Miles Morales: Spider-Man #13
Written by Cody Ziglar
Art by Federico Vicentini
Colors by Bryan Valenza
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Miles takes on warring factions in Brooklyn during the Gang War.
The gang war is waging all over New York and Miles returns to Brooklyn to take on a pair of amateur threats that are causing huge amounts of damage and putting people at risk. After taking down one of the threats, he will need some help bringing down the other when he shows his new upgrades to the hero.
At the same time, Hobgoblin decides to outsource his spider problem by hiring a hit man. A hit man with a personal connection to Miles Morales.
The Story: There are a lot of fun elements in this story and some great action, but the stakes are so low throughout the issue that I never got a sense of any actual threat to the character. The moments when Miles was working on becoming his own hero and evolving his connection to Peter and others were great and I wish there was more of that. The dialogue was fun, but the forgettable nature of the threats in this issue made me question if it was necessary to the bigger arc.
The Art: Vicentini delivers some beautifully detailed and thrilling art throughout the issue. The visual style is perfect for non-stop action and there is a great sense of movement on every page and panel.