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- Cap is back and finds out there's a new Spider-Man from Tony Stark. Still feeling the sting from Peter's death he disagrees. Then he especially disagrees when SPIDER-MAN: MURDERER comes on the news.
- Mr. Morales informs Miles that Uncle Aaron is DEAD and they have a chat. Miles cries.
- Ganke doesn't believe the news. Miles isn't sure whether he killed Aaron or not with his venom blast. He then gets a mysterious call to meet up with a mysterious person at some mysterious location...
- Because of that other nonsense in Ultimates and X-Men Miles cannot go there on foot so he Spider-Mans his way there.
- On the way he fights BATROC THE LEAPER and his glorious goonies
- Miles arrives at the secret location. SURPRISE. It's Aunt May and Gwen! May also does not believe in the nonsense and is about to give Miles a webtastic web box (wonder what webstatic things are inside?)
- SURPRISEAGAIN! Captain America busts in! He reckons Miles will be Spider-Man no more
I am extremely satisfied after reading this issue. I spent the entire 12th issue wondering when May and Gwen were gonna show up.. and it never happened. This time, Bendis managed to distract me enough that I forgot to wonder when it would happen. I stopped thinking about May, Gwen, the webshooters, and I started thinking about what Captain America was gonna say. It was great to be caught off guard by May, and also to be rewarded for having faith in May. I don't remember what thread it was in, but there were a few people saying things like "I'd hate to be Miles when May finds him". Even though this is what I was expecting, I'm relieved to see that May hasn't been embittered by the loss of Pete. She's kind of like the guardian angel/god mother of the teenage superheroes. She hasn't lost faith and always sees the best in people.
On the other hand, I would hate to be Captain America right now, because there's a guy who might get a serving of May's wrath(again).
I know Cap's doing what he thinks is right, but he really should have learned his lesson by now. And even more so now that the world has changed. In a world that's completely falling apart, where there are multiple threats to the survival of the species, and a team like the Ultimates is barely enough to protect the country and the world, they need all the super heroes they can get. If a young kid is willing to put himself on the line, that should be admired, not punished. Obviously it shouldn't be encouraged.. but at least let it happen. The world is different and a lot of kids are having to grow up a lot faster. On top of that, all Miles is trying to do is fight street level crime in NYC. Spider-Man is the hero of NYC because he's more than good enough to handle it. I hope Tony Stark shows up to interfere with this little meeting.
Edit: wow, didn't realize there was a forumla for starting these discussion threads. Glad someone fixed it up for me. I think I'll leave it to the pros next time. haha