Isn't the Triskellion and SHIELD for that matter still under Director Flumm? I may have missed something, but if he still is in charge then aren't SHIELD gunning for the Ultimates still? I thought that's the whole reason why Hawkeye, Black Widow and Falcon haven't been seen yet either.
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And as for the book-whoever drew this issue-needs a raise! I', just now seeing the issue and the page where Miles is crying. I felt sorry for Miles in that scene.
This was seriously the best issue so far, it wasn't perfect but man did it hit all the right notes with me.
I really liked the little drama Miles and Genke had with their roommate, and the talk Miles had with his dad. Those scenes were so real and they contrasted nicely with the superheroics in the story and that's really a key element for a good Spider-Man story.
On top of that the action was really good, perhaps a little drawn out but it was really light and fun(the scene with the cake made me laugh).
But the kicker?
I loved the interaction with May and Gwen, it was so natural and I hope we see more of that as the series progresses.
Oh and Captain America showing up? Definitely a nice way to end the book.
This issue was good. I like Miles' hesitation to use his venom-blast and the talk he had with his dad was really touching, David killed it there. I agree with the people who say the Batroc fight went on too long, it totally did. I felt like the ending was a little rushed. I figured May and Gwen would have stronger feelings about this new Spider-Man other than very little casual conversation and then handing over the web-shooters. It'll probably be expanded in the next issue so it's only a minor complaint.
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Miles crying was a moving scene for a bunch of reasons. One is obviously that only a good human being would mourn the death of someone who hurt them so bad, even died trying to kill him. The other emotion I can identify with is the feeling that you've lost someone you thought you knew, who never actually existed. The caring cool adult, role model, mentor, and helping hand that he believed in gradually became a monster and eventually tried to kill him. Anyone who's ever mourned a loss understands that. He's just mourning the loss of a great guy who never really existed.
I was thinking the same thing as you during the Ganke panels. I was saying damn he is pretty good at being Miles' best friend. I can see why Miles hangs with this guy. This issue's Ganke time was really important because it established that Ganke has probably known Miles a long time and they've been very close. I say this because he knows Miles well enough to blindly trust that Miles isn't guilty of Murder. Miles didn't even have to tell him he didn't do it. He said himself "I know you didn't do this". It's cool that Miles has a friend like Ganke. If Peter got his powers at 13, he may not have done so well. It was his love life that gave him the support system he needed in his early days. Pete didn't really have any guy friends. Miles on the other hand doesn't seem to have much interest in being a ladies man right now, so Ganke is his entire support structure.
Oh and who else felt bad for judge?
Well, I totally got suckered into buying this issue thinking it mattered to DWF, and I didn't find it that enjoyable. I thought it read way too quickly, and the moments with May, Gwen and Cap didn't really feel like they had too much emotional weight to me.
I don't really feel like anything happened...I guess part of it is the difficulty I have getting behind Miles as Spider-Man in general.
Ultimate Batroc was fun though.
Hey, that tiger is flying a spaceship.
Miles getting thrown into it all wouldn't make sense. He's attending school at a school in NY. That's not where everything is really going on.. and he doesn't even know any of the mutants. He barely knows the Ultimates. We know the Ultimates wouldn't recruit Miles to go get involved with their fight because they just had a big meeting when Peter was alive to decide if he should even be allowed to be a super hero. He had already showed considerable skill by that point and was 16.
Miles is Spider-Man. He belongs in his city fighting street level crime as much as he can.
If Cap takes them away, Tony could always take them and be like "guess what, I made these, I decide whose they are"
But, for what it is, I think it's a good issue. It just probably would be a little better if it came after DWF.
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This is easily the best issue featuring Miles to date. It's still not going to make it to my pull list, but at least something is happening now. (I just hate that it's picking up the tone of the rest of the Ultimate U. I don't understand why they have to destroy the country every year in the UU. This level of destruction has become trite. I don't care what cities are destroyed because the cities in the UU don't matter. Marvel -- even the UU in the early days -- used to focus on trying to provide a "real world" feel for its comics. The real world doesn't get destroyed every six months. I wish they would just blow the whole freaking UU Earth to bits and have done with it. It's boring.) But I digress. This is the best issue of New Replacement Ultimate Spider-man yet. Miles still doesn't have much personality, but he's showing some gumption in this issue. And it still needs a new writer. Bendis just isn't as sharp as he used to be.