Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Spider-Man #5 | In the Claws of Black Cat
If it was Peter under the mask there would have been tension to add weight to the narrative, but then again this is Miles Morales story and dealing Black Cat first hand makes it more interesting along with the old baddies.
In other side of his life Goldballs rooms up with Ganke and Miles it was evident due to what happened last issue. Ganke overstepping his way to reveal Miles identity to someone they hardly knew is like ‘showing off your entire comicbook collection’ to impress everyone. It seems out of character for Ganke, but in real life it’s just like that to most people. But it is for what calls the story and adds the dynamic to the once-duo into a trio of characters facing real life. The other part of overstepping is what Gloria has done to hire a private investigator with the likes of Jessica Jones.
For what this arc would play out we’ll never know how Jessica Jones will be a crucial part to Miles challenging world. There’s something more which includes the revelations of his father being a former S.H.I.E.L.D. and that’s interesting how this will go through the next issue at the same time there is still one YouTube stalker coming up since the first issue that needs to be addressed.
But for this issue everything went just right where each story arc was the right balance to go through each page. Sara Pichelli has been great with the action and how she makes the perspective fresh for a title to carry the name “Spider-Man.” This is not of course the Spider-Man of old, but what represents the current generation. This issue continues to peak its way and giving us a look of what lies ahead, but let’s hope things gets more interesting as some scenes becoming a cliché that was overly used. Next issue may still have something to do with Miles, but you have the option to skip it since its ‘Civil War II’ tie-up probably the seventh issue would be back to normal.
Right now what makes this issue interesting is how Mile Morales differs from Peter Parker, a Spider-Man who never leaves a note that’s what he is.
NEXT: CIVIL WAR II tie-up