HERE COMES HIGHTAIL!
Miles Morales and his family have moved to a new not-so-friendly neighborhood – for the likes of Spider-Man, that is. NYC’s hero-squashing Cape Killers’ latest member won’t let Miles catch his breath. It’s only a matter of time before hyper-speedster HIGHTAIL gets ahead of the wall-crawler. But Hightail’s attack is just the tip of the iceberg, because her powers are about to unleash something much more sinister upon the streets of New York!
COMICONThings get pretty personal with words and fists flying as ‘Miles Morales: Spider-Man’ #10 kicks off a new emotional and spooky story arc for Brooklyn’s Spider-Man. Everything about this series just clicks because it gives Miles the focus, depth, and fleshed-out world/supporting cast he deserves.
The Comicbook DispatchTargeted by former allies, a rattled hero struggles to cope in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #10. His life life couldn’t get any more crazy, could it?
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: An entertaining story from Ziglar, but it doesn’t have much bite to it (no pun intended). Sometimes a ‘day in the life’ style story can connect the reader with the character more, but this one didn’t really do that beyond a few moments. Miles’ therapy session was interesting and engaging and the end was a fun treat. Everything with Hightail felt like a waste of time that I knew wouldn’t really go anywhere. The Art: Pratim and Sabbatini deliver great art in the issue and there is a fun and lively visual vibe to the issue.
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ComicBook.comMiles Morales receives a much-needed breather from crossovers and events this week, but it reads like decompression overload as the hero unpacks his stacking troubles before and after a one-and-done showdown with the new anti-hero Hightail. The action sequence between speedster and webspinner is adequate in its presentation but never manages to deliver any big shocks or laughs. Meanwhile, therapy sessions and guest stars appear as much like filler as anything significantly meaningful. And the choice to include a breathing exercise in a comic book without any significant inclusion of visual elements is an exercise in gratuitous stretching of space. While it's nice to read about Miles' life between big showdowns, the sequences seen in this month's issue might be better served by better pacing between issues, rather than packing so much of Miles' more mundane life into a single shot.