It’s THORsday again! This means that we’re going to read comics! This week we’re going to explore all about Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He happens to have extra powers compared with Spidey. He has a problem: he doesn’t know how to balance his Superhero life with his normal life. Fortunately, his best friend and his dad are there to help. But, things look pretty grim at the moment.
For starters, he has a fan online: a young YouTuber. She has captured a video from a battle. Miles got his mask broken, and she could see that he’s brown. She instantly became a fan. Also because of representation grounds. However, Miles isn’t that happy about it.
On the cool side, Spider-Man gave him his blessing. But this isn’t enough to save him from his Latino grandmother. The comic captured extremely well how scary grandmas can be. Miles grandma is especially so. She goes as far as to confiscate his cell phone. That’s bad news since he gets all the information and the Avengers calls in it.
I found Mile’s grandma more scary than the Supervillains he encounters in this first trade. Only Miles father knows what’s going on. Thus, it’s normal that the mother freaked out. However, grandma is thinking the worse. You might think it’s over-reacting, but grandmas like that always think the worse. As I told you: she’s scary big time.
He also gets to meet Ms. Marvel. She knows his identity, but he doesn’t know who she is. She paid him a visit because he didn’t meet with her. And you know why? Because of Miles’ old grandma.
But if you think the grandma is scary, wait until you meet the Black Cat. She gets Hammerhead to kill the new Spider-Man in town! Yes, that’s Miles.
So, he’s having a hard time at home with his Latino grandma who is thinking the worst of his behavior. He’s also having a hard time at school with teachers. And, he’s also having a rough time with his best friend. Plus, he barely escapes Black Cat’s trap. What else could go wrong?
Well, grandma calling Jessica Jones to figure out what’s going on with her sweetie! Seriously, that grandma is scary.
You’re going to find stereotypes smashed in a cool way in this comic book. And also a YouTuber that represents the reader. Miles Morales is huge news for representation. But, as it’s stated in the comic, this doesn’t mean that the Superhero himself is cool about it. He has too much pressure on his shoulders. Exactly what might happen to all the famous great examples out there giving us cool representation.
Miles is cool, smart and sassy. But he is a disaster managing his normal life and his Superhero life. And it seems that his grandma is going to find out all about his secret. What else could go wrong?
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