Miles Morales: Spider-Man #40
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Alberto Foche
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Travis Lanham
The Rundown: Miles attempts a daring rescue that will attract the attention of his murderous clone.
Miles discovers that Selim has been using his uncle Aaron to power the shield keeping Brooklyn locked off from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, rescuing Aaron is only the first step as reinforcements arrive to stop them. After a fierce battle where some of his allies fall, Miles and the others manage to escape.
With the shield starting to come down, Selim prepares to take the fight to the resistance. After discovering their secret base, he launches an all-out assault. An assault that he will lead himself in order to have a final confrontation with Miles Morales.
The Story: Ahmed ramps up the tension, drama and stakes in this issue. There is some great action throughout the story and it has a great pace that showcases the immediacy of the struggle. The action is thrilling and I loved the moments with Selim because they show what a menace he has become. It will be interesting to see how Miles fares against his powerful and ruthless clone.
The Art: Foche delivers some great art in the issue. The story is non-stop action and Foche manages to keep the intensity and energy of the plot in the visuals with great action scenes and menacing visuals with Selim.