The kid is back in the focus as Miles, his relationship issues, and his life in general continue to be turbulent. Bendis and Marquez bring a couple old friends into the mix and after a couple flashback issues that changed the pace, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man is rockin’ and rollin’ again.
Brian Michael Bendis is a wizard when it comes to writing this character, and damn near everyone else in the Marvel Universe as well. The dialogue in this issue is fantastic and the banter between Miles and his pals (both capes and Ganke) is priceless. This kid is a rock star and he charming personality makes this story electric and engaging. Even though he’s a teen, he has risen to be the star of the entire Ultimate Universe and issues like this make it obvious why: he’s likable. He’s a kid that we can all relate to, going through regular kid stuff even while the fantastical is occurring, and even while he is chatting with two dynamic characters in full superhero garb, the conversation they are having is full-on-hilarity. This issue ends with a great cliffhanger and even though we know the writing is on the wall for the Ultimate U, I don’t care. I want to know what’s coming next for Miles.
David Marquez returns to his “regular” style for this present-day story and boy, can this cat pencil. A huge part of Miles’ charm (and the charisma the other characters show in this issue) is how well Marquez captures their subtle quirks. These characters have big personalities and Marquez makes them explosive on the page with his skilled work. You can’t ask for better pencils in a Big Two book than what you will find in Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man and while this particular issue isn’t the most action-packed yet, the characters and Marquez’s take on them makes this one fly.
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #10 is a great return to form after a couple flashback issues that, while good, didn’t have the same “feel” as previous issues. Bendis and Marquez are a dynamic duo and their skills make Miles Morales one of the most entertaining characters in comics. This is a great comic and I highly recommend you check out Miles even if the end of his world as we know it might be coming.
The Verdict: 9.0/10