Miles Morales Spider-Man #17
Miles doesn't seem to get a break in issue 17. A new law is in effect Kamala's Law. Which in short outlaws teen heroes. Miles starts his day bringing cheer to a kid. Miles is quickly reminded that no good deed goes unpunished as he is attacked by child hero reconnaissance and disruption law enforcement. After a short battle, he swings into dinner with his parents which doesn't go any better! The day comes to a close which leads to a cliff hanger that is almost like looking in the mirror.
The overall story is great, it is everything that is needed in an action comic book. It has drama, action, and a cliff hanger that makes you want to pick up issue #18. Ahmed should get tons of credit for the style alone. However, that isn’t even the best part of the book.
The first 5 pages or so is where the most important story was. Miles sees a teenager named Kenneth who was beaten up because he was different. The most amazing part about this and how Ahmed wrote it was; Everyone who has ever been bullied for one reason or another, you felt it in those pages. If you were bullied or treated badly because you were different no matter if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, or because of your skin color, or because of your gender, no matter the reason you felt different Admed made you relate to Kenneth.
Now with that being said, Spider-Man being the hero didn’t have to fight an Army to save that kid (he did fight an army later but for other reasons), he made it so anyone who is different can also be a hero to someone. It was a short part of the book but it was powerful. This issue is highly recommended it’s one of the few superhero books anyone can find a bit of their own story in. Ahmed doesn’t shy away from current issues which I applaud him for.
Equally as good as the writing is the art. You have Carnero on pencils, Curiel on colors and Petit on Letters. Honestly, that is an all-star lineup. One page popped out, which was when Spider-Man was talking to Kenneth and they were walking. The page showed motion in a really nice crisp, clean transition. You generally see it on two-page splash pages, it was really nice how they transitioned it into one page without seeming cramped.
At this point, I am just a fan of the book more than a reviewer. If you are enjoying this series or this issue, I would love to hear what you have to say, please feel free to comment below.
Miles Morales Spider-Man is a series that anyone who had challenges can relate too. Ahmed doesn't shy away from current issues which makes this series 100 percent more enjoyable and relatable.
Miles Morales Spider-Man #17: A Hero Outlawed When The World Needs A Hero
Writing - 10/1010/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 8/108/10
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