Miles Morales: Spider-Man #19
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Carmen Carnero and Marcelo Ferreira
Inks by Carmen Carnero and JP Mayer
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: The man behind the clone is revealed and Miles’s friends get some unexpected help in their fight against CRADLE.
Unable to find Spider-Man at the school, CRADLE decides to detain the kids protesting and stonewall their congresswoman. Unable to convince the government group to release the kids in their custody, the congresswoman makes a phone call and the receive help in the form of a familiar advocate for freedom and liberty.
At the same time, Miles discovers that he is not being help alone. When he discovers that the other prisoner is his uncle Aaron, the man holding them reveals himself and his plan. A plan that will not only put him in charge of all crime in Brooklyn, but will also rid him of not only Miles Morales, but his entire family as well. After discovering the true scope of the plan against them, the pair escape and Miles has to take on his clone one last time. But escaping might be harder than they thought.
The Story: A fun, thrilling adventure that embraces everything that makes Miles Morales a unique and interesting character. Saladin Ahmed raises the stakes for the character while giving him an interesting and unique villain to face. I was impressed with how the story unfolded and can’t wait to see where it goes next. The intervention at the CRADLE facility was a great side story to the main plot and had a good message for those who choose to listen.
The Art: Carnero and Ferreira do some amazing work with the art. The action scenes are bright and full of energy while the CRADLE scenes are gritty and filled with shadow. A great looking issue.