Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: A rash of copycat Spider-Men committing crimes throughout the city will put a target on Miles’ back.
After another day of fighting crime, Miles returns home to his worried parents who have been getting news alerts that suggest that he is responsible for a series of crimes including kidnapping. Unfortunately, knowing the truth and proving it are two different things. Even when Ganke shows up, the drama only intensifies as he tries to determine how there is another clone of Miles running around. After discovering what the clone’s next target will be, Miles and Ganke get into it when Miles discovers the truth about him and Barbara.
Despite all the personal drama, Miles suits up and heads out to find the clone before he commits another crime. After finding that he is already too late, Miles is confronted by Peter who takes some convincing that it is the real Miles. Things get even more intense when Miles discovers that his clone problems are only beginning.
The Story: To be brutally honest, anything involving the words “Spider-Man” and “Clone Saga” is an immediate turn off for me, but Ahmed has managed to craft a story that is uniquely about Miles and his world. There are some great personal moments throughout and the theme of identity comes through in different ways that work both for the character and the story. I found myself curious about the clones and what they are after and the inclusion of Peter Parker and his perspective in the story was a great idea.
The Art: Carmen Carnero has a brilliant eye for detail and action. The art is immersive, beautiful and engaging.