looser lines and 1940s timeline fit his aesthetic). I still really like it here, but I like Pichelli's more. She's awesome.

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@GrandHarrier said:

I still can't get over the fact that they killed Spiderman JUST to introduce this new one. Can't support Marvel's desire to be "edgy" at that expense of a good character.

We don't need 2 exactly same Peter Parkers. It's kind of nice to see a minority as Spider-man for a change! And I am white and I feel there are way too many white heroes and villains for the matter. Actually I don't think there are many minority villains if any.

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I agree i like Pichelli a lot more

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This issue was alright, I don't think it deserves as much attention as it is getting. The thing that really surprised me was that Prowler KILLED the Tinkerer.... WHOA! Also I can't wait for the first time when Miles tries using that stinging touch and it doesn't work. That is an ass whooping I can't wait for.

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The art seems to be getting worse but it was still a solid issue nevertheless. The last page got me excited. I am guessing something big is about to happen

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SARAH IS COMING BACK NEXT ISSUE!!!!!! =)

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@Kallarkz: Oh thank goodness, this art isn't terrible, but it is horrible when compared with Sara Pichelli's breathtaking drawings