Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #15

 Posted: Oct 2013
 Staff: spidermad (E-Mail)


The U.S. is a fractured country. Captain America and the Ultimates are out to save the day. Last issue Miles convinced Cap that he was ready to be a hero. Miles was also given Peter Parker's web shooters by Aunt May.

Story Details

The issue starts off with Ganke and Miles hanging out their boarding room together. They are talking about Miles' recent adventures as Spidey and checking out his new web shooters. The dorm monitor rains on their parade and they narrowly avoid being caught playing with the web shooter.

The next day, Miles returns home to find Detective Maria Hill at his home interviewing his parents about Aaron's death. Hill wants to interview Miles, which Miles' Dad reluctantly agrees to all the interview to happen. During the course of the interview Miles finds out that Aaron died to an equipment malfunction and not due to Spider-man. Miles is really happy to hear this. Hill keeps pressing Miles to see how much he knows about Aaron's death. She doesn't seem to totally but Miles' story that he hadn't had anything to do with Aaron recently, but eventually leaves it alone.

Later, back at school, Miles is the middle of filling Ganke in on his encounter with Detective Hill when an emergency assembly is called. During the assembly, Miles and the other students are told that due to the problems with the country, that classes are stopping and the students are being sent home. While packing Ganke and Miles decide it would be a good idea for Miles to join the Ultimates and help out. Miles suits up and hitches a ride on a helicopter to the Triskelion. He arrives in a humorous fashion, before being shot at by guards. Spidey wraps them up, slips in a puddle and is confronted by Cap. Spidey ends the issue by asking to join the Ultimates!

General Comments

This is a fun issue that progresses a few different story points. First of all, it looks like the situation with Uncle Aaron isn't gone and forgotten. It looks like Detective Hill has some suspicions regarding Miles and isn't likely to leave it alone. This could lead to some interesting tension, but at the end of the day, Hill is law enforcement and SHIELD could just intervene and tell her to step off.

Miles, despite the way things played out with Aaron, still seems a bit naive in regards to being a superhero. He's keen not only to join the Ultimates, but to do so during a wartime situation. I know Cap has been convinced that Miles is ready to be a hero, but to be involved in military operations is a different thing. I get the feeling Miles might be biting off more than he can chew.

The are art and dialogue this issue was great. I wasn't too bothered that no major action happened this issue.

Overall Rating

Solid issue.

 Posted: Oct 2013
 Staff: spidermad (E-Mail)