Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9 // Review
There’s something heartwarming about reconciliation, even when it’s already clear that tragedy is looming in the future. That’s what we get in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9, as Miles’ father and uncle put aside their differences to track down and rescue Miles from his mysterious captor. In doing so, seeds are planted for Aaron’s potential return to a life of crime. As he dons a new Prowler costume, even as he’s finally embraced by the Davis-Morales family.
Saladin Ahmed’s script is written from the POV of Miles’ dad, the unfortunately-named Jefferson Davis. But the story still gives some insight into Rio Morales and Aaron Davis and their motivations and fears as they work together to save Miles. The story includes some callbacks to characters and situations from earlier runs of Miles’ story, while still moving the relationships and characters forward.
Javier Garrón’s visual storytelling is excellent, as always. The acting of his character moments, such as Jeff, Aaron, and Rio laying everything out on the kitchen table, is effective and truthful. The issue has one major action sequence--Aaron and Jeff’s rescue of Miles--, and it’s clearly depicted and dynamically rendered. Ahmed and Garrón are supported by colorist David Curiel and lettering by VC’s Cory Petit.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man remains one of Marvel’s most reliably well-executed titles, and this latest issue is no exception. This issue will surely have repercussions in the future of the series.